Happiness blooms at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival! Back for its 28th year, the 2021 Flower and Garden Festival will run from March 3rd until July 5th. This will make it the longest Flower and Garden festival on record! Disney has already announced it plans to have Mickey, Donald, Lady and The Tramp, Anna and Elsa, Remy, and so many more!
World Showcase will also host over 20 of our favorite food and beverage booths, with some old and new favorites! We are also expecting EPCOT Flower and Garden festival merchandise and hoping for the popular Eat to The Beat Concert series to be back!
And the BEST PART is, this festival is included absolutely free with your entry to EPCOT. We hope you find this post helpful, and if you are planning a trip to Disney for the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival be sure to check out our other FREE vacation planning tools. Our goal at The Park Prodigy has always been to help you save time on your next vacation and find the cheapest Walt Disney World tickets!
So with so many entertaining sights to see and delicious eats and drinks to taste, we’re here to cover everything you need to know about this year’s Flower and Garden Festival. Read on!
SPECIAL NOTE: If you’re looking for the absolute best time to visit the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival be sure to check out our Disney Crowd Calendar.
Updated May 2021: Disney has announced it WILL be hosting the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival in 2021! We do expect the flower and garden menu, concert series, and seminars to be modified. For this reason, we have updated this guide with everything we know so far and will continue to add as Disney releases more information on the 2021 Disney Flower and Garden Festival!
Here at The Park Prodigy we are committed to bringing you the most up to date information when planning your next trip. It’s important to note that based off of the reopen Florida tasks forces guidelines we do expect the park experiences to be different for the foreseeable future.
What is Epcot Flower and Garden Festival?
The Disney Flower and Garden Festival is an annual event that takes place in Epcot park and has been in bloom since 1994. Every year, the park is bursting with color and incredible sculptures made from hundreds and thousands of different types of flowers. It marks as one of the highlights of spring in Walt Disney World.
This Epcot Garden Festival takes a full year and about 400 Walt Disney World cast members to prepare for. All of this hard work for the 90-day Flower and Garden Festival. For this reason the Epcot Flower and Garden 2021 dates are very similar to past years.
In outcome, there are about 30-million blooms, 240 floating flower planters, 700 gardens, almost 100 incredible Disney character topiaries, 30 flower towers, and a butterfly tapestry of flowers. This is what creates a spectacular spring.
When is Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2021?
The dates for the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2021 are below!
2021 EPCOT Flower And Garden Dates
The 2021 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival will take place for approximately 90 days. The Disney Flower and Garden 2021 Dates are from March 3rd through July 5th, 2021.
(If you haven’t booked your trip yet, have no fear! We can help get you pick the best time to visit no matter what your budget or unique vacation needs.)
When Is The Best Time to Visit EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival in 2021?
The best times to visit EPCOTS Flower and Garden Festival in 2021 are:
Epcot Flower and Garden Location
The Epcot Flower and Garden 2021 adventures are located at Epcot’s Future World and World Showcase. Here you will see large and beautiful Disney characters made out of flowers.
Aside from gorgeous flower displays, you can expect to try some delicious meals, snacks and drinks that are specific to Flower and Garden 2021. There will be numerous kiosks located all throughout World Showcase.
We suggest taking a map of the Epcot Flower and Garden festival so you can spot all the photo-ops and delicious food stands.
The Best Disney Resorts for the 2021 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival
With the addition of the Disney Skyliner there have never been so many great hotel options for guests visiting EPCOT. Below are our recommendations when visiting the 2021WDW Flower and Garden Festival.
Hotels in Walking Distance to 2021 Flower and Garden Festival
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
The Disney Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Beach Club
Swan & Dolphin (friendly neighbor resorts)
Disney Skyliner Access to 2021 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Art of Animation Resort
What’s New For 2021 EPCOT Flower And Garden Festival
Although not everything is out yet for the Flower and Garden Festival 2021, guests should be sure to expect new topiaries, live music, and open-air kitchens.
Of course, you’ll be sure to see the iconic Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto sculptures. As well as Donald and Daisy Duck with rambunctious nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie.
In 2021, the Goodness Garden butterfly house will display itself in a new location between The Land and Imagination! There were nearly 1,000 native butterflies in the garden’s two dozen nectar plants.
Disney World Flower and Garden in 2020 had some of the topiary staples, such as Els and Anna, Miss Piggy, and Figment. They also featured Winnie the Pooh, beloved Toy Story characters, and even displayed a new one; Remy!
Flower And Garden Festival Menus
So what’s on the Flower and Garden menu? There’s more than “meats” the eye when it comes to the International Flower and Garden Festival. That’s right, there’s food and drinks too!
