Then & Wow 2018




Then & Wow! is the Glen Echo Park Partnership's annual family festival celebrating the Park's revitalization as an arts center and recalling its history, when the site was an amusement park.


The event features kiddie rides and arcade games, as well as videos and an exhibition on the Park's history. Admission to the park is free. Rides and some activities require tickets.


* Carousel Rides

* Arcade Games & Prizes

* Kiddie Rides

* Do-It-Yourself  Vintage Photo Station

Self-guided tours and dancing

* Juggling and Magic Performances

* Mini Golf and High Strikers

* Park History Exhibition, Tours & Films


The festival also celebrates the last day of the 2018 carousel season. The carousel will reopen in the spring of 2019. Festival hours are 11am - 4pm. The carousel operates from 11am - 5pm.


Volunteer and Earn SSl Hours! Contact: 


Download our Current Event Schedule


Please check back for any updates before coming out on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Tickets may be purchased individually for $1.25 each or 10 tickets for $10.






HAVE A PICNIC!  Praline at Glen Echo Park will be open! 




It's lots of fun to participate in Then & Wow!, and volunteering provides a great opportunity for students to earn SSL hours! We need volunteers ages 13 and older to help supervise and direct activities. Volunteer activities include:


* Supervising activities

* Collecting tickets at rides and games

* Managing prize tables

* Helping with Parking (must be 18 years old)

* Helping with set up and clean up


Volunteer shifts are available from 9 am to 5 pm. Volunteers are asked to sign up for at least three hour shifts. Refreshments will be provided. Please email with preferred volunteer tasks and times.