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  • 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:

    new exhibition sculpture
    June Exhibitions
    June 4 - 27, 2021

    Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries present new exhibitions in the Park’s Popcorn Gallery and Stone Tower Gallery: Surviving with Clay and Animal Magic: Stephen Kohashi. 

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    Carousel Family Day #2: Chalk the Park!
    June 19, 11am - 3pm

    Our second Carousel Family Day will be held on the grounds of Glen Echo Park as we CHALK THE PARK! Participants will be given a designated 5' x 5' square, spread out on the grounds, to create their own chalk art. Chalk will be provided! Draw your family or friends, aspects of the Park you enjoy, or the carousel - it is up to you! 

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    Summer Concerts: I&I Riddim
    July 1 at 7:30pm

    Join us for the first Summer Concert of the season! I&I Riddim will be performing.

    Every Thursday at 7:30 pm in the Bumper Car Pavilion (and also streaming on Facebook Live)

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    Carousel Story Time
    July 17, 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 next story time will be held on August 7. 

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    Carousel 100 Events & Activities
    Carousel 100th Anniversary Events & Activities

    Learn about all the Carousel 100th Anniversary events and activities including lectures, Family Days, and Story Time.

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  • 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


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