During the 2021 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival dates, guests can enjoy new Magnolia Terrace at The American Adventure. This terrace will be serving low-country, gulf-region comfort food.
Parkgoers will also enjoy an innovative plant-based menu at Trowel & Trellis hosted by IMPOSSIBLE Foods.
Good news for everybody! EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Menus have been announced! Take a look at all the deliciousness you will be able to enjoy starting March 3rd!
2021 Flower and Garden Festival Food Menu Items
EPCOT Sunshine Griddle (Future World East)
Avocado Toast with Marinated Toybox Tomatoes and Fresh Goat Cheese on Toasted Ciabatta (new).
Shrimp and Grits: Blackened Shrimp and Cheddar Cheese Grits with Brown Gravy and Sweet Corn Salsa.
Corned Beef Brisket Hash with House-made Potato Barrels, Onions, Peppers, Cheese Curds, and a Soft-poached Egg with Tabasco Hollandaise (new).
Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Bacon (new).
Froot Loops Shake (non-alcoholic; new).
Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with Milk, Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur, and Vanilla Vodka (new).
Festival Favorites (World Showplace)
Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, Feta, and Balsamic Reduction (gluten/wheat friendly).
Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider with Garlic Sausage, Chorizo, Cheddar Fondue, and House-made Pickle.
Fried Green Tomatoes with Blue Crab-Fennel Salad, Remoulade, and Smoked Paprika Oil.
Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue.
Frozen Lemonade (non-alcoholic).
3 Daughters Brewing Maple Bacon Stout, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine.
EPCOT Farmers Feast (World Showplace)
Food Rotating Menu 1:
Spring Onion Soup with Crispy Shallots and Micro Chive (new).
Duck Confit with Carrot Purée, Roasted Root Vegetables, Rainbow Chard, and Duck Jus (gluten/wheat friendly).
Off the “Beet”en Path: Profiteroles with Red Beet Mousse, Golden Beet Pastry Cream, Whipped Goat Cheese Cream, and Candied Walnuts (new).
81Bay Brewing Co. Watermelon Mint Wheat Ale, Tampa, Fla. (new).
Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling Wine and Apple Liqueur.
Frushi: Strawberry, Pineapple, and Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice and Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce, and Toasted Coconut.
Shrimp and Crab with Spicy Mayonnaise and Cucumber Slices finished with Creamy Avocado and Violet Sauce (new).
Soy-glazed Pork Shank with Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Lotus Flower, Garlic Chips, and Green Onion.
Sakura Zen Ale.
Blood Orange Sour with Fresh Mint (new).
Taste of Marrakesh (Morocco)
Moroccan Seafood Couscous with Shrimp, Mussels, Olives, Preserved Lemons, and Anchovy Breadcrumbs (new).
Shakshuka: Moroccan Baked Eggs in a Spiced Eggplant and Tomato Stew (new).
Lemon Magdalena Cake with Fig Compote and Sangria Gel (plant-based; Garden Graze; new).
I.A. Beer Company Pink Hibiscus Orange Wheat Ale, Doral, Fla.(new).
Maeloc Pineapple and Pear Hard Cider, Galicia, Spain (new).
Refreshment Port (Showcase Plaza)
House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers Poutine (plant-based; new).
Popsicle Trio: Honeydew, Raspberry-Mint, and Coconut-Lime (gluten/wheat friendly).
Starcut Ciders Cidre Colada Hard Cider, Bellaire, Mich. (new).
Cutwater Bloody Mary: Ultra-premium Vodka, All-natural Tomato Juice, and a dash of Spice (new).
Cutwater Whiskey Mule: Black Skimmer Bourbon with Ginger Beer, a hint of Lime, and Aromatic Bitters (new).
Fleur de Lys (France)
Tarte aux Oignons Caramélisés et Chèvre: Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions on a flaky Pastry Crust.
Canard Confit à l’Orange aux Gnocchi à la Parisienne: Braised Duck Confit à l’Orange with Parisian Gnocchi (new).
Macaron au Chocolate en Sucette: Large Chocolate Macaron Lollipop.
Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized Beignet filled with Vanilla Cream and Glazed with Caramel Fleur de Sel (new).
Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer.
VeRy Raspberry: Rosé Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor.
Chardonnay, Le Vieux Manoir (new).
Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec Blend, Château Lorient (new).
La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, St. Germain Liqueur, White and Red Cranberry Juice.
Future World East: Bloomin’ Berry: Frozen Lemon and Blackberry Syrup with a splash of Vodka (new).
