Passport DC


Passport DC is a month-long journey around the world highlighting DC’s thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied culture. Celebrated annually in May, which is International Cultural Awareness Month in Washington, Passport DC is 31 days of programming by embassies and some of DC’s very best cultural institutions. Thousands of people enjoy the popular embassy open houses, street festivals, performances, exhibitions, workshops and more. Passport DC invites everyone to experience a trip around the world without leaving the city!


"Fascinating to learn about countries; loved how different embassies highlighted very different things; free food; dance and music; seeing pride in the faces of the people from that country to show off what makes them special; diversity of attendees."

"The world got smaller and friendlier."

"Getting the opportunity to learn about other cultures and cuisines, and getting to see the buildings that house other nations."

"Love, love, love the event -- one of my favorite DC events. Really appreciate that it's free and open!"


Events DC is the face of conventions, sports, entertainment, and cultural events in our nation’s capital. Driven by a passion for creating and delivering experiences that engage, excite and entertain, we strive to turn every event, meeting or convention into an opportunity for amazing. With a diverse range of awe-inspiring spaces and events that embody the cosmopolitan feel of Washington, DC, we offer event planners and attendees alike not just events, but unforgettable experiences.

Cultural Awareness Month Proclamation