ArtAbility Spring Series

ArtAbility is a collaborative arts experience designed for current 6th-8th grade students on the autism spectrum.The ArtAbility Spring Family Series engages students and their families, and program participation is FREE!

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NEW! Praline at Glen Echo Park

Praline Bakery & Bistro will open a new location at Glen Echo Park on April 30, just in time for Family Day. They will serve their delicious croissants and cookies, as well as sandwiches, soups, quiches, salads, and other bakery items.  And they will do catering for private events, too!

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FREE Summer Concerts every Thursday!

The Glen Echo Park Partnership brings FREE live music to the Park every Thursday at 7:30pm in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Save the date for the first concert of the season on June 9!

Find more details and see the entire summer schedule here >>

Family Day is TODAY, April 30!

Family Day celebrates the opening of the Park's historic Dentzel Carousel for its 96th season and includes many FREE activities, including magic shows, open studios, face painting, art activities, and story-telling!  Carousel rides are just $1.25 per ride.

Visit our FAMILY DAY page for more information >>

Gala in the Park

Join us on Saturday, May 14, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight for the

Carousel Memories Gala in the Park.  Enjoy and evening of dinner, dancing, carousel rides, and more while supporing the arts and cultural programs at the Park.

More information or purchase tickets to the Gala in the Park >>


Spring Classes have begun. Sign up today!


Visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and more. For kids, teens and adults.


Check out our classes page to learn more and register.





Strauss Ball

Join Us for Our Weekend Dances


This Saturday is the 33rd Annual Viennese Waltz Ball with Olde Vienna in the Spanish Ballroom. Get all the details about the dances going on this weekend.


A free lesson starts off every dance!



Join us for the Gala Dance!


The Gala Dance is a special fundraiser held on May 14 in conjunction with the Carousel Memories Gala in the Park. The $25 ticket includes a swing dance lesson, dancing to the Craig Gildner Big Band, coffee, desserts, photography portraits, and carousel rides!




Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


CONTAINMENT/RELEASE: Judith Pratt & Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin

Popcorn Gallery

Subtle Structure: Monica Stroik

Stone Tower Gallery

Carousel Inspirations

Park View Gallery

Mirror to the World

Photoworks Gallery

Broad Strokes: Nancy Arons, Kathy Byrnes, Jennifer Howard, Marybeth Paterson

Yellow Barn Gallery







Award-Winning Children's Theater


Now showing at Adventure Theatre -- The Emperor's Nightingale

This new adaptation set in 18th century China brings to light the younger day of Emperor Qianlong. It takes a magical bird to help the headstrong prince become a King. Based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson. April 22 - May 30, 2016.


Now showing at the Puppet Co -- Sleeping Beauty

A story of fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. April 14 - May 29, 2016.






Glen Echo Park Opportunities


Interested in Working at Glen Echo Park?

The Glen Echo Park Partnership has several job openings. Visit our jobs page to find out more and apply.




Glen Echo Park In the News

Mark Jenkins of the Washington Post reviews Fields of Inquiry

Fields of Inquiry, an exhibition of work by Mei Mei Chang, Pat Goslee, and Kathryn McDonnell runs through March 27 in the Popcorn Gallery. In his review, Jenkins notes both deliberate and impressionistic collaborations by the three artists.


Check out Glen Echo Park on The Daily Beast!

Watch this one-minute "commercial" for the Park! Part of the Daily Beast's Nearest Faraway Place series that tells the story of all sorts of cool places throughout the country!