Take a look at some photos of Annual Passholder Merchandise for Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival.
Sixteen music acts of multiple genres with hits spanning the past five decades will play the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the 24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Running 90 days and kicking off March 1, this year’s festival launches the concert series March 3 to showcase performers every Friday through Monday until Memorial Day, May 29. It’s the first year the Garden Rocks acts will appear every festival Monday.
Simple Plan, Exposé and Berlin featuring Terri Nunn will rock Epcot audiences for the first time. Jon Secada, who first played the Garden Rocks stage in 2015, will kick off the concert series March 3.
Guests can dance in their seats each festival weekend to classic tunes at the park’s outdoor America Gardens Theatre overlooking the World Showcase Lagoon. An eclectic mix of Flower & Garden Festival fan favorites includes 1960s icons Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, ’70s-’80s chart-toppers The Pointer Sisters and ’90s hit-makers Gin Blossoms. On Memorial Day, The Spinners will close the 90-day festival with their R&B repertoire of Billboard top hits.
Performances are at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and are included with Epcot admission. Here is this year’s lineup (subject to change without notice):
March 3-4 Jon Secada “Just Another Day”
March 5-6 Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX “Grand Illusion”
March 10-13 The Pointer Sisters “I’m So Excited”
March 17-18 Simple Plan (NEW!) “Welcome to My Life”
March 19-20 Plain White T’s (NEW to Garden Rocks series)“Hey There Delilah”
March 24-27 Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
March 31-April 3 Little River Band “Reminiscing”
April 7-10 Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
April 14-17 Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”
April 21-24 The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
April 28-29 Exposé (NEW!) “Point of No Return”
April 30-May 1 Berlin featuring Terri Nunn (NEW!) “Take My Breath Away”
May 5-8 STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
May 12-15 The Guess Who “American Woman”
May 19-22 Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry VIII I Am”
May 26-29 The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”
From farm-to-table cuisines to unforgettable Character topiaries, Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World® Resort combines the freshest flowers and flavors from around the world. And, there’s still time for guests to come see all that’s blooming this spring! Check out this video for a closer look!
Disney guests can enjoy 90 days of fresh festival fun during the 24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 1-May 29, 2017. Thirty million multi-hued blooms, 100-plus whimsical topiaries, nearly 1,000 native butterflies and dozens of new Outdoor Kitchen food and beverage tastes add multi-sensory festival fun to the “Fresh Epcot”-themed Walt Disney World Resort event.
Among this year’s fun festival facts:
“Re-Discovering America: Family Treasures from the Kinsey Collection” brings to Epcot important African heritage from the collection of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, featuring 40 pieces of art, documents, books and artifacts spanning more than 400 years of African-American achievement and contribution. Touchscreens and guest-activated lanterns with narration by Whoopi Goldberg, Diane Sawyer and other celebrities help bring the history to life at the exhibit, located in the American Adventure Pavilion. Entrance to the exhibit is included in Epcot admission. Epcot is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival begins today at Walt Disney World® Resort. And, in celebration, we wanted to share some great news …
The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return to Epcot in early 2018!
Celebrating 24 years when it kicks off March 1, 2017, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will jump-start spring with blooms aplenty and gardens of edibles including toothsome morsels from the new Northern Bloom and The Berry Basket Outdoor Kitchens. A new, next-generation Belle topiary from “Beauty and the Beast” will debut in France, and a redesigned “Cars” play garden will introduce a colorful new character topiary sure to capture children’s imaginations.
The 90-day festival, open March 1-May 29, will feature an irresistible array of new gardens and character topiaries, popular entertainers and tasty food and drink offerings:
One of the popular Outdoor Kitchen gardens, Urban Farm Eats, will return with savory bites, sweet treats and ideas for planting produce that can inspire growing numbers of guests who want to learn to grow their own edibles.
“A lot of people, including young children, are serious foodies now, and they have lots of questions about gardening,” says Eric Darden, festival horticulture manager. “We’re getting more and more people in their 20s and 30s asking, ‘How can I grow this?’ I think we’ll be creating more gardeners because people can see what’s possible.”
The 2017 festival forecast will be sunny with colorful floral bursts by day and a nighttime landscape aglow with twinkling lights:
Dozens of Disney-crafted “flower towers” and beds of multi-colored blooms will transform the park’s landscape. At least 70,000 bedding plants will surround the Future World east and west lakes alone; on the water, 220 mini-gardens will be set afloat.
The festival, including all gardening programs, exhibits, concerts, complimentary English Tea Garden tours and special appearances, is included in regular Epcot admission.
For more information about the 24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, call 407/W-DISNEY (934-7639) or visit www.epcotinspring.com.
Epcot celebrates 24 years of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival this spring, kicking off March 1 and running through May 29. Guests can sip and savor their way around Epcot enjoying new Outdoor Kitchens while taking in the sights of phenomenal topiaries designed after Disney characters.
Anna and Elsa topiaries will enchant the landscape at the Norway Pavilion in celebration of the new Frozen Ever After attraction, while colorful gardens will line the path to The Land Pavilion where guests can discover Soarin’ Around the World. The favorite attraction now takes guests to new heights with scenes from Sydney, Australia, the Great Wall of China and other destinations around the globe.