• An Evening in Buenos Aires with Argentine Tango Lessons on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • Embassy of Slovakia Dinner Reception and Evening of Slovak Art, Culture, music, Cuisine, and Wine on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • Austrian Embassy Classical Concert and Dessert Reception: Songs of Love and Life on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • Languages of the World International Happy Hour at the Embassy Row Hotel with English, French, Spanish, and Italian language discussions. on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • French Embassy Valentine's Soiree: A Rendezvous in Paris on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM
  • Austrian Embassy Classical Concert and Dessert Reception: The Silver Age of Russian poetry in music on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • Embassy of Costa Rica Dinner Reception and Garden Soiree: Discover Lovely Tropical Beaches, the Wonders of Nature, Scintillating Culture, and Delectable Cuisine on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • Cherry Blossom Fireworks and Desserts Cruise: Private Yacht Cruise to Enjoy Magnificent views of the Cherry Blossom Fireworks Amidst The DC Skyline on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 6:40 PM
  • Once in a Lifetime Overseas Adventure to Enchanting Slovenia, Beautiful Venice, and Delightful Croatia on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 4:30 PM
  • Embassy of Montenegro Dinner Reception with the Ambassador of Montenegro: Discover the Beauty of the Adriatic on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • Black Tie New Year's Eve Gala: DC's Premiere and most luxurious International New Year's Eve Celebration on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7:30 PM
  • Austrian Embassy 12th Annual Viennese Ball: A Night in Vienna on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • Tennis Lessons with Practice Time: All Skill Levels Welcome on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Georgetown Rooftop Happy Hour under the Stars at the Luxurious Graham Hotel on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • After Hours Soiree at the Kreeger Museum on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM

We are Washington’s premiere organization for internationally-minded professionals who enjoy international cultural experiences. In partnership with over 70 embassies in Washington DC, along with museums and other cultural organizations, we present a variety of private events for our membership of over 47,000 professionals in the DC area. Our events are presented with the goal of helping members share cultural experiences and meet likeminded individuals. We warmly invite you to join us as we venture out to discover your city and your world!

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Embassy of Costa Rica Dinner Reception and Garden Soiree: Discover Lovely Tropical Beaches, the Wonders of Nature, Scintillating Culture, and Delectable Cuisine

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM: You are cordially invited to escape with us to discover and celebrate the beauty, culture, and cuisine of Costa Rica. Your evening at the Embassy of Costa Rica includes a presentation of Costa Rican culture and art as well as a dinner buffet of traditional Costa Rican delicacies with drinks served at the open bar. You will have a wonderful evening whether you attend on your own or invite your friends to join us. Weather permitting, you will also be able to enjoy the embassy’s garden! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the rich culture and heritage of Costa Rica, as you discover one of the world’s most beautiful countries! Reserve your tickets now.

I just want to commend you for the wonderful job you are doing bringing the international community together. I went to the happy hour last night at the Hilton, which was my first time attending one of ICDC's events and it was great. I'll be seeing you more often.

Cesar Vence (International Happy Hour Attendee)


Cherry Blossom Picnic

We enjoyed the annual spectacle of the Cherry Blossoms along the Tidal Basin in the company of other ICDC members. Over 200 ICDC members attended the event presenting a feast of international cuisine prepared for the picnic by our own members.

Croatian Embassy Dinner Reception: Discover Beautiful Croatia, "Land of a Thousand Islands"

The International Club of DC and the Embassy of Croatia presents a dinner reception and delightful evening of Croatian culture. The event presented a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Croatian sights, music, and food along with wine as attendees enjoyed the opportunity to meet other internationally-minded professionals in town as well as members of the Croatian-American community. Discover the beauty of Croatia: mild climate, crystal clear warm sea, beautiful beaches, virgin nature, all combined with the rich history and cultural heritage of the Croatian people. The evening featured a dinner buffet feast of traditional Croatian delicacies as well as the opportunity to meet Croatians who are ICDC members while you discover a country rich in culture and history.

Upcoming Events


French Embassy Valentine's Soiree: A Rendezvous in Paris - Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM


Join us at the French Embassy as we present a stylish soiree to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Attend on your own or with someone special to enjoy an evening of French cuisine prepared especially for you by the French Embassy chef along with delectable desserts reminiscent of the selections from a Parisian café. As you meet and socialize with other attendees, dance the night away to our big band orchestra followed by DJ as you enjoy wine and spirits served at the open bar.

