Dates Announced for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

EPCOT has a festival for every season, and one of the most exciting ones is coming up in the new year with the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.

This exciting event celebrates art in all forms with live artist demonstrations, incredible paintings and sidewalk art, a Broadway concert series, exclusive merchandise, outdoor kitchens, photo ops, and more.

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The Disney Parks Blog just confirmed that the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will take place January 13-February 20, 2023.

The announcement also came with the news of two new Food Studios that will debut at the 2023 event, including Moderne which will feature  avant-garde menu items, and Figment’s Inspiration Station at the Odyssey: Art, Food, and Little Sparks of Magic, which will serve up flavors inspired by vibrant colors.

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

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The Disney on BROADWAY Concert Series will once again return to the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion offering live performances throughout the festival with some of the biggest names on Broadway.

For Guests looking to capture their own memories during the event, artful photo ops will return around the theme park will allow Guests to step inside famous works of art and interact with them in an all-new way. (If you have ever considered purchasing Memory Maker, this could be the trip to make the splurge with so many unique photo ops scattered around EPCOT!)

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

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And this year’s event will feature works by over 100 artists, along with the return of the Animation Academy and Expression Section: A Paint by Number Mural Guests can participate in, plus a scavenger hunt with Figment around World Showcase.

With art as the festival theme, the event-exclusive merchandise is not to be missed. Each year, Guests can find new beautifully designed clothing, accessories, home goods, and more created just for the festival, along with pins and tees just for Annual Passholders.

We will continue to monitor updates coming to the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, and will report back here on Disney Tips as soon as we know more. In the meantime, happy planning and enjoy the festival!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."