Join us for Winter's Eve this Saturday, December 9, from 3pm-6pm! Learn More >>


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    Learn more below about upcoming and featured special events, ongoing events (including art exhibitions in our galleries), and seasonal events. Or go directly to our Events Calendar. 




    Featured Special Events

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    Bumper Car Squares
    December 2, 2023

    Join us for square dancing in the Bumper Car Pavilion! After a lesson for all skill levels, caller Janine Smith will lead a rousing square dance along with musicians Rachel Eddy, Em Hammond, Cathy Fink, and Marcy Marxer.

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    Holiday Art Show & Sale
    November 18, 2023 - January 7, 2024

    With so many unique gifts, the Holiday Art Show & Sale is a great place to shop for everyone on your holiday list! The show features the Park's resident artists and instructors, as well as other invited guests with works in various media, including art glass, pottery, photography, plus jewelry, ornaments, and more!

    Join us this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 from 6pm - 8pm for an Opening Reception!

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    Shop Arts Saturday
    November 25, 12pm - 6pm

    Support local artists on Small Business Saturday! Glen Echo Park resident artists, plus invited guest artists from around the DMV, will be offering their work for sale: the perfect holiday gift!

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    Winter's Eve
    December 9, 3pm - 6pm

    Gather with family at the Park for a holiday event designed with all ages in mind.

    Children's crafts, holiday sing-a-longs, a hands-on blown glass ornament workshop, storytelling, holiday portrait photography, and more!

    During Winter's Eve, we invite Members and Donors to join us for an appreciation event, Toast to You!

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Ongoing Events

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    Exhibitions & Galleries


  • Social Dancing

    Social Dances


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    Children's Theater


Seasonal Activities & Glen Echo Park Aquarium


In 2021, we hope you were able to participate in our months-long celebration of the Carousel's 100th Anniversary! Thousands of people joined us for lectures, story time, carousel family days, and more! Many of these events were virtual, so if you missed them you can still participate!  

Carousel 100th Anniversary >>