If you are a family looking for a getaway in the Washington DC area, be sure to include SummerFest at Gaylord National as part of your summer vacation plans. SummerFest is an annual event at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention center located in National Harbor, Md for guests of the resort.
When is SummerFest at Gaylord National?
Be sure to catch SummerFest at Gaylord National from May 24- September 2, 2019. It is sure to be part of the most unforgettable summer, ever.
What is SummerFest at Gaylord National, Washington DC?
All the SummerFest events are complimentary for hotel guests and include Bug Quest, Best of Summer Atrium Show, Movie Under The Start, Sunset Jams, Silent Disco Party, Campfire Tales and s'mores as well as the resort pools and splash pads.
How much is it to stay at Gaylord National for SummerFest?
Book an overnight stay at Gaylord National from May 24 until September 2 to experience SummerFest. Resort packages start at $229 a night and include 1 night accommodations as well as a $50 resort credit for on-site dining or Relache Spa.
Where should I eat while staying at the Gaylord National Resort?
Gaylord National resort has 7 locations on property where you can have an unforgettable dining experience, indulge in comfort food with flair, grab a chef made meal on-the-go or simply have a cup of fabulous coffee. Personally I advise you to check out the Sunset Cocktail and enjoy the most amazing sunset Washington Dc can offer from the Belvedere lobby bar.
Old Hickory Steakhouse
Treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience and and enjoy the premium-aged steaks, fine wine, artisanal cheeses and hand-crafted cocktails Serving Dinner, located on the Lobby level.
Enjoy ever-changing french offerings that reflect the passion of the culinary team. Serves breakfast buffet with made to order omelets located in the Lower atrium.
National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill
Belvedere Lobby Bar
My favorite place to rest and relax while gawking at the amazing views of the harbor through the 18-foot floor to ceiling windows that make up the atrium. Cozy up in one of the many couches and plush chairs while enjoying a cocktail, wine or beer while you munch of light bites.
Pose Rooftop Lounge
Perfect for the 21+ crowd, enjoy the dramatic views while you sip and savor your favorite spirits.
Open daily at the lobby level, the Cocoa Bean offers Starbucks coffee and specialty drinks as well as fresh baked bakery items and gourmet sandwiches.
This grab-and-go location has all your chef favorites for when you are on the move. Be sure to check out their ice cream, wine and beer selections. Harbor Marketplace is available for in-room delivery service and is located in the Lower Atrium.
What movies are playing for the Movie Under The Stars at SummerFest?
Join the rest of the Gaylord Resort guests in the Garden Atrium at 9:15 every Saturday during SummerFest and enjoy a movie in the glass enclosed atrium. Rain will not keep the fun away. *Movies are subject to change.
- Parent Trap - May 25, June 15, July 2, July 5, July 20, August 10, August 31
- Over The Hedge - June 1, June 22, July 3, July 6, July 27, August 17
- Field of Dreams - June 8, June 29, July 4, July 13, August 3, August 24
Don't miss the Silent Disco at SummerFest.
Times: Saturdays | 9pm-11pm
Location: Belvedere Lobby Bar
Price: FREE to Overnight Hotel guests and $10 fee for visitors.
Everyone gets their own set of headphones with a DJ spinning a different hit on one of three channels. Rock on or do a line dance according to the music that is playing in your headset. Switch the channel for a different song selection. Watch different groups dance along to the different music channels. Bring your friends because you are going to want to experience this!
Stay up for the Best of Summer Atrium Show
Times: Nightly | 8:30pm and 9pm (9 pm is my favorite because it is darker)
Location: Lower Atrium
Light smoke fills the garden atrium and guests are treated to a laser light show while dancing water jets from the atrium’s fountain jump and spray to the music.
The Little Ones will love Bug Quest
Location: Pick up your clue sheet at one of the kiosks located throughout the hotel.
Go on a bug hunt and learn about the insects that are in our world. Placards are placed throughout the garden atrium with fun facts and clues to fill in the scavenger hunt. Be sure to turn in your completed sheet to enter to win an overnight stay!
Stay for Campfire Tales and S'more
Guests are treated to a pre-made s'more while listening to the two storytellers interact with the kids in the audience and tell a few campfire stories. Chairs are provided but no actual fire is lit. Be sure to put your hand up to volunteer to be part of the show and then stay for a selfie with the story tellers after.
Times: Saturdays | 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm
Location: Lower Atrium
Price: FREE for Registered Hotel Guests
Gaylord National Block Party Bash
July 2-July 6, 2019
During the independence week holiday SummerFest gets better! Enjoy FREE guest events including Silent Disco Parties, Movie Under the Stars, live music and pool fun. Additional family events for this week only include trivia nights, a kids craft corner, games and more.
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