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Flower and Garden 2024 Festival Preview

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The 2024 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival is happening from February 28 to May 27. The Festival will include the typical components of every EPCOT festival: commemorative merchandise, themed entertainment, educational elements, park decor, and, of course, food booths.

Themed Entertainment – Garden Rocks

Shows take place at the America Gardens pavilion in the World Showcase area of EPCOT. There are three performances each night – at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. The performances are free with your EPCOT park admission ticket, with seating first-come, first-served. If you’d like to avoid waiting in line. you can book a Festival dinner package that includes preferred seating with little to no wait. Packages are available for dining at: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Garden Grill Restaurant, Rose & Crown Dining Room, Le Cellier Steakhouse, and Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Brews & Barbecue (same-day, in-person walk-up packages only).

The 2024 performers are:

  • February 28 & 29: The Vybe
  • March 1 & 2: Jason Scheff
  • March 3 & 4: Richard Marx
  • March 5, 6, & 7: Evolution Motown
  • March 8 & 9: Berlin
  • March 10 & 11: Rick Springfield
  • March 12, 13, & 14: Dian Diaz
  • March 15 & 16: Modern English (new this year)
  • March 17 & 18: Commodores
  • March 19, 20, & 21: Foreigners Journey
  • March 22, 23, 24, & 25: The Orchestra
  • March 26, 27, & 28: The Female Collective
  • March 29 & 30: Mike DelGuidice
  • March 31 & April 1: The Pointer Sisters
  • April 2, 3, & 4: Funkafied
  • April 5 & 6: Blue October
  • April 7 & 8: Crowder (new this year)
  • April 9, 10, & 11: The Hooligans
  • April 12 & 13: Jo Dee Messina
  • April 14 & 15: Flock of Seagulls
  • April 16, 17, & 18: M-80’s
  • April 19, 20, 21, & 22: Plain White T’s
  • April 23, 24, & 25: The Champagne Orchestra
  • April 26 & 27: Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 28 & 29: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
  • April 30, May 1, & 2: Southbound
  • May 3: Monsieur Periné
  • May 4: Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Magic Juan
  • May 5: Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Luisito Ayala and the Puerto Rican Power Band
  • May 6: Fonseca! (new this year)
  • May 7, 8, 9: Gilly & the Girl Band
  • May 10, 11, 12, & 13: Simple Plan
  • May 14, 15, & 16: Element
  • May 17 & 18: The Spinners
  • May 19 & 20: Sister Hazel
  • May 21, 22, & 23: Epic Live!
  • May 24 & 25: Lit (new this year)
  • May 26 & 27: Casting Crowns

Educational Elements

No Epcot Festival would be complete without some educational elements and, not surprisingly, the F&G education comes in the form of information about plants and nature such as the Global Gardens:

  • The Community Garden – World Celebration. Connect with the earth and each other at this celebration of a diverse and thriving communal garden plot.
  • Festival Blooms – World Celebration. Admire thousands of flowers that form colorful, living panoramas.
  • Connections Conservatory Garden – World Celebration Near Connections Eatery. A thoughtful garden full of floral inspirations for your indoor spaces.
  • Songbird Meadow Presented by Wild Birds Unlimited – World Discovery.
    Discover simple steps you can take at home to help feathered friends thrive.
  • Camp Get Out ‘N’ Play Garden Presented by OFF! – World Discovery.
    Bring the entire family to explore this camp-themed garden where little ones are invited to jump, play and climb.
  • Prehistoric Garden – World Discovery Near Mission: SPACE. Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with plant life that has thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
  • Floating Gardens – World Nature. View more than 170 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the bridge to World Showcase.
  • Bold Bromeliads – World Nature in The Land Pavilion. Observe unique and colorful plants with the ability to adapt to a wide range of climates and conditions.
  • Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth – World Nature Near Imagination! pavilion. View a kaleidoscope of butterflies up close. Learn about butterfly lifecycles and maybe even see one emerge from its chrysalis. Closes at dusk.
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board® – Rosewalk Near Imagination! pavilion. Learn about honeybees’ critical role in the environment, and try sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work.
  • Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy – World Showcase Bridge.
    Follow your nose and form lasting memories with the help of fresh fragrances.
  • Extraordinary Orchids – World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion. See spectacular plants blooming in radiant color.
  • Desert Garden – World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion. Discover adaptations that allow plants in arid climates to adjust to harsh of growing conditions.
  • Bamboo Garden – World Showcase – China Pavilion. See bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes.
  • China Penjing Garden – World Showcase – China Pavilion (new this year). Discover ancient Chinese art that recreates miniature landscapes.
  • Gnome Garden – World Showcase – Germany Pavilion (new this year). Discover topiary versions of magical garden gnomes, originating from German folk tales.
  • Miniature Garden – World Showcase – Germany Pavilion. A showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of fine shrubs.
  • Garden Italiano – World Showcase – Italy Pavilion. From fresh spaghetti sauce to pizza toppings, this Tuscan kitchen garden features produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
  • Bonsai Collection – World Showcase – Japan Pavilion. Learn about the art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures.
  • Kokedema Garden – World Showcase – Japan Pavilion. Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art at this tranquil garden.
  • Shishi Odoshi – World Showcase – Japan Pavilion. Contemplate the methodical movement and soothing rhythm of this traditional Japanese bamboo water fountain.
  • Spice Garden – World Showcase – Morocco Pavilion. Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends once considered more valuable than gold.
  • Bouquet Garden – World Showcase – France Pavilion. See blooms perfect for a bouquet of cut flowers.
  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings® – World Showcase – United Kingdom pavilion. Learn the history and art of tea-blending at this elegant English tea garden—featuring plants used in some of Twinings’ finest blends.
  • Shakespeare Garden – World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion. Explore the works of Shakespeare in an idyllic garden featuring excerpts from some of the bard’s most famous sonnets—and the dazzling flowers that influenced them.

