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Please check back regularly as information comes in for our upcoming 2014 special events!

Family Day 2014
Join us on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm for our annual Family Day Event! This FREE event celebrates the opening of the Dentzel Carousel for its 94th season and the event offers a full day of activities for families. The carousel operates from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, $1.25 per ride.

This special event is jointly produced with the park's non-profit partner, the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, so visit their Family Day webpage for more information.

34th Annual Washington Folk Festival

On Saturday May 31, and Sunday, June, 1, 2014, the 34th Annual Washington Folk Festival will take place from 12:00 Noon to 7:00 pm both days.

This FREE festival showcases the diversity of traditional music in the Washington area. All musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople live in the greater Washington metropolitan area and volunteer their talents to bring cultural delight to our park's visitors.

The Washington Folk Festival is produced by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and more information about this year's event can be found on their website.


Summer of Change: Civil Rights Commemoration Day
On Sunday, June 29, 2014, the National Park Service is hosting a day of commemoration on the 54th anniversary of the Civil Rights protests of Glen Echo Amusement Park.

Activities relating to the Civil Rights Commemoration are as follows:

Civil Rights Carousel Tour
10:30 AM - 30 minutes
Meet Ranger at the carousel.

Civil Rights Park Tour
2:30 PM
- 45 minutes
Meet Ranger outside Candy Corner.

Civil Rights Junior Ranger Booklet
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Available at the Candy Corner Information Center and/or Ranger Station.

Summer of Change Exhibit
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

1st Floor Lobby of the North Arcade (Popcorn) Building.

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