6 Flower Festivals to Attend This 2023

Flower Guru

Looking for ways to make this year different?  We recommend doing something good for your heart and soul.  One way is to spend time in nature; and how do you do this?  Go hiking or on a camping trip, work out in your yard, eat meals on your patio, or intentionally immerse yourself in the world of flowers by attending a flower festival.

A flower festival or a flower show is an organized and planned event where fresh flowers are displayed for entertainment, education, and cultural enrichment.  Local communities, groups, and horticultural societies worldwide organize flower festivals.  Several flower festivals occur in different parts of the world every year.  

Take this year’s chance to participate in one (or more) of the best flower festivals in the world and get to nourish your senses and enrich your heart and soul.

Check out this exciting line-up of flower festivals and show that can surely deepen your connection with nature and make your travel calendar bloom.

Photo from Bloemencorso Bollenstreek

Bloemencorso Bollenstreek. The largest spring flower festival in The Netherlands, Bloemencorso Bollenstreek offers an exciting opportunity to see colourful floats and luxury vehicles adorned with fragrant and beautiful flowers.  This festival is slated to be held from 19th April to 21st April 2023.

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.  This is an annual springtime event at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.  Expect brilliantly designed gardens, whimsical topiary displays, and impressive floral exhibits.  There will also be outdoor kitchens, live entertainment, and fun activities for kids of all ages.  The even will run from early March or early July 2023.

Photo from Shusaku Yamamoto Careers

Nanko Sunflower Festival.  Over a million cheerful sunflowers will welcome you in Japan when you visit the Kansai Region for the annual sunflower festival.  This event is held from mid-July through mid-August on the field of Sayo Nanko Sunflower Park, just an hour away from Osaka.  During the festival, you can purchase sunflower farm products like sunflower ice cream, sunflower seed oil, and roasted sunflower seeds.

Madeira Flower Festival.  This flower festival that symbolises hope and renewal in Portugal is slated to be held from 26th April to 3rd May 2023.  Floral carpets will be featured in the city centre of Funchal and at “Praça da Restauração.” The sidewalks will be covered with flowers and a flower-decorated wall of hope will also be present.  Of course, a floral parade will take place. 

Photo from Floriade

Floriade.  As Australia’s biggest celebration of spring, Floriade draws crowds far and wide.  For 2023, the theme will be Floral Wonderland.  The event will be held at Commonwealth Park in the capital city Canberra, from 16th September to 15th October 2023.  This marvelous floral fiesta features stunning displays of fresh flowers plus exciting music and performances.

Canadian Tulip Festival.  This event is recognised as the world’s largest tulip festival.  Expect massive tulip displays, colourful garden beds, fireworks, awesome deals from flower shops, workshops, tours, and fun activities for families.  This festival started in 1952 and is continually held in Ottawa.  For 2023, it is slated to run from 12th May to 22 May 2023.


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