Written By: Bridget Virden, Senior Travel Planner 

Epcot is not just a place for thrilling rides and enchanting characters. Throughout the year, Epcot transforms into a festival wonderland, offering visitors unique and immersive experiences. Let’s delve into the magic of Epcot’s diverse festivals, each with its own charm and special attractions.

International Festival of the Arts:

Kicking off the year is the International Festival of the Arts, a celebration of creativity, visual arts, and culinary masterpieces. Held typically in January and February, this festival showcases a blend of visual, culinary, and performing arts. Visitors can explore art galleries, attend workshops, and enjoy live performances. The highlight is the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, featuring favorite songs performed by Broadway stars.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival:

As spring blooms, Epcot transforms into a vibrant garden paradise during the Flower and Garden Festival, as the park is adorned with breathtaking topiaries, floral displays, and garden designs. Beyond the botanical wonders, the festival offers outdoor kitchens serving delectable dishes and beverages inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients. Guests can also attend gardening seminars and enjoy live music at the Garden Rocks Concert Series.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival:

For food enthusiasts, the fall season brings the highly anticipated International Food and Wine Festival, typically held from July to November. This culinary extravaganza invites visitors to indulge in a global journey of flavors, with international marketplaces offering delicious dishes and beverages from around the world. Cooking demonstrations, beverage seminars, and the Eat to the Beat Concert Series add to the culinary delight.

International Festival of the Holidays:

Closing out the year with festive cheer, the International Festival of the Holidays transforms Epcot into a winter wonderland. From late November to December, guests can experience holiday traditions from various cultures, enjoy seasonal treats, and witness the park’s stunning holiday decorations. The Candlelight Processional, featuring a celebrity narrator retelling the Christmas story, is a beloved highlight of this festival.

Epcot’s year-round festivals showcase the park’s versatility, offering something for every visitor’s taste. Whether you’re a fan of the arts, nature, culinary delights, or holiday cheer, Epcot’s festivals provide a magical and immersive experience. So which one sounds like your cup of tea? Reach out and let our planners at Middle of the Magic Travel help you create the perfect festival visit!