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!

Learn more here >>

Spring/Summer Registration Now Open

Are you ready to sign up for that art class you've always been meaning to take? Or have you been coming to Glen Echo Park for years and love our programs? Either way, you'll find something in our Spring/Summer catalog!

Visit our CLASSES page for more details >>

Visit our CAMPS page for more details >>

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 >>

ArtAbility Summer Program

ArtAbility is a collaborative arts experience designed for rising 7th-9th grade students on the autism spectrum from DC, MD and VA.This two-week program engages students in hands-on multi-disciplinary arts.  

A Few Spaces Remain - Scholarships Available - Register Today!

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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.





Doc Scantlin (Photo by Ben Powell)

Join Us for Our Weekend Dances


We offer a variety of social dances Thursday through Sunday each week. Styles include Swing, Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, Contra, Salsa, Ballroom, Tango, Balboa, Family Dance, and Waltz.





Become a Member


Become a Member of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and support the arts, educational, and cultural programs at the Park! Membership benefits are good for one full year from your sign-up date. Enjoy tuition discounts, member appreciation events, and four free carousel tickets.






Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Inspiration to Completion 2016

Popcorn Gallery

A Visionary's Eye: Glimpse into Carol Trawick's Private Collection

Stone Tower Gallery

Healing Through the Arts: Artist Books by ESOL Students

Park View Gallery

Mirror to the World

Photoworks Gallery

Michael Shibley

Yellow Barn Gallery




Join us for the ArtAbility Summer Program!


The ArtAbility Summer Program is designed for students on the autism spectrum, who are rising 7th-9th graders. Students explore drama, movement, music, puppetry and visual arts and learn to express themselves in new ways, while forming new friendships and social connections. During this two-week program, students are supported by teaching artists and teen mentors.


June 20 through July 1, 2016

Monday - Friday, 9am - 2:30pm (2 weeks), at Glen Echo Park

Registration open until filled; Scholarships available.





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!