Savor the Sights and Sounds of the 2021 Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

2021 Epcot Flower Garden Buzz Lightyear featured

It’s been several weeks since we brought you our original Unofficial Guide to the 2021 Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, but there’s far more to experience at this event than can fit into a single visit, so today we’re diving back in for a closer look at the special decorative displays and live entertainment currently on offer.

2021 Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival butterfly topiary
Take a deeper dive into the live music and living displays to discover at the 2021 Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (Photos/videos by Seth Kubersky).

2021 Flower & Garden Sights

The socially distanced 2021 edition of Epcot’s annual Flower & Garden Festival continues at Walt Disney World through July 5, which still leaves plenty of time to check out the charming character topiaries and other horticultural displays that the event is famous for. We’ve already shared snapshots of many of this year’s creations, but here’s a look at a few of our favorites that we missed during our initial laps around World Showcase.

Muppet megastars Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy make their mossy return this year between the Canada and U.K. pavilions.

We previously visited Tinker Bell’s fairy garden in the rear of the U.K. pavilion after sunset, but this area is just as delightful by daylight.

This dragon topiary makes for an iconic image when framed by the Japan pavilion’s Torii gate.

Of course, it’s hard not to notice the big black barges for the upcoming Harmonious nighttime spectacular in the background of that shot. All the equipment for the show is now reportedly in the lagoon, and it’s impossible to avoid seeing these new structures from anywhere around World Showcase.

On the opposite end of Epcot, you’ll spot a cluster of white pods on poles along the walkway leading to Future World East.

They serve as birdhouses for migrating purple marlins to hatch their fledglings.

The nearby playground remains closed,…

…but the adjacent Outdoor Escapes display provides an adult oasis of of lush succulents and welcoming chairs and couches to lounge on.

Finally, don’t forget to salute Buzz Lightyear on your way to Mission: Space.

To inFERNity, and beyond!

2021 Flower & Garden Sounds

Although we’re still missing the big-name artists of the Garden Rocks series, this year’s “Taste of” event does feature concerts by local cover bands on select days. Better yet, the Festival offers Epcot fans a great opportunity to see two of the park’s longest running musical acts perform some of their best material.

On the American Gardens Stage, the Voices of Liberty—dressed in casual clothing instead of their colonial costumes—are presenting “Americana A Cappella,” which blends traditional patriotic tunes with more contemporary inspirational songs.

Watch a complete performance of Voices of Liberty: Americana A Cappella in this video:

Over on Canada’s Mill Stage, the JAMMitors are making appearances as the Jammin’ Gardeners.

This version of their show includes less chatter and rapping than their Jammin’ Chefs shows, and instead features impressive precision percussion on pots and other gardening tools.

Enjoy a complete JAMMitors Jammin’ Gardeners show in this video:

We hope you’ve enjoyed this sample of the sights and sounds at Epcot’s springtime celebration. Come back soon for our updated exploration of the best (and worst) flavors we’ve tasted at the 2021 Flower & Garden Festival!

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