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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive · Nashville, Tennessee 37214 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.

Please Note:  All content below is for this past 2019 SummerFest season.   Sign-up for email updates for details on SummerFest 2020!  Sign-up now.

SummerFest featuring The Smurfs

Friday, May 24, 2019 - Monday, September 2, 2019

Transport your family to the ultimate summer destination at the most extraordinary resort in Tennessee. Presented by Aquafina®, Gaylord Opryland's annual SummerFest will feature an all-new Smurfs theme including a variety of family-friendly events. Find lush atrium gardens, poolside fun, an array of dining, live music and entertainment-all just steps from the Grand Ole Opry and a short drive from downtown Nashville. Make it a vacation to remember at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

Endless Entertainment all Summer Long

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

"This hotel was spectacular! It was all about service from the minute we pulled in." Holly R. - Wichita, Kansas

"Wow this place is so beautiful. The night time is magical. The indoor boat ride and food was amazing!" Wendy S. - Lexington, KY

"Second visit as my kids love this property. So many fun family events!" Mike D. - Atlanta, GA

"Your kids will have eyes and mouth open as they walk least I did and I'm an adult!" Diane A. - San Francisco, CA

SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland

Indulge in Music City's newest attraction, SoundWaves. The upscale experience sets the stage as Nashville's premier water attraction with 4 acres of combined indoor rides, relaxing indulgences and seasonal outdoor water amenities.

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The Smurf's Way Home Scavenger Hunt

We have a few extra blue guests here at Gaylord Opryland! Papa Smurf is in a hurry to gather all The Smurfs with their belongings and head back to the 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 | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (self-paced)
Location: Throughout the Resort Atriums
Price: $12.00* per child | Children (3 & under) are FREE

Purchase Booklets at the Delta Riverboats Dock


Breakfast with The Smurfs

Breakfast is served! Join some of your favorite Smurfs for a fun and festive character breakfast in our beautiful resort. Kids and adults will enjoy a delicious buffet complete with classic breakfast favorites and live cooking stations. Special visits from your all-time favorite Smurfs will make for the perfect finishing touch to a smurfingly great morning! Advance reservations required.

Times: Saturdays & Sundays | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                               
Location: Findley's
Price (inclusive): $34.99 (Adult 12 & up) | $17.49 (ages 4-11) | Children (3 & under) are FREE


Delta Riverboat Cruise

The Delta Riverboat travels down a scenic river winding through Gaylord Opryland Resort's 4.5-acre Delta Atrium. Take in the natural beauty while guides share facts about the resort's plants and fish and answer your questions about our Nashville resort and its many activities.

Times: Daily | 10 a.m. -  2 p.m.
Location: Delta Riverboat Dock (Delta Atrium)
Price (inclusive): $10.50 (Adult 12 & up) | $8.50 (ages 4-11)


Delta Riverboats Blues Cruise

You won't get the blues here, but you can discover the sights and sounds of all things surprisingly blue aboard a fun-filled cruise on our quarter-mile-long indoor Delta River. Be ready to compete for a souvenir prize.

Times: Daily | 2 p.m. - Close
Location: Delta Riverboat Dock (Delta Atrium)
Price (inclusive): $14.00 (Adult 12 & up) | $12.00 (ages 4-11) | FREE (ages 3 and under)


Junior Chefs Camp

Aspiring young chefs learn from our award-winning chefs in this workshop, which includes lunch, a chef hat, apron and recipes to take home. Advance reservations required.

Times: Sundays | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Ravello
Price: $50.00* per Junior Chef (ages 8-16)
Classes vary: Pizza, Cupcakes or Tacos
Reservations: In Person


Splash Party presented by bubly™

Make a splash at our outdoor pool, complete with a summer playlist, lawn games and a poolside bar and grill. Sponsored by bubly, a new sparkling water that's always down to chill!

