Miss These 5 Things at the EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival and You’ll Have MAJOR Regrets

The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is FULL of fun eats, drinks, and merchandise — but another huge draw of the Festival is its entertainment offerings!

Figment Topiary

Whether you want to go on a scavenger hunt all around the park or listen to some tunes from internationally recognized bands, there’s a LOT to check out. There are even some little hidden fun touches that you won’t want to miss. But don’t worry, we’re sharing EVERYTHING you need to know right here.

1 — Garden Rocks Concert Series

First up, we have the oh-so-popular Garden Rocks Concert Series. These concerts take place at the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure. Tuesdays to Thursdays local bands typically play, but from Friday to Monday each week you’ll typically find an internationally known band.

Some of the performers this year include Rick Springfield, Pointer Sisters, Plain White T’s, Simple Plan, and Sister Hazel.

You can even learn more about the Garden Rocks Concert Series!

Here’s the full lineup (of course, note that things are subject to change):

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

Concerts take place at 5:30PM, 6:45PM, and 8PM when offered. If you have a particular band that you want to get really good seats for, consider booking a Garden Rocks Dining Package. These include dinner at a participating restaurant in EPCOT, along with reserved seats for one of the shows.

Dining Packages are available at the following restaurants:

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

  • Breakfast: $66 for adults; $42 for kids
  • Lunch/Dinner: $74 for adults; $50 for kids

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Restaurant

Rating: 8.04 / 10 Recommended By: 88%
Menus: Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner, Children's Lunch/Dinner
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat , Table Service

Biergarten

  • $60 for adults; $34 for kids

Biergarten Restaurant Restaurant

Rating: 8.04 / 10 Recommended By: 87%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat

Coral Reef Restaurant

  • $79 for adults; $29 for kids

Coral Reef Restaurant Restaurant

Rating: 6.98 / 10 Recommended By: 71%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Children's Lunch/Dinner
Services: Table Service

Garden Grill

  • Breakfast: $58 for adults; $37 for kids
  • Lunch/Dinner: $73 for adults; $47 for kids

Garden Grill Restaurant

Rating: 8.82 / 10 Recommended By: 91%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat

Le Cellier

  • $99 for adults; $39 for kids

Le Cellier Restaurant

Rating: 7.52 / 10 Recommended By: 71%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Children's Lunch/Dinner
Services: Table Service

Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room

  • $61 for adults; $26 for kids

Rose and Crown Dining Room Restaurant

Rating: 7.95 / 10 Recommended By: 87%
Menus: Children's Lunch/Dinner, Lunch/Dinner
Services: Table Service

Spice Road Table

  • $50 for adults; $21 for kids (includes two small plates, a non-alcoholic drink, and a dessert platter)

Spice Road Table Restaurant

Rating: 8.43 / 10 Recommended By: 89%
Menus: Children's Lunch/Dinner, Lunch/Dinner
Services: Table Service

Regal Eagle Smokehouse

  • Same-day, in-person walk-up packages only

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Crafts Drafts & Barbecue Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: Lunch/Dinner
Services: Quick Service

2 — Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration

Looking for more fun? Check out one of the Festival’s scavenger hunts — Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration! To participate, you’ll purchase your scavenger hunt map and stickers at participating spots for $9.99 plus tax.

Spike’s PollenNation Exploration

Then, you’ll search for Spike the Bee all around EPCOT, and match the stickers to his locations.

We Spy Spike!

Once you’re done, you can take your map to Disney Traders, Creations Shop, or World Traveler to claim your PRIZE! This year, the prize is a Mini Game of Corn Hole!

Mini Cornhole!

It’s super fun, especially for families.

3 — Egg-Stravaganza Hunt (Limited Time)

But wait…there’s MORE. For a limited time close to Easter (which falls on March 31st this year), you can also do the Egg-Stravaganza Hunt. Similar to the other scavenger hunt, you can get your map and stickers at participating stores, and place the sticker on the map to mark where you’ve found each egg. This will be available on March 1st.

Eggstravaganza 2023

Once you’ve completed the hunt, you can bring your map to Disney Traders, Creations Shop, or World Traveler to get a special prize. Remember that the Egg-Stravaganza Hunt only lasts for a limited time while Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration lasts all Festival long.

4 — Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden is one of the most iconic parts of the Flower & Garden Festival and is NOT to be missed. Look for the garden in World Nature near the Imagination! pavilion. Step inside and you’ll get to observe different species of butterflies up close!

Butterfly Landing

You’ll also get the chance to learn about the butterfly lifecycle and see some chrysalis. If you’re really lucky, you might just get there when one is breaking free from its chrysalis.

5 — More Fun

For more entertainment, check out the topiaries and global gardens throughout EPCOT, featuring all kinds of characters. There are even some new additions this year with topiaries of characters from the movies Wish, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Coco.

I am GROOT

You can also hop on the relaxing and wonderful Living with the Land attraction to see the festive overlay that has taken over parts of the ride.

Winnie the Pooh overlay

And be sure to look for special photo ops as part of the PhotoPass offerings in EPCOT. Of course, along with the entertainment, be sure to grab some sips and eats from the food booths, and check out the specialty merchandise.

To see more about the Flower and Garden Festival, see our full page here!

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