• Echo Arts Festival at Glen Echo Park, October 1, 2023, Celebration of visual and performing arts in the park, final carousel rides of the season, colorful floral abstract painting in the background


    Sunday, October 1, 2023  |  12pm – 5pm  |  Throughout the Park

    Join us at the Park for a celebration of visual and performing arts! This FREE event will include a multitude of hands-on activities, live music, and unique opportunities to delve into the arts.

    To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we are pleased to collaborate with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Latino to present a community art project, and more. 

    Check out all the activities below. (On the date of the event, we'll have an event schedule here to view & download.)  See information below regarding free shuttles to the festival.


    Smithsonian museum logo with yellow sun and text


    Full Schedule and Event Map (English & Spanish)


    RSVP preferred, not required. There is no check-in at this event.

    Performances / Presentations

    • Uprooted Dance Company
    • Washington Conservatory of Music "Sing-In," Pop Up Performances, etc.
    • the Puppet Co.
    • Emmanuel Trifilio and Tango Brillante, presenting Tango music and dance performances and dance instruction
    • Washington Revels
    • Invasive Plant Species with artist Stephanie Garon and NPS volunteer Glenn Tobin
    • Glen Echo Park Aquarium | Presentation in English and Spanish
    • Pablo Regis and special guest performers EducArte Brazilian street carnival band with Samba instructor Ilheuma Zeze, presenting a "Baile" (Brazilian social dance) experience
    • Emmanuel Trifilio and Tango Brillante, presenting Tango music and dance performances and dance instruction

    Demos / Hands-On

    • Zumba Class by Uprooted Dance Company
    • Collaborative Community Art Project in Partnership with the National Museum of the American Latino
    • Brazilian Dance Instruction
    • Yoga Classes
    • Capoeira Dance Performance with Audience Participation
    • Plein Air Painting by Stone Tower Studio and Yellow Barn

    Resident Visual Arts Organizations

    • Glen Echo Pottery: Open Gallery & Outdoor Pottery Sale
    • Sculpture Studio: Open Studio (12pm - 2pm)
    • Stone Tower Studio: Open Studio
    • Silverworks: Sterling Silver Rings Demo with Blair Anderson (2pm - 6pm, Silverworks Studio 1)
    • Photoworks: Alternative Photography Demos (12pm - 4pm)
      - Wet Plate Demonstration with Mac Cosgrove-Davies
      - Cyanotype Demonstration with Paige Billin-Frye
    • Art Glass Center: Open Studio & Art Sales



    Also happening in the Park:

    Adventure Theatre: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown | Tickets

    the Puppet Co.: Witch Wartsmith's Halloween Spooktacular | Tickets

    Tango/Milonga Social Dance with Tango Brillante (6:30pm - 11pm, Ballroom Back Room)  | Tickets sold at the door


    Free Shuttle Service will be provided from select locations in the Washington area. 

    Alexandria, VA

    USPTO Office | Madison Building 2025 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314

    Shuttle service will be provided on the EISENHOWER AVE. side of the Madison building located a short walk from the USPTO’s East or West Parking Garage.

    Bethesda, MD

    Waverly St. Parking Garage  | 7401 Waverly St, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Shuttle service will be provided from the WAVERLY ST PARKING GARAGE in Bethesda across the street from the Bethesda Metro Stop.

    Shuttle Services will run from Pick up locations to Glen Echo Park from 11:30 am – 6:00 pm. Last Shuttle leaves Glen Echo Park at 6:00 pm.

    2022 Echo Arts Festival Highlights

    Take a look at some highlights from the first annual Echo Arts Festival!

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