Then & Wow Celebrates the Past

Then & Wow, a fun-filled event for kids and families, is our annual celebration of the Park's past and present. Held this year on Sunday, October 1, it will include magic shows, kiddie rides, arcade games, and more!  It's also the last day of the 2017 carousel season.

For more information, visit our Then & Wow page >>

Fall & Winter Classes 

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 >>

Last Month to 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. The 2017 season ends on Sunday, October 1.

For more information including days & hours of operation, visit our CAROUSEL page >>

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 >>


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Fall/Winter Classes!






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.





Tom Cunningham Orchestra

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We offer a variety of social dances each week. Styles include Swing, Blues, Contra, Tango, Waltz, Ballroom, and Balboa. A beginner dance lesson precedes each dance and is included in the cost of admission. No partner or prior experience needed.



Member & Donor Event: Labor Day Art Show Preview Reception


Friday, September 1, 6pm-7:30pm, Ballroom Back Room


Become a Member or Renew your Membership to attend this event and receive a $10 Coupon toward a purchase from the show!




Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Visions & Voices 2017: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Popcorn Gallery

Ilya Gefter: The Architecture of Light

Stone Tower Gallery

Richard Paul Weiblinger: Unique Visions

Park View Gallery


Photoworks Gallery

Montgomery County Teachers' Show 

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. September 15 - October 1, 2017.


Playing at Adventure Theatre MTC  -- How I Became a Pirate

Argh matey! It's a pirate's life for me on the high seas! One day as Jeremy builds a sand castle on the beach, a pirate ship rows ashore in search of a place to bury the pirate's treasure. Taken aboard as an honorary pirate, Jeremy learns the ropes of what it really means to be a swashbuckling (but smelly) pirate, and the pirates just might learn how to play soccer too. September 22 - October 22, 2017.





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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.