Carousel Day 2020 - Postponed


Saturday, May 2, 2020

POSTPONED: We don't have a new date yet, but stay tuned!



Our beloved historic Dentzel Carousel has operated in Glen Echo Park since 1921. The Park traditionally celebrates the beginning of the carousel season with our annual Carousel Day festival. 


In 2020, Carousel Day will be extra special as we celebrate the grand reopening of our historic carousel after closing in July 2019 for major construction on the carousel building roof, as well as repairs to the Wurlitzer band organ room.  We are thrilled that the completion of this much-needed construction project allows us to operate the carousel for decades to come!


The festival will include a brief ceremony with local VIPs followed by FREE activities throughout the Park, including live music & performances, face painting, special Saturday Art Explorer crafts, a hands-on summer camp open house, and more. Of course, carousel rides will be the main attraction! The carousel operates 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, $2.00 per ride.


Carousel Day activities run from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, with the carousel operating from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.


[Check back again for updates on performances and activities.]


This year's Carousel Day celebration is generously sponsored by Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. 




Visit our Dentzel Carousel page to learn more about the history of our beautiful carousel!



•••••  Volunteer  •••••


We are not currently accepting volunteers for this year's Carousel Day, however, please check back here for updates!