Epcot's Flower & Garden Festival is back and better than ever before (Photo: Walt Disney World News)

Spring is near, and Orlando is celebrating with festivals! It’s the perfect time to get outside and take in Florida’s sunshine and you can do so with food and wine festivals, flower festivals, Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and more. Here are the top spring festivals at Orlando theme parks:

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
What better way to celebrate spring than with flowers? Spring is already in full bloom at Epcot with the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. From March 6 through June 3 welcome the season with vibrant topiaries, delectable bites and drinks, garden spaces and wildlife habitats, exhibits, outdoor concerts and more.

Seven Seas Food Festival
SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival invites you to sip and sample your way around the world this spring. Now through May 5, enjoy over 180 mouthwatering options from international cuisine to domestic and imported craft beers to unique wines. The festival also includes a diverse lineup of performances featuring rock, country, Latin, Christian and more.

Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Raglan Road at Disney Springs will once again host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. This year the 3-day festival is headlined by the Celtic rock band the Young Dublins. Additionally, nine bands will join the Raglan Road troupe of Irish dancers to offer nonstop entertainment March 15, 16, and 17. There will also be plenty of fun for families including face painting and dance lessons.

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
Florida’s biggest party parties right into spring. Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras continues to bring New Orleans to Orlando with nightly parades, countless beads, authentic Cajun cuisine and music and some of the biggest concerts of the year. The party continues until April 4.

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
Eat and drink your way into spring at Busch Gardens Tampa’s Food & Wine Festival. Weekends from March 16 - April 28, enjoy expertly crafted dishes inspired by a specific region of the country. Pair them with more than 100 fine wines, craft beers and featured cocktails. The festival will also include concerts with the best in pop, rock, Latin, Indie, country and alternative music taking the stage.