Washington Folk Festival this weekend!

The Washington Folk Festival is back for its 35th year at Glen Echo Park on May 30 & 31. This FREE festival presents the many folk music, dance, and craft traditions that are part of the greater Washington area. 12 – 7 p.m.

Get more festival details here >>

Art for the Table in the Popcorn Gallery

The Partnership and Glen Echo Pottery present a group exhibition of pottery and functional ceramics by instructors and advanced students. Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 6pm. Through May 31.

For more information, visit our EXHIBITIONS calendar >>

Summer Camp Fun. Register Now!

It's shaping up to be another summer of fun at the Park! We're offering a wide variety of day camps for children and teens (ages 4 - 19) presented by resident visual arts, music, and theater organizations at the Park, as well as non-resident partners.

Check out our camps page and sign your kids ups today >>


Spring/Summer Registration Open


Make May Creative: Register Today!


Upcoming Classes

Children's Visual Arts

Dance Technique & NEW Floor-BarreTM class

Social Dance for Adults

Adult & Teen Visual Arts

Drawing & Painting


Blown and Fused Glass



Looking for Camps?

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.



Rosie Ledet




Thursday: DJ Blues dance in the Back Room Annex 


Friday: Contra dance with Contranella in the Spanish Ballroom or Zydeco dance with Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys in the Bumper Car Pavilion


Saturday: Swing dance with the Tom Cunningham Orchestra in the Spanish Ballroom


Sunday: Contra & Square Dance with Chirps Smith and Steve Rosen in the Spanish Ballroom 




Folk & Fiddle Gala in the Park


May 16, 2015

Bumper Car Pavilion and

Spanish Ballroom

6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Join us Saturday, May 16 for the Folk & Fiddle Gala in the Park honoring Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner for his support of Glen Echo Park.  We will also recognize Friday Night Dancers, in celebration of their 30th anniversary of presenting contra dances at the Park.  Ambassador Anne Anderson, Embassy of Ireland will serve as the Honorary Chair.


Questions? 301.634.2230 or dmueller@glenechopark.org 



Currently On View in our Galleries


Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Art for the Table, May 1 to 31, 

Popcorn Gallery>>


Elizabeth Laurel Korson, May 1 to 31,

Stone Tower Gallery>>


More than Dessert: Works by Jennifer Kahn Barlow, May 1 to 31, 

Park View Gallery>> 


Mirror to the World 2015: An Exhibition of Documentary Photography, April 17 to June 1, 2015

Photoworks Gallery>>



Summer Camps 2015



Summer Camps will be here soon!


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


Photoworks Exhibition at Katzen Center

NewsWise reports on winter exhibitions at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C., including an the current show (open Jan. 24) celebrating forty years of photography at Photoworks. Congratulations to our outstanding resident photography program on this special exhibition!


Glen Echo Park Renovates the Hall of Mirrors 

Bethesda Now reports on the Hall of Mirrors: “Renovating the Hall of Mirrors was the first step toward invigorating our ballet and creative movement classes..." ~ Katey Boerner, Executive Director


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