Events

Upcoming Events at Turtle Park

All events put on by the Friends of Friendship Park at Turtle Park are FREE —except for Mayfair, our only annual fundraiser.

Event Date/Time Sponsor
Turtle Park Jazz Project July 21, 2018, 6-8:45pm
Turtle Park Jazz Project August 18, 2018, 6-8:45pm
Ice Cream Social & Dance September 7, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm
Jazz Project with DC Musicians’ Union. September 22, 5-7:30pm
Fall Beautification Day October 27, 9-12
Halloween Parade/Movie October 26, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm
Holiday Food/Toy Drive November 16, 2018, 4-5:30pm
Gingerbread House-Making December, 07 2018, 4-6pm
Winter Board Games January 11, 2019 4-6pm
Valentine’s Party February 8, 2019 4-6pm
Spring Egg Hunt April 12, 2019 4-6pm
Spring Beautification Day March 30, 2019 9-12am
Mayfair Annual FUNdraiser May 18, 2019 11-3pm Sponsors Needed. Please inquire.
Turtle Park Jazz Project July 21, 2018, 6-8:45pm

FREE Event! Featuring Musician’s Union with special guest appearances by mystery members of the audience! Multiple food trucks with a variety of cuisines for purchase! Bring your blanket and your family and enjoy great music in the park with us! Sponsor needed! (Email us at volunteer@TurtlePark.org) Brought to you by Friends of Friendship Park.
Artwork: Sponsor Logo AND Photos of past jazz projects

Turtle Park Jazz Project August 18, 2018, 6-8:45pm

FREE Event! Featuring Baba Was and Donvonte McCoy! Multiple food trucks with a variety of cuisines for purchase! Bring your blanket and your family and enjoy great music in the park with us! Sponsored by American University.

Ice Cream Social & Dance September 7, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm

FREE Event! Multiple flavors of ice cream for kids and adults alike. Deejay spinning tunes and coordinating activities to help you work off the ice cream! Brought to you by Friends of Friendship Park.

Jazz Project with DC Musicians’ Union.

FREE Event! Featuring members of the DC Musician’s Union. Multiple food trucks with a variety of cuisines for purchase! Bring your blanket and your family and enjoy great music in the park with us!

Fall Beautification Day October 27, 9-12

Volunteer Event! Come help us rake leaves, pick up trash, and beautify Friendship “Turtle” Park before winter comes. Good for community service credits! Coordinated by Friends of Friendship Park.

Halloween Parade/Movie October 26, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm

FREE Event! Wear your costume and strut your stuff during our annual Turtle Park Halloween parade. Then set out your blanket and enjoy a Halloween movie shown outdoors on a giant inflatable screen! Come early for a chance at the free pizza we serve! Brought to you by Friends of Friendship Park.

Holiday Food/Toy Drive November 16, 2018, 4-5:30pm

Service Event! Bring canned goods or a brand new toy for families in need. Stay and enjoy holiday crafts such as card-making! Brought to you by DPR and Friends of Friendship Park.

Gingerbread House-Making December 7, 2018, 4-6pm

FREE Event! Come make holiday gingerbread houses from scratch in the Rec Center! Brought to you by DPR and Friends of Friendship Park.

Winter Board Games January 11, 2019, 4-6pm

FREE Event! Beat the winter blues with a variety of board games for kids and families. Warm up with some hot chocolate! Brought to you by Friends of Friendship Park.

Valentine’s Party February 8, 2019, 4-6pm

FREE Event! Give your kids a chance to make YOU a card! 😉 And come enjoy some Valentine’s sweets! Brought to you by Friends of Friendship Park, the nonprofit that supports Friendship “Turtle” Park.

Spring Egg Hunt April 12, 2019 4-6pm

FREE Event! Come early! The eggs go FAST! Separate hunts for big and little kids. Face painting! Scavenger hunt! Crafts! Brought to you by DPR and Friends of Friendship Park.

Spring Beautification Day March 30, 2019 9-12am

Volunteer Event! Come help us plant flowers, pick up trash, and beautify Friendship “Turtle” Park in celebration of spring! Good for community service credits! Coordinated by Friends of Friendship Park.

Mayfair Annual FUNdraiser May 18, 2019 11-3pm

Fundraising Event! This is the ONLY event all year that Friends of Friendship Park charges for. It pays for the rest of our FREE events! Multiple moon bounces and other inflatables, pony rides, face painters, balloon twisters, carnival games, deejay and dancing, Food trucks with multiple cuisines, popcorn/cotton candy/snow cones. Join us for this beloved tradition!