From the Bay to the Blue Ridge, National Harbor

Experience the First Annual “Taste of National Harbor”

Gourmet Food, Drinks and Entertainment Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospital

National Harbor RiverView Terrace
National Harbor RiverView Terrace

Set along the banks of the Potomac River at the Washington, D.C. regions only waterfront hotel, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center hosts the first annual “Taste of National Harbor” charity event to benefit Children’s National Health System, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMNH), on Saturday, June 21 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Partnering with the areas local restaurants and brands to showcase the gourmet cuisine visitors can enjoy in National Harbor, proceeds will go to Children’s National, the non-profit children’s organization whose main goal is to provide the best possible health care for local kids.

“National Harbor continues to grow in its culinary offerings,” said Vipin Khullar, Food and Beverage Director at Gaylord National Resort. “The “Taste of National Harbor” is the perfect way to showcase our various offerings, while also supporting a great cause that benefits the welfare of local children.”

“Children’s National is thrilled to partner with the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and all of the shops at National Harbor to make miracles happen for local patients,” said Patricia Jasper-Zellner, Director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Children’s National. “It is wonderful to see all of these industry leaders come together to support our mission.”

Attendees can enjoy a variety of gourmet food samples from the Harbor’s award-winning restaurants paired with domestic wines and craft beers on the hotel’s waterfront-venue, RiverView Terrace. With views of the sun setting over Old Town Alexandria and new The Capital Wheel observation wheel, guests also can participate in a raffle benefiting CMNH; watch a “perfect pour” demonstration by Stella Artois; experience live entertainment including dueling piano players from Bobby McKEY’s; and more. The event concludes with a stunning fireworks show.

Participating restaurants and brands include Bond 45, Country Vinters, The Cocoa Bean, Fiorella Italian Kitchen, Grace’s Mandarin, Green Hat Gin, McLoone’s Pier House, National Pastime Sports Bar and Grill, New Columbia Distillers, Old Hickory Steakhouse, PEEPS and Company, Pienza, Spagnvola, The Sunset Room by Wolfgang Puck, Tito’s Vodka and more.

The “Taste of National Harbor” charity event costs $40* per person with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Tickets can be purchased by calling 301-965-4000 or by visiting For more information about this event see ad in this section.

Written by: Rachel Dinbokowitz

June Events at the National Harbor

6th & 7th
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Brew It. Taste It. Sip It. Pork It.

Saturday 6-10 pm
Sunday Noon – 6 pm


Movies on the Potomac – Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
Bring your lawn chair but leave the coolers at home!

8th – The Incredibles
15th – Father of the Bride
22nd – The Parent Trap
29th – The Princess Diaries


Friday Night Live
Every Friday night on the Plaza Stage from 7-9 pm
6th – TBA
13th – Richie Fields
20th – Leather and Lace
27th – Victims of Experience


Military Concert Series
Every Saturday on the Plaza Stage from 6-7:30 pm
7th – Army Blues
14th – Air Force Max Impact
21st – Navy Commodores
28th – Army Downrange


Waterfront Fitness
Free classes sponsored by Willpower Functional Fitness 7-8 pm
Tues – Yoga
Wed – Zumba
Thurs – Kickboxing


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