NEW! Praline at Glen Echo Park

Praline Bakery & Bistro is open at Glen Echo Park. CAMP LUNCH BOXES ARE AVAILABLE! They serve their delicious croissants and cookies, as well as sandwiches, soups, quiches, salads, and other bakery items. 

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Labor Day Art Show Call for Entries

The 46th Annual Labor Day Art Show Call for Entries is now open. This exhibition features the work of more than 250 artists in media including photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, textiles, and more. September 3 to 5, 12-6 p.m.

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Summer Camp Fun. Register Now!

It may be July, but it's still not too late to get in on creative SUMMER FUN! A few spaces remain in some of our upcoming camps. We offer a wide variety of day camps for children & teens (ages 4 - 19) in visual arts, music, theater, and more! 

Check out our camps page and sign your kids up today >>

Sign Up for a Class Today!

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!

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Visit our CAMPS page for more details >>


Sign up

today for

Summer Classes & Camps!


Visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and more!

For kids, teens and adults. Check out our classes page to learn more and register.


Download the NEW Fall/Winter Catalog here

Learn about Early Walk-in Registration Day here



Glenn Miller Orchestra

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.


This Saturday, the world-class Glenn Miller Orchestra plays the Spanish Ballroom!



Enjoy the Benefits of Membership. Join or Renew Today!


Support Glen Echo Park by becoming a Member today. Memberships start at $35 and include benefits like complimentary carousel tickets, special members only events, and more. 


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Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Triple Vision

Popcorn Gallery


Rising Scaffold

Stone Tower Gallery


Movement and Balance; Abstract Drawings of an Internal Life

Park View Gallery


The Vastness of Space

Photoworks Gallery





Award-Winning Children's Theater


Now showing at Adventure Theatre -- Jumanji

On a dull day, Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game. Will they ever finish this mysterious magic game and claim Jumanji? June 17 - August 28, 2016. [ Jumanji Jungle in the Park on July 17.]


Now showing at the Puppet Co -- Peter and the Wolf

Based on the Prokofiev's popular tale of good versus evil, performed by Puppet Master Christopher Piper. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra precedes this story of Peter and his animals friends, and the attempts to capture wily "Old Lupus". July 21 - August 28, 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

Washington Life Magazine Covers Glen Echo Park's Carousel Memories Gala

On May 14, Glen Echo Park held its annual Gala in the Park. With the theme of Carousel Memories,  the gala helped raise funds for the Park's historic 1921 Dentzel Carousel as well as its many arts and cultural programs. Read about who was there and how much was raised!


Nizette Brennan in Washington Sculptors Group Newsletter

Glen Echo Park resident artist Nizette Brennan was featured in a recent Washington Sculptors Group newsletter. She is the director of the Park's  Sculpture Studio. Learn about her public art, her sculpting career, and the places she has worked at in the article!