Carousel Day 2018

Join us for the opening of the carousel's 98th season!

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

11am - 4pm

 

The historic Dentzel Carousel will open for its 98th season in Glen Echo Park on Carousel Day!  The event also offers a full day (11:00 am to 4:00 pm) of FREE activities for throughout Glen Echo Park, including live music & other performances, face painting, a roving magician, and carousel themed crafts.

 

The carousel operates from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., $1.25 per ride.                                                     

                 

FREE PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:

 

• Billy B*

• Capital Horns of the Washington Conservatory
• Gerdan: Kaleidescope of World Music*

• Storyteller Jane Dorfman

• Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

• Metropolitan Ballet Theatre

• Ovations Studios 

• TAP DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA with Sundays on TAP, Capitol Tap, and District Tap 

       Watch a video of last year's tappers warming up on the Spanish Ballroom stage >>

• Roving Entertainment -- Magician Charlie Ross

 

View the schedule >> (check back for updates!)

 

NEW THIS YEAR!  SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE!

Meet instructors, make a craft, observe and learn more about summer camp programs here at the Park

                                                      • Adventure Theatre • Art Glass Center • Glen Echo Aquarium • Photoworks •

Meaghan Busch • Beatriz del Olmo Fiddleman 

Learn more about our summer camps here >>

 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEW PAGE PROGRAM

Preschool Age program coming to the Park this Fall • Information and hands-on craft activities

Learn more about the PAGE program here >>

 

 

*Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership with generous support from Artivate.

 

 

 

 

•••••  Volunteer  •••••

 

It's lots of fun to participate in our Carousel Day festival, and volunteering provides a great opportunity for students to earn SSL hours! We need volunteers ages 13 and older to help supervise and direct activities. Volunteer activities include:

 

* Helping with set up and clean up

* Face painting

* Supervising activities (primarily crafts)

* Helping with parking (must be 18 years old)

 

Volunteer shifts are available from 9am to 6pm. Volunteers are asked to sign up for shifts of at least three hours. Refreshments will be provided. To volunteer, please email kcuthbert@glenechopark.org with preferred volunteer tasks and times.