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When: May 1–31, 2014

Cultural Tourism DC presents the seventh annual Passport DC—a month-long celebration in May comprising international programs and signature events around the city. Visitors and residents have the opportunity to experience international culture with tours of more than 70 embassies and hundreds of events and programs including street festivals, performances and exhibitions.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 Saturday, May 3, 2014

Around the World Embassy Tour

Time: 10am to 4pm

More than 50 embassies representing six continents open their doors to DC visitors and residents. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries. Last year visitors were treated to karate demonstrations, dance performances, sari wrapping lessons, and henna demonstrations, Participating embassies for 2014:  African Union, League of Arab States, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Zambia. Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 Saturday, May 10, 2014

Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies' Open House

Time: 10am to 4pm

The European Union Delegation to the U.S. and the embassies of the EU Member States invite visitors to experience the authentic music, dance, food, film, and art of 28 distinctive nations along with a rare behind-the-scenes look into the European Union embassies. Complimentary shuttle buses transport visitors along the embassy routes. Participating embassies include: Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France and the Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Delegation of the European Union, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Republic of Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden. Admission is free, no reservations required, and complimentary shuttle service is provided.

Click here to download the EU Openhouse Program Guide.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 Thursday, May 15, 2014

Embassy Chef Challenge

Time: 6pm - 9:30pm

Cultural Tourism DC's annual fundraiser gives you access to one of DC's best-kept secrets: world-class embassy chefs.  Sample the same cuisine served to heads of state and regional delicacies from around the world. Embrace your inner foodie while sipping a cocktail or premium beers, wines and spirits.
This is your chance to be served by more than a dozen chefs who will vie for your votes. A panel of celebrity chefs and food critics select the winner of the Judge's Choice Award, while you cast a ballot for the People's Choice winner. Rounding out the evening is a live and silent auction, featuring world-class items steeped in international flavor, including private embassy experiences.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 Saturday, May 17, 2014

National Asian Heritage Festival: Fiesta Asia Street Fair

Time: 10am to 7pm
Location: Pennsylvania Ave NW between 3rd & 6th St NW

Take it to the famous Pennsylvania Avenue for Asia HeritageFoundation's 9th annual Fiesta Asia Street Fair with more than 800 performers in 70 groups on 5 stages from over 20 cultures, festive parade, interactive zones; unique performances; delicious food stalls; craft exhibits; cooking and martial arts demonstrations; kids talent contest; organized mass street dance; and much more. Make it a day of celebration during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!


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