Disney's | Epcot at Walt Disney World in Orlando is hosting their second annual 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts! This event runs from January 12th to February 19th, 2018 at the Epcot World Showcase and celebrates culture through a combination of food, art, and entertainment.

Epcot and foodies have a long, happy relationship. There is always something delicious to discover in the park, and Epcot will host extra special event offerings. From Let Them Eat Art (a festival exclusive of workshops and seminars) to specialty dishes to the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, the art festival in Orlando artfully combines food and fun. For example, the Disney on Broadway Concert Series encourages guests to make a reservation at select Epcot restaurants by guaranteeing patrons seating at the Disney on Broadway showcase later that evening. 

Disney's Epcot Showcases Art, Food & Fun With Festive Art Event In Orlando

But patrons don't need a sit-down meal to eat their fill at the festival.  The Epcot World Showcase will be home to an abundance of edible art. Dish themes include The Deconstructed Dish, Cuisine Classique, The Painters Palate, The Artist's Table, Pop Eats!, Decadent Delights, and the Masterpiece Kitchen. The available dishes number in the dozens and with an equivocal number of drink options. We're particularly excited by the Deconstructed BLT, Salmon Tartare with Caviar, the trio of croissant doughnuts, and the Neopolitan beer flight. ​

The artistic experiences of this special event in Orlando aren't just limited to food, shows, and studio spaces -- all around Disney's | Epcot you'll find extra special art. Living statues, acrobats, marching bands, community showcases, and creations covering sidewalks and common spaces will be found throughout the park during the duration of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2018.

The festival is happening now and would make a great date idea for Valentine's Day in Orlando or just be a fun thing to do solo or with friends, but hurry to make your plans because the festival ends February 19th.