Complete Guide to ENTERTAINMENT at the 2023 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival runs from March 1st through July 5th this year, bringing lots of delicious snacks and treats to EPCOT.

NEW Princess Tiana Topiary at The American Adventure Pavilion

But there’s more than just food to enjoy, so let’s check out ALL of the entertainment at this year’s Flower and Garden Festival!

Garden Rocks Concert Series

The Garden Rocks Concert Series is returning to the festival this year! The concerts are free with EPCOT admission and take place at the America Gardens Theater. Internationally known artists will perform Friday through Monday; local bands will rock the house Tuesday through Thursday. Show times are 5:30PM, 6:45PM & 8PM.

Garden Rocks 2022

Here’s a full list of the artists performing at the Flower and Garden Festival:

  • March 1-2 Glass Ceiling
  • March 3-4 – Journey former lead vocalist STEVE AUGERI
  • March 5-6 – Daughtry
  • March 7-9 — Audio Exchange
  • March 10-11 – Tommy DeCarlo
  • March 12-13 – Smash Mouth
  • March 14-16 — Element
  • March 17-18 – Mike DelGuidice
  • March 19-20 – Blue Oyster Cult – NEW
  • March 21-23 — The Vybe
  • March 24-25 – Berlin
  • March 26-27 – The Pointer Sisters
  • March 28-30 — The Female Collective
  • March 31 – Luis Figueroa – NEW
  • April 1-2 – Piso 21 – NEW
  • April 3 – Melina León
  • April 4-6 — Epic
  • April 7-8 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 9-10 – Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
  • April 11-13 — Foreigners Journey
  • April 14-15 — Blue October
  • April 16-17 – Switchfoot – NEW
  • April 18-20 — Evolution: Motown
  • April 21-22 – A Flock of Seagulls
  • April 23-24 – Jo Dee Messina
  • April 25-27 — Hooligans
  • April 28-29 – Ambrosia with Peter Beckett, The Voice Of Player
  • April 30, May 1 – Kool and the Gang
  • May 2-4 — The Finesse Party Band
  • May 5-8 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
  • May 9-11 — Latin Ambition
  • May 12-15 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
  • May 16-18 — 506 Crew
  • May 19-20 – A.J. Croce: Croce Plays Croce – NEW
  • May 21-22 – Casting Crowns – NEW
  • May 23-25 — M-80s
  • May 26-27 – Jason Scheff, longtime lead singer of Chicago – NEW
  • May 28-29 – Rick Springfield
  • May 30-June 1 — Champagne Orchestra
  • June 2-5 – Plain White T’s
  • June 6-8 — Glass Ceiling
  • June 9-10 – The Spinners
  • June 11-12 – The Commodores
  • June 13-15 — Element
  • June 16-17 – Vertical Horizon
  • June 18-19 – Tony Orlando
  • June 20-22 — Foreigners Journey
  • June 23-26 – Simple Plan
  • June 27-29 — Epic
  • June 30, July 1 – Living Colour
  • July 2-3 – Wang Chung
  • July 4-5 — Evolution: Motown

You can also get a Garden Rocks Dining Package, which pairs lunch or dinner at a participating EPCOT restaurant with guaranteed seating for a Garden Rocks performance for that evening! Learn more about that here.

Click here to learn more about the Garden Rocks Dining Packages

Topiaries

There are OBVIOUSLY flowers at the Flower and Garden Festival! You can see a ton of different Disney characters made up of plants and flowers. Here is the COMPLETE LIST of 2023 Disney-themed topiaries and their locations:

  • Encanto, Including Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa – NEW! — Main Entrance

The gang’s all here!

  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Pluto — Bridge to World Showcase and World Celebration
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep — World Nature Near The Land Pavilion
  • Goofy — World Showcase
  • Tiana – NEW! — The American Adventure Pavilion

Princess Tiana

  • Buzz Lightyear — World Discovery Near Mission: SPACE
  • Donald and Daisy — Community Garden Near Connections Café in World Celebration
  • Figment — Near Imagination!
  • The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald and Panchito) — Mexico Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa — Norway Pavilion

Elsa and Anna!

