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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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    Echo Arts Festival
    October 1 | 12pm - 5pm

    The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present the second annual Echo Arts Festival: a fall celebration of the visual & performing arts!

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    Deco Chic: An Art Deco Fashion Show
    October 21 | 2pm - 5pm

    Enjoy a glass of champagne and lite fare with fellow art deco enthusiasts, followed by a program of authentic, live fashion presentations and dance demos.

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    Fall Frolic
    October 28 | 1pm - 4pm

    Glen Echo Park's annual Fall Frolic is back! Join us for free family friendly activities this Halloween season!

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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 >>