Sip, savor and celebrate at springtime food festivals throughout Orlando.

Coming to Orlando this spring? Bring your appetite, because some of our most fantastic foodie festivals will be in full bloom. From brilliant neighborhoods to our world-class theme parks, get ready for a savory springtime when you visit the country’s No. 1 tourism destination in 2024.

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Spring Foodie Events in Orlando Neighborhoods

International Vegan Food Festival (Jan. 27, 2024)

Explore a plant-based party for the senses at the International Vegan Food Festival in downtown Orlando, featuring over 50 vendors plus games, prizes and more surprises in store. This tasty festival, one of many hosted by Orlando Bearded Vegan throughout the year, will feature fully plant-based takes on everything from burgers and pizza to ice cream and internationally inspired fare.

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A colorful asian temple dragon
Enjoy Traditional Asian Food, Dance and More at Celebrate Lunar in Orlando

Celebrate Lunar (Feb. 24, 2024)

Celebrate Lunar New Year in downtown Orlando’s Luminary Green Park, featuring delectable cuisine and show-stopping entertainment from our diverse Asian community. Discover new favorite dishes from beloved local chefs, featuring traditional and modern takes on Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino and Japanese cuisine, then grab what you need to recreate them at home from the onsite marketplace. You certainly won’t go hungry for entertainment options, including live music, lion dancing, Tai Chi demonstrations, a fashion show, character meet and greets, and many more authentic cultural offerings.

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Orlando Science Center Science of Wine, photo by Roberto Gonzalez
Science of Wine at Orlando Science Center (Photo: Roberto Gonzalez)

Science of Wine (April 27, 2024)

Wine aficionados won’t want to miss a sip at Science of Wine, an adults-only experience complete with gourmet hors d’oeuvres, special seminars, and interactions with professional sommeliers and chefs. It’s hosted at the Orlando Science Center each year, with four floors of interactive exhibit halls for you to explore along the way.

Orlando Carnival Downtown (May 24 – 26, 2024)

Celebrate the pageantry, parties, music and flavors of Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, and other Caribbean nations during Orlando Carnival Downtown. The three-day party will include an extravagant runway show, a Caribbean music festival with Calypso singers, moko jumbies, steelpan and more, plus a downtown Orlando parade, a Caribbean food festival and a show-stopping concert at Tinker Field.

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Spring Foodie Events at Orlando Theme Parks

Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando are all cooking up something special at springtime food festivals. Best of all, these delicious celebrations are all included with theme park admission. Dig in during your next visit.

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A young girl painting while her mom watches at the Epcot® 2023 Festival of the Arts
EPCOT® International Festival of the Arts at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando (©Disney)

EPCOT® International Festival of the Arts (Through Feb. 19, 2024)

Every dish is a work of art at the EPCOT® International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World® Resort. Indulge in colorful fare from 16 unique Food Studios where food imitates art, and join a tasty trek around EPCOT® on The Wonderful Walk of Colorful Cuisine, where you can try up to seven delectable dishes and collect a tasty prize — and that’s just the amuse-bouche on all this festival has to offer.

Along with inventive, art-inspired cuisine, the annual festival features dazzling live performances, bustling artisan marketplaces and more hands-on fun to delight the senses, including live chalk art painting, character animation workshops, Disney on Broadway performances featuring Broadway’s brightest stars, and plenty more to explore with the whole family.

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Subject to change, the concert lineup includes:

  • Jan. 12, 14 – 15, 18, 20 & 22 – 23: Caissie Levy (Frozen) and Patti Murin (Frozen)
  • Jan. 13, 16, 17, 19, 21 & 24 – 25: Gavin Lee (Beauty and the Beast) and Heidi Blickenstaff (The Little Mermaid)
  • Jan. 26 & 28 – 29; Feb. 1, 3, & 5 – 6: Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King)
  • Jan. 27 & 30 – 31; Feb. 2, 4 & 7 – 8: Josh Strickland (Tarzan) and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King)
  • Feb. 9, 11 – 12, 15 & 18 – 19: Mandy Gonzalez (Aida) and Michael James Scott (Aladdin)
  • Feb. 10, 13 – 14, 16 – 17 & 19: Bradley Gibson (The Lion King) and Shoba Narayan (Aladdin)

This festival is already underway and only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out.

EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando (©Disney)

EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival (Feb. 28 – May 27, 2024)

You can also explore a world abloom with brilliant flavors, dazzling colors and colorful topiaries at the EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival, held every spring at Walt Disney World. Savor garden-fresh fare from dozens of outdoor marketplaces, many of which utilize herbs and produce grown onsite, and learn how to identify and grow your own health-conscious food at herb gardens throughout the park.

And that’s not all. Immerse yourself in vibrant themed gardens and play spaces, discover whimsical topiary sculptures of your favorite Disney characters, and explore the wonders of nature at new attractions like Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. Last but not least, the Garden Rocks Concert Series will serve live music from top artists at the America Gardens Theatre, seven days a week.

Subject to change, the concert lineup includes:

  • Feb. 28 & 29: The Vybe
  • March 1 & 2: Jason Scheff
  • March 3 & 4: Richard Marx
  • March 5 – 7: Evolution Motown
  • March 8 & 9: Berlin
  • March 10 & 11: Rick Springfield
  • March 12 – 14: Dian Diaz
  • March 15 & 16: Modern English
  • March 17 & 18: Commodores
  • March 19 -21: Foreigners Journey
  • March 22 – 25: The Orchestra
  • March 26 – 28: The Female Collective
  • March 29 & 30: Mike DelGuidice
  • March 31 & April 1: The Pointer Sisters
  • April 2 – 4: Funkafied
  • April 5 & 6: Blue October
  • April 7 & 8: Crowder
  • April 9 – 11: Hooligans
  • April 12 & 13: Jo Dee Messina
  • April 14 & 15: A Flock of Seagulls
  • April 16 – 18: M-80’s
  • April 19 – 22: Plain White T’s
  • April 23 – 25: The Champagne Orchestra
  • April 26 & 27: Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 28 & 29: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
  • April 30 & May 1 – 2: Southbound
  • May 3: Monsieur Periné
  • May 4: Raul Acosta & Oro Solido With Magic Juan
  • May 5: Raul Acosta & Oro Solido With Luisito Ayala and The Puerto Rican Power Band
  • May 6: TBA
  • May 7 – 9: Gilly & The Girl Band
  • May 10 – 13: Simple Plan
  • May 14 – 16: Element
  • May 17 & 18: The Spinners
  • May 19 & 20: TBA
  • May 21 – 23: Epic Live!
  • May 24 & 25: Lit
  • May 26 & 27: TBA
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Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld® Orlando

Seven Seas Food Festival (Select Dates, Feb. 2 – May 19, 2024)

Dive into an ocean of flavor at the Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld® Orlando, featuring over 200 internationally inspired options, live concerts every weekend, and more celebratory fun for the whole family. Discover unique dishes from Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian, North Atlantic and new Irish, Indian, French and Vegetarian markets throughout the park, including 75+ craft brews, 50+ unique eats, and 75+ wines and cocktails.

Top it all off with a taste of rock, country, Latin or ‘90s throwback sounds with live concerts at Bayside Stadium. Stay tuned for more updates as they are announced.

Universal Studios Mardi Gras 2023 Event
Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Studios Florida, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval (Feb. 3 – April 7, 2024)

The party doesn’t stop at Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval with mouthwatering bites, a spectacular parade, energetic street performers and a full concert lineup featuring top-tier talent at Universal Studios Florida. Get a taste of the bayou with inspired New Orleans favorites, then sample the flavors and traditions of Carnaval celebrations all over the world.

Take the party to the next level with the Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience, where you can hop aboard a dazzling parade float, toss colorful beads, and enjoy a three-course meal at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, NBC Sports Grill & Brew, Finnegan’s Bar & Grill, or Lombard’s Seafood Grille.

When the sun goes down, the Mardi party kicks into high gear. It wouldn’t be Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval without live music from some of your favorite artists like DJ Khaled, Ava Max, Luis Fonsi and more. Get jazzed, rock out and shake your beads to headliner concerts on select nights. Mardi On and enjoy the show.

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Map of 2024 Spring Food Festivals in Orlando

Use this interactive map to track down the spring food festivals coming to Orlando in 2024, including those featured in this blog.

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