The Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is an annual event that takes place at Epcot, Disney World. Epcot is one of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This festival is a celebration of art and culture, and it’s a great way for families to come together and experience the best of the Disney and art worlds. The festival typically runs for several weeks and features a wide variety of art-related experiences that are perfect for families to enjoy together. Here are some of the things you can expect to see and do at the festival:

  1. Art Exhibits: The festival features a variety of art exhibits showcasing the work of both Disney and non-Disney artists. Visitors can view paintings, sculptures, and other types of art, as well as meet some of the artists and purchase their work. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to discover new forms of art and learn about different artists from around the world, in addition to sparking creativity and interest in art in children.
  2. Performances: The festival features live performances by musicians, singers, and other performers on multiple stages throughout the park. These shows are perfect for families to enjoy and are a great way to experience different forms of art such as music, dance, and theater. Many of the performances are family-friendly, so you can be sure that everyone in your group will have a great time.
  3. Food Studios: The festival also features a number of food studios, where visitors can sample a variety of culinary delights while enjoying the art. These food stations are inspired by different regions, countries, and cultures. Offering a unique and interactive way for families to experience different cuisines and flavors. Be sure to enjoy The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine to collect your Disney Festival Passport stamps with these great eats:
    • Gourmet Landscapes – Red Stamp
      • Blood Orange-Braised Beet Tartare with Mustard Vinaigrette, Pickled Clamshell Mushrooms and Golden Beets
    • Moderne (NEW) – Orange Stamp
      • Pan-Seared Scallops with Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée, Brown Butter Cauliflower Purée and Lime Foam
    • Vibrante & Vivido: Encanto Cocina – Yellow Stamp
      • Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli
    • The Deconstructed Dish – Green Stamp
      • Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: Flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues
    • Deco Delights – Blue Stamp
      • Orange Mousse with Lemon Cake and Raspberry Meringues
    • Pop Eats – Indigo Stamp
      • Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Belgian Chocolate
    • Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic (NEW) – Violet Stamp
      • Pop’t Art: Sugar Cookie with Blueberry Filling
  4. Interactive Workshops: Epcot offers interactive workshops and seminars led by professional artists and Disney animators where guests can learn new techniques and create their own masterpieces. These workshops are a fun and educational way for families to bond and create lasting memories while learning a new skill.
  5. Photo Opportunities: The festival features a variety of photo opportunities and backdrops where guests can take pictures and share them on social media. These photo opportunities are scattered throughout the park and are designed to be fun and creative, perfect for families to make memories and capture moments together.
    • International Gateway: Luncheon of the Boating Party – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    • The American Adventure: Washington Crossing the Delaware – Emanuel Leutze
    • Between Italy Pavilion and Germany Pavilion: Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci
    • Between Italy Pavilion and Germany Pavilion: The Scream – Edvard Munch
    • Mexico Pavilion: An homage to Frida Kahlo
    • Bridge to World Showcase: Peter Pan Storybook
    • Italy Pavilion Courtyard: Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli
    • Bridge to World Showcase: Café Terrace at Night and Sunflowers – Vincent van Gogh
  6. Special Merchandise: The festival also features special merchandise such as T-shirts, hats, and other souvenirs that are only available during the event. These souvenirs are perfect for families to take home as a reminder of their experience and a way to continue their memories long after the festival ends.

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is a truly enjoyable event that offers something for everyone in the family. With a wide variety of art-related experiences and activities to enjoy, it’s a great way to bond, learn and have fun together. Be sure to check the park’s website for the most up-to-date information and any restrictions. And as always, be sure to enjoy the event and take in the beauty of the art and culture presented during the festival.