Ride the Historic Carousel

The Glen Echo Park Partnership proudly maintains the historic Dentzel Carousel, now in its 97th season at Glen Echo Park. Rides on the carousel are just $1.25. 

For more information, visit our CAROUSEL page >>

Swing Dance with Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with American's Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. in the historic Spanish Ballroom.  Advance tickets, $20; Tickets at the door, $25 general.

For more details and to purchase tickets click here >>

NEW! Saturday Art Explorers Every Weekend

Our drop-in arts program (no pre-registration required!) for kids and parents is back! Join us anytime from 10am to 1pm this Saturday, July 22, for Saturday Art Explorers in the Candy Corner Studio. $5.00 per child with an adult. 

For more details visit our Saturday Art Explorers page >>

Creative Craft Council in the Popcorn Gallery

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents CRAFT: Awardees from the Creative Crafts Council in the Popcorn Gallery. Exhibition runs from August 4 to 27; Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm.

For more information, visit our EXHIBITIONS calendar >>

Fall/Winter Registration Now Open

Registration for Fall & Winter 2017-2018 classes and programs is now open. Check out all your favorites in visual arts, music, dance and more - and new classes in social dance styles and early childhood programs.  Learn more at our Open House for Classes, Saturday, September 2.

Visit our CLASSES page for more details >>


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Spring/Summer Classes!


Fall/Winter Registration

Now Open!


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

Check out our classes page to learn more, download the catalogs, and register.




Rock A Sonics

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This Saturday: Rockabilly Round-Up!


We offer a variety of social dances Thursday through Sunday each week. Styles include Swing, Blues, Contra, Tango, Waltz, Ballroom, and Balboa. 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!


CRAFT: Awardees from the Creative Crafts Council

Popcorn Gallery

A Fresh Look: New Yellow Barn Faculty

Stone Tower Gallery

Enduring Beacons: Documenting America's Lighthouses

Park View Gallery

Watch Me Juried Youth Photography Exhibit

Photoworks Gallery

Matthew Topoleski 

Yellow Barn Gallery 




Award-Winning Children's Theater


Playing at the Puppet Co -- Circus!

In grand circus tradition, the "Greatest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. July 27 - August 27, 2017.


Playing at Adventure Theatre MTC  -- Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers", she has to investigate. June 16 - August 27, 2017.





•••••  Glen Echo Park News  •••••


CultureSpot MC Writes About "Circus!" at the Puppet Co.

CultureSpot MC writes about Puppet Co.'s show "Circus!" and how this puppet show has been in Christopher Piper's family. Read to learn about how Piper's parents made the puppets and traveled around the United States with them.


Broadway World DC Writes a Review on "Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook"

Broadway World Washington D.C. writes about the actors' performances and how the set adds to the story. Read to see how this play is something that people of all ages will enjoy.






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.