Wednesday, May 1, 2019

50+ Embassies Participating in Around the World Embassy Tour This Saturday!

Inside the Embassy of Ghana at 2015's Around the World Embassy Tour

From our friends at Passport DC...

More Than 50 Embassies to Open Their Doors to the Public During the Around the World Embassy Tour

Annual event produced by Cultural Tourism DC to be held Saturday, May 4

More than 50 embassies will welcome the public in a cultural exchange like none other at the Around the World Embassy Tour. The event is part of Cultural Tourism DC’s Passport DC, a month-long celebration of DC’s international diplomatic community.

Visitors will be treated to food, fashion, music, and more, as each embassy showcases some of the best their native lands have to offer. With more than 50 embassies to visit, the public can truly travel the world and experience myriad cultures in just one day. Last year, more than 30,000 people participated.

Admission is free, but some embassies may ask to see a government-issued ID. For more information about each embassy’s plans for the day, go to Cultural Tourism’s mobile app by visiting

Cultural Tourism DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour

Saturday, May 4; All participating embassies will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Embassies will showcase their respective country’s food, fashion, arts and artisans, music and dance. Embassies participating to date include Afghanistan, African Union Representational Mission to the United States, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, and Uzbekistan.

Cultural Tourism DC produces Passport DC presented by Events DC. Additional sponsors include Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, University of the District of Columbia, Panasonic, Washington DC Economic Partnership, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Bonstra|Haresign Architects, LINK Strategic Partners, DuPlain Global Enterprises, 80Msigns, and Embassy Chef Challenge. The producers and presenters are grateful to the more than 500 volunteers who provide services throughout the month in support of the educational mission of Passport DC as well as the donors who financially support these endeavors. For more information, please visit or follow us on social media, @DCCulture, #PassportDC, or #DCEmbassyTour.

Cultural Tourism DC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops and delivers authentic, memorable experiences for people to enjoy and learn about Washington, DC, beyond its monuments. Residents and visitors in the District of Columbia can see its neighborhoods by walking along 17 Neighborhood Heritage Trails and participating in WalkingTown DC, a 10-day festival of intriguing guided tours of DC sites; gain insight into our international diplomatic community via Passport DC and the Around the World Embassy Tour; and engage in arts and culture during PorchFest DC, a showcase for local performing artists in neighborhood settings. Affiliate member organizations provide authentic cultural experiences using the extraordinary talents of local and visiting artists from across the globe, many of whom are the guests of their embassies, another unique DC resource. Through these programs, Cultural Tourism DC encourages people to explore Washington, DC, boost the community’s economic prosperity, and become civically engaged.

Do you need a recommendation for a Washington, DC art or cultural event? Follow us on Facebook: @CulturalTourismDC, Twitter: @dcculture, and Instagram: @culturaltourismdc.