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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street · National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA

  • 1-301-965-4000

Entertainment Guide

  • 1-301-965-4000


Whatever the season, there's a celebration at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. From Valentine's to Christmas, midsummer to New Year's, enjoy captivating entertainment, dining, shopping and more. See all there is to do all year long – everything in on place!

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SummerFest Hours of Operation: Vary by day. Event times are subject to change.

SummerFest at Gaylord National featuring
Music of America

May 26, 2017 – September 4, 2017

Experience everything from a FREE Scavenger Hunt, to splashin' pool movie fun, delicious summer cocktails, musical entertainment and special events. Throughout the summer celebration, Gaylord National will play homage to American Music – including Jazz, Country Music and more - with first-class musical performers throughout the hotel and restaurants.

The best way to experience SummerFest is to spend the night with us.
Music of America Package starts at $299 per night!

Includes: Accommodations, $100 Resort Credit, two Capital Wheel tickets, and self-parking.


Music Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Search high, search low throughout our hotel’s lush atrium during this musical adventure! Locate all of the musical notes; decipher the song title, and enter to win an overnight stay!

  • Price:  Free
  • Times:  Daily
  • Location:  Pick up your clue sheet at one of the kiosks located throughout the hotel.

Americana - Nightly Atrium Laser Light Show

Join us as the Atrium comes alive with a spectacular new laser light show that celebrates the Music of America throughout the ages. Enjoy samples of some of America’s favorite tunes as a kaleidoscope of colorful lasers and our dancing fountain brings the Atrium to life.

  • Price:  Free
  • Times:  Nightly, 9:20pm
  • Location:  Lower Atrium

Splashin’ Pool Fun

Take a dip in our resort’s Junior-Olympic-sized pool or play in the outdoor “splash zone” fountain while enjoying drinks and snacks at the pool bar.

  • Price:  Free for Registered Hotel Guests
  • Times:  Daily
  • Location:  Pool Level

Aquafina®  Summer Movie Matinees

Beat the heat and enjoy some musical movie magic with our pool-side Summer Movie Matinees. Grab your floaties and dive in to watch a movie with family and friends.

  • Price:  Free for Registered Hotel Guests
  • Times:  Saturdays, 4pm– 6pm
  • Location:  Pool Level

Summer PJ Party

Put on your PJ’s and join us in the Lower Atrium for the best slumber party in town. Families can experience the latest dancing rage - The Silent Disco – under the stars in our garden atrium. Participants are given special headphones to wear and select from music mixes just for kids. Enjoy some “glowing” fun and dance your heart out in this special family music experience.

  • Price:  Free for Registered Hotel Guests
  • Times:  Saturdays on August 5, 12, 19 and 26 | 8pm-9pm
  • Location:  Lower Atrium

Yoga Class

Get ready to get fit this summer with our invigorating yoga classes! Our fitness trainer will help you build strength and flexibility through a variety of stretches to energize your morning

  • Price:  Free for Registered Hotel Guests
  • Times:  Sundays, 9am
  • Location:  Pool Level (registered hotel guests only)

Special Performances & Dining Events

Enjoy a festive atmosphere, first-class musical performers, and special happy hours during our annual SummerFest celebration.

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Summer Fun at Relâche Spa

Indulge in pure relaxation with special summer treatments. Treatment options include massage, pedicure, facial, shampoo and blow-out.

Relâche Spa Services

Explore the Area Just Outside the Hotel

Whether you love history or are looking to explore the new MGM National Harbor featuring slot machines and luxury table games, find the perfect experience for you and your family.

The best way to experience everything at Gaylord National Resort and the surrounding area this summer is with our exclusive SummerFest Overnight Package.

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AQUAFINA is a registered trademark of PepsiCo, Inc.

PEPSI, PEPSI-COLA and the Pepsi Globe are registered trademarks of PepsiCo, Inc.

Christmas on the Potomac

November 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018

During the holiday season, enjoy ICE!® featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and marvel at millions of twinkling lights and lavish holiday displays in our atrium.

Discover all the Holiday Fun at Gaylord National