Carousel Day Tomorrow! (4/29)

Carousel Day, formerly known as Family Day, celebrates the opening of the Park's historic Dentzel Carousel for its 97th season and includes many FREE activities, including open studios, face painting, art activities, and storytelling! Carousel rides are just $1.25 per ride.

Visit our CAROUSEL DAY page for more information >>

Gala in the Park

The 2017 Gala in the Park -- Celebrate History in Our Backyard -- will take place on Saturday, May 20. This year's event will honor Yumi Hogan, First Lady of Maryland, and the Town of Glen Echo.

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

House Tour Fundraiser

Join us on Sunday, April 30, for self-guided tours of eight original homes in the Bannockburn neighborhood of Bethesda. All proceeds support Glen Echo Park's arts and cultural programs. Shuttle transportation and refreshments will be provided.

Learn more and purchase tickets here >>

Glass Arts Festival Sunday!

Discover the joy of glass at the 2017 Glass Arts Festival on Sunday, April 30. Experienced glass artists from the National Capital Art Glass Guild will demonstrate glass techniques ranging from stained glass to fused glass to blown glass. 

More information >>


Sign up today for

Spring/Summer Classes!



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


Check out our classes page to learn more and register.


Download the Spring/Summer 2017 Catalog here


Waltz Time Strauss Ball

Join Us

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We offer a variety of social dances Thursday through Sunday each week. Styles include Swing, Blues, Contra, Tango, Waltz, Balboa, Salsa, and Zydeco. Each dance includes a beginner lesson-no partner or prior experience needed!



Support the Park by Becoming a Member Today!


Become a Member of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and support the arts, educational, and cultural programs at the Park!


Thank you!





Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Washington Sculptors Group: Sculpture REMIX 2017: Craft/Technology/Art

Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery


Steven Luu: Come & Share My Feelings

Park View Gallery


Mirror to the World

Photoworks Gallery


Justin Pyles and Lauren Cook

Yellow Barn Gallery




Award-Winning Children's Theater


Now Playing at the Puppet Co -- Three Billy Goats Gruff

"The 3 Billy Goats Gruff" is a marionette romp in which three brothers get the goat of a hen-pecked troll, in their attempts to trip-trap-tromp to where the grass is greener. Three variety numbers precede the performance, demonstrating the making of a simple hand puppet, and manipulation of rod puppets and marionettes, as an introduction to the Art of Puppetry. March 30 to April 30, 2017.


Now Playing at Adventure Theater  -- 

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

This is Aladdin as you've never seen it before. Aladdin and his love, the princess Adora, must outsmart an evil Magician who wants to use the genie in Aladdin's lamp for his nefarious schemes! Will he get away with it? Get ready for love, magic, and mystery in this production for all ages. April 7 - May 21, 2017





•••••  Glen Echo Park News  •••••


Broadway World review Adventure Theatre's "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp"

Broadway World writes about Adventure Theatre's new show "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp". Click to read about the actors, the special effects, and the differences from Adventure Theatre's version and the version everyone knows.


Washington City Paper writes about Photoworks' "Mirror to the World" Exhibition

Washington City Paper writes about the last "Mirror to the World" exhibition in Photoworks. Click to read about the different photographers and the subject for their photo essays.






Glen Echo Park Opportunities


Interested in Teaching at Glen Echo Park?

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is currently accepting course proposals for classes for our Fall/Winter 2017-2018 term. Check out our Proposal Information to learn more and apply.  You may also apply using an online form. New proposals must be received by May 8 for consideriation for the Fall/Winter print catalog.


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.