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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street · National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA

  • 1-301-965-4000

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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 National

Featuring an All-American Celebration

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

This summer the Capital Region’s premier waterfront resort, Gaylord National, will celebrate its 10 year anniversary by offering iconic American-themed summertime activities with SummerFest featuring an All-American Celebration. From outdoor events and great music to ghost tours, scavenger hunts, seasonal cocktails and more, there is something for everyone. Whether you are visiting the Washington, DC area to sightsee, a family looking for a getaway or a great night out with friends, you will find everything you need to make your summer getaway memorable.

Endless Entertainment all Summer Long

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

“We loved SummerFest which had a ton of activities for kids and families.”  Juliana P. – Harco, MD

“We only stayed one night and the kids begged to stay another.” Brian A. – Bethesda, MD

“Incredible location and property on the harbor! Fun for kids and adults alike.” Dave F. – Virginia Beach, VA

Star Spangled Clues Scavenger Hunt

Calling all super sleuths and history buffs! Follow the riddles and search for the clues hidden throughout the resort to find the missing stars from the American flag. Learn fun facts about the 13 original colonies and complete the flag to enter to win an overnight stay.

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

“A National Haunting” Ghost Tour

Learn about the haunted history of the Potomac River on this interactive walking ghost tour. Guests will be led along a waterfront pathway as they learn about mysterious disappearances and apparitions on this spook-tacular 30 min experience.

Times: Friday-Saturday | 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm
: Atrium Fountain
Price: FREE for Registered Hotel Guests

Great American Road Trip Atrium Show presented by bubly™

Join us as our garden atrium comes to life with a spectacular new laser light show that celebrates the great American tradition of summer road trips. Guests will enjoy samples of some of America’s favorite tunes as a kaleidoscope of colorful laser lights and dancing water jets from the atrium’s majestic fountain.

Times: Nightly | 8pm and 9pm
Location: Lower Atrium

Movie Under the Stars presented by bubly™

Grab a bean bag or blanket, gather your friends, and meet us in the Atrium for Gaylord National’s Movie Under the Stars. Guests can enjoy a variety of Hollywood’s hits in our glass enclosed garden atrium.

Times: Saturdays | 9:15pm
: Garden Atrium
: FREE for Registered Hotel Guests

Silent Disco Party

Experience the coolest new way to enjoy music at our Lobby Bar with views of our garden atrium and the Potomac River. Participants are given special headphones with channels tuned to select music mixes created by our DJ. Choose your favorite station and dance the night away.

Times: Saturdays, 9pm-Midnight
Location: Belvedere Lobby Bar
: FREE to Overnight Hotel guests and $10 fee for visitors.

Pose Rooftop Lounge #FlashBackFriday

Party like it’s 1988 at Pose – Gaylord National’s exclusive rooftop lounge on its 18th floor. Guests can enjoy hits from the 80s and specialty drinks.

Times: Fridays | 9pm-Midnight
Location: Pose Lounge
: FREE to Overnight Hotel Guests ages 21+

Summer Jams Poolside

Relax and catch some rays while enjoying live music at the pool deck and bar. Specialty cocktails and light bites are also available.

Times: Saturdays | 1pm-4pm
: Pool Level
: FREE for Registered Hotel Guests

Food and Beverage Experiences

Celebrate the summer with special food and beverage experiences.

Learn more

Water Splashing Fun

Overnight guests of the hotel can experience the resort’s all-season Jr Olympic Size Pool and pool deck. Enjoy complimentary oversized games including Connect Four, Jenga and more while sipping on beverages from the pool bar. Kids also can have fun in the splash pads and pool inflatables all summer long.

Times: Daily (registered guests only). Hours vary and pool may be closed at any time for maintenance or weather issues. Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by an adult or guardian.
Location: Pool Level
Price: FREE for Registered Hotel Guests

Summer Fun at Relâche Spa

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

Relâche Spa Services

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