Skip to main content

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 West Osceola Parkway · Kissimmee, Florida 34746 USA

Entertainment Guide

  • 1-407-586-0000

SummerFest Events & Activities

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

Spend the night to optimize your SummerFest fun.

SummerFest at Gaylord Palms

Friday, May 29 - Sunday, August 9, 2020

School's out for the summer and it's time to have some fun. Bust out your flip flops and bathing suits, and celebrate summer at Gaylord Palms' annual SummerFest event. Soak up the sun at our Cypress Springs Water Park - including a drop slide, racing slides and a double FlowRider surfing experience. Featuring pool parties, a surf show and a scavenger hunt, SummerFest will be a splashing good time for everyone.

Endless Entertainment all Summer Long

SummerFest at Gaylord Palms Resort.

"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



Splash Party presented by bubly™

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: Monday - Thursday | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday - Sunday | 12pm - 7:30pm
Location: Cypress Springs Water Park
Price: Complimentary for overnight resort guests

Paint the Waves Surf Show

As the sun goes down, our highly decorated FlowRider Team will take to the waves to show off their most colorful moves in a jaw dropping exhibition of color, thrills and fun.  

Times: Fridays and Saturdays | 7:05 p.m.
Location: Cypress Springs, The Wake Zone FlowRider
Price: Complimentary for overnight resort guests

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


The Pirate's Treasure Escape Room

Emerald, the wayfaring wife of the dread pirate Captain Hornswoggle, has recruited you to her crew with one goal in mind: Ransacking the Captain's Quarters to commandeer his ultimate treasure. He has hidden the priceless jewel away somewhere inside and refuses to give his scallywag wife the prized gem. He is due back in 30 minutes and your crew of rogues must find the gem and escape before his return.

Location: Celebration Room (inside Arcade, Everglades Atrium)
Price: $19.99 plus tax, per person


Dive-In Movies

Enjoy the best family-friendly movies under the stars.

Times: Saturdays | 8 p.m.
Location: Cypress Springs Water Park Screen
Price: Complimentary for overnight resort guests

Exotic Animal Encounter

Trek into the Everglades atrium to Sawgrass Place, where you will find snakes, turtles and baby alligators. On Saturdays during SummerFest, you won't want to miss the special opportunity to interact with and learn about a variety of exotic animals.

Times:  Saturdays | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.​​​​​​​
Location:  Sawgrass Place (Everglades Atrium)​​​​​​​
Cost:  Complimentary for overnight resort guests

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: Nightly* | 9 p.m.
Location: St. Augustine Atrium
Price: Complimentary for overnight resort guests

*Blackout dates may apply.

Summer Serenity at Relâche Spa

Indulge in pure relaxation with our seasonal spa treatments.

Learn more

Adventure Kids: Join the Club!

Join the Gaylord Palms Adventure Kids Club in this interactive show experience featuring Sophie, the leader of the Adventure Kids, Ava the Alligator and Seth the Sea Turtle. Earn a different Adventure Kids badge at each show by demonstrating your courage, knowledge and imagination all while learning about the wonderful world of Florida.

Times: Fridays and Saturdays | 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Location: Marlin Dock, Key West Atrium
Price: Complimentary for hotel guests 

AQUAFINA is a registered trademark of PepsiCo, Inc.

© 2019 BUBLY and the Bubly Designs are trademarks.

Change Language

Marriott offers websites in several languages and a variety of regions to help your travel experience. Please select the option most relevant to you.