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EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is an annual event held at the EPCOT theme park located within the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. It typically takes place from early March to late May and providess a multi-ssensory experience that celebrates the beauty of spring that offers something for everyone. The Festival is often considered one of the most welcome signs of spring making it eagerly anticipated each year as a welcome sign of the season.

The festival features breathtaking floral displays, gardens and a plethora of disney topiaries, throughout EPCOT, creating a visually stunning environment that signals the arrival of spring. You can Belle featured in the France Pavillion, Snow White in the Germany Pavillion and Anna and Elsa can be found in Norway. The festival helps create a springtime atmosphere with vibrant colors, fresh scents, and lively entertainment, which can be a welcome change after the colder winter months.

Visitors can learn about gardening, landscaping, and horticulture through interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops offered during the festival, making it both enjoyable and educational. 2024 Gardens include The Community Garden - World Celebration which celebrates the diverse and thriving communal garden plot, Songbird Meadow presented by Wild Birds Unlimited and the Connectuons Conservatory Garden. The festival also offers various family-friendly activities such as scavenger hunts, playgrounds, and character meet-and-greets, making it an ideal destination for families looking to spend time together outdoors.

In addition to the floral displays, the festival also features outdoor kitchens offering a wide variety of fresh and seasonal dishes inspired by spring ingredients, making it a paradise for food enthusiasts. Food items such as Chicken and Waffles at the Honey Bee-stro, The famouse Dole Whip at Pineapple Promenade, Grilled warm water Lobster Tail at Florida Fresh, Beef Tenderloin Tips with Mushroom Bordelaise sauce at Northern Bloom and drinks like the Pomegranate Mimosa at Tangerine Cafe and a Bayou Cocktail at Magnolia Terrace. That is just a fraction of the type of food you can experience at the festival. Don't forget to pick up one of the special gift cards that are specially created for this event to purchase food and all the festival merch that's available all through the park.

The festival brings people together from all over to celebrate the arrival of spring, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among visitors by featuring the popular Garden Rocks Concert series. The Garden Rocks Concert Series is a major component of the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. It features performances by well-known musical artists spanning various genres, including rock, pop, country, R&B, and more. The concerts take place at the America Gardens Theatre, an outdoor amphitheater located in the American Adventure pavilion within EPCOT.

Overall, the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival offers a delightful blend of natural beauty, culinary delights, entertainment, and educational experiences, making it a must-visit event for guests of all ages looking to celebrate the season of renewal and growth.

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