The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is one of my favorite events at the Walt Disney World Resort, and today Disney shared the dates and some exciting details for next year’s festival! The festival will run March 2-July 4, 2022 and will include the return of many fan favorite events and activities with character topiaries, outdoor kitchens and more.
With the next Flower & Garden Festival taking place during the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort, the park’s main entrance topiary will feature Goofy alongside a special 50th-themed birthday cake. Additional character topiaries announced so far for the 2022 festival include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the Germany pavilion in World Showcase and Lumiere and Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast (1991) nearby the France pavilion.
AdventHealth will be back in the park sponsoring the Health Full Trail which Guests can walk near the Imagination pavilion while learning tips for staying well. And thousands of blooms that have become annual traditions, like the park’s gorgeous flower quilt, will also be back for 2022.
As for outdoor kitchens, the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival will feature 18 of them! The kitchens will celebrate fresh fruits and vegetables, along with local produce and more. Plus, select dining locations around the park will also feature new menu items just for the event (looking at you, Joffrey’s.)
We don’t have the lineup of bands yet, but the Garden Rocks Concert Series will be back for next year’s event! New merchandise including festival-specific apparel, drinkware, and accessories will also be available.
As with any in-park experience, both valid theme park admission and a park reservation for EPCOT are required to attend the festival. As more details become available, Disney will update freshepcot.com.