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EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts Dates

EPCOT is Walt Disney World’s festival central, and the newest festival to join that lineup happens to be one of our favorites! The International Festival of the Arts began in 2017 and has steadily grown since then to become one of the best times to be at EPCOT all year! With so much to see and do, it combines everything we love about all of the other festivals in the Park year-round into one super short artful taste!

Dates for 2023’s festival have just been announced and will go for just a little over a month! From January 13 – February 20, 2023, you’ll be able to see, taste, and hear your way around EPCOT, exploring art and all of its amazing forms! 

During the festival, you’ll find food booths with incredibly creative treats to tickle your taste buds. Here you’ll find inventive concept foods and colorful concoctions. One of the most popular snacks is the artist pallet cookie which we expect will make a comeback this year. 

Festival of the arts

Credit: Jill Bivins

Another fun aspect of this festival is the amazing activities! You can put yourself in some of the world’s most famous paintings with photo ops around the park like this one found in World Showcase: 

Epcot festival of the arts

Credit: Jill Bivins

You can also be a part of the action and help create a masterpiece (by number)! 

Epcot festival of the arts

Credit: Jill Bivins

Another beloved aspect of the festival is the artist galleries, where you can meet with iconic Disney artists in person and purchase artwork! The Disney on Broadway Concert Series, where you can hear your favorite Broadway stars sing iconic Disney songs live on stage, is always popular. 

With so much to do, this festival is a can’t miss. Luckily, the dates for the festival happen to fall within a room discount time frame, so you can. Get there for less! We can’t wait to discover everything this exciting festival has to offer. Details for the festival beyond the dates haven’t been announced yet but stay tuned right here because as soon as Disney announces it, we will make sure to update you!

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 7 year old son or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.