The 2021 Epcot International Festival of the Arts dates are January 8th through February 22nd, 2021.
This Epcot Festival made its debut in 2017, celebrating three artistic disciplines: Culinary, Visual, and Performing Arts.
The Festival will run seven days a week again in 2021. Entertainment offerings will change throughout the Festival! So be sure to pick up a Festival of the Arts Passport for details during your specific visit.
The Festival of the Arts features Food Studios located around Epcot’s World Showcase! Much like the Marketplace Booths for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, the Food Studios bring enhanced food offerings to Festival guests.
DFB Exclusive Map for the 2021 EPCOT Festival of the Arts
Unique to the Festival of the Arts is a focus on presentation of the dishes. As with previous Festivals of the Arts, we look forward to the fact that many food items will be their own works of art!
Epcot will be bursting with live performances and acts to celebrate the Performing Arts! Be sure to refer to the Event Guide at Epcot or the My Disney Experience app during your specific visit, as the Festival will continually offer new experiences.
Here is a look at the Performing Arts presentations coming for 2021!
Voices of Liberty
Disney has confirmed that EPCOT’s own Voices of Liberty (typically known for their performances in The American Adventure pavilion) will perform throughout the Festival of the Arts in 2021!
Voice of Liberty will perform an all-new showcase in the American Gardens Theatre: The Disney Songbook. The performance will shine the spotlight on beloved Disney songs — such as “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “Let It Go” — while also celebrating the work of the Disney composers and lyricists.
Art Defying Gravity
In World Showplace (Between EPCOT’s United Kingdom and Canada pavilions), Art Defying Gravity will perform “thrilling acts” every day throughout the Festival!
Stay tuned for more information on this performance troupe!
You can also visit World Showplace to enjoy showtunes performed by a live musician — the EPCOT Pianist — seven days a week!
Visual Art in Performance
And Visual Art in Performance will give guests the chance to enjoy viewing a high-energy artist painting Disney characters LIVE onstage “in a matter of minutes!” Note that this performance will be presented Thursdays through Sundays.
Disney on Broadway Concert Series
At this time, the Disney on Broadway Concert Series has NOT been confirmed for 2021. We are keeping information about this concert series below for your future planning reference, and will update this page accordingly if new information becomes available.
The Disney on Broadway Concert Series features performances by some of Broadway’s most accomplished actors and actresses singing some of Disney’s most beloved songs at the America Gardens Theater.
The performances take place at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM on each night throughout the Festival – that’s right! You can find the full lineup of artists and represented Disney musicals here.
Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Packages allow guests to pair breakfast, lunch or dinner (either a three-course meal or full buffet, based on location) at a participating Epcot restaurant with guaranteed priority seating for an evening show on the same date.
No Dining Package details have been announced for 2021.
Breakfast starts at $52.00 for adults ($31.00 per child); lunch packages start at $57.00 for adults ($32.00 per child); and dinner packages start at $57.00 for adults ($32.00 per child). Annual Passholders can save 10% on Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Packages.
For the full list of restaurants (with prices) and Broadway Artists, visit our Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package Page!
Community Arts Showcase
Additional entertainment features the tops in area talent at the Community Arts Showcase at the America Gardens Theater, with a variety of choirs, marching bands, and more groups local to Central Florida.
Acts for 2021: To be announced.
Performance days and times vary, so be sure to check the Times Guide or Festival Passport (both available at the park’s entrances) during your visit.
Art in Performance
Enjoy seeing the creative process live through Art in Performance, including Chalk Artists in Future World East!
Performance days and times will vary, so be sure to check the Times Guide or Festival Passport (both available at the park’s entrances) during your visit.
Disney has shared that over 100 artists — both Disney artists and visiting artists — will display their work in 2021!
The Visual Arts are celebrated throughout Epcot in a myriad of Exhibits and hands-on experiences, along with a few more artistic touches along the way! Be sure to pick up and refer to the Festival of the Arts Passport at Epcot during your specific visit.
The Featured Exhibits put the spotlight on Disney Iconic Artists and Disney-Inspired Original Art.
Pavilions around Epcot showcase displays and galleries reflecting various themes. Pavilion exhibits include:
- Mexico Folk Art Gallery: Check out ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos, a spirited salute to Mexican artistry and traditions.
- The American Heritage Gallery in American Adventure: Explore generations of ingenuity at the featured exhibit: “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art.” Guests may also shop at the Art of Disney gallery in this pavilion.
- The House of the Whispering Willows in China: Get a glimpse at how Walt Disney Imagineers helped bring Shanghai Disney Resort to life.
