Holiday Gift Certificates Available

If you know someone who wants to take a class at Glen Echo Park, or is a long time student, why not give them a Glen Echo Park Partnership Holiday Gift Certificate? Call us today at 301-634-2222 for more information.

Other great holiday gifts can be found at our Hoiiday Art Show >>

New Years Eve Swing Dance

Nothing evokes Americana like celebrating New Year's Eve with a live Big Band!! Bring in 2015 in high style with The Tom Cunningham Orchestra playing in our historic Spanish Ballroom. Purchase tickets online in advance! 

For more information or to purchase tickets >>

Holiday Art Show & Sale

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Features works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and includes glass, ceramics, jewelry, photographs, paintings, holiday ornaments, and more. November 28 - January 12. 

Visit our Holiday Art Show page for hours and details >>

Register for fall and winter classes today!

Whether you are finally ready to sign up for that art class you've always been meaning to take or you have been coming to Glen Echo Park for years and already love our programs, we have something in our Fall/Winter lineup of classes just for you!

Download the catalog and register here >>


Register for Winter Classes!


Visit Classes to learn more.


December-January Classes


**Give the Gift of Classes**

Contact the Registrar for Class Gift Certificates, 301.634.2226 or



Laura Light of the Avant Gardeners




Thursday Evening: Blues DJ Dance in the Back Room Annex
Friday Evening: Contra Dance with Honeysuckle Rose in the Spanish Ballroom and Balboa DJ Dance in the Back Room Annex
Saturday Evening: Swing Dance with The Rock and Roll Relics in the Spanish Ballroom
Sunday Afternoon: Waltz Dance with the Avant Gardeners in the Spanish Ballroom
Sunday Evening: Contra & Square Dance with the Avant Gardeners in the Spanish Ballroom or Tango Workshops & DJ Milonga in the Back Room Annex




Holiday Sing-Along Member & Donor Event! 


Members & Donors are invited to join us for a Performance & Holiday Sing-Along featuring PEARL, a Quartet of the Capital Accord Chorus. Enjoy hot cider and refreshments generously provided by Panas and Breads Unlimited.


Saturday, December 6

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Bumper Car Pavilion





Currently On View in our Galleries


Get inspired at our galleries this weekend!


Holiday Art Show & Sale, Nov 28 to January 12, 

Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery>>

Coffee and Critique Exposed: The Exhibit,

Nov 21 to Jan 5, Photoworks Gallery>>

20th Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Members' Show,

Dec 6 to 21, Yellow Barn Gallery>>




Holiday Hours


Glen Echo Park Partnership Office Holiday Hours


Mon 11/24 – Wed 11/26: Office closed to the public

Thursday 11/27 and Friday 11/28: Office closed for Thanksgiving

Wednesday 12/10: Closed during lunch hours

Wednesday 12/24: Office closes at 12 noon

Thursday 12/25: Office closed for the holidays

Friday 12/26: Office closed

Wednesday 12/31: Office closes at 12 noon

Thursday 1/1: Office closed for New Year's Day





Glen Echo Park In the News


Daily Campello Art News features Photoworks 

The popular DC art blog Daily Campello Art News features Photowork's annual Photo Slam.


Glen Echo Park Renovates the Hall of Mirrors 

Bethesda Now report on the Hall of Mirrors. “Renovating the Hall of Mirrors was the first step toward invigorating our ballet and creative movement classes..." -Katey Boerner


Spooktacular Halloween Happenings

Fall Frolic makes the cut for Red Tricycle's Spooktacular Halloween Happenings in D.C. for Kids.


Glen Echo Park in Washingtonian's Best of Washington

Glen Echo Park is on Washingtonian magazine's Best of Washington list in the July issue! Grab a copy and check us out on page 86!






What's So Special About Glen Echo Park...


“Glen Echo Park fosters creativity and a love of the arts as well as a sense of community. The learning and shared experiences that I have enjoyed at the Park over the years have not only strengthened my understanding of myself but also of the arts as a basic necessity.”

Laura C.

Member, Student, and Volunteer


“We love dancing at Glen Echo Park! The dance community is what brought us together 10 years ago when we first met at a USO dance in the Spanish Ballroom... The beauty of the Ballroom, the wide variety of dance offerings (we especially enjoy Waltz Time), the incredible bands that play at the dances, the lessons offered before each dance – all of this has kept us coming back for more."

Bob & Francine L.

Social Dancers