We love a good celebration, and Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is just that – a celebration of art, entertainment, and one thing Epcot’s festivals are famous for….FOOD! The fourth annual International Festival of the Arts can be explored and enjoyed from January 17, 2020, until February 24, 2020.
Let’s take a look at all the ways you can celebrate the arts at Epcot in 2020!
Nightly in the World Showcase’s America Gardens Theatre, enjoy songs from your favorite Disney musicals in the Disney on Broadway Concert Series. Performances are held nightly at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, and 8:00pm. A few of this year’s highlights include Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White from The Lion King, Heidi Blickenstaff from The Little Mermaid and Freaky Friday, Ashley Brown from Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast, and Josh Strickland from Tarzan.
During the day, the Community Arts Showcase will feature area talent, like choirs, marching bands, and more groups local to Central Florida. These performances can also be found on the America Gardens Theatre stage.
Enjoy seeing art come to life before your very eyes with performances by chalk artists, living art statues, and more! They can be found throughout the park daily. Performance days and times vary, so check your Times Guide or International Festival of the Arts Passport for more details.
You won’t have to look far to find stunning visual arts displays to enjoy. The Festival Market will spotlight artists whose creativity ranges across a broad spectrum of mediums – jewelry, photography, sculpting, screenprinting, painting, and…you guessed it…more! At some booths, you can even take part in the creative process, customizing a piece of art and watching it come to life before your eyes.
Take and bring home fun photos of your own by stopping at the World Showcase’s “Artful Photo Ops” inspired by famous works of art, like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, or Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party.
You’ll also find interactive experiences throughout Epcot where you can create your own piece of art, learn artistic techniques, or even be part of helping a larger project come to life in the Expression Section: Paint by Number Mural.
Many Walt Disney World Resort guests take park in Epcot’s annual festivals for one thing – THE FOOD. The festival’s Food Studios are a highlight of the event, offering snack options similar to those found during Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival, but with a focus on both taste and presentation.
Don’t forget to pick up a Festival Passport to help locate all your favorite goodies, events, and show times. The Passport can also help you complete this year’s all-new Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine. Guests can receive a colorful culinary surprise after purchasing five menu items from participating locations and collecting a stamp in the Festival Passport for each.
Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is quickly becoming a favorite of Walt Disney World Resort guests.