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DC Walkabout

As the only tour company in DC to combine historical audio excerpts, music, storytelling, and sound effects, DC Walkabout offers its guests a rich and dynamic experience. Hear FDR's own voice bring the FDR Memorial to life, the sounds of the March on Washington illuminate the story of MLK, President Eisenhower on the Korean War, along with thoroughly researched interesting facts, stories, untold histories, secrets, and sound effects. These walking tours bring the past alive; they are more than walking tours -- each one is its own Walkumentary. Tours include American Scandal, Lincoln Assassination, National Mall, Cherry Blossoms, Haunted History, and Capitol Hill.


78th Annual Flower Mart

Since 1939, on the first Friday and Saturday of May, the All Hallows Guild has welcomed visitors to the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral for Flower Mart. This event now draws thousands of people who shop for plants and gifts, eat fun festival food, enjoy children's activities, ride the historic carousel, climb to the top of the Cathedral, and take in the beauty of an International Floral Exhibit. All Flower Mart proceeds benefit the gardens and grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. All Hallows Guild was founded in 1916 to protect and celebrate this treasured historic landscape.


First Friday Dupont

First Friday Dupont is a Dupont Circle tradition that offers you the opportunity to discover new artists and meet art enthusiasts on the first Friday of every month, from 6 pm to 8 pm. With more than a dozen galleries and attractions within walking distance, including The Phillips Collection and The Textile Museum, First Friday Dupont covers DC's burgeoning art scene. The Heurich House Museum will open its first floor during First Friday Dupont this Friday, May 5, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Guests are welcome to the explore the first floor of the house. This event is free and open to the public.



Friday, May 5

Exhibit - World War I: American Artists View the Great War 
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Exhibit - Integrated: Korean Clay and Paper in Contemporary American Art
Korean Culture Center

Tour - Guided Highlights Tour

Saturday, May 6

Event - One Destiny
Ford's Theatre

Event - The Art of French Cooking with Chef Pangaud
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Event - DREAMscape 
Historic Lincoln Theatre

Sunday, May 7

Theater - Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs
Theater J

Concert - Ron Freeman Chorale Concert
Franciscan Monastery

Concert - Masterworks of Five Centuries
National Museum of American History

Monday, May 8

Event - Young Portrait Explorers: Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, Maya Lin 
National Portrait Gallery

Lecture - Celebrating the Centennial of John F. Kennedy

Exhibit - Gateways / Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum 

Tuesday, May 9

Theater - Ragtime
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Artists in Conversation: Amy Sherald
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard
National Postal Museum

Wednesday, May 10

Exhibit - Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered
Freer | Sackler

Concert - Hill Center Concert Series: Feifei Yang and Jiaju Shen
The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Exhibit - El vuelo y su semilla
Mexican Cultural Institute

Thursday, May 11

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln's Cottage

Exhibit - Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat in 1820s Russia
Hillwood Estate Museum and Garden

Exhibit - Rineke Dijkstra
National Gallery of Art

Newsletter for May 5 to May 11, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the city's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website


May 13

Muslim Women's Association Annual Bazaar
The Islamic Center of Washington, DC

May 13

European Union Open House 
Various Embassies

May 13

Multicultural Open House
Hostelling International

May 24

Events DC Embasy Chef Challenge
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Artomatic is a multi-week, multimedia arts event. See art and artists through May 6 in Crystal City for its signature art event!


Crowdfunding Campaign for 
Passport DC

With embassy open houses, street festivals, performances and exhibitions, Passport DC offers something for everyone. Last year more than 235,000 people participated! Help us keep Passport DC free and accessible. Donate today!

Volunteer for Around The World Embassy Tour!

Meet local Washingtonians and interact with area diplomats on May 6. Our information booths will be hubs for activity where volunteers help participants get around to embassies throughout the day. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. Sign-up to volunteer here

Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11' x 17' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

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