- The Stave Church Gallery in Norway: Learn about Norse mythology at “Gods of the Vikings,” an exhibit celebrating legendary gods goddesses and featuring authentic Viking artifacts.
- Bijutsu-kan Gallery in Japan: Delve into the origin and evolution of kawaii, Japan’s cute culture.
- Tale As Old As Time — French Storytelling on Stage and Screen in France: Six gallery cases feature costumes, music and art that played a part in bringing French literature to the stage and screen.
Check out the Walking Chalk Gallery — where artists will create gorgeous art pieces in chalk — around World Showcase.
Workshops and Seminars
At this time, Workshops and Seminars have NOT been confirmed for 2021. We are keeping information from 2020 below for your future planning reference, and will update this page accordingly if new information becomes available.
The Festival offers guests the opportunity to explore the Arts themselves through Complimentary Seminars and extra-ticketed Interactive and Paint with a Disney Artist Workshops.
Complimentary Seminars take place twice daily in at 11:30AM. These seminar offerings (which are included with admission to Epcot) change daily.
Interactive Workshops take place daily from and are $45 per guest plus tax, and Epcot admission is required but not included. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members are eligible for a 15% discount. Advance Reservations are highly recommended. Call (407) WDW-TOUR to reserve a spot. Interactive Workshop offerings change daily.
Paint with a Disney Artist Workshops: Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from a talented Disney artist at either an outdoor or an indoor class. Whether you’re a seasoned painting veteran or have never picked up a paint brush, this experience is sure to leave you wanting to explore more about this beautiful art form. Refreshments will be served.
These sessions are $259 per guest plus tax, and Epcot admission is required but not included. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members are eligible for a 15% discount. Guests must be 12 years of age or older to participate. Advance Reservations are highly recommended. Call (407) WDW-TOUR to reserve a spot.
MORE FESTIVAL FUN
Additional Festival fun is in full force all over Epcot for the Festival of the Arts!
Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine — Returning in 2021
The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine gives guests the chance to sample several items at the Food Studios during the Festival!
Guests will purchase five designated items (you can see them here) at various food booths, receiving a stamp in their Festival Passport for each item. Upon completion, you’ll receive an ADDITIONAL — and complimentary — treat for your artful efforts!
Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt — Returning in 2021
Are you bringing a little budding artist to the Festival of the Arts? Children (and adults!) can search for Figment by following clues provided through famous works of art strategically located around World Showcase.
Interested guests can visit Disney Traders or World Traveler to purchase a map and begin their search. Every time you find Figment, add the corresponding sticker to the pavilion on your map. Upon completing the scavenger hunt, guests can head to Disney Traders with their completed map and receive an “artful” surprise!
Chalk Full of Character — Returning in 2021
Keep your eyes peeled for extra little bits of art featuring beloved Disney characters in unexpected corners throughout World Showcase! They’re “Chalk Full of Character!”
Animation Academy — Returning in 2021
Experience the magic of Disney animation at this fun and informative drawing class taught by actual Disney artists. (Paper and pencil will be provided for this complimentary art session.) These classes will take place at the American Gardens Theatre at 12:30PM and 1:30PM daily.
Interactive Wall Mural — Returning in 2021
Leave your own artistic mark on Epcot at the Expression Section!
The Interactive Wall Mural — which will return in 2021 — will give guests the chance to paint their own small section of what will become a HUGE piece of artwork during the Festival!
Note that the mural will be available to paint until 5PM daily.
Photo Opportunities — Returning in 2021
“Picture yourself” in famous works of art at special Photo Op locations throughout Epcot, returning in 2021!
Photo Ops include:
- Homage to Frida Kahlo
- Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci
- The Scream – Edvard Munch
- Washington Crossing the Delaware – Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
- Luncheon of the Boating Party – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
- Peter Pan Storybook
- Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli
- Café Terrace at Night and Sunflowers – Vincent van Gogh
Kidcot Fun Stops — To Be Transformed Again for the Festival
Each of the year-’round Kidcot Fun Stops in the World Showcase pavilions will offer an experience specific to the Festival of the Arts.
Get ready to grab a palette and paintbrush!
Enemy Ink — Returning in 2021
Onsite, customized t-shirt printing will allow you to purchase and wear your OWN inspired piece by choosing color, design, and style of your shirt.
Be on the lookout for Festival of the Arts merchandise both in major shopping spots (like Mouse Gear and Art of Disney) as well as pop-up event merchandise kiosks.
Check out some of the featured artists and their work here.
Festival of the Arts Passport
Featured art, entertainment, workshops, seminars, and activities will change throughout the duration of the Festival! Be sure to pick up and refer to the Festival of the Arts Passport available at Epcot during your visit to learn about all the offerings.