Every year, Disney hosts a ton of exciting festivals, and nearly all of them take place at EPCOT — from International Festival of Holidays to International Festival of the Art and the Flower and Garden Festival. It seems that there is always something exciting to experience at EPCOT, and this year is no exception. Beginning on January 14 and ending on February 21, 2022, Guests visiting EPCOT can enjoy beautiful art and delicious food at EPCOT International Festival of the Arts. Festival of the Arts has been an EPCOT highlight since it began in 2017 and only seems to grow in popularity every year.
Here is what we know is confirmed to be returning to Festival of the Arts this year.
Festival Food Booths
There will be 15 food booths along the World Showcase Lagoon, and they will feature a number of delicious — and artistic — offerings. The following food booths will be at Festival of the Arts.
The Artist’s Table (The American Adventure)
Treat your taste buds to delectable dishes like beef Wellington or pan-seared scallops. Pair your dish with beer or a glass of wine.
The Craftsman’s Courtyard – NEW! (Near Disney Traders)
Enjoy savory seafood and refreshing salads, inspired by one of the many hubs of the Arts and Crafts movement: the coast of California.
Deco Delights (Near Port of Entry)
Satisfy your sweet tooth with sleek desserts inspired by Art Deco, from the gilded glamor of the roaring 20’s to the bright pastels of Miami Beach.
The Deconstructed Dish (Near Port of Entry)
Rediscover your favorite dishes fragmented and presented as never before—like a BLT, French onion soup and key lime pie.
The Donut Box (Near Test Track® presented by Chevrolet®)
Sweeten your day with delicious donuts, which pair wonderfully with a glass of rosé or a coffee cocktail.
El Artista Hambriento (Mexico)
Delight in classic Mexican fare that’s sure to satisfy artists of any age. Highlights include carne asada and chocolate tacos.
Celebrate the Japanese culinary arts with delectable dishes featuring “the 5 colors” of Japanese cuisine. Highlights include sushi donuts 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, beet carpaccio and other farm-fresh delights.
L’Art de la Cuisine Francaise (France)
Discover delicious French treats and baked goods, from savory to sweet—including a black winter truffle croissant and warm brie in a bread bowl. Pair your dish with a French wine or frozen martini.
L’Arte di Mangiare (Italy)
Indulge in Baroque cuisine, prepared with rich color and dramatic flavor. This food studio serves up arancini, ravioli and more.
The Painted Panda (China)
Enjoy decorative cuisine inspired by magnificent Chinese art, like General Tso’s chicken shumai or the char siu pork buns. Plus, enjoy refreshing beverages like bubble tea and Chinese-inspired cocktails.
Pastoral Palate (Germany)
Help yourself to hearty dishes inspired by the rustic settings where Bavarian Folk Art was painted. Indulge in wild boar cassoulet, a red wine-braised beef short rib and more.
Pop Eats (Near Port of Entry)
Delight in mouthwatering masterpieces inspired by the most captivating Pop Art of the 20th century. Highlights include the colorful almond frangipane cake and the ever-popular Pop’t Art—a sugar cookie with a twist. Plus, enjoy savory dishes like tomato soup with grilled cheese.
Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)
Take your taste buds on a Moroccan adventure as you enjoy delectable dishes like grilled kebabs, almond phyllo pockets and more. Pair your dish with a flavorful hard cider or the chai tea mint mimosa.
Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina (Between Morocco & France)
Feast on authentic Colombian cuisine inspired by the Disney animated film Encanto—like spicy ajiaco soup or a house-made empanada with chorizo.
Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine
The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine is a fun foodie adventure that you can participate in during Festival of the Arts. Guests who purchase select dishes can receive stamps from the different booths. Once all five dishes are stamped, Guests can receive an adorable Artists’ Palette Cookie! The dishes that are a part of this year’s Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine are:
- Red: Blood Orange-braised Beet Carpaccio with Mustard Vinaigrette, Pickled Clamshell Mushrooms, Golden Beets and Crostini – located at Gourmet Landscapes
- Green: Deconstructed Key Lime Pie featuring flexible Key Lime Curd, “Key Lime” Mousse, Graham Cracker Cake and Meringues – located at The Deconstructed Dish
- Yellow: House-made Chorizo and Potato Empanada with Turmeric Aïoli and Annatto Aïoli – located at Vibrante & Vívido: Encanto Cocina
- Orange: Pan-seared Scallops with Vanilla-Butternut Squash Purée, Brown Butter Cauliflower Purée and Lime Foam – located at The Artist’s Table
- Pink: Vanilla Donut with Strawberry Sugar, Strawberry Ice Cream, Fresh Strawberries and Strawberry Gelée – located at The Donut Box
DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series
Taking place at stage found at the American Adventure Pavilion, DISNEY ON BROADWAY will feature a number of Broadway stars who performed in Disney plays like Aladdin, Newsies, and Beauty and the Beast. You can read more about the performances and the complete list of performers — as well as the dates they will be performing — by clicking here.
Artistic Photo Opportunities
One of the best ways for Guests to remember their Festival of the Arts experience is to take a bunch of fun photos. As in years past, Disney will allow Guests to become a part of famous pieces of art with great photo ops. Here are the art pieces that will be featured in this year’s photos ops.
- An homage to Frida Kahlo – Mexico Pavilion
- Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli – Italy Pavilion Courtyard
- Café Terrace at Night and Sunflowers – Vincent van Gogh – Bridge to World Showcase
- Luncheon of the Boating Party – Pierre-Auguste Renoir – International Gateway
- Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci – Between Italy Pavilion and Germany Pavilion
- Peter Pan Storybook – Bridge to World Showcase
- The Scream – Edvard Munch – Between Italy Pavilion and Germany Pavilion
- Washington Crossing the Delaware – Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze – The American Adventure Pavilion
Ever wonder how artists’ bring your favorite Disney characters to life? Well, if you head over to the American Gardens Theatre every day at either 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m., you will be taught by a professional artist how to draw characters like the one and only Mickey Mouse!
Figment’s Brush With The Masters
This fun scavenger hunt costs $10 per person and is a lot of fun for Guests of all ages. Hunt for Figment in famous works of art throughout the World Showcase Pavilion. Once you find all of the Figment-themed picture frames, you can head to Disney Traders or World Traveler to receive a fun surprise for finishing the hunt.
As always, there will be a number of galleries Guests can walk through and see some amazing Disney art. There will also be a lot of great Festival of the Arts merchandise for Guests to purchase as a fun memento.
What are you most excited to see return to EPCOT International Festival of the Arts?