Carousel Day 2019

Join us for the opening of the carousel's 2019 season!


Saturday, April 27, 2019

11am - 4pm


The historic Dentzel Carousel will open for 2019 on Saturday, April 27, with one of our largest family festivals -- Carousel Day! The event also offers a full day (11:00 am to 4:00 pm) of FREE activities for families throughout Glen Echo Park, including live music & other performances. The historic Dentzel carousel has operated in Glen Echo Park since 1921! 


[The carousel will undergo repairs this summer and will have a shortened season in 2019. It will be open from Carousel Day through then end of June.]


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




(Check back closer to the event date for a list of perforomances. See last year's Carousel Day performers here >>) 


View the schedule >> (check back for closer to the event date for the schedule)



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

Learn more about our summer camps here >>





•••••  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 with preferred volunteer tasks and times.