  • Troll — Norway Pavilion
  • Dragon — Japan Pavilion Near Torii Gate
  • Pandas — China Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi) — Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion

The Lion King characters

  • Pumbaa and Timon — Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp Italy Pavilion
  • Beauty and the Beast France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth — France Pavilion
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy — Between France and Morocco Pavilions

Miss Piggy

  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc — Between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger) — United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden — United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Bambi and Friends — Near Imagination! and Refreshment Port
  • Geese — Canada Pavilion
  • Butterflies — Main Entrance, Scentsy Garden, Butterfly House and World Showcase

Global Gardens

There are also beautiful gardens around the park for you to explore! All of them are listed in your Festival Passport, but we also have the COMPLETE LIST of Global Gardens and their locations for 2023:

  • Bamboo Garden – China Pavilion
  • Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy – World Showcase Bridge
  • Bold Bromeliads – The Land Pavilion
  • Bonsai Collection – Japan Pavilion
  • Bouquet Garden – France Pavilion
  • Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth – World Nature Near Imagination!
  • China Zodiac Garden – China Pavilion
  • The Community Garden – World Celebration – NEW!
  • Connections Conservatory Garden – Connections Eatery
  • Desert Garden – Mexico Pavilion
  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings® – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Family-Friendly Garden Presented by OFF!
  • Festival Blooms – World Celebration
  • Floating Gardens – World Nature
  • Garden Italiano – Italy Pavilion
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board® – Rosewalk Near Imagination!
  • Kokedema Garden – Japan Pavilion
  • Miniature Garden – Germany Pavilion
  • Prehistoric Garden – World Discovery Near Mission: SPACE
  • Shakespeare Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Shishi-odoshi – Japan Pavilion – NEW!
  • Spice Garden – Morocco Pavilion
  • Topiary Heritage Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tropical Rainforest Garden – Mexico Pavilion

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration is a scavenger hunt that you can participate in throughout the park! You can pick up your scavenger hunt for $9.99 at select EPCOT merchandise locations, then come back to redeem your completed hunt for a special prize.

Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration Map

There are 12 places throughout the park where you can search for Spike the Bee. He’s hiding though, so you might have to look hard! But here’s a hint: he’s usually hiding amongst some plants and flowers. Spike is a bee, after all!

Garden Graze

If you’re looking to earn a prize just for eating some food, then you gotta check out the Garden Graze! The Garden Graze is a returning activity that can be found in your Festival Passport. To participate, you’ll need to buy five of the qualifying food items from festival booths around EPCOT. When you get one of the items, make sure to get your Passport stamped. Although you only need to eat five of those items, this year’s list includes eleven options, so you’ll be able to pick those things that sound best to you.

Dessert Prize AND a Wildflower Mix!

Once you have all 5 stamps, you can go grab your prize over at Pineapple Promenade!

Got some stamps!

Here are the options for Garden Graze eats:

  • Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut (Plant-based) at La Isla Fresca
  • Boneless IMPOSSIBLE Korean Short Rib with cilantro-lime rice, Danmuji slaw, and kimchee mayonnaise (Plant-based) at Trowel & Trellis Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE
  • IMPOSSIBLE Lumpia with Thai sweet chili sauce (New) (Plant-based) at Trowel & Trellis Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE
  • Chocolate Cake with black currant ganache, mixed berry compote, and chocolate ice cream (New) (Plant-based) at Trowel & Trellis Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE
  • Cookies ‘n “Cream” Chocolate Mousse Cup (Plant-based) at The Land Cart hosted by AdventHealth
  • Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta at Brunchcot
  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and spicy corn chips (New) at Florida Fresh
  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and plant-based cotija cheese (Plant-based) at Florida Fresh
  • Pineapple Skewer with Tajin seasoning (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) at Refreshment Outpost
  • Potato Pancakes with house-made apple sauce (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) at Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market
  • Hummus Trio: Traditional hummus, red beet and black garlic hummus, and avocado-herb hummus with Moroccan bread and crispy papadam (New) (Plant-based) at Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

Jammin’ Gardeners

The Jammin Gardeners will be performing rythmic beats with inspired backyard percussion over at the Canada Mill Stage.

The Mill Stage

That’s ALL of the entertainment that we know about so far at this year’s EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival! We’ll keep updating this post with more entertainment as we see it, so stay tuned to DFB for more.

Click here to learn all about this year’s Flower & Garden Festival.

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What are you the most excited for at this year’s Flower and Garden Festival? Tell us in the comments!

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