• Live from the Spanish Ballroom concert stage with musicians


    Learn more below about upcoming and featured special events, ongoing events & 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:

    Glen Echo's Two Great Carousels lecture
    Carousel 100th Anniversary Virtual Lecture Series
    April 14, 2021

    February 24  |  April 14  |  July 14  |  September 15

    The Carousel Lecture Series is part of the Carousel 100th Anniversary. Join us April 14 for the second lecture "Glen Echo's Two Great Carousels: Coney Island versus Philadelphia Style" by Barbara Fahs Charles.

     Register Here
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    Carousel Story Time
    April 14, 2021

    As part of our Carousel 100th Anniversary celebration, we hope you and your little ones will join us each month from April through September for Carousel Story Time on Saturday mornings. We will present six stories that feature wonderful tales of carousels. The first story time will be held on April 24. 

     Learn More & RSVP
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    Live from the Spanish Ballroom
    April 9, 2021

    Join us virtual concerts streamed live from the historic Spanish Ballroom on April 9 and April 23. 

     Learn More & RSVP
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    Carousel 100th Anniversary LIVE Launch Event

    Hear about what we have planned from February through September to celebrate our beloved carousel’s 100th birthday!

     Watch Here
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    Carousel Virtual Tour with NPS Ranger

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the carousel with NPS Ranger Kevin Patti.

     Watch Here


  • pottery exhibition in popcorn gallery

    ONGOING | Exhibitions & Galleries


    kids and parents at Saturday Art Explorers

    ONGOING | Saturday Art Explorers


    summer concert outside at the bumper car pavilion

    SEASONAL | Summer Concerts


  • Social Dancing

    ONGOING | Social Dances


    kids at the tank at the glen echo park aquarium

    ONGOING | Glen Echo Park Aquarium


    visitors at art walk in the park looking at art glass

    SEASONAL | Art Walk


  • kids in children's theater production

    ONGOING | Children's Theater


    carousel's colorful roof

    SEASONAL | Dentzel Carousel


    Join us for events and activities online or in person!