Dates announced for the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World

Oct 21, 2021 in "Epcot International Festival of the Arts"

Posted: Thursday October 21, 2021 9:07am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will take place January 14 through February 21 2022.

'Disney on Broadway concert series' makes a return this year after being missing last year due to the pandemic. Performers will be announced at a later date.

The 2022 EPCOT International festival of the Arts will include:

  • Food Studios around World Showcase
  • The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine – a fun food stroll featuring five delicious sweet and savory treats
  • Chalk artists
  • Photo ops where you can step into famous artwork
  • A paint-by-number mural
  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters scavenger hunt
  • Performance and visual artists
  • Special festival merchandise

EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is available with valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date.

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ToTBellHopOct 23, 2021

I wasn’t mixing them up, just talking about F&G in a FoA thread. I was merely off topic, but on purpose. No dementia yet…

mikejs78Oct 22, 2021

I went presidents week in 2019, and Festival of the Arts was still ongoing the whole week. It ended the following Monday (week after Presidents week.

mikejs78Oct 22, 2021

Don't care. I love the way Epcot looks during F&G. Well, not including the construction walls ...

MisterPenguinOct 22, 2021

I think you're getting Festival of the Arts (Jan-Feb) mixed up with Food and Garden (Mar- Jun).

ToTBellHopOct 22, 2021

Remember when there used to be people at F&G who talked about…what is it called? Gardening?

TJ VazquezOct 22, 2021

Guess there is no word if they are doing seminars like they did prior to 2020? Really enjoyed listening to the artists speak about their work and drawing a bit ourselves too.

zappleOct 22, 2021

This is the best festival! The food, the weather, the artwork. So much better than food and wine!

monothingieOct 21, 2021

Glad it's back to what it was prepandemic. This is by far my favorite of the EPCOT festivals.

sheriffwoodyOct 21, 2021

Planned a trip Jan 8-12 for that's cool :facepalm:

Weather_LadyOct 21, 2021

The Festivals can start and end anytime Disney wants them to. I'm just surprised they're not taking account of projected crowds in their Festival schedule determinations: they're putting themselves in a position where they have to tear down a festival, transition, and set up a new one during the worst and most crowded week possible.

ToTBellHopOct 21, 2021

Well, they start F&G around 3/1 and need a week to switch. Isn’t it usually 6 weekends like this? Pres. Day is just the latest it can possibly be.

James AlucobondOct 21, 2021

I still like Arts and Flower & Garden. Fairly unobtrusive. Food & Wine remains trash, however.

Weather_LadyOct 21, 2021

It's weird that they're ending it just before President's Day week this year. That week is always hugely crowded and now there will be less for people to do. (This is a change from prior years: up through and including last year, the Festival ended after President's Day week.) We'll be at Universal from 2/20-25 and were considering hopping over to Disney for a couple days later in the week (2/20 and 2/21, when the Festival will still be going on, won't work with our schedule) to use some complimentary tickets. I'll be sorry to miss the Festival of the Arts this time around.