Celebrate The Best of Summer During SummerFest at Gaylord National Resort

There is a long list of reasons why people love summer – from longer days to outdoor movies to pool time with fancy drinks with umbrellas and grilling. It is the perfect season to have fun, relax, explore and spend time with family and friends, which is why Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is celebrating summer with its annual SummerFest event, presented by Aquafina®, from May 24 through September 2.

National Harbor, Md.’s signature waterfront resort has added a plethora of complimentary, resort-only activities designed for the whole family to its entertainment schedule. Visitors can experience nightly laser light shows choreographed to everyone’s favorite summer jams, a nature-loving scavenger hunt focused on backyard bugs and kid-friendly activities by the resort’s junior Olympic-size pool.

On weekends, guests can experience live music and cocktails in Gaylord National’s lobby bar on Fridays, as well as poolside on Saturdays. For music-lovers who prefer to listen to their own beat, the resort will bring back its popular Silent Disco Parties on Saturday nights including a live DJ. Non-resort guests also can participate in the dance craze for $10.

Additional family-friendly activities include watching classic summertime movies in the resort’s 19-story garden atrium and a new ‘Campfire and S’more’ experience. Overnight guests can settle in for a night of tall tales and old-fashioned storytelling during this 25-minute event, all while enjoying everyone’s favorite camping snack, s’mores, as part of their stay.

For the ultimate SummerFest celebration, Gaylord National Resort will hold an Independence week Block Party Bash from July 2 through July 6. Resort guests can experience the best of SummerFest activities all day, every day during the week; plus additional complimentary family fun events including trivia nights at National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill, a kids craft corner, games and more.

Summer visitors also can experience pure relaxation with seasonal massage, facial and pedicure therapies at the resort’s full-service spa, Relâche Spa.

With all of Gaylord National’s SummerFest offerings and an entire walkable waterfront destination to explore outside its doors, the resort makes for the perfect summer getaway. To experience the best of summer during Gaylord National’s SummerFest, book an overnight stay in advance starting at $179 or Gaylord National’s resort credit package including:

  • One (1) night room accommodations
  • $50 resort credit for on-site dining or Relâche Spa

The package starts at $229 and is available May 24 through September 2.

For more information about Gaylord National Resort’s SummerFest celebration and to book an overnight package or room, visit www.GaylordNational.com, call 301-965-4000 and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is the largest, non-gaming hotel and convention center on the East Coast, located along the banks of the Potomac River in National Harbor, Maryland and part of Marriott International, Inc. Opened in April 2008, Gaylord National is an AAA-Four Diamond resort that is only eight miles from Washington, D.C. The resort offers nearly 2,000 rooms including 110 suites; a 19-story atrium; 600,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space; acclaimed restaurants including Old Hickory Steakhouse; a full-service resort spa, Relâche Spa; and Pose Rooftop Lounge.

AQUAFINA is a registered trademark of PepsiCo, Inc.

Submitted by Gaylord Resorts.