When does the 2022 Epcot International Festival of the Arts start?

Ready to kick off the new year with Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2022? The annual festival that celebrates imagination, creativity and beauty is back in 2022. When should you plan to attend?

In a recent Disney Parks announcement, the annual festival will kick off on January 14, 2022. While full details of the upcoming event have yet to be revealed, the festival will run until February 21, 2022. This event marks the sixth year of this art-filled celebration.

Throughout the International Arts Festival, the Disney Parks team celebrates the vibrant world of art. At every turn, works of art are on display. From interactive photo exhibits to colorful backdrops, eyes are drawn to all the wonders.

Scattered throughout Epcot, various artists showcase their creativity. From Disney-centric pieces to stunning landscapes, guests can interact with select artists and take pieces home for their own collection.

Returning this year is the Disney on Broadway concert series. Held at the America Gardens Theater in World Showcase, guests can enjoy performances of favorite Disney songs by popular artists. Although singing is not compulsory, the performances will hold everyone’s attention.

What food can people expect at the 2022 Epcot International Arts Festival?

Since Epcot’s sixth annual festival spotlights all of the arts, including the culinary arts, the food at this event often pushes the boundaries of creativity. From the flavors to the plating, these dishes definitely bring the wow factor.

Thinking back to the events of the previous year, these dishes sometimes offer a glimpse of future Disney dishes. Who doesn’t remember the first appearance of boba pearls in sparkling wine? Now, this idea is a staple in parks.

Although markets and menus have yet to be revealed, it seems likely that popular markets, like Pop Art, will return. Since this is the 50th anniversary celebration, it’s likely that some EARdescident offerings will be scattered throughout the festival.

Back for 2022, The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine. This special culinary journey shows how color adds to the dining experience. While everyone appreciates people eating with their eyes, it’s more than color for color’s sake. The flavors stand out as much as the visual. Of course, the bonus food earned at the end is always a tasty treat.

The 2022 Epcot International Festival of the Arts begins January 14, 2022 and ends February 21, 2022. Valid theme park admission and theme park reservations are required for the event.

What’s your favorite Epcot festival? Did you find a secret food at Epcot?

Darcy J. Skinner