Carousel and Friday Night Live concert schedule for National Harbor

Go to to National Harbor this weekend and celebrate the warmer winds and Mother's Day Photo: National Harbor

NATIONAL HARBOR, May 9, 2013 – This weekend do something different and fun for Mother’s Day, take a twirl on the new Carousel at National Harbor during their Grand Opening Celebrations this weekend on May 10th, 11th and 12th, 12:00pm to 8:00pm,

This new addition to the ever-expanding waterfront places a 26-foot Americana-themed carousel on the rivers edge.  Around the carousel is a newly-built playground and picnic area and a toddler play area. 

Grand Opening festivities start at noon each day and feature:
• Entertainment by Rocknocerus and The Great Zucchini
• Appearances by Slapshot, G-Wiz, Pinch, Peep and Fireball
• Hosted by Radio Disney
• Stella’s PopKern Truck
• Balloon Twisters and Face Painters

The carousel is located on National Plaza at the north end of National Harbor along the waterfront. Admission is $5 for an All Day Pass or $3 for a single carousel ride. Mom and Dad are free with purchase of admission for children!

Carousel Hours of Operation

May 10th through May 25th

Friday – Noon to 8pm

Saturday – Noon to 8pm

Sunday – Noon to 6pm

May 26th through September 8th

Monday – Noon to 8pm

Tuesday – Noon to 8pm

Wednesday – Noon to 8pm

Thursday – Noon to 8pm

Friday – Noon to 10pm

Saturday – Noon to 10pm

Sunday – Noon to 8pm 

National Harbor is your Friday night destination with Friday Night Live, a series of free concerts on the plaza the second Friday of every month.

Event:  Friday Night Live!

Start:   May 10, 2013 5:00 pm

End:     May 10, 2013 9:00 pm

Cost:    Free

Schedule: The second Friday until September 13, 2013 (See all)

Venue: Plaza


Concert Schedule: 

May 10th — Sam Grow

June 14th — Liquid A

July 12th — Ashley Forrest

August 9th — Kristen and The Noise

September 13 — Lloyd Dobler Effect

DJ services provided by Megawatt


If you are taking public transportation, click HERE to plan your trip.

You can also take a water taxi to and from National Harbor – for more information, click HERE.

For parking locations and information, visit our Directory & Parking page. 

The above information provided by National Harbor and is deemed reliable  Please contact National Harbor to confirm dates and times.

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