Embassy of Austria

Discover why Austria and Vienna rank high for quality of life. Listen to Austrian music, taste fine Austrian wines and pastries. Enjoy Viennese roasted Meinl coffee and watch a chef skillfully preparing apple strudel, a traditional Austrian dish.


Embassy of Belgium

Learn about Belgian Adolphe Sax and enjoy the sounds of his saxophone. Discover world’s diamond center: Antwerp. Be informed about US–Belgian defense cooperation and operations abroad. Celebrate one year Brussels Airlines connecting US and EU capitals. Get introduced to US-based Belgian companies and sample Belgian specialties such as waffles, chocolate, beer.


Embassy of Bulgaria

Come and discover Bulgaria – an ancient land of diverse nature, rich cultural heritage and traditions and numerous tourist destinations that attract millions of visitors annually. Enjoy exciting traditional folk dances and vocal performances. Taste samples of traditional food and drinks, including Bulgarian wine and yogurt.

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Embassy of Croatia

Take a journey through the land of a thousand islands and enjoy sights of magical nature and rich cultural heritage.


Embassy of Cyprus

Explore the embassy; delve into leaflets on Cyprus’ history, culture, tourism and cuisine.


Embassy of The Czech Republic

Step back in time to explore the must-see sights of the spectacular Czech capital of Prague, home to Franz Kafka, one of the last century’s most influential writers. Swing to live jazz and enjoy sophisticated fashion, savory brews, and food of the 1920s in the Embassy’s beer garden…


Embassy of Denmark

Come experience Denmark and meet Danes for a talk about Danish culture and lifestyle. Learn about Copenhagen as European Green Capital 2014, ride a bike, tour the Ambassador’s residence and more!


Embassy of Estonia

Estonia – the country of Skype and Internet Freedom, 1,500 islands, Song Festivals, and pure nature.


Embassy of Finland

You are warmly welcome to the Embassy of Finland, an architectural gem on the Embassy Row celebrating its 20th anniversary. Come and taste some Finnish specialties, and hear more of the country of a million saunas, the best mobile games, and friendly people!


Embassy of France and Embassy of Germany

France and Germany showcase the best of their countries together at the Embassy of France. Discover the culture, food, and diplomatic life of these two nations in a single stop. Enjoy some of the best food and drink from each country off the Franco-German menu. Listen to French and German music as you enjoy the many offerings, such as finding the perfect place for your #EUselfie or trying out a few words of French or German. Face painters and other activities will entertain everyone. Join us for a day of fun for the entire family!


Embassy of Greece

Learn the ancient skill of pottery painting, visit the Parthenon through the lively sketches of Katherine Schwab. All while savoring the delicious small dishes of Greece known as “mezedes,” reveling in Greek music and dancing. And challenge your luck in our lottery to win a cruise to the Greek Islands.


Embassy of Hungary

Hungary is celebrating the 10th anniversary of joining the EU, the 15th anniversary of joining NATO, and the 25th anniversary of the fall of Communism and our transition to democracy. Come celebrate with us and learn about the fall of the iron curtain, enjoy Hungarian food, discover Hungarian music, explore our cultural traditions, and much more!


Embassy of Ireland

Céad Míle Fálte! The Embassy of Ireland welcomes you, and invites you to learn more about Ireland, our culture and the strong links between our two great nations. Enjoy a taste of the Emerald Isle, and allow yourself to be truly inspired by what Ireland has to offer! #irelandinspires


Embassy of Italy

An Italian journey. From Amerigo Vespucci to space exploration, learn how Italians “discovered” the world. Admire art exhibits, be captivated by Italy and Made in Italy cars and design. Take a Journey to Italy on Stilts with Musetta’s Valzer to the tunes of Puccini’s La Bohème and Verdi’s La Traviata. Enjoy great food, play games and much more.


Embassy of Latvia

Riga: European Capital of Culture 2014. View the exhibit, “A Latvian Voice in Glass,” by glass designer Artis Nīmanis, who develops minimalist yet functional and unique hand-crafted crystal and glass creations. Experience the history of Alice Pike Barney Studio House; see films on Latvia’s history and culture. Enjoy national dances and songs.


Embassy of Lithuania

A unique chance to visit one of the oldest Embassy buildings in the D.C. – 90 years of continued presence! The photography exhibition Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Lithuania by Antanas Sutkus (born 1939) will be displayed in the Embassy’s historic stateroom.

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Embassy of Luxembourg

Luxembourg will present a tablescape with traditional porcelain dishes exemplifying one of its trademark and historic industries.


Embassy of Malta

Come and discover Malta, the inimitable archipelago of islands in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. Experience traditional Maltese hospitality and learn how you can explore 7,000 years of history while enjoying Malta’s breathtaking scenery and spectacular architecture. Visitors can also enjoy a Maltese exhibition of copper etchings on Malta’s Neolithic Treasures.


Embassy of Poland

This year Poland is celebrating the 10th anniversary of joining the EU, the 15th anniversary of joining NATO, and the 25th anniversary of the fall of Communism and our transition to democracy initiated by the Solidarity movement.
25 years ago the famous “round table” negotiations between the communist party and the democratic opposition led to the first partially free elections in Eastern Europe, which took place in Poland on June 4th 1989 and paved the way to freedom for other countries.


Embassy of Portugal

Get to know the west coast of Europe by taking a short trip to Portugal. Hours will be from 10:00 AM to 1:00PM, leaving you plenty of time in the aft ernoon to bask in the sun!

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Embassy of Romania

Explore Romania through traditional food and a video tour of its well preserved natural treasures and vibrant cities. Leaflets on Romania’s tourism, traditions, culture, and other surprises will be available at the Romanian Tourist Offi ce’s booth. Enjoy an exciting performance of traditional dances performed by the Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble and take Romanian dance lessons.

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Embassy of The Netherlands

The Netherlands is the home of innovation, water management, caramel waffles, masterful painters, and much more. Visit the Embassy and experience it all. Test your Dutch knowledge, take your picture with Van Gogh, taste some Dutch goodies, peek into the Ambassador’s office, and let children play Dutch games.


Embassy of Slovakia

Discover Slovakia through all your senses. Experience the Slovak natural beauty, culture,
art and culinary delights. Come and enjoy the folk art display and folk music performance
in traditional costumes. Meet the embassy staff and learn about our work.


Embassy of Slovenia

Feel Slovenia. Nestled between the Julian Alps, the Pannonian plain and the Adriatic coast, Slovenia is colorful and diverse.


Embassy of Spain

Join us for a flavor of Spanish culture, tapas and wine, at the renowned former residence of the Ambassadors of Spain. Learn about the SPAIN arts & culture program in the U.S., and get information on tourism in Spain.


Embassy of Sweden

Families and friends get a taste of life in Sweden and other European Union countries
at this annual event. Play to learn in our interactive exhibits on display. Learn
about Sweden’s sustainability programs!


United Kingdom

GREAT Britain: You’re invited! You’re invited to come see the Embassy’s Residence and Gardens; learn about the UK’s business and trade; and participate in activities on creativity and heritage. Highlights also include British food, arts, and family-friendly activities.

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European Union

Enjoy an insider’s view of the EU’s headquarters in the U.S. Learn how the EU Delegation and the 28 member countries’ representatives work together. Test your knowledge with the EU quiz and win prizes. Festivities include a photo booth, an …