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Washington Folk Festival June 1-2 at Glen Echo Park

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Washington Folk Festival June 1-2 at Glen Echo Park

 Glen Echo Park

The Washington Folk Festival is such a terrific event in Glen Echo Park!!!  The festival has been taking place for 33 years and is sponsored by Folklore Society of Greater Washington, in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for the Arts and Culture.  There is so much happening! For 70 hours the music and activities are going on.  So many artists entertaining the massive crowds of visitors! Four hundred and fifty local artists participate in the Festival! On five stages they will present folk dancing, music, and  storytelling.  Throughout the park area artist will display their crafts and vendors will be selling musical instruments, paintings and other creative products. In the past, artists demonstrated how they produce their work of art.  You can buy food, or bring a picnic lunch settle down enjoy good food and lots of fun shows.

In order to handle the high number of visitors the Folk Art Society arranged for satellite parking from the GEICO Parking Lot at 5260 Western Avenue Ave Chevy Chase, MD, in Friendship Heights.  The shuttle runs Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 8pm

Washington Folk Festival 2013


June 1 & 2, 2013 - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Freoulevard



Glen Echo Park's history goes back to 1891 when it started out as the National Chautauqua Assembly a school for science, arts, language and literature. In the beginning of the 1900s it became a major amusement park with a huge swimming pool.  The city dwellers would take the trolley out to the "country" to spend the day.  I know that from friends who have come to the park with their families in those days.

In the 70s the Park services took over Glen Echo and managed it ever since with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for the Arts and Culture on behalf of Montgomery County.

At the park one can attend a variety of art classes.  Mydaughter and I took ceramic classes years ago at Glen Echo.  There is a huge ballroom where the regulars come to participate in ballroom dancing.  Of course, there is still the famous carousel that is symbolic of the Glen Echo Park.  As you can see, there is lots  to do at Glen Echo Park. To all that I would add also the beautiful, scenic view of the Potomac from the Park and the near-by bike trail along MacArthur Boulevard.

This is trully a nice place for locals and tourists to visit and get involved.  Enjoy a great summer!


Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Simone, Glen Echo Park is such a fun place, and I love your photo of the carousel.

May 30, 2013 01:09 PM
Simone Bercu
Metro Referral - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Not state specific Real Estate - GRI, e-PRO, AB
Thanks Patricia. Regards from Florida. I just stopped in at my Florida KW office in Miami Shores.
May 31, 2013 12:54 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

We just had our local Folk Festival and it was a GREAT success. Wishing you the very same!

Jun 01, 2013 12:13 PM