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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Come and celebrate the annual opening of the Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park's Family Day event! Enjoy free entertainment and learn more about the carousel and the park through tours and programs.
Other activities include:
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!
Washington Folk Festival
The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents the 33rd Annual Washington Folk Festival. The festival runs from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm each day, rain or shine! Free to the public, the Washington Folk Festival showcases the diversity of traditional music in the Washington area. Musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople from all over the greater Washington metropolitan area volunteer their talents during this special two-day event. For the most up-to-date information, visit the FSGW's website.
Spanish Ballroom 80th Birthday Celebration!
Come and join us in our celebration of the Spanish Ballroom's 80th birthday! This will be one of multiple things happening at the park as part of Montgomery County's Annual Heritage Days Event. Details on specific times and activities will be announced at a later date so stay tuned!
Summer of Change: Civil Rights Commemoration Day
Activities relating to the Civil Rights Commemoration are as follows:
Summer of Change Exhibit
Civil Rights Junior Ranger Booklet
The Civil Rights Story of Glen Echo
Why was Glen Echo Amusement Park segregated? Who led the Civil Rights protests to desegregate the amusement park? Which amusement park ride was a focal point of the protests? This program will explore the Civil Rights issues at Glen Echo Amusement Park and the surrounding area in the early 1960s.