Glen Echo Park Family Day Saturday: Free Family Fun, Carousel Opens

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership’s Annual Family Day is a Free, Can’t-Miss-It Family Celebration

Glen Echo Family Day celebrates local families and kicks off spring with a sweet, party-packed day of free family activities on Saturday May 4 from 11am-4pm.

Free awesome activities

  • storytelling by Diane Macklin
  • Irish Dancing by the Culkin School of Irish Dance
  • Washington Conservatory of Music  — Voice & Piano Concert: “BritHits: A Cabaret”
  • magic shows with Barry Wood and Alex Wohl
  • art activities
  • face painting
  • Youth Art Exhibition
  • performances by Ballet Petite
  • sing-alongs with Brooksie Wells
  • Taiko drumming with Mark H. Rooney
  • T-Ball Extreme
  • artist open studios
  • playground fun
  • urban dance performance by Urban Artistry
  • tours by National Park Service rangers

All this is included in your free park admission!

Families can also ride on the historic Dentzel Carousel for just $1.25 per person/per ride (proceeds benefit the non-profit park partnership and maintenance of this national treasure).

Food will be available for purchase at The Park’s Ballroom Café or you can bring your own picnic.

A great addition to this already-awesome day? Tickets to an unforgettable children’s performance located within Glen Echo Park, such as the brand new production of Big Nate at the Adventure Theatre. Aimed at children age 5 and up, families can delight in the world of Nate Wright, a detention-riddled, drum-playing sixth grader who hopes to woo beautiful Jenny by winning the Battle of the Bands. Tickets are $19 person, and there are shows at 11am and 2pm. Order your tickets now, as the show may sell out before Saturday.

Another fabulous children’s theatre option is The Puppet Co. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy Tiny Tots’ Clowning Around from 1o-10:30 am (tickets for everyone are $5). Kids aged kindergarten and up can enter the fairy tale world of Cinderella performed the The Puppet Co.  at 11:30am and 1pm on Saturday; tickets are $10 per person.

Disclosure: The Glen Echo Park Partnership is a sidebar advertising partner of A Parent in Silver Spring, however, no compensation was received for this post.

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