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All About EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts Festival 2025
March 7, 2024

The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts invites you to let your creativity shine! At the beginning of each year EPCOT comes alive with interactive exhibits of culinary arts, performing arts and visual arts.

EPCOT is one of the four parks of the Walt Disney World Resort and is widely known for its cultural and seasonal festivities. This festival will return in 2025 with more details to come.

During the new year EPCOT is the best spot at Disney Parks to enjoy creativity at every turn. You’ll experience exhibits from up and coming featured artists, captivating performances and culinary creations featuring Disney favorites.

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Details

Walt Disney World invites you to “Celebrate the Creation of Art and Cuisine” at EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts.

Festival of the Arts returns mid January through February 2025.

Some of the most notable highlights earch year are:

  • Disney on Broadway Concert Series
  • Hands-on art activities for all ages
  • Festival food studios across EPCOT
  • Visit galleries and witness exceptional talent that proves the power of imagination

For the full EPCOT Festival of the Arts Festival experience we suggest:

The International Festival of the Arts is an annual event perfect for families, couples, friend trips, and everyone in between!

The main highlights include wandering your way through art exhibits, culinary art to taste, and live performances to experience. Of course, you’ll also find the can’t-miss attractions at EPCOT during your vacation.

Top Picks at EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

Choose your own adventure while you create, dine and enjoy a variety of art mediums. Our Get Away Today favorites include these top picks at EPCOT Festival of the Arts.

Culinary Arts & Food Studios

Snack your way around EPCOT and World Showcase during the International Festival of the Arts.

Choose from an array of festival food studios:

The Artist's Table (American Adventure Pavilion)
Treat your senses to artistically elevated comfort foods—like dumplings, hummingbird cake and more. Pair your dish with beer or a glass of wine.

Cuisine Classique (Near Test Track Presented by Chevrolet) – NEW!
Enjoy carefully crafted classics, like beef Wellington and roasted mussels—as well as a flavorful beer or cocktail.

The Craftsman’s Courtyard (Near Disney Traders)
Indulge your appetite when you order steak or pork belly sandwiches from the grill.

Deco Delights (Near Port of Entry)
Satisfy your sweet tooth with sleek desserts inspired by the art deco era— from the gilded glamour of the roaring 1920’s to the bright pastels of Miami Beach.

The Deconstructed Dish (Near Port of Entry)
Rediscover your favorite dishes fragmented and presented in a playful way—like a BLT and key lime pie.

El Artista Hambriento (Mexico Pavilion)
A fiesta of flavor awaits! Delight in classic Mexican fare—from savory carne asada to chilled lobster with chipotle aïoli.

Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food and Little Sparks of Magic
Sweeten your day with colorful treats, like rainbow cake or a sugar cookie with a fun twist. You’ll also find a variety of beers and hard ciders.

Goshiki (Japan Pavilion)
Celebrate the Japanese culinary arts with delectable dishes featuring “the 5 colors” of Japanese cuisine. Highlights include sushi donuts, daifuku mochi and sake.

Gourmet Landscapes (Canada)
Savor stunning dishes artfully composed with the finest ingredients that have been farmed and foraged from the land. Enjoy wild mushroom risotto, roasted bone marrow and more.

L'Art de la Cuisine Francaise (France Pavilion)
Discover delicious French treats and baked goods, from savory to sweet—including salmon served hot or cold and warm brie in a bread bowl. Pair your dish with a French wine or frozen martini.

L'Arte di Mangiare (Italy Pavilion)
Indulge in Baroque cuisine, prepared with rich color and dramatic flavor. This food studio serves up fried mozzarella, pasta and more.

The Painted Panda (China Pavilion)
Enjoy decorative cuisine inspired by magnificent Chinese art, like General Tso’s chicken shumai or the char siu pork bun. Plus, sip bubble tea, Chinese-inspired cocktails and other refreshing beverages.

Pastoral Palate (Germany Pavilion)
Help yourself to hearty dishes inspired by the rustic settings where Bavarian Folk Art is painted. Indulge in a red wine-braised beef short rib and black forest cake.

