At National Harbor, we enjoy one of the most appealing waterfront environments in the country—and we believe it was meant to be shared. As the primary social hub for nearby communities, we’re proud to be the place our neighbors gather to celebrate one another, and we’re thrilled to help them host everything from fundraisers to open mic nights. Use the info below to plan your special event.
Public & Community Events
National Harbor hosts hundreds of annual events that are open to the public! From small charity walk-a-thons to large-scale music festivals, our prime waterfront location boosts attendance and creates a richly rewarding experience for everyone involved. If you would like your event to be considered for our public and community event calendar, please download and complete our Special Event Application.
Please note that our public events calendar is not a comprehensive list of all National Harbor events.
Corporate & Private Events
It takes a truly special place to create an exceptional event. Whether you’re hosting a corporate outing or a family reunion, we invite you to share the exhilarating waterfront ambiance of National Harbor with your guests. National Harbor offers a variety of unique, celebratory spaces. You can also host a private event at many of our restaurants, which offer private dining rooms. Please contact venues directly for more information.
Take your next event to new heights on The Capital Wheel! With expansive, panoramic views— and from 180 feet up on The Capital Wheel, 42 climate-controlled gondolas with glass exteriors maximize the panoramic views of the National Mall, White House, U.S. Capitol, Arlington Cemetery and beyond. National Harbor One, the VIP Gondola, accommodates up to four passengers and features glass floors, a retracting monitor/DVD player and leather bucket seats. Your crew will love taking a spin on The Capital Wheel.
Interested in catering your private event with a traditional Maryland crab boil or lobster bake? Look no further than Foster’s Clambake & Catering Company. Contact Kevin Tacy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
With pristine, waterfront ambiance, National Harbor is the perfect place for your special day. A mix of expansive indoor and gorgeous outdoor spaces makes National Harbor an amazing destination for all kinds of ceremonies. With luxury, on-site hotels, amazing shopping and dining locations, and the beautiful waterfront setting, you’ll have a monumental, memorable experience — one that you and your guests will remember forever. To learn more about a particular venue, please contact those listed below:
Westin: Ashley Peterson, email@example.com
Gaylord National: Rana Kuri, RKuri@Gaylordhotels.com
The Sunset Room by Wolfgang Puck: Augustine Bove, Augustine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate big with a birthday party at National Harbor! Kids LOVE all we have to offer, including the thrilling Capital Wheel and super-fun Carousel. Add a wide variety of waterfront activities and delicious dining locations, and it’s a recipe for the perfect birthday.