It's time to let your love bloom at the 2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. This beautiful festival runs from February 28 to May 27, 2024.

Our guide to a wonderful date at the Epcot Flower And Garden Festival 2024 includes our picks for the best food and drinks, plus where to find all the captivating Disney topiaries and gardens. And if you want to cap off the night with some live music, we've included the Garden Rocks Concert Lineup and tips on how to make the most of your time.

NEW FOR 2024! – New topiaries are added! Asha, Valentino, and Star from “Wish” are at the Main Entrance, Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy is new and near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and from “Coco” Miguel and Dante are at the Mexico Pavilion.

New Wish Topiaries at Epcot Flower And Garden Festival 2024 – Image by Dani Meyering

Best Food at Flower And Garden Festival

For many couples, the Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT is a beautiful date idea because of the lovely gardens and topiaries, paired with the delicious food and drink. There are so many choices it can be overwhelming.

TL/DR: My absolute favorite food item for 2024 is the Lobster Tail from Florida Fresh, and my favorite drink is the Frozen Lemon Tea Cocktail with Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon from Farmers Feast. Also the Liquid Nitro Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake at Swirled Showcase is divine!

I did not like the Cucumber-Watermelon Slushy with Gin from Florida Fresh, nor did I care for the Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring Islamorada Brewery & Distillery Hibiscus Gin.

Muffaletta Panini Magnolia Blossom Booth EPCOT Flower and Garden 2024
Muffaletta Panini Magnolia Blossom Booth – image by Dani Meyering

Here is the best food at the 2024 Flower And Garden Festival:

  • Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta (Plant-based) (BRUNCHCOT near Test Track)
  • Liquid Nitro Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with fresh honey, granulated honey, honey mead blueberry compote Presented by National Honey Board (New at Swirled Showcase)
  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and plant-based cotija cheese (Plant-based) Florida Fresh (Near Disney Traders)
  • Grilled Warm Water Lobster Tail with Key lime butter (New) Florida Fresh (Near Disney Traders)
  • Chicken and Waffles: Crispy honey-brined chicken and honey sweet cornbread waffle with whipped honey butter and spicy honey (New) – The Honey Bee-stro (Near Port of Entry)
  • Tamale de Rajas: Poblano peppers, corn, and cheese in masa topped with poblano cream sauce, crema mexicana, pickled carrots and onions with chives (New) – Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)
  • Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with black forest ham and melted Gruyère cheese – Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)
  • Warm Cheese Strudel with mixed berries – Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market (Germany)
  • Muffuletta Panini with ham, salami, mortadella, provolone, and Swiss with olive salad (New) – Magnolia Terrace (The American Adventure)
  • Bananas Foster Bread Pudding – Magnolia Terrace (The American Adventure)
  • Ramen Cup: Ramen salad shaken in a cup with fresh vegetables, grilled chicken, and dashi broth with chili oil and yuzu (New) – Hanami (Japan)
Florida Fresh Booth Food Lobster Tail – image by Dani Meyering

Important note about EPCOT Farmers Feast booth (Near Test Track) – For 2024 the Farmers Feast booth has a menu that changes throughout the festival. Be sure to check Disney's official Foodie Guide to the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival to see all the menus including the dates of the menu changes at this booth.

Figment at Epcot Flower And Garden Festival 2024 – Image by Dani Meyering

Relaxing Date Idea – head to Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco) for a relaxing environment. Rest your feet at the many tables and chairs, and it is all indoors. Beautiful Moroccan music can be heard softly over the air as lovely Moroccan art and decor surrounds you. Have some light nibbles and sip on refreshing beverages.

Food Items:

  • Hummus Trio: Traditional hummus, red beet and black garlic hummus, and avocado-herb hummus with Moroccan bread and crispy papadam (New) (Plant-based)
  • Orange Blossom-Saffron Cake (New)

Beverages:

  • Pomegranate Mimosa
  • Ginger and Elderberry Ale
  • Pomegranate Hard Cider

The Land Cart hosted by AdventHealth

Food Items: 

  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with cucumbers, olives, and multigrain crackers (New) 
  • Açaí Parfait with Greek yogurt, fresh berries, and granola (New) 
  • Strawberry Fruit Bar (Plant-based)

But wait, there's more! You can explore an official food crawl at EPCOT, and it's all plant-based foods, see below.

Garden Graze Food Crawl at EPCOT

Did you know you can participate in an official festival food crawl at Epcot? This special experience is called the Garden Graze, and it's all plant-based foods.

Just pick up a Festival Passport and look for the food items that are part of the Garden Graze. After you collect all five stamps, head to Pineapple Promenade to receive your Festival-exclusive treat.

  • Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta (Plant-based) (BRUNCHCOT near Test Track)
  • Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and plant-based cotija cheese (Plant-based) Florida Fresh (Near Disney Traders)
  • Plant-based Buffalo Chicken Tender Poutine on crispy potato barrels with ranch, and plant-based blue cheese crumbles (Plant-based) (Refreshment Port)
  • Florida Strawberry Shortcake (Plant-based) (Florida Fresh)
  • Potato Pancakes with house-made apple sauce (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (BAUERNMARKT: FARMER’S MARKET – Germany)
  • Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut (Plant-based) (La Isla Fresca  – Between Morocco and France)
  • IMPOSSIBLE Farmhouse Meatball with lentil bread, spinach, marinated vegetables, and creamy herb aïoli (Plant-based) – Trowel & Trellis (Near Port of Entry)
  • Seasonal Fruit Parfait with sweet chili sauce and DOLE Whip Mango (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze Food Stroll)
Fruit Parfait and Lavendar Martini Africa Outpost EPCOT Flower and Garden 2024
Fruit Parfait and Lavender Martini Africa Outpost – image by Dani Meyering

Best Drinks at Flower And Garden Festival

  • Vanilla Soft-serve with Cantaloupe Liqueur – Swirled Showcase (Near World Showcase bridge)
  • Frozen Mojito with Boyd & Blair Rum – Refreshment Port (Near Canada)
  • Country Boy Brewing Orange Cream Hard Cider – Refreshment Port (Near Canada)
  • Bayou Cocktail: Spiced rum, coconut rum, fruit punch, and orange juice – Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)
  • Urban Artifact Capy Snacks Fruit Punch Fruit Ale (New) – Magnolia Terrace (American Adventure)
  • Lychee Margarita: Centinela Blanco Tequila, lychee liqueur, citrus juice, and agave nectar – Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico Pavilion)
  • Copperpoint Brewing Co. Bee’s Squeeze Blonde Ale– The Honey Bee-stro
  • Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake (New) – Hanami (Japan)
  • Beer Flight with Southern Tier Brewing Company Orange Twist Imperial Ale, Left Hand Brewing Lemon Drop Shandy, Stone Brewing Tangerine Express Hazy IPA – Citrus Blossom (Odyssey Building)
  • Key Lime Wine Slushy – Citrus Blossom (Odyssey Building)
  • Frozen Lemon Tea Cocktail with Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon – Farmers Feast (Near Test Track)
Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2023
Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2023

Topiaries at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The highlight of the Flower and Garden Festival, besides the food and drink, are the incredible Disney topiaries. These topiaries make for adorable photo opportunities together, especially the ones that feature famous Disney couples.

New Miguel and Dante from COCO Topiary EPCOT Flower and Garden 2024
New Miguel and Dante from “COCO” Topiary EPCOT Flower and Garden 2024 – image by Dani Meyering

Here are some of the must-see topiaries at the 2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival:

  • Asha, Valentino and Star from “Wish” – NEW! Main Entrance
  • Figment, World Celebration – World Celebration Plaza
  • Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy – NEW!, 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
  • Goofy (new display), Rosewalk
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Pluto, Bridge to World Showcase
  • Encanto (Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa), World Showcase
  • Coco (Miguel and Dante) – NEW!, World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion
  • Tiana, World Showcase – The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Beauty and the Beast, World Showcase – France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth, World Showcase – France Pavilion
  • 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

Got kids along with you? A Parent’s Guide to EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2024

Epcot Flower And Garden Festival 2024 – Image by Dani Meyering

Global Gardens Throughout Epcot

Besides the precious topiaries, there are lovely gardens throughout Epcot.

Here are our favorite gardens for 2024:

  • China Zodiac Garden – China Pavilion
    Discover your favorite zodiac with while visiting clever creations.
  • Bamboo Garden – China Pavilion
    Visit this garden to see bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes.
  • Bouquet Garden – France Pavilion
    See bountiful blooms perfect for a bouquet of cut flowers.
  • Bonsai Collection – Japan Pavilion
    Learn about the art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures. Bonsai masters carefully shape and tend these miniature works of art, creating peace and balance with the earth.
  • Songbird Meadow Presented by Wild Birds Unlimited – World Discovery Songbirds are an important part of many ecosystems—including the one in your own backyard! Discover simple steps you can take at home to help these feathered friends thrive.
  • Butterfly Landing presented by AdventHealth – World Nature Near Imagination!
    View a kaleidoscope of butterflies up close, in all their extraordinary color. Learn about butterfly lifecycles and maybe even see one emerge from its chrysalis. Closes at dusk.
  • Prehistoric Garden – World Discovery near Mission: SPACE
    Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
Prehistoric Garden Near Mission SPACE Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2023
Prehistoric Garden Near Mission SPACE Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2023

Take a look – See Inside the Butterfly Landing presented by AdventHealth

Garden Rocks Concert Lineup and Tips

You'll need to be in the American Gardens Theater at least 15 minutes before showtime to at least get a seat.

2024 Epcot Garden Rocks Lineup

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

Garden Rocks Dining Packages

There is a dining package available in which you purchase a meal at a participating Epcot restaurant and then enjoy reserved seating for the performance. You may find a performer or band in the lineup above that is a must-see for you. And if that is the case, then I recommend booking the dining package.

Choose from 4 unique eateries at EPCOT offering Garden Rocks Dining Packages at lunch and dinner. Each package includes:
An appetizer, entrée and dessert or one (1) full buffet (where applicable), along with a non-alcoholic beverage, one (1) guaranteed seat per person to one Garden Rocks concert performance on the same day; the concert time will be assigned at the time of booking.

Tips and Reminders

  • EPCOT is typically open 9am – 9pm during the Flower and Garden Festival
  • Most of the festival-related activities start at 11am
  • Hours vary so please check Disney's calendar before making plans
  • Arrive 15 minutes early for any entertainment and activities
  • Weekends are especially busy and crowds build as the day goes on
  • Make a getaway of it and stay at one of the most romantic Disney hotels