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Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail · Grapevine, Texas 76051 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.

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SummerFest at Gaylord Texan 
Featuring The Smurfs
Friday, May 25 – Monday, September 3, 2018

Enjoy Texas-sized fun at SummerFest presented by Aquafina and featuring The Smurfs. From fun family entertainment and unique culinary programs to exciting outdoor activities like Paradise Springs resort pool and lazy river, there’s an abundance of activities for all ages to enjoy!

Endless Entertainment all Summer Long

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

“Currently staying during the Summerfest. There are so many activities for the kids! It's truly magical!” Amy N. – Plano, Texas

“This hotel is absolutely beautiful, and there are so many things to look at. There are trains everywhere, and bridges...tons of photo ops!” Mark H. – Fort Worth, Texas

“Paradise Springs....an amazing water park with a lazy river and things for kids and adults of all ages.” Olive P. – San Antonio, Texas

Papa Smurfs Search Party Scavenger Hunt

We have had a few extra blue guests here at the Gaylord Texan recently! Papa Smurf is in a hurry to gather all the Smurfs and their belongings and head back to Lost Village, but these playful Smurfs have misplaced items throughout the atrium. Let’s help the little blue guys find their things and get on with their next adventure.

Times: Daily
Location: Throughout the resort atriums. Pick up your map at the Concierge Desk.
Price: $10.00 plus tax, per person

Breakfast with The Smurfs

Breakfast is served! Join some of your favorite Smurfs: Papa Smurf, Smurfette and Grouchy for a fun and festive character breakfast in our beautiful Hill Country Atrium. Kids and adults will enjoy a delicious buffet spread complete with classic breakfast favorites and live cooking stations. Offerings are themed to the occasion. Don’t forget to try Smurfberry punch with your meal. Special visits from your all-time favorite Smurfs will make for the perfect finishing touch to a smurfingly great morning!

Times:
Saturdays & Sundays: 8:30am-11am
Additional dates: May 28 and July 4-6
Location: Zeppole
May 26- July 1, July 4-September 2: Texan Station
Price: $39.99* (Adult (12 & up) | $24.99* Children (ages 4-11) | Children (3 and under) are FREE with paying Adult

bubly™ Splash Party

Splash into summer at our 10-acre outdoor pool and lazy river playground, Paradise Springs! Enjoy live DJ music, games, underwater photography, hair braiding, airbrush tattoos, lawn games and more!

Location: Paradise Springs - MUST BE A HOTEL GUEST TO ENTER

Times & Price:

Live DJ FREE Friday 1pm-5pm
Saturday 11am-3pm
Sunday 11am-3pm
Airbrush Tattoo Artist Varies Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-3pm
Hair Braider Varies Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3pm-6pm

 

Le Smurfs Art Corner & Sweet Shop

Kids and parents alike will be able to let their inner artists come to life by painting Smurf-themed canvases, or decorating sweet treats like only a Smurf knows how to do.

Times:

Fridays: 5pm-9pm
Saturdays: 10am-9pm
Sundays: 10am-4pm
Extended hours on holiday weeks
Location: Retail Corridor, next to Mission Plaza Marketplace
Price:
$20.00 plus tax and service fee for (1) canvas or (2) cupcakes
$35.00 plus tax and service fee for (2) canvases and (1) cupcake; or (1) cupcake and (1) canvas; or (4) cupcakes

Gargamel’s Wizard Academy

Do you have what it takes to become a magical wizard? Join Gargamel on this fun interactive adventure through the hotel where you will help him find items needed for the wizard academy. After you tour the atrium finding things such as mugwort and witch hazel, you will enter Gargamel’s enchanted laboratory. There will be cauldrons and science experiments bubbling about. Guests will work with Gargamel on learning the tricks and tips on the magic needed to earn your wizard certificate.

Times:
Fridays: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Saturdays: 3pm, 4pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Sundays: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Extented hours on holiday weeks
Location: Mission Plaza Marketplace Patio
Price: $25.00 plus tax and service fee per person

The Magical Meadow Escape Room

Step into a magical village and help Papa Smurf find his magic wand before Gargamel turns the Smurfs into gold. Use fun props and clues to find the wand and key to escape.

