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National Harbor CocktailPro Competition Celebrates National Cocktail Day and Cherry Blossom Season on March 24

March 15, 2023

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 14, 2023— National Harbor kicks off a huge cherry blossom celebration this year on March 20. Included in the festivities is a face off of National Harbor’s top bartenders/mixologists. The CocktailPro Competition takes place on Friday, March 24, National Cocktail Day from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Sunset Room at National Harbor (137 National Plaza, #200).

Ten bartenders/mixologists will compete to showcase their most noteworthy and creative drinks using Pratt Standard cocktail mixes. Attendees will then vote on who has the best drink. The winner will receive $1,000.

Bartenders and mixologists from National Harbor properties include representatives from Bond45, Gaylord National, Sauciety at Westin National Harbor, McCormick & Schmick’s, Cadillac Ranch, Redstone American Grill, Bar Harbor at Hyatt Place, Brass Tap, and Rosa Mexicano.

Guests will enjoy music by DJ Stylus and Bond45 and Fiorella Italian Kitchen will provide passed hors d’oeuvres. Each guest will be able to try all of the different cocktails and vote for their favorite.  There will also be beer samplings by Buck Distributing.

Tickets are $75 per person and include cocktails and food. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Change4Good. To purchase tickets, go to Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

National Harbor restaurants and bars will have cherry blossom specials throughout the celebration that takes place from March 20 to April 16. For more information on National Harbor and cherry blossom activities and offerings, go to

About National Harbor

Situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River and just minutes from the nation’s capital, National Harbor is a waterfront resort destination unlike any other. National Harbor is home to two of Maryland’s Four Diamond rated hotels—Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, the East Coast’s largest non-gaming hotel and convention center and has almost 2,000 hotel rooms and 660,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and MGM National Harbor, an integrated luxury casino resort with renowned chef-driven restaurants, a 3,000-seat state-of-the art theater and one of the largest gaming floors outside of Las Vegas. The vibrant Waterfront District features boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options along picturesque promenades.  The iconic Capital Wheel, a 180-ft observation wheel, Tanger Outlets’ 85 designer brands, and a robust calendar of events round out this destination that welcomes more than 15 million visitors a year.  For more information, visit