2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival: Your Complete Guide

by | Feb 21, 2023 | EPCOT, Walt Disney World Food, Walt Disney World Merch, Walt Disney World News, WDW Blog

Wondering where to start as you dive into this year’s festival festivities? Here’s your comprehensive guide to the 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival, with information on activities, live entertainment, schedules, food booths, and more.

Spring is here, and so is the 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival! This year, the jam-packed festival runs from March 1 through July 5. We’ve broken down everything you can expect to do, see, and eat at the festival in our comprehensive guide to the 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

What is the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival? It’s your chance to celebrate all of the gorgeous greenery, fresh floral blooms, and delicious flavors of spring! This festival brings together creative culinary concoctions with a whole bunch of outdoor fun, from bee-themed scavenger hunts to fragrant strolls throughout flower gardens. The 2023 Flower & Garden Festival offers plenty of delicious eats to try, performances to catch, and activities to participate in as you visit EPCOT in March and through the start of July.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival?

The 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival kicks off on March 1, 2023 and ends on July 5, 2023.

How long does the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival run for?

It lasts for 19 weeks, giving you over four whole months to experience this seasonal special event.

What are the park hours for EPCOT’s Flower & Garden Festival?

During the festival, EPCOT is open from 9 AM to 9 PM every day.

However, festival booth and activity times will vary. Each day, the food booths open at 11 a.m. Make sure you grab a Festival Passport upon entering EPCOT for the 2023 Flower & Garden Festival. This is your guide to the day’s activities (and all the Flower & Garden Festival food booths).

How much is the 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival?

All EPCOT festivals, including the 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival, are included with the cost of admission to EPCOT.

  • If you’re an Annual Passholder, attending the 2023 Flower & Garden Festival costs nothing.
  • If you’re purchasing a ticket, a standard single-day ticket to EPCOT costs $109.

However, there are other Flower & Garden Festival costs to factor in before you head to the park. For example, one of the main draws of the festival is the collection of food booths (or outdoor kitchens), where you can purchase artistic renditions of classic food, snacks, and drinks. These vary in cost; the cheapest items are typically in the $2 to $3 range. However, the fanciest cocktails may hit $13 to $15.

What’s Free at the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival?

If you’re hoping to do the Festival of the Arts on a budget, you’ll want to skip the food booths, merch stops, scavenger hunts, food strolls, and special classes. However, one of the most exciting aspects of the Flower & Garden Festival is the slew of live performances you can catch throughout the day – and each one of these performances is completely free! While the 2023 entertainment schedule is still yet to be released, you can expect the following live entertainment to be free once you’re inside EPCOT for the festival:

  • Character topiaries, which you can see as you stroll through breathtaking gardens filled with topiary sculptures of cherished Disney characters.
  • Garden Rocks Concert Series, which brings live performances from popular musicians, bands, and more to the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion.
  • Blossoms of Fragrance, a walk-through experience that’s surrounded by butterfly topiaries and lets you follow your nose to six different scent stations.

In addition to these free daily activities, there’s plenty to see around EPCOT during the Flower & Garden Festival. And it’s all free! You’ll be able to find photo opportunities where you can snap shots with a Disney PhotoPass Photographer (or take your own photos) as you spot Disney character topiaries, check out stunning gardens planted throughout the park, and browse brand-new merch.

Make sure you grab a Festival Passport upon entering EPCOT for the 2023 Glower & Garden Festival. This is your guide to the day’s activities, food booths, and free entertainment you can enjoy without spending a cent.

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What’s New at the 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

Each year, many fan-favorite food booths, activities, and entertainment return – but the festival always brings something new and fresh for a brand-new year. This year, the Flower & Garden Festival will introduce two brand-new outdoor kitchens for more than 15 booths to visit and enjoy. And there are plenty of new dishes to try, like the Muffuletta Panini from Magnolia Terrace and the Citrus Baked Brie from The Citrus Blossom (is there a better time to try fresh Florida citrus than right now?!).

And you definitely won’t want to miss the EPCOT Farmers Feast outdoor kitchen. This single location will be featuring three different seasonal menus during the festival, giving you so much to taste! The food booth will offer early spring, spring, and summer menus that are entirely new every few weeks. No two visits will be the same!

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2023 Flower & Garden Festival Food Booths

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The Pineapple Promenade booth. Photo by Ilana Robinson

One of the big draws of the annual EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival is the food booths, or as they’re officially known, outdoor kitchens. While we’re still eagerly awaiting the announcement of which deliciously seasonal springtime dishes will be available during the 2023 Flower & Garden Festival, you can always take a peek at last year’s festival booth menus to get a general idea of what will be served. Often, returning favorites appear – and you can start making your plans of which you’ll want to visit first based on last year’s hits!

Not sure what to order? That’s why we offer reviews of each food booth (called “outdoor kitchens” for this festival) once the festival launches. We try to sample as much food as early in the festival as possible so we can steer you in the right direction.

Here’s the full list of 2023 EPCOT Festival of the Arts food booths. In the list below, tap on a food booth name to learn more about the 2023 menu items (and see photos!):

Additionally, there are a selection of booths that are not returning for the 2023 festival. This year, you won’t find the following booths when you visit the Flower & Garden Festival:

  • Cider House (Located Near the United Kingdom)
  • EPCOT Sunshine Griddle (Near Test Track)
  • Flavor Full Kitchen (Between Imagination! and Refreshment Port)

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Activities at the 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

In addition to eating your way around World Showcase, the Flower & Garden Festival has so much to do, from photo ops to shopping experiences to scavenger hunts to actual learning opportunities.

Here’s a full list of things to do at the 2023 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival:

EPCOT Garden Rocks Concert Series

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Get ready to boogie at the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival. Photo by Courtney Reynolds

Imagine walking into EPCOT to enjoy the Flower and Garden Festival and suddenly discovering that one of your favorite artists is playing on stage that day! It can happen – especially if you’re prepared and know which concerts are taking place the days you plan to attend. Check out our list of Garden Rocks artists and performance dates so you can get in line for your next best concert ever.

Spike the Bee Scavenger Hunt

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Spike the Bee is joining the Flower and Garden 2022 Fest. Photo by Julie de la Fe

We love that there are almost TOO many things to do at the 2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival. The scavenger hunts at all EPCOT fests are a fun way to earn a prize by finding a familiar character all around the park (and often learning a thing or two along the way). But did you know you don’t actually have to find him to get the prize?

Disney Character Topiaries

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Can you find all the topiaries at EPCOT Flower and Garden? Photo by Julie de la Fe

There are so many characters to find in plant form. The horticulturists at EPCOT have designed character topiaries that are placed all throughout the park. Whether you enjoy wandering around the park to spot as many characters as you can or you want to snap photos of every topiary you can catch, it’s a fun adventure that’s totally free. Check back to see where your favorite characters are located – including all of the newest topiary additions!

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2023 Flower & Garden Festival Merch

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Mary Poppins and more merch a EPCOT Flower and Garden 2022. Photo by Julie de la Fe

When the festival commences, we’ll bring you photos and videos of the hottest merch. As always, expect a fair amount of spring-themed character merch, including apparel, accessories, and special pins.

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Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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