Free Concerts Every Thursday!

The Glen Echo Park Partnership brings live music to the park again this summer, presenting FREE concerts every Thursday at 7:30pm in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Join us this week on July 31 for David Schulman & Quiet Life Motel.

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

Dances with Live Music at Glen Echo Park

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents social dances every week from Thursday through Sunday. Dances feature swing, contra, blues, waltz, cajun, zydeco, salsa, tango, and more. Ticket prices include a FREE pre-dance introductory lesson, and most dances have live music from top-notch bands!

For more information, visit our SOCIAL DANCES page >>

Labor Day Art Show Call for Entries

The 44th 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. Aug. 30 thru Sep. 1, 12-6 p.m.

Learn more or Apply today by clicking here >>


Summer Classes & Camps 


Starting in August

For Adults and Teens:


Bring your kids to Glen Echo Parfor a summer of fun!  

Week of August 4 to 8

Week of August 11 to 15

Week of August 18 to 22



Fall/Winter Class Registration Begins Saturday, August 2

Visit our Classes Page to download the catalog or learn about the start of registration.


Perseverance Jazz Band




Thursday: Blues DJ Dance in the Back Room Annex or the Contra "Hot Sonic" DJ Dance in the Spanish Ballroom

Friday: Contra Dance in the Spanish Ballroom with Ricochet

Saturday: Swing Dance in the Spanish Ballroom with the Perseverance Jazz Band

Sunday Afternoon: Waltz Dance with Waltz Magic in the Spanish Ballroom

Sunday Evening: Contra & Square Dance with Waverley Station in the Spanish Ballroom or Tango workshops & Milonga in the Back Room Annex with DJ by Tango Brillante DC




Become a Member today!


Become a Member of the Glen Echo Park Partnership. Membership benefits are good for one year, so Join Now or Renew to start enjoying your benefits today!


Member and Park Partner benefits include:

NEW! Tuition savings on every class

• Invitations to special Member & Donor Appreciation Events throughout the year

• Four complimentary carousel tickets


For more information about Membership levels and benefits, click "Learn More" below or click here to JOIN NOW!


Currently On View in our Galleries


Get inspired at our galleries this weekend!


Faculty Invitational ,  June 7 to July 6, Popcorn Gallery and the Stone Tower Gallery>>

Mimi Levine Retrospective: A Life of Artistry, July 25 to August 25 Photoworks Gallery>>



Call for Entries: Wearable Art Exhibition

The Partnership is now accepting entries for a Wearable Art Exhibition, August 16 to September 14 in the Stone Tower Gallery. Deadline is July 31, 2014.


Take our visitors survey! Win $200!


Win a $200 gift certificate!


The Partnership is surveying visitors from May 3 through September 28, 2014 ("carousel season"), and we want to hear from you! Provide feedback on your visit to Glen Echo Park and have a chance to win a $200 gift certificate for use toward any class or camp at Glen Echo Park! If you visit the park anytime from May 3 - Sep 28, be sure to fill out our online survey and let us know what you think of your experience here.  Takes 10 minutes or less, so why not provide helpful feedback and have an opportunity to win our grand prize! (awarded in October 2014)





Request for Proposals (RFP) for Social Dances in 2015

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is now requesting proposals from organizations and individuals interested in presenting public

dances at the park in 2015.


Glen Echo Park in Washingtonian's Best of Washington

Glen Echo Park is on Washingtonian magazine's Best of Washington list in the July issue! Grab a copy and check us out on page 86!


Summer Concerts in The Gazette

The Gazette's Elizabeth Waibel wrote a wonderful piece about our free summer concert series.


Glen Echo Park Partnership 2013 Annual Report available

See the highlights of 2013.


"6 Cool Carousels We Can't Get Enough Of" 

"Glen Echo boasts one of the oldest and grandest of the local carousels -- a 1921 beauty bedecked by 52 hand-carved horses, rabbits, and ostriches," says Red Tricycle. 





What's So Special About Glen Echo Park...


“Glen Echo Park fosters creativity and a love of the arts as well as a sense of community. The learning and shared experiences that I have enjoyed at the Park over the years have not only strengthened my understanding of myself but also of the arts as a basic necessity.”

Laura C.

Member, Student, and Volunteer


“We love dancing at Glen Echo Park! The dance community is what brought us together 10 years ago when we first met at a USO dance in the Spanish Ballroom... The beauty of the Ballroom, the wide variety of dance offerings (we especially enjoy Waltz Time), the incredible bands that play at the dances, the lessons offered before each dance – all of this has kept us coming back for more."

Bob & Francine L.

Social Dancers