The new year is here, and if you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort this spring you’ll want to add the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival to your list of must-dos. This annual EPCOT festival begins on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, and will run through Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2022! Here, guests can marvel at colorful topiaries, taste fresh bites and sips, and jam out to live entertainment daily. Here are the details to festival favorites at EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2022!
EPCOT festivals are known for their unique menus and exciting outdoor kitchens, and Flower & Garden Festival is no exception. Guests can taste and sip their way around the park, stopping at a number of outdoor kitchens along the way. Each booth offers menu items featuring the season’s freshest flavors that are sure to put a spring in your step. Although an official menu for EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2022 hasn’t been released yet, we’ll be sharing a full foodie guide once it drops – so check back!
Pro Tip: Grab a festival passport as you enter EPCOT for the day. These free booklets offer information on all outdoor kitchens for the festival, including menus, locations, dietary information, and more. Festival passports also make for a great souvenir, allowing you to mark off experiences as you try them throughout the festival!
Topiaries & Global Gardens
One aspect of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival that sets it apart from the others is its colorful topiaries. EPCOT is in full bloom in spring thanks to these works of art cultivated by Disney horticulturists. While most festival topiaries remain the same from year to year, it’s always fun to hunt for their changing locations or any new additions to the lineup.
If colorful gardens are more of your jam, look no further than Flower & Garden Festival! EPCOT offers an array of Global Gardens around the park for guests to enjoy. Some festival favorites in the past have been the butterfly garden, the tea garden, and the floating gardens. We can’t wait to see which gardens will be on display this year!
Pro Tip: Don’t rush past these floral finds around the park. Many of the Global Gardens feature fun, interactive experiences or extra bits of information that you don’t want to miss out on!
Garden Rocks Concert Series
This concert series adds an extra element of fun to this springtime festival. Each day during EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, guests can groove to live performances at the America Gardens Theatre at the American Adventure Pavilion. These shows are usually thirty minutes long and happen multiple times each evening. Here’s the official lineup for 2022:
- March 4-5 – The Guess Who
- March 6-7 – Rick Springfield
- March 11-12 – Melina Leon
- March 18-19 – Mike DelGuidice, currently on tour with Billy Joel
- March 20-21 – Kool & The Gang
- March 25-28 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
- April 1-2 – The Spinners
- April 3-4 – The Pointer Sisters
- April 8-9 – Blue October
- April 15-16 – Tommy DeCarlo, singer of the band Boston
- April 17-18 – Don Felder, Formerly of The Eagles
- April 22-23 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
- April 24-25 – Claudia Leitte
- April 29-30 – Berlin
- May 1-2 – TobyMac
- May 6-7 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
- May 8-9 – The Commodores
- May 13-14 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett
- May 20-21 – A Flock Of Seagulls
- May 22-23 – Collin Raye
- May 27-28 – Thelma Houston
- May 29-30 – Little River Band
- June 3-6 – Simple Plan
- June 10-13 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
- June 17-20 – Plain White T’s
Pro Tip: If you want to guarantee a seat at a Garden Rocks Concert, reserve a dining package for that day. A Garden Rocks Concert Series Dining Package includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert for lunch or dinner at one of EPCOT’s included restaurants and a guaranteed seat for each guest at one of the concert events held on that same day.
Fun For All Ages
One of the best things about the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is that it offers something for everyone in your group to enjoy! For kids, there’s a springtime scavenger hunt, Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration. If there’s a foodie in your party, they can complete the Garden Graze – try five specially-noted menu items and receive a special festival-exclusive treat. Those who love to shop can graze their share of fresh, seasonal festival merchandise around the park, too. It’s easy to find something for each member of your party at EPCOT this spring!
Pro Tip: Make budgeting at the festival even easier with a Disney Gift Card. Simply load up your Disney Gift Card with funds for dining at the outdoor kitchens and shopping festival merchandise, and when you’re out of funds you can refill it again or stop spending for the day! The gift cards created for the festival even feature a wristlet keychain, making it easy to access them as you make your way around EPCOT.
As you can see, exciting things are blooming at EPCOT this spring! We hope you enjoyed this quick guide to EPCOT’s annual springtime festival. If you’re visiting Walt Disney World from March 2, 2022 until July 4, 2022, make sure to plan a day for EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2022. What are you most looking forward to? Let us – and thousands of other Disney fans – know in our Orlando Informer Community on Facebook.