We are excited to officially welcome summer as we open our 18th annual SummerFest event, taking place Friday, May 21 – Monday, September 6th, 2021. The highly anticipated summer program combines the excitement of immersive aquatic experiences with a delicious line-up of culinary and beverage offerings, soothing spa treatments, and an itinerary full of themed programming inclusive of live entertainment, family-friendly shows and activities, and much more.
A summertime must, Gaylord Texan’s 10-acre outdoor water park, Paradise Springs, offers a relaxing 600-foot-long lazy river, 25-foot-long zip-line, four winding waterslides, and a giant water treehouse featuring a Texas-sized water bucket dumping 1,500 gallons of water every two minutes. Exclusive poolside cabanas available for rent provide extra shade, comfortable lounge seating, refrigerators, televisions, and a designated pool server. In addition to the water park, the resort also features a recently renovated outdoor pool with a hot tub as well as an indoor lap pool.
Keeping the kids entertained, this year’s itinerary of activities & events will feature a brand-new Pirate & Princess theme with highlights including:
- The “Summer of Cirque: Pirates & Princesses” theater and acrobatics show
- The Princess’s Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt
- Pirates & Princess Art Studio
- Ahoy, Matey! Animal Encounters
- Pirate Dance Party
- Pirate & Princess Academy
Families will also enjoy creative décor displayed throughout the vast resort grounds including a princess castle and massive 25-foot tall pirate ship.
The resort’s multiple award-winning restaurants will feature food and beverage specials including whiskey tastings, margarita flights, and upscale holiday brunches. Unique culinary programs will include a junior chef’s camp for kids as well as oyster and sparkling wine pairings for adults. And resort visitors who have a “burger bucket list” won’t want to miss conquering the sports bar’s Texas-sized Mega Burger – one of the largest in the state!
Adults searching for the ultimate in relaxation can unwind in the resort’s 25,000-square-foot Relâche Spa featuring twelve treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, and a slumber room including deluxe napping chairs. Enjoy summer treatments such as the Dream Catcher massage or Illuminating Wrinkle Recovery facial.
For resort guests who wish to explore the destination, the charming city of Grapevine offers miles of hiking and bicycling trails, water sports on the 8,000-acre Lake Grapevine, and championship golf on the resort’s partnership course, Cowboys Golf Club. Located just a few minutes from the resort, Historic Downtown Grapevine features 80-locally owned restaurants, boutiques, tasting rooms, art galleries, food & wine tours, and more.
“Summer travelers wishing to make the most out of their vacation can come here for a one-stop destination,” said Chuck Pacioni, Gaylord Texan’s General Manager. “From our Paradise Springs water park and SummerFest activities to our award-winning restaurants and world-class spa, we offer everything you could want and deserve for the ultimate summer experience.”