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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive · Nashville, Tennessee 37214 USA

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SummerFest Events & Activities

Hours of Operation: Vary by day and may have multiple showings throughout the day. Times and dates are subject to change.

The best way to experience SummerFest is to spend the night with us. Enjoy special room rates from $179 for a limited time!

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SummerFest featuring Music, Magic & Memories

Friday, May 25, 2018 – Monday, September 3, 2018

It’s the best of Nashville from one spectacular resort! Find lush atrium gardens, poolside fun, an array of dining, live music and entertainment—all just steps from the Grand Ole Opry and a short drive from downtown Nashville. Make it a vacation to remember at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

Endless Entertainment all Summer Long

Take a sneak peek into all the excitement that awaits you during SummerFest at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

“This hotel was spectacular! It was all about service from the minute we pulled in.” Holly R. – Witchita, Kansas

“Wow this place is so beautiful. The night time is magical. The indoor boat ride and food was amazing!” Wendy S. – Lexington, KY

“Second visit as my kids love this property. So many fun family events!” Mike D. – Atlanta, GA

“Your kids will have eyes and mouth open as they walk least I did and I'm an adult!” Diane A. – San Francisco, CA

Tennessee Trivia Scavenger Hunt

Become a Tennessee trivia insider on this interactive adventure through the resort. Discover all the surprising hidden fun facts, and turn in your completed booklet for a special prize! Fun for both kids and kids at heart!

Times: Daily | 10am-8pm (self-paced)
Location: Delta Riverboat Dock
Price: $9.99* per person | Children (3 & under) are FREE

Delta Riverboat Evening Cruise: The Music City Story

All aboard for a fun-filled cruise on our ¼-mile-long indoor river. Hear how Nashville became the music capitol of the world.
Bonus: Find all the guitar picks to win a prize!

Times: Daily | 3pm-Close
Location: Delta Riverboat Dock (Delta Atrium)
Price (inclusive): $14.00 (Adult 12 & up) | $12.00 (ages 4-11)

Junior Chefs Camp

Aspiring young chefs learn from our award-winning chefs in this workshop that includes a chef hat, apron and recipes to take home. Advance reservations required.

Times: Sundays | 1pm-3pm
Location: Ravello
: $39.99* per Junior Chef (ages 8-16)

bubly™ Pool Party

Make a splash at our outdoor pool, complete with a summer playlist and a poolside bar and grill. Sponsored by bubly, a new sparkling water that’s always down to chill!

Times: Daily during pool hours
Location: Cascades Outdoor Pool
Price: FREE (overnight guests only)

“Music, Magic & Memories” Live Atrium Show
presented by bubly™

NEW for 2018! Music, water, lights and an array of extraordinary performers unite in this heart-pounding extravaganza. This feast for the eyes will take your breath away!

Thursday-Saturday | 8pm and 9:15pm
May 27 | 8pm
Delta Fountain
Price: $14.00 per person, bowl seating

Build-A-Bear Workshop®

It’s the most fun you’ll ever make! Choose from all kinds of furry friends, add lots of stuffing and make a wish on a heart. Let your imagination soar and create your story.

Times: Starting at 3pm on Fridays, noon on Saturdays and 10am on Sundays
Location: Delta Island
Price: Varies depending on items selected

Hootenanny Hoedown

Whether you’re knee high to a grasshopper or too big for your britches, DJ Tyrus will get you movin’ and groovin’ with line dancing, limbo, kids karaoke and name that tune.

Times: Fridays and Saturdays | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
: Delta Fountain
Price: FREE

Haunted History Tour

Nashville has its fair share of good ghost stories, and this 40-minute narrator-led tour through the hotel will introduce you to the region’s spookiest tales—in PG kind of way, of course.

Times: Fridays and Saturdays | 6pm, 7pm and 8pm
Location: Cascades Lobby
: $9.99* per person | Children (3 & under) are FREE

Musical Art Tour

Colorful, vibrant paintings of musical icons by Christopher Joseph Gonzalez infuse classic pop art elements with realism portraiture—from Jimi Hendrix to the Carrie Underwood.

Times: At your leisure
: Delta Atrium

The Learning Log

Imagine a giant fallen tree, hollowed out and made safe for exploration. Crawl inside for a close-up look at our learning terrariums.

Times: Daily | 10am-8pm
Location: Delta Atrium (lower level)
Price: FREE

Themed Photo Opportunities

Discover picture perfect themed décor like giant guitars, two-story-tall cowboy boots and more.

Times: At your leisure
Location: Throughout the resort (maps at Concierge)

Summer Fountain Shows

Marvel at our mesmerizing nightly water shows with stunning choreographed water, music and light.

Sunday-Wednesday: Aqua | 7pm and 9pm; HydroBeats | 6pm, 8pm and 10pm
Thursday-Saturday: HydroBeats | 6pm and 10pm
Location: Delta Fountain

Guitar Build Workshop

Meet Guitar Build Workshop representatives to learn how you can make your very own hand-built guitar. Workshops are held in historic Germantown on Saturdays from 9am-5pm.

Times: Friday, 3-5pm
: Delta Atrium
Price: FREE demonstration

Resort Live Music

It wouldn’t be Music City without live music! See the concierge for the day’s schedule of live performances at the resort.

Times: Vary
: Varies
Price: FREE

Nashville Attractions

Discover exciting nearby attractions like the General Jackson Showboat, Madame Tussauds, Opry Backstage Tour, The Wildhorse Saloon, Ryman Auditorium and more! There's something for everyone when you stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort this summer.

Visit Local Attractions

Opry Backstage Grill

Stop in for lunch or dinner with our famous singing servers, or come by Wednesday evenings for our Songwriters’ Nights from 7-10pm.

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Food and Beverage Experiences

Celebrate the summer with special food and beverage experiences.

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Kids Golf 4 Free

Junior golfers ages 15 and under can play one free round at Gaylord Springs Golf Links after 1pm with a full-paying adult.

Relâche Spa

Restore your inner harmony with refreshing summer spa offerings. Call 615-458-1772 or visit Relâ

SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland

Something extraordinary is making waves at Gaylord Opryland! SoundWaves, a luxury indoor/outdoor waterpark water experience with dedicated recreation zones for adults, young children and families.

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