Holiday Art Show & Sale

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Features works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and includes glass, ceramics, jewelry, photographs, paintings, holiday ornaments, and more. November 27 - January 10. 

Visit our Holiday Art Show page for hours and details >>

NEW! Gingerbread House Workshop

Join Sign up for our Gingerbread House Workshop Fundraiser on Saturday, December 12, featuring an introduction and demonstration by Pastry Chef Leslie from Fancy Cakes by Leslie. Two sessions to choose from in the Ballroom Back Room.

Get all the details here  >>

Save the Date for Winter's Eve!

Join us Saturday, December 12, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for Winter’s Eve, the Partnership's annual holiday celebration. Enjoy many FREE activities, including holiday crafts, a sing-along, storybook readings, and a hot chocolate bar. Stroll through our galleries for unique holiday gift shopping.

Visit our Winter's Eve page for hours and details >>

Fall/Winter Registration

Registration for Fall & Winter 2015-2016 classes and programs is open and ongoing. Browse and register for classes online or download a PDF version here to find out when your favorite classes are running! 

Visit our CLASSES page for more details >>


Jive Aces

Join Us for Our Weekend Dances!


Friday: Contra dance with Morrison Brothers in the Spanish Ballroom followed by a special late-night Techno Contra with DJ Brian Hamshar in the Back Room


Saturday: Swing dance with the Jive Aces in the Spanish Ballroom


Sunday afternoon: Waltz with Avant Gardeners in the Spanish Ballroom


Sunday evening: Contra dance with Avant Gardeners in the Spanish Ballroom



Support the Park AND

Win a Car!


Purchase a Montgomery County Executive's Ball raffle ticket, and you will support the Glen Echo Park Partnership AND be entered to win a 2015 Toyota RAV4!


Each $50 raffle ticket will enter you into a drawing to win a 2015 Toyota RAV4 while providing a $25 donation to Glen Echo Park and a $25 donation toward a general fund for arts organizations throughout the County!


Click on the link below or fill out a form in the Partnership office.


Don't forget to designate "Glen Echo Park Partnership" on the online or printed form!


Purchase a ticket today!


Currently On View in our Galleries


Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Glassworks Presents: Glass Evolution, Oct 31 to Nov 22

Popcorn Gallery>>


Strokes of Nature: Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro, Oct 31 to Nov 22

Stone Tower Gallery>>


Circa by Sarah Martin-Young, Oct 24 to Nov 28

Park View Gallery>> 


Photo Slam: The Exhibition, Oct 23 to Nov 29

Photoworks Gallery>>


Paintings by Frank Cantrel, Nov 21 & 22

Yellow Barn Gallery>>


Glen Echo Park Aquarium Grand Opening


Now Open!


Glen Echo Park Aquarium

a Chesapeake Bay Discovery Center


Saturdays, 9am to 5pm

Sundays, 12pm to 5pm

Weekdays by appointment


  • Our Touch Tank where you can actually physically feel some of the amazing animals that live in our Chesapeake Bay!
  • Our Pirate Ship! Come aboard the GEPA ship, alongside some experienced pirates, you can travel the Chesapeake and search for the TREASURE!
  • Sand boxes, filled with adventure!
  • The SS-GEPA Submarine is ready to dive down! Come aboard and take an awesome picture! (Did someone say “Holiday Cards”?)
  • Face painting! What will you choose? Do you want a seahorse a mudfish?
  • Aquatic Animal Displays!




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 considered on an ongoing basis. Proposals must be submitted by November 4, 2015 for inclusion in the spring/summer 2016 catalog.




Glen Echo Park In the News


Check out Glen Echo Park on The Daily Beast!

Watch this one-minute "commercial" for the Park! Part of the Daily Beast's Nearest Faraway Place series that tells the story of all sorts of cool places throughout the country!


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. 






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