Times:
Monday-Friday: 5pm-8pm
Saturdays: 10am-8pm
Sundays: 10am-3pm
Extended hours on holiday weeks
Location: Lower Level Texas Station
Price:
$15.00 plus tax and service fee per person (ages 9 and under) 
$25.00 plus tax and service fee per person (ages 10 and up) 
Every party must have an adult of 18 years or older with them.

SAVE MORE by purchasing both escape rooms!
$25.00 plus tax and service fee per person (ages 9 and under)
$40.00 plus tax and service fee per person (ages 10 and up)

The Forbidden Forest Escape Room

Race against the clock as you and your team attempt to solve riddles and puzzles to escape from Gargamel’s capture. Using clues, a lot of brain power, you and your team can escape….if you are fast enough!

Times:
Monday-Friday: 5pm-8pm
Saturdays: 10am-8pm
Sundays: 10am-3pm
Extended hours on holiday weeks
Location: Lower Level Texas Station
Price:
$15.00 plus tax and service fee per person (ages 9 and under)
$25.00 plus tax and service fee per person (ages 10 and up)
Every party must have an adult of 18 years or older with them.

SAVE MORE by purchasing both escape rooms!
$25.00 plus tax and service fee per person (ages 9 and under)
$40.00 plus tax and service fee per person (ages 10 and up)

Smurfette's Smurfelicious Dance Party & Parade

It's time to move it, shake it, dance and celebrate! Join in as some of your favorite Smurfs characters parade through the atrium and make their way to a dance party kicked off by none other than Smurfette herself.

Times: Fridays and Saturdays: 8:45pm
Location: Starting at the Oil Derrick outside Texan Station
Additional dates: May 27 & September 2

ANIMATE! Video Mapping Show presented by bubly™

You won’t believe your eyes when you see our Mission Plaza walls magically change shape and transform into a live, moving canvas!

Times: Fridays and Saturdays:  9:30pm
Location: Lone Star Atrium
Additional dates: May 27 & September 2

Junior Chefs Camp

This fun and interactive day camp teaches junior chefs to cook, plate and serve a meal for two parents/family members to enjoy at the end of each session.” Bon appetit!

Times: 10am-1pm
Location: June 9: Zeppole | July 7 and August 4: Old Hickory
Price: $90* per child (ages 8-16)
Additional guests can be added for $25 per person. 12 kids per class max.

Whimsical Woodland Atrium Art Tour

Journey through our four-and-a-half acres of lush indoor gardens while enjoying whimsical sculptures, paintings, blown glass and more from local artists.

Price: FREE! (Complimentary maps are available at Concierge desk.)

Smurfland Fun & Gameboard

Come and play on our GIANT-sized, Smurf-inspired gameboard. Your role in the game is to act as the human sized game piece moving along the board based on the roll of the giant dice! Good luck.

Times: Daily
Location: Oil Derick Patio
Price: FREE

Photo Ops & Smurf Selfie

Find the fun Smurf-inspired photo opportunities located throughout the resort atrium and take a Smelfie!

Times: Daily
Location: Throughout the resort atrium
Price: FREE

Smurf Pass

Purchase a bundle ticket for access to three of the following events at a reduced price!

Inclusions:

  • One Le Smurfs Art Corner & Sweet Shop ticket (good for one canvas OR two cupcakes)
  • One Papa Smurf’s Search Party Scavenger Hunt map
  • One Gargemel’s Wizard Academy ticket (time required)

Times: Based on times of events
Location:
Based on events
Price:
$45.00 plus tax and service fee per person ($55 value; $10 savings!)

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: Friday-Sunday and extended days during holidays
Location: Lone Star Atrium
Price: Varies depending on items selected

Strolling Entertainment

Be on the lookout for our strolling entertainers throughout the resort atriums. You just may run into a balloon artist or Papa Smurf himself.

Times: Every Friday and Saturday night 
Location:
Throughout the resort atrium 
Price: FREE

Dining Events

Celebrate the summer with special food and beverage experiences.

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