Pop Eats (Near Port of Entry)
Delight in mouthwatering masterpieces inspired by the most captivating pop art of the 20th century. Highlights include tomato soup with grilled cheese.

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco Pavilion)
Take your taste buds on a Moroccan adventure as you enjoy delectable dishes like grilled kebabs, stoned-baked Moroccan bread and more. Pair your dish with hard cider or the chai tea mint mimosa.

Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between the Morocco & France Pavilions)
Feast on authentic Colombian cuisine inspired by the Disney animated film Encanto—like an empanada with chorizo or mango cheesecake.

Additional Locations
Delight your appetite with mouthwatering morsels, nibbles and noshes from these year-round food stops—each offering special menu items in addition to the regular menu.
  • Refreshment Port (near Canada): Serving poutine, the Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie and refreshing beverages
  • Refreshment Outpost: Serving delicious beers from breweries in Louisiana, Florida and New York
  • Funnel Cake: Serving a specialty funnel cake
  • Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company (all 4 in-park locations): Serving a unique art-inspired beverage at each location
  • Swirled Showcase: Serving soft-serve ice cream in a dish or waffle cone

Performing Arts & Disney on Broadway Concert Series

Disney entertainment is one of the most popular events during the International Festival of the Arts. Get Away Today favorites include…

Art Defying Gravity performs “thrilling acts” throughout the Festival are show stopping moments you won’t want to miss.

Disney on Broadway Concert Series features live performances from popular Broadway and Disney stars. Grab a spot to watch at the America Gardens Theatre or enjoy guaranteed seating with fabulous lunch or dinner options before attending a concert with a Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package.

Visual Art

Come along a visual journey where you not only see, but create art in EPCOT. Get Away Today favorites include…

Animation Academy encourages guests to create their own piece of Disney artistry with step-by-step instructions to draw your favorite Disney characters.

Artful Photo Ops invite you to actually step into a piece of art for a one of a kind photo. Find familiar favorites like the Mona Lisa and be part of the picture.

Disney Chalk Artcan be found around EPCOT all festival long. There are also opportunities for kids to create their own Disney chalk art.

Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt isets you on the search for Figement, the mascot of Festival of the Arts. Everyone in your group will enjoy keeping an eye out for Figment hiding in plain sight in some of the world’s most notable pieces of art.

Purchase a map and sticker set from select locations at EPCOT. Then match the stickers to the location on your map and redeem them for a Festival keepsake.

Paint by Number Mural stop by the mural and take a turn painting a few squares yourself. Then watch in awe as the image comes to life throughout the day. It’s all hand painted by you and the other guests visiting EPCOT during the festival.

Strolling Art Exhibits is one of the top picks during EPCOT International Festival of the Arts. Be sure to check the schedule to see which artists you can meet during the festival as well.

Best Snacks at EPCOT Year Round

There are so many favorite things to eat at Walt Disney World theme parks but EPCOT is truly a foodie’s dream. When the Disney dining plan and snack credits are in place, it’s the best place to spend your time!

Did some of your favorite things and sweet treats make our list?

  • School Bread Sweet Roll filled with Custard and dipped in Coconut (Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe | World Showcase | Norway Pavilion)
  • Fish and Chips Yorkshire County Fish Shop | World Showcase | United Kingdom)
  • Taco Trio La Cantina de San Angel | World Showcase | Mexico)
  • Traditional Poutine French Fries smothered in Gravy and topped with Cheese Curds (Refreshment Port | World Showcase | near Canada)
  • Macaron Lime Raspberry plus one of every pastry on the menu (Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie | World Showcase | France Pavilion
  • KakigōriJapanese shaved ice available in Rainbow, Strawberry, Melon, Cherry, Tangerine or Blue Raspberry (Kabuki Cafe | EPCOT’s World Showcase | Japan)
  • Maple Popcorn (EPCOT’s World Showcase | Canada)
  • Chicken Pot Stickers (Lotus Blossom Cafe | World Showcase | China)

This annual event brings beautiful artwork, delicious culinary masterpieces and great entertainment together each year.

Tell us your favorite things about the EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts so we can all start planning! And of course, reach out to our planning experts at Get Away Today to book your next Walt Disney World vacation.

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