Maryland Welcomes The World




If you have a confirmed reservation for this event, here is some information that will make your evening even more memorable and enjoyable!


Getting to the event:

Buses will depart from the following hotels at 5:30 p.m.  If you are delayed for any reason, please arrive at one of the participating hotels as soon as possible and a Maryland Welcomes the World at National Harbor transportation ambassador will assist you.

  • Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW - K Street Entrance
  • Washington Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW - L Street Entrance 
  • Renaissance Downtown, 999 Ninth Street, NW - K Street Entrance
  • Westin City Center, 1400 M Street, NW - M Street Entrance 
  • Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW - T Street Entrance 
  • Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road, NW - 24th Street Entrance 

Returning from the event:

Shuttle buses will depart from the MGM National Harbor Theater entrance beginning at 10:00 p.m.  Final departures after the KC and the Sunshine Band performance will depart from the MGM National Harbor Theater exit at 11:30 p.m.  If you decide to enjoy the MGM National Harbor amenities after 11:30 p.m., you will be responsible for your own transportation back to your hotel. 


Guests who choose to drive themselves to Maryland Welcomes the World at National Harbor at National Harbor should park at National Harbor’s Mariner Parking Garage, 164 Mariner Passage, Oxon Hill, MD 20745.  Check in desks will be located at the entrance to Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor and on the East Pier, directly across from the parking garage across Waterfront Street.

Guests with Special Needs:

If you need special assistance with transportation to, during and from our event, please contact us in advance of arriving to the event. 

Maria Covell, [email protected]  (202) 285-5850 mobile
Cheri Salasznyk, [email protected] (301) 980-6449 mobile




Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center Reception


A True Maryland Welcome along the Harbor Trail

Maryland Welcomes the World at National Harbor East Pier


Shuttles available to Tanger Outlets National Harbor


MGM National Harbor Reception
featuring KC and the Sunshine Band

Shuttles will depart MGM for return trip to hotels
beginning at 10:00pm with the last shuttle departing at 11:30pm


The current forecast is sunny with temperatures in the 80s.  Please dress comfortably, bring your sunscreen, and wear comfortable walking shoes.  The theater at MGM National Harbor is air conditioned, so bring a wrap for the concert.


Maryland Welcomes the World at National Harbor will be held regardless of weather conditions.  In the case of a passing rain storm, rain gear will be distributed to guests.  If the forecast calls for heavy, long term rain, outdoor activities will be moved indoors at one of our participating partners’ locations and guests will be alerted via e-mail and at www.visitmaryland/mwtw.


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In case of an emergency, call 911 and contact your nearest Maryland Welcomes the World Ambassador.


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