Either join us at 7:30 PM for a VIP champagne reception with a French buffet dinner by the French Embassy chef or join us at 9:00 PM to dance the night away while enjoying delectable French desserts and an open bar. A luxurious liaison awaits you in the City of Lights as we celebrate the most romantic night of the year and our Valentine’s Day soirees have sold out each of the last 5 years. Reserve your tickets now before they sell out as only a limited number of discounted tickets are available. Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy of Saudi Arabia Dinner Reception and Cultural Presentation - Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM


Join us for a very special reception at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia on your own or with friends to experience Saudi Arabian culture and cuisine. Meet the embassy staff and ICDC members with an interest in international cultures. The evening features a presentation of customary clothing from Saudi Arabia along with a presentation giving you insight into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including its people, culture, and customs. Feel free to ask anything you ever wanted to know about customs, lifestyle, politics in Saudi Arabia in the Question and Answer Session following the presentation. The evening concludes with a dinner buffet of Saudi Arabian culinary delights prepared by the embassy chef.  Reserve your tickets now.

An Evening in Buenos Aires with Argentine Tango Lessons - Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM


For only $16 join us on your own or with friends for an evening of Argentine tango dancing the company of your ICDC friends in the candle lit 18th Street Lounge. Experience the Argentine Tango , one of the world's most passionate & romantic dances that bring to life the romantic flair of 1930s Argentina. Join us on your own or with friends for a night of music & dance. Prior dance experience not needed to attend! Reserve your tickets now.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM


Explore the exterior architectural majesty of Union Station, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol. Join us for a special private tour of the exterior architecture of the eastern National Mall, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol interior. The tour starts at Union Station, where you will enjoy the breathtaking 96-foot coffered ceilings -- one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Also discover the awe-inspiring interior of the Capitol featuring a majestic mural depicting great heroes in American history. Our museum & gallery tours are some of our most popular events and frequently sell out well in advance. Reserve your tickets now.

Languages of the World International Happy Hour at the Embassy Row Hotel with English, French, Spanish, and Italian language discussions. - Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM


Join us on your own or with friends for our International Happy Hour with English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German language discussions at the sophisticated Embassy Row Hotel just steps from DuPont Circle. The elegant and modern atmosphere of the Embassy Row Hotel sets the stage for an evening of networking and socializing as you make new friends from around. Enjoy handcrafted specialty cocktails with Happy Hour drink specials offered at the beginning as you make new friends and sample delicious food prepared by the chef at the Embassy Row Hotel. Our Happy Hours and language discussions are quite popular and new members are especially welcome! All attendees, including guests of attendees, must purchase a ticket in advance on the ICDC Web site to attend due to limited space. Reserve your tickets now.

Austrian Embassy Classical Concert and Dessert Reception: The Silver Age of Russian poetry in music - Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Arts Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of Austria for a delightful evening of classical music. The concert is followed by a reception of delectable desserts along with wine served at the open bar. You are welcome to attend on your own or with friends. Tickets for the rare delight of a classical concert at the Austrian Embassy featuring the world-renowned performers are only $55 for a limited time. Reserve your tickets now.

Austrian Embassy Viennese Waltz Lessons and Dance Rehearsal for Viennese Ball - Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM


Whether you plan to attend our Viennese Ball at Austrian Embassy or would simply like to learn how to dance the Viennese Waltz, as it is danced in Vienna, don't miss this rare opportunity to learn how to dance one of the most elegant and romantic dances of all time. The lessons will be taught on a wooden dance floor at the Austrian Embassy, one of the most magnificent embassies in Washington DC. A dance partner or prior dance experience is not necessary to attend and the Viennese waltz lessons will be taught by Herb and Carol Traxler. A Native of Austria, Herbert Traxler with his wife Carol Traxler have taught the Viennese waltz to hundreds of enthusiastic dancers in the DC area at the White House, Smithsonian, and many other venues. Reserve your tickets now.

