Escape to the banks of the Potomac River this May for one of the mid-Atlantic’s most popular events – the 4th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival

The National Harbor waterfront complex is just minutes from downtown D.C. and a water taxi ride from Old Town Alexandria. With a mix of hotels, restaurants, shops and the grand Gaylord National Resort in residence, you will want to spend the weekend to savor the full harbor front experience.

This year, the festival reaches beyond expectations to delight and deliver an engaging and enlightening extravaganza of food, wine, spirits and the arts!

Over 100 International wines will be featured, as well as, select specialty craft beers and premium spirits.  Foodies take note -a Tasting Theater is always core to the event showcasing hands-on cooking demonstrations and wine pairing suggestions.

Moreover, the festival offers a series of exclusive wine dinners and tastings;choose from a traditional Maine clambake feast complete with New England chowder, lobster and Maryland’s famous crabs to an elegant 5 course dinner presented by Cooking Light’s Executive Chef Billy Strynkowski, Gaylord National’s acclaimed Chef Aaron Boxendale and Napa Valley’s Hendry Estate Wines.  

The dinners are always popular and seating is limited. In fact, the Cooking Light culinary collaboration set for Friday night in Gaylord National’s award-winning restaurant, Old Hickory Steakhouse is already creating a buzz around and beyond the beltway.

With only 80 tickets available, this coveted epicurean affair is projected to sell out long before the date. Cost: $160 per person (includes tax, gratuity & self parking fees)

To secure your place on the guest list, visit the Gaylord Wine Dinner reservation page online.

With celebrity chefs, live music, and hundreds of exhibitors in one central location, attendees can “wine down” worry-free. 

Whether toasting and tantalizing your palate with wines of the world, indulging in a smooth aged bourbon in the Whiskey and Bourbon Lounge, enjoying a cold brew at the Bier Garten, or swaying to the tropical sounds of a steel drum band, count on a truly Capitol celebration!

Dates: May14-15

Location: National Harbor, Maryland (nearby airports: Reagan National, Baltimore Washington International and Washington Dulles)

Tickets:  All Access:$150 per person; Two Day General:$65 per person, VIP Daily:$65 per person. General Admission:$30 per person per day.

To purchase tickets and view complete program schedule, visit the official festival  or call, 800-830-3976

Exclusive!  Weekend Festival Package offered by The Gaylord National Resort:



1 night: $227 per person

2 nights: $334 per person


  • Room accommodations at Gaylord National Resort
  • Two-day VIP pass – admission to both days of the festival
  • Free lanyard, goodie bag, Express Entry into event
  • VIP access to Pier with specialty tastings & access to VIP washrooms.
  • Self-Parking
  • Resort Fee 

Contact Reservations for Availability