Showcase Plaza:Citrus Sunrise: Frozen Lemon and Passion Fruit with Mandarin Vodka (new).
The American Adventure: Bubbly Brew: Jameson®Cold Brew Whiskey and Coffee with a splash of Coke® (new).
Canada: Spring Flurry: Frozen Lemon and Cinnamon Whiskey (new).
Funnel Cake (American Adventure)
Mini Funnel Cake topped with Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream, Blueberries, and Powdered Sugar.
Pineapple Skewer with Tajin Seasoning (gluten/wheat friendly; plant-based; Garden Graze).
Islamorada Beer Company Key Lime Hibiscus Ale, Ft. Pierce, Fla. (new).
Flower And Garden Festival Concerts
Unfortunately the Garden Rock Concert Series will not be returning in 2021. This has been the case with many live performances to avoid guests gathering in large crowds as Walt Disney World continues to promote safe social distancing. Although we are upset to miss the concert series this year we completely understand the decision on Disney’s part.
Instead Disney has announced that guests can experience tasty musical morsels each weekend throughout the festival. Guests will be able to enjoy a series of concerts featuring local bands from Orlando, also known as the “City Beautiful”. All weekend long these bands will take the stage at the America Gardens Theatre to perform popular songs of yesterday and today.
Although the Garden Rock Concert Series has been canceled we will leave the basic information below up for guests who might be planning a trip in 2022 for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary!
The Flower and Garden Festival typically features plenty of live music everyday. Although the 2021 concert has been cancelled below is what we have enjoyed in years past!
Voices of Liberty perform an all-American a cappella showcase, celebrating the landscape, heart and human spirit of America, and Mariachi Cobre takes the stage for a performance of world-famous Mexican folk music.
Guests can also tap their toes to the sound of the Jammin’ Gardeners, performing rhythmic beats with inspired backyard percussion, and head into World Showplace, where the EPCOT Flower and Garden Pianist will be playing a selection of songs of the season.
Three times a day, a band performs at America Gardens Theatre stage. This means 270 concerts featuring such artists as STARSHIP, The Pointer Sisters, Daughtry, Rick Springfield, and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
When are the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Concerts?
The 2021 Epcot Flower and Garden show dates have unfortunately been canceled. For any guests visiting in 2022 below is typically when we can expect concerts:
Every Friday: 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm
Saturday: 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm
As you can see the concerts are performed during the same on the weekends during the Epcot Center Garden Festival.
Guests can actually enjoy a unique show experience by booking a Garden Rocks Concert Series Dining Package. Each package includes breakfast, lunch or dinner at a select Epcot restaurant and guaranteed concert seating.
What to do at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival?
Aside from all the sight seeing, eating, and concert-going you’ll be partaking in, the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2021 dates also provide unique activities you’ll be wanting to learn more about!
What better place to spot a cup of tea than England? Located at the United Kingdom pavilion, guests can follow a knowledgeable guide each festival morning! Walk through the tranquil tea garden setting to learn the history and artistry behind growing and blending tea (for a fee). After the tour, enjoy included tea and scones.
There is also a shorter, complimentary English Tea Garden Tour presented by Twinings of London, which will be offered on select Flower and Garden festival dates in 2021.
To book the complimentary English Tea Garden Tour, guests can visit the Tea Caddy in the UK pavilion on the day they arrive at Epcot.
If you want to learn more about how the Walt Disney Company gets their park so beautiful, the Gardens of the World Tour is perfect for you. This tour gives guests an inside/exclusive look at the landscaping throughout Epcot.
More specifically, you’ll learn about how Disney’s Horticulture team brings the Flower and Garden Festival to life through their dedication to landscaping and creating. In 2020, this was a 3-hour tour starting at 9:00AM and costing $85 per person on top of your daily Epcot admission ticket.
Flower and Garden Festival Passport 2021
While you’re exploring throughout Flower and Garden Epcot 2021, a fun activity would be to pick up a Festival Passport when you get to the park. This guide to the Flower & Garden Festival will give you information on all of the different exhibits, food experiences and topiary displays throughout the park. It also includes a Flower and Garden Festival map.
There is also a section in the in the passport where you can check off the foods and drinks you have tried so you know what you really enjoyed.
EPCOT Flower And Garden Festival 2021 Interactive Play Areas
There may be plenty of sites, food and beverages for adult, but Disney hasn’t forgotten about the little ones! Family-friendly play areas will return to this year’s festival, as it has in 2021 and prior. Kids will have the chance to experience and learn about nature through gardens, exhibits and fun playgrounds.
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