Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida 34746 USA
+1 407-586-0000

SummerFest at Gaylord Palms


Thursday, June 25 - Sunday, August 30, 2020 

Make the most of your summer at our outdoor water park with family-friendly entertainment. Bust out your flip flops and bathing suits, and enjoy some fun in the sun Gaylord Palms' annual SummerFest event. Our resort guest-exclusive Cypress Springs Water Park features a drop slide, racing slides, and a double FlowRider surfing experience.

Cypress Springs Water Park Slides

Endless Entertainment all Summer Long

"This is the BEST place our family has gone for vacation. I just don't have enough words to describe our experience." Andrew G. - Tampa, Florida

"There are alligators, a fort, waterfalls and multiple fish ponds. My little kids truly enjoyed SummerFest." Courtney J. - Jacksonville, Florida

"Cypress Springs - WOW! We were blown away by the water park." Lili S. - Atlanta, Georgia

Summer Pool Fun with DJ Sunny

DJ Sunny is here to bring your family summer tunes, pool games and prizes. Move and groove along as DJ Sunny spins classic and contemporary tunes to rock out to while hanging out in Cypress Springs Water Park.

Times: Friday and Saturday | 12:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Cypress Springs Water Park

Animal Encounters

A special educational opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of incredible creatures.

Times: Friday and Saturday | 5pm
Location: Castillo de San Marcos Fort in St. Augustine Atrium

Atrium Vibes Concert

The sounds of the summer fill the atrium in this live, high-energy explosion of hit songs for the whole family.

Times: Friday and Saturday | 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Location: St. Augustine Atrium

More Summer Activities


Illuminate Florida Light Show

This multisensory celebration of the Sunshine State will excite and amaze with an epic musical score set to millions of choreographed lights. Take a journey from the swamplands to the beach, and enjoy all Florida has to offer!

Times: Daily, 8pm and 9pm
Location: St. Augustine Atrium

Family Movie Night

Enjoy the best family-friendly movies on our very own big screen with your family and friends.

Times: Saturday | 8:30 p.m.
Location: Coquina Lawn

Interactive Trivia

Test your knowledge with family-friendly interactive trivia for the chance to win prizes!

Times: Daily during Wreckers Sports Bar operating hours
Location: Wreckers Sports Bar

Sunrise Yoga

Start the morning off right with a relaxing yoga class.

Times: Daily, 8am-9am and 10am-11am
Location: Coquina Lawn; Sign up at the Front Desk

Florida Explorer Scavenger Hunt

We are looking for the best and brightest Florida Explorers to pass on the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully explore the interesting, incredible and sometimes treacherous state of Florida. Your journey begins inside the 4.5-acre atrium, filled to the brim with Flora (plant-life) and Fauna (animal-life) from all over the state. To succeed in becoming a real-life Florida explorer, you will need to navigate through the atrium and learn about unique plants, animals and historical landmarks. Good Luck!

Times: All Day at your leisure, starting at 9 a.m.
Location: Hotel Atrium - Purchase your Scavenger Hunt Booklet at the Pool Towel Hut
Price: $9.99 per booklet, plus tax
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