There are also special scavenger hunts for kids available for purchase at $9.99 each. Complete a hunt and get a surprise gift when your hunt is completed. Options are:

  • Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration: Follow Spike the Bee along his pollination trail, where Spike will “bee” busy collecting nectar and pollinating gardens.
  • Egg-Stravaganza Hunt: Embark on a delightful hunt for eye-catching eggs—each resembling a beloved bunny rabbit. This experience is only available for a limited time.

Park Decor

Most of the park decor related to the Flower & Garden Festival takes the form of plant life. EPCOT never looks more stunning than when it is abloom with this festival’s colorful plantings.

This year’s Festival will feature brand new topiaries of Asha, Valentino and the Wishing Star from Disney’s “Wish” animated film. They’ll be located right near the main entrance, making them easy to find.

Additional topiaries include:

  • Butterflies – near the Main Entrance, Scentsy Garden, Butterfly House, and World Showcase
  • Figment – World Celebration Plaza
  • Huey, Dewey and Louie – World Celebration Plaza
  • Donald Duck – Community Garden near Connections Café in World Celebration
  • Bambi and Friends – World Discovery near Imagination! and Refreshment Port
  • Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy (new this year) – World Discovery – near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Buzz Lightyear – World Discovery – near Mission: SPACE
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep – World Nature – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi) –
    World Nature – Near The Land Pavilion
  • Pumbaa and Timon –
    World Nature – Near The Land Pavilion
  • Goofy – at the Rosewalk
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Pluto – on the bridge to World Showcase
  • Encanto (Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa) – World Showcase
  • Coco (Miguel and Dante) (new this year) –
    World Showcase, Mexico Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa – World Showcase, Norway Pavilion
  • Troll – World Showcase, Norway Pavilion
  • Pandas – World Showcase, China Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs –
    World Showcase, Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp – World Showcase, Italy Pavilion
  • Tiana – World Showcase, The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Dragon – World Showcase, Japan Pavilion Near Torii Gate
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy – World Showcase, between France and Morocco Pavilions
  • Beauty and the Beast – World Showcase, France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth – World Showcase, France Pavilion
  • Butterfly and Flower Towers – World Showcase, International Gateway
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger) –
    World Showcase, United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden – World Showcase, United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc – World Showcase, between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • Geese – World Showcase, Canada Pavilion

Even the miniature train setup at the Germany Pavilion will be festooned with F&G signage and decor.

Outdoor Kitchens (aka Food Booths)

The festival will feature about two dozen kiosks offering tasting-size portions of food and beverages. Our favorites from last year were:

  • Honey-Bee-Stro. Deeelish chicken & waffles and honey mascarpone cheesecake.
  • Brunchcot. Shrimp & grits and avocado toast.
  • EPCOT Farmers Feast. Bison ribeye and spice cake.

For the complete list of this year’s booths and menus, see our 2024 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival Menus.

Honey-Bee-Stro Eats!


Every EPCOT festival includes a range of special images and designs featured on clothing, collectibles, housewares and other items. This year’s themed merchandise will include four collections: Orange Bird, Coco, Butterfly, and Annual Passholder featuring Spike the Bee. A few things you might encounter are below.

You’ll also find specialty vendors with wares which include or are related to botanical elements.

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Be sure to check our EPCOT Crowd Calendar for the best dates to visit.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

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