Times: Fridays 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Saturdays 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Sundays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & Select Dates
Location: Cascades Outdoor Pool
Price: FREE (overnight guests only)

Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Garden Tour

NEW for 2018! Music, water, lights and an array of extraordinary performers unite in this heart-pounding extravaganza. This feast for the eyes will take your breath away!

Thursday - Saturday | 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
May 27 | 8 p.m.
Location: Delta Fountain
Price: $14.00 per person, bowl seating


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: Fridays & Saturdays 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Sundays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Delta Island
Price: Varies depending on items selected

Family Movies featuring The Smurfs

Join us for a screening of The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2, or Smurfs: The Lost Village.

Times: Thursdays - Saturdays | 7:30 p.m.
Location: Delta Atrium
Price: FREE

Self-Guided Garden Tours

Set your own pace as you learn about 16 of the meticulously selected and lovingly maintained tropical plants, rare international blooms and romantic Southern species located under our famous atriums.

Times: Daily at your leisure
Location: Gaylord Opryland Atriums
Price: FREE

Musical Art Tour

Colorful, vibrant paintings of musical icons by Christopher Joseph Gonzalez infuse classic pop art elements with realism portraiture-from Jimi Hendrix to the Carrie Underwood.

Times: Daily | At your leisure
Location: Delta Atrium
Price: FREE

Brainy Smurf's Learning Log

Imagine a giant fallen tree, hollowed out and made safe for exploration. Crawl inside for a close-up look at our learning terrariums.

Times: Daily | 10am - 8pm
Location: Delta Atrium (lower level)
Price: FREE

Themed Photo Opportunities

Discover picture-perfect themed décor and photo opportunities for guests of all ages.

Times: At your leisure
Location: Throughout the resort (maps at Concierge)
Price: FREE

Summer Fountain Shows

Marvel at our mesmerizing Hydrobeats and Aqua nightly water shows with stunning choreographed water, music and light.

Times: Daily; refer to the Resort Guide upon arrival for times. 
Location: Delta Fountain
Price: FREE

Guitar Build Workshop

Meet Guitar Build Workshop representatives to learn how you can make your very own hand-built guitar.

Times: Friday, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Delta Atrium
Price: FREE demonstration

Resort Live Music

It wouldn't be Music City without live music! Request a Resort Guide upon arrival for the daily schedule of live performances.

Times: Vary
Location: Varies
Price: FREE

SummerFest Add-Ons

Smurfin' Cruise & Snooze PJ Time

Adults and kids alike can snack on Smurf droppings (blue M&Ms) while cruising through Gaylord Opryland's Enchanted Forest and hearing a Smurftastic story-all in the comfort of their PJs. Includes a special keepsake souvenir. Advance reservations required.

Times: Weekends & Select Dates | 9 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Location: Delta Riverboat Dock
Price: $20 inclusive

Smurfin' Birthday Party Package

It's time to move it, shake it, dance and celebrate! Join some of your favorite Smurfs characters for a birthday celebration at Gaylord Opryland. Advance reservations required.

Times: Based on availability. Extended hours may be offered on select dates.
Location: Varies by date
Price: Beginning at $399 plus tax and service fees for 12 people or less.
Reservations: Call (615) 458-2897

Nashville Attractions

Discover exciting nearby attractions like the General Jackson Showboat, Madame Tussauds, Opry Backstage Tour, The Wildhorse Saloon, Ryman Auditorium and more! There's something for everyone when you stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort this summer.

Visit Local Attractions

Opry Backstage Grill

Stop in for lunch or dinner with our famous singing servers, or come by Wednesday evenings for our Songwriter's Nights from 8pm - 10pm.

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Food and Beverage Experiences

Celebrate the summer with special food and beverage experiences.

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Kids Golf 4 Free

Junior golfers ages 15 and under can play one free round at Gaylord Springs Golf Links after 1pm with a full-paying adult.

Relâche Spa

Relax, renew and restore with Relâche Spa's summer offerings. Call (615) 458-1772 or visit Relâ

*Subject to applicable taxes and fees. Schedules and pricing subject to change.


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