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Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Returns to Disney

Disney World is hosting the always popular Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this spring. Set for March 3-May 16, Epcot will spring to life with a colorful array of flowers, gardens, topiaries, live music and educational events. The event attracts gardening experts and everyday nature enthusiasts, and the best part is that it is included with regular Epcot admission.

This year’s Orlando event has some daily events that are designed especially for kids. “Let’s Get Moving” features Evos & Weevos play systems as kids interact with some of their favorite characters from Fantasia. “Pixie Hollow Fairy Garden” is a test track walkway featuring Tinker Bell. “The Princess and the Frog Wedding Bayou” is another test track walkway open to kids. Fawn’s Butterfly House will also be available as will special hands-on activities for children.
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival schedule includes the new Garden Town Breakfast on March 21, April 18 and May 16 from 10:30am – 12:30pm. This event is an extra $60 but includes breakfast and guests can learn garden and culinary techniques from professional horticulturists and chefs. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday visitors can get a behind the scenes look at the Disney’s Horticulture group brings the festival to life. Planting pointers from IFAS at the University of Florida are also given every Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 1pm & 4pm. Information and entertaining presentations are given every Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 3pm by the Great American Gardeners. A few of the personalities that will be on hand include Robert Bowden, Maureen Gilmer, Susan Belsinger & Matt Henderson. Disney Gardening at Home will also be presented every Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 11am & 2pm. During this event, visitors will learn tips and d secrets form master gardeners and they will also get to participate in hands-on activities. A few of the topics planned include “Easy to do Water Features,” “Butterfly House How-To,” Creating Backyard Garden Retreats” and “Fun Family Gardening Projects.”
Of course, the Flower Power Concert Series will also return. This year, some of the biggest names form the 60’s and 70’s will perform at the open-air American Gardens Theatre at Epcot Theme Park.
The Flower Power Concerts are every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 7:45 p.m.
March 5 – 7: Jose Feliciano
March 12 – 14: Paul Revere & The Raiders
March 19 – 21: David Cassidy
March 26 – 28: Starship
April 2 – 4: Tony Orlando
April 9 – 11: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
April 16 – 18: Ricky Nelson Remembered Featuring the Nelsons
April 23 – 25: Atlanta Rhythm Section
April 30, May 1 – 2: Fran Cosmo (Former lead singer of Boston)
May 7 – 9: Davy Jones
May 14 – 16: Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
Epcot Tickets are on sale now.
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