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Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard · Aurora, Colorado 80019 USA

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SummerFest Events & Activities


Hours of Operation: Vary by day and may have multiple activities throughout the day. Times and dates are subject to change. 

The best way to experience SummerFest is to spend the night with us.

SummerFest at Gaylord Rockies featuring The Smurfs

Friday, May 22 - Monday, September 7, 2020 

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Gaylord Rockie's annual SummerFest features a variety of family events and exciting outdoor activities at our indoor pool and waterpark complex - Arapahoe Springs. Meet the Smurfs and make it a vacation to remember at Gaylord Rockies Resort!

Gargamel's Castle Escape

Step inside Gargamel's Castle and find yourself trapped and racing against the clock to find clues, solve puzzles, and escape Gargamel's capture before being turned to gold. 

Friday: 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am,12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30am, 10:30am 11:30am, & 12:30pm
Sunday 05/24 & 09/7: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, & 9:30pm
Memorial Day & Labor Day: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm

Location: Transportation Lobby Corridor

Price: $16.99, plus tax per guide/prize

The Smurf's Way Home Scavenger Hunt

We have a few blue guests at Gaylord Rockies! 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 property. Help the little blue guys find their things and get on with their next adventure.

Times: Daily 

Location: Scavenger Hunt activity may be purchased at the Arapahoe Springs Towel Hut or online at

*Prizes and online purchases may be redeemed at the Arapahoe Springs Towel Hut or the Front Desk 

Price: $9.99, plus tax per guide/prize

Ready? Set. GLOW!

Let's Party! Young and young at heart will join DJ Star for music, dancing, and glow-tastic fun! Get ready to boogie down as we pump up the jams Fridays and Saturdays before Movie in the Meadow. You never know who will show up for the party of the Summer.

Times: Saturdays | 7:45pm (May 22 - September 5)

Location: The Meadow at Gaylord Rockies

Price: Free for overnight guests

Movie in the Meadow

Join us in The Meadow for an outdoor film experience with a screening of The Smurfs or The Smurfs 2.

Times: Fridays and Saturdays | 8:15pm (May 22 - September 5)
Location: The Meadow at Gaylord Rockies
Price: Free for overnight guests 


Splash Party presented by bubly™

Make a splash at our Smurf-tastic pool party! Sponsored by bubly, sparkling water that's always down to chill. Enjoy games like lawn checkers, giant Jenga, hula hoops and more.

Times: Friday, Saturday and Sundays

Location: Arapahoe Springs Outdoor Pool

Price: Complimentary for Resort Guests

"We had a wonderful stay! The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean and the atrium is gorgeous."
Tricia I. - Cheyenne, Wyoming

"They seem to be very efficient and have the customer hapiness game down."
Bill H. - Littleton, Colorado

"The overall experience was great. The pool, outdoor area, basketball courts, water slide, etc. was wonderful for our family."
Sarah G. - Fargo, North Dakota


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