The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will soon be in full bloom at Walt Disney World Resort, a sure sign that spring is upon us. The festival begins March 1 and continues through May 29, 2017. Featuring a colorful array of flowers, gardens, topiaries, live music, presentations and educational events, this festival is a highlight for all visitors, from gardening pros to novice naturists.
Throughout the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, guests will be able to explore topiaries and gardens, learn planting, style and design techniques and groove to the sounds of the Garden Rocks concerts.
Highlights of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival include:
The 2017 festival features several new displays, as well as some old favorites, with over 100 topiaries. Here are the new topiaries you don’t want to miss:
- Belle – Located at the France Pavilion
- Figment – Located behind Spaceship Earth
- Phineas and Ferb – Located near Odyssey Bridge
- The Three Caballeros – Located at the Mexico Pavilion
Garden Rocks Concert Series
Groove to music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s at the America Gardens Theatre. Performances are at 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
>March 3 & 4, 2017
Known for the Song: “Just Another Day”
Dennis DeYoung featuring the music of STYX
March 5 & 6, 2017
Known for the Song: “Grand Illusion”
The Pointer Sisters
March 10 to 13, 2017
Known for the Song: “I’m So Excited”
March 17 & 18, 2017
Known for the Song: “Welcome to My Life”
Plain White T’s
March 19 & 20, 2017
Known for the Song: “Hey There Delilah”
March 24 to 27, 2017
Known for the Song: “Sister Christian”
Little River Band
March 31 to April 3, 2017
Known for the Song: “Reminiscing”
Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice
April 7 to 10, 2017
Known for the Song: “Spinning Wheel”
April 14 to 17, 2017
Known for the Song: “Hey Jealousy”
The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
April 21 to 24, 2017
Known for the Song: “Evil Woman”
April 28 & 29, 2017
Known for the Song: “Point of No Return”
Berlin featuring Terri Nunn – NEW!
April 30 & May 1, 2017
Known for the Song: “Take My Breath Away”
STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
May 5 to 8, 2017
Known for the song “We Built This City”
The Guess Who
May 12 to 15, 2017
Known for the Song: “American Woman”
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
May 19 to 22, 2017
Known for the Song: “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”
May 26 to 29, 2017
Known for the Song: “Working My Way Back to You”
HGTV and DIY Stars Presentations
During the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, get inspired by the stars of these networks. Learn to build a better garden with fascinating tips, tricks and techniques from talented HGTV and DIY Network designers and personalities. All presentations are at noon and 3pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Monday through Thursday other experts will present at these times.
Don’t forget to make time for these special Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival family-friendly weekend events:
Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment and Conservation Specialists: March 31 to April 2 and April 28 to 30, 2017
Interact with team members from Disney’s Animal Kingdom park during this unique opportunity—an entire weekend featuring a variety of topics the whole family will enjoy, including what we can do to protect the planet, a.k.a. our own Spaceship Earth!
Celebrate Earth Day: April 22 to 24, 2017
Share in a celebratory occasion as we commemorate the place we all call home! Enjoy an assortment of special activities—and listen along as featured personalities speak at the Festival Center.
Discover the Bounty of Florida Agriculture: May 5 to 7, 2017
Don’t miss out on the chance to dig into Sunshine State! Interact with a whole cornucopia of Florida Agriculture specialists inside the Festival Center.
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs: May 12 to 14, 2017
Marvel at amazing flora designs that defy description—each one located inside the Festival Center.
Outdoor Kitchens at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival present fresh, seasonal menus from countries spanning the globe. The list below is what’s featured for 2017.
Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market
Country: United Kingdom
Fleur de Lys
Country: United States of America
Jardin de Fiestas
La Isla Fresca
Features: Caribbean Islands
Features: Sweet frozen treats
Taste of Marrakesh
The Berry Basket – NEW!
Features: Berry dishes
THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews
Country: United States of America
Urban Farm Eats
Features: All-natural food and drink
All of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival events, concerts and programs are included with Disney World tickets.
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