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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

    Rentals Open House
    Rentals Open House
    Saturday, April 8 | 12pm - 3pm

    Join us on Saturday, April 8th for a showcase of all the incredible offerings and options for hosting events at Glen Echo Park! Featuring vendors & activities in the historic Spanish Ballroom, Bumper Car Pavilion, and Cuddle Up Pavilion. 

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    Carousel Day
    Carousel Day
    Saturday, April 29 | 11am - 3pm

    Join us for a festival event in celebration of Glen Echo Park's 102-year-old Dentzel Carousel as it opens for the season! 

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    Art Walk in the Park
    May 5

    Every First Friday, from May through August from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations in the Park's many visual arts studios and galleries. Each month features different activities, including hands-on art projects and/or artist demonstrations. 

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    Outdoor Marketplace
    May 6, June 3 & October 7, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Enjoy the warm weather and visit our Outdoor Marketplace. The art sale features the work of Glen Echo Park resident artists and guest artists, as well as demonstrations from artists in a wide range of artistic media.

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    Gala in the Park: Dancing into the Future
    May 20 | 6:00pm

    This year's Gala in the Park, Dancing into the Future, will celebrate the Spanish Ballroom's 90th anniversary and the diverse cultural programs at the Park. The gala will include a reception, dinner, awards program, live music, dance performances, a silent auction, carousel rides, 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!  

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