Starting March 5, fun is in bloom at the 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, where you can enjoy the glow of enchanting topiaries and savor seasonal foods at Outdoor Kitchens around World Showcase.
Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV includes:
▪ New Hummingbirds at Home exhibit presented by the National Audubon Society will feature walkthrough hummingbird gardens and tips on how to attract the magical creatures that migrate to
Florida from Central America each year.
▪ For the second year, illuminated gardens will cast a festive glow across the park when the sun sets each evening.
▪ Back by popular demand: Outdoor Kitchens serving springtime flavors for every taste! Last year was the first year that food starred alongside the flowers, and this year 11 Outdoor Kitchens debut around World Showcase Lagoon, each with an artful produce and herb-raised garden bed that showcases something that you can taste in the dish they’re offering.
▪ HGTV & DIY Designer Presentations: The popular HGTV celebrities will meet festival guests and showcase expert tips and clever tricks at noon and 3 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday on The Designers’ Stage presented by HGTV at the Festival Center.
- March 7-9 - Vern Yip,
- March 14-16 - Chris Lambton, “Going Yard”
- March 21-23 - Matt Blashaw, “Yard Crashers”
- March 28-30 - Matt Muenster, ”Bath Crashers”
- April 4-6 - Taniya Nayak, ”House Hunters on Vacation”
- April 11-13 - Amy Matthews, “Renovation Raiders”
- April 18-20 - John Gidding, ”Curb Appeal”
- April 25-27 - David Bromstad,
- May 2-4 - Chip Wade, ”Elbow Room”
- May 9-11 - Genevieve Gorder, HGTV Star
- May 16-18 - Alison Victoria, "Kitchen Crashers"
▪ Flower Power Concert Series, which showcases the music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, with concerts taking place Friday – Sunday at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the America Gardens Theatre.
- March 7-9 - The Guess Who
- March 14-16 - Gary Lewis and the Playboys *new*
- March 21-23 - The Orchestra Starring Former Members of ELO
- March 28-30 - The Lovin' Spoonful
- April 4-6 - Paul Revere & The Raiders
- April 11-13 - Village People
- April 18-20 - The Grass Roots
- April 25-27 - Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
- May 2-4 - STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
- May 9-11 - Chubby Checker & The Wildcate
- May 16-18 - Alan Parsons Live Project *new*
▪ New Festival Merchandise will be available as well including shirts, hats, garden accessories, new pins (including a limited edition option!), Vinylmation and even a 12-inch pre-dressed Duffy the Disney Bear that resembles a garden gnome!