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    Learn more below about upcoming and featured special events, ongoing events (including exhibitions), and seasonal events. Or go directly to our Events Calendar. For more about our virtual programming and online activities, visit our Stay Connected page.




    Featured Special Events

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    Light Up the Holidays
    November 19, 2022 - January 8, 2023

    Come join us under the twinkling lights to browse and buy fine artworks and gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

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    Holiday Art Show & Sale
    November 19, 2022 - January 8, 2023

    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! 

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Ongoing Events

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    Exhibitions & Galleries


  • Social Dancing

    Social Dances


  • kids in children's theater production

    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 >>