Walt Disney World's Epcot is a unique theme park that celebrates the culture and traditions of different countries around the world. Epcot is a fantastic place to experience the world in a single day!

Annually, Epcot hosts four spectacular festivals celebrating art, food, music, and entertainment worldwide. Each festival offers unique activities and experiences that will make your visit to Walt Disney World unforgettable!

We'll explore each festival and discuss what makes them unique so you can decide which one will give your family a memorable experience. Let’s explore a sample of what each seasonal festival has to offer:

The Festival of the Arts offers an immersive experience in visual, culinary, and performing arts. You can watch live performances of Broadway show tunes performed live, create your own masterpiece with hands-on activities and explore the world of food with unique dishes from around the globe.

Epcot’s International Festival of Arts (mid-January to Late February)*

● A chance to meet Disney artists and purchase their art
● Visual Art Performances - witness incredible works of art come to life before your eyes
● The paint-by-number Interactive Wall Mural gives artists of all ages a chance to participate
● Disney on Broadway Concert Series (Dining Packages are available)
● Harmonious musical performances daily in World Showcase
● Food Studios - sample delicious bites and sips made with creative twists
● The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine
● Themed Merchandise

The Flower and Garden Festival showcases beautiful gardens filled with vibrant flowers and plants that make up stunning displays. You can also learn how to grow your own plants through interactive workshops or sample some delicious food from local chefs.

Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival (early March through Early July)*

● Beautiful gardens filled with topiaries of your favorite Disney characters
● Garden Rocks Concert Series (Dining Packages are available)
● Outdoor Kitchens - festival-inspired sips and bites around the world
● Egg-Stravaganza Scavenger Hunt
● Garden Graze
● Themed Merchandise

The Food and Wine Festival offers a variety of unique activities, such as cooking demonstrations, live music, interactive workshops, and more. Guests can also sample food from countries around the world. From traditional dishes to exotic delicacies, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Epcot’s International Festival of Food & Wine (mid-July through Mid-November)*

● Global Marketplaces - savor delicious food and beverages from around the world
● Culinary Demonstrations
● Eat to the Beat Concert Series (Dining Packages are available)
● Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak
● Themed Merchandise

The Festival of the Holidays is perfect for families who want to get into the holiday spirit. This festival features special activities like cookie decorating, caroling, and beautiful decorations that will make your family feel like they are part of a winter wonderland!

Epcot’s International Festival of Holidays (late November through Late December)*

● Holiday Cookie Stroll
● Holiday Kitchens offers creative and treasured holiday recipes
● Visit and take photos with Santa Claus (check for exact dates each year)
● Candlelight Processional (Dining Packages available) with celebrity narrators
● Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt
● Holiday traditions of the world come to life at World Showcase
● Themed Merchandise

*Dates and events vary yearly.

There's something magical waiting for you at each of the four festivals of Epcot! It can be challenging to decide which one is best for your family. Don’t limit yourself. Visit every festival and explore all that Epcot has to offer! Contact your Me and The Mouse Travel Specialist to help plan your trip(s).