Festival of the Arts to Return in 2021

We can all agree that 2020 has been a year… a year to move on from. Disney Parks Blog announced today that we have something to look forward to in early 2021 and we can’t wait.

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return for another year in 2021. The festival will run from January 8 to February 22, 2021.

This global celebration of all walks of art includes a vibrant mix of visual arts combined with a delicious taste of culinary arts and a delightful blend of performing arts from around the world.

More than 100 Disney and visiting artists will display their work around EPCOT and guests can show off their own artistic abilities through interactive experiences such as a larger-than-life paint-by-number mural (a favorite every year) or learning to draw some of your favorite Disney characters. Don’t forget the unique photo opps available around the park.

Discover dishes to feast on with delicious Disney twists and art-inspired menus. And, of course, no visit is complete without finding the perfect piece of artwork or Festival merchandise to bring home to remember your trip.

So What’s New in 2021?

The Voices of Liberty will take centerstage at America Gardens Theatre with a brand-new showcase including classics from The Disney Songbook. From “When You Wish Upon a Star” to “Let It Go,” the ensemble will perform Disney songs and celebrate the artistry of Disney composers and lyricists.

In World Showplace, catch live performances by “Art Defying Gravity,” a spectacle of thrilling strength acts, and “Visual Art in Performance,” a high-energy, onstage visual artist who paints favorite Disney characters before your eyes in just a matter of minutes.

Food Studios located around World Showcase are where you can view – and eat – great works of art. Vibrante & Vívido Food Studio, a new location between France and Morocco, will feature a mouthwatering (and photo-ready) chilled seafood cocktail with octopus, scallops, shrimp, black garlic aïoli, tomato coconut sauce and serrano lime oil.

Indulge on Blue Corn Pupusa stuffed with cheese and topped with shredded pork, guajillo and árbol chile sauce, cabbage slaw and aji amarillo crema.

Other ways to enjoy the Festival: Take part in the Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, where you’ll use the Festival Passport as a guide to purchase five vibrant food items and receive a complimentary, tasty technicolor treat.

The popular Figment’s Brush with the Masters returns this year, as well, inviting you to help Figment learn about art on a scavenger hunt around World Showcase; you will be able to purchase a map and stickers for the family-friendly hunt at a variety of merchandise locations. 

Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will run for 46 days and be available with valid admission and a park reservation for the same date.

Related: Disney Theme Park Reservation System Extended to 2022

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Visit Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts to start planning your early 2021 Disney World vacation.

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