Summer Camp Fun. Register Now!

It's shaping up to be another summer of fun at the Park! 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 ups today >>

Ex Post Facto Metallicus in the Popcorn Gallery

The Partnership and SilverWorks present a group exhibition of works by the Exnilho Artist Residency at SilverWorks. Browse and buy beautiful, functional art from talented metal artists. Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 6pm. Through July 26.

For more information, visit our EXHIBITIONS calendar >>

Summer Camp Lunch. Order Now!

Ready for Summer Camp fun?  Now you can take care of lunch with a delicious and healthy lunch from the Glen Echo Cafe.  Order for a single day or the entire week.  Orders are due by 12pm on Thursday prior to your camp week.

Check out the Glen Echo Cafe's menu and order today >>

FREE Summer Concerts every Thursday!

The Glen Echo Park Partnership brings FREE live music to the Park every Thursday at 7:30pm in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Join us this week (July 9) for QuinTango.

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


Spring/Summer Registration Open


Summer Classes Starting Soon: Register Today!


Upcoming Classes

Children's Visual Arts

Dance Technique & NEW Floor-BarreTM

Social Dance for Adults

Adult & Teen Visual Arts

Drawing & Painting


Blown and Fused Glass



Summer Camps are Here!

We have a vast array of camp programs including Young Artists Camps, new Mixed Media camps and more!


Browse camps online or Download our Camps section.



Boilermaker Jazz Band




ThursdayBlues DJ dance in the Back Room Annex 


Friday: Contra dance with the Glen Echo Open Band in the Spanish Ballroom or Salsa DJ dance in the Back Room Annex


Saturday: Swing dance with the Boilermaker Jazz Band in the Spanish Ballroom


Sunday afternoon: Family Dance with the New Southern Cowtippers in the Back Room Annex


Sunday evening: Contra & Square dance with the New Southern Cowtippers in the Bumper Car Pavilion or Tango lessons and Milonga with Emanuel Trifilio & Friends in the Back Room Annex




Become a Member 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

By supporting the Partnership, you are contributing to the revitalization of the Park! To learn more about Membership levels and benefits at Glen Echo Park, please visit our Membership page.


Thanks to all our current Members

for their generous support!



Currently On View in our Galleries


Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Ex Post Facto Metallicus, July 4 through 26, 2015

Reception Friday, July 3, 6 to 8 PM

Popcorn Gallery>>


Cafe+ by Ric Garcia,  July 4 through 26, 2015

Reception Saturday, July 11, 3 to 6 PM

Stone Tower Gallery>>


Of The Earth by Bridgette Guerzon Mills, July 4 through 26, 2015

Reception Friday, July 3, 6 to 8 PM

Park View Gallery>> 


Hidden DistrictJune 5, 2015 through July 12, 2015

Photoworks Gallery>>



Summer Camps 2015



Summer Camps are now here!


There's something for every age and every interest

this summer at Glen Echo Park:


Visual Arts

Art GlassŸBook & Paper ArtsŸ * Clay Animation

Cartooning & Animation Ÿ* Drawing, Painting & Crafts

Sculpture Ÿ* Textile & Wearable Arts Ÿ* Photography


Performing Arts

Magic PerformanceŸClown Arts Ÿ* Irish Dance

Music Ÿ* Musical Theatre * Puppetry


Environmental Education

Discover Nature Summer Camp





Glen Echo Park Opportunities


Interested in Teaching at Glen Echo Park?


The Glen Echo Park Partnership is seeking instructors in visual artsdance technique, movement and social dance styles for all ages.

Click below for full information or fill out a proposal form here. Course Proposals are due June 1 for inclusion in our printed catalog for fall/winter.  




Glen Echo Park In the News



Floor Barre Instructor Featured in Washington Post

Dance Review

Sarah Kaufman, dance critic for The Washington Post, writes glowingly of floor barre instructor Alison Crosby's work in a recent performance at Dance Place in Washington, DC. To take Alison's class click here


'Folk & Fiddle' Gala in the Park

Washington Life Magazine covers Glen Echo Park's successful gala event honoring Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner for his strong support for the Park's celebrated social dances and appreciation for the arts. 


57 Different Summer Camp Choices

Potomac Almanac reports on Glen Echo Park's diverse assortment of summer camps and classes ranging from fused glass to clay animation. 


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!






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