Austrian Embassy 12th Annual Viennese Ball: A Night in Vienna - Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM


You are cordially invited to experience a magical evening at the Austrian Embassy -- one of the grandest diplomatic venues in Washington DC for an unforgettable Viennese celebration of music, food, wine and dancing. Enjoy a night of dancing to our classical orchestra or watch the twirling silhouettes on the dance floor move to the sounds of the world’s most beloved waltzes, and other dance music from around the world. The Salon Orchestra of Washington will perform the world’s favorite Strauss waltzes, ballroom music from around the world and the famous Radetsky Grand March. You do not need a date to attend as we expect both singles and couples to join us. Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy of Slovakia Dinner Reception and Evening of Slovak Art, Culture, music, Cuisine, and Wine - Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM


We cordially request the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of Slovakia for a very special celebration of Slovak culture, art, music, cuisine, and wine. Join us on your own or with friends to discover Slovakia through all your senses while you meet the embassy staff and ICDC members in attendance. The evening includes a presentation of Slovak fashion and clothing along with a traditional dinner buffet feast of Slovak delicacies prepared especially for us by the embassy chef. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy wine and other drinks served at the open bar. Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy of Montenegro Dinner Reception with the Ambassador of Montenegro: Discover the Beauty of the Adriatic - Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC, with the cooperation of the Embassy of Montenegro, cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an enchanting evening of Montenegrin culture, cuisine, and wine at the Embassy of Montenegro. Come by yourself or with friends for a wonderful opportunity to discover Montenegro and the beauty of the Adriatic. The evening includes welcome remarks and an overview of Montenegro, Montenegrin culture, geography, and tourism. Feast on a buffet of traditional Montenegrin delicacies along with wine served at the open bar. This is also a great opportunity to meet diplomatic personnel at the embassy as well as International Club of DC members in attendance. Space is limited. Reserve your tickets now.

Library of Congress Guided Tour - Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 1:30 PM


Join us on your own or with friends to discover one of the jewels of Washington DC architecture as we tour the world's largest library & the treasures that lie in archives of hundreds of millions of books, films, & maps dating back to Aztecs. We meet at Union Station where you'll have the opportunity to meet & socialize with ICDC members. At Union station enjoy the breathtaking 96-foot coffered ceilings which have made it one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Our walking tour continues with the exterior architecture of Union Station, the Supreme Court , and culminates in an interior tour of the Library of Congress. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the mysteries hidden in the stacks at America's premier house of knowledge! Reserve your tickets now.

French Embassy Wine, Desserts, and Dance Soiree with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa Lessons - Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM


Join us on your own or with friends, at the French Embassy to enjoy an evening of music, wine, French desserts & dancing! See the event description for delectable desserts presented at the event & experience an evening of Tango, Viennese Waltz, & Salsa lessons followed by an evening of dancing as you meet ICDC members. Dance the night away in the French embassy's ballroom while meeting ICDC members & learning how to dance the waltz, tango, & salsa. Come on your own or with friends as a dance partner or prior dance experience are not needed to attend! Wine & French desserts will be available for purchase. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a night of dancing at the French Embassy! Reserve your tickets now.

Cherry Blossom Fireworks and Desserts Cruise: Private Yacht Cruise to Enjoy Magnificent views of the Cherry Blossom Fireworks Amidst The DC Skyline - Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 6:40 PM


Step aboard our cruise boat for spectacular views of the Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks & sweeping views of the magnificent DC skyline.  As the Washington nightlife comes to life after the sunset, meet ICDC members and enjoy a memorable cruise with panoramic views of the illuminated monuments and DC skyline at a distance. As we gently cruise past the majestic sights of DC, enjoy exquisite desserts served aboard the boat along with champagne, wine, and drinks available for purchase at the cash bar. Watching the fireworks from the Potomac River is a magical and memorable experience whether you relax in the climate controlled deck or enjoy the sights on the open-air deck of our cruise boat. Our Cherry Blossom Fireworks cruises sold out each of the last 10 years. Reserve your tickets now before we are sold out.
 Reserve your tickets now.

Tour of the US Capitol - Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM


Explore the exterior architectural majesty of Union Station, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol. Join us for a special private tour of the exterior architecture of the eastern National Mall, culminating in a tour of the US Capitol interior. The tour starts at Union Station, where you will enjoy the breathtaking 96-foot coffered ceilings -- one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Also discover the awe-inspiring interior of the Capitol featuring a majestic mural depicting great heroes in American history. Our museum & gallery tours are some of our most popular events and frequently sell out well in advance. Reserve your tickets now.

Georgetown Rooftop Happy Hour under the Stars at the Luxurious Graham Hotel - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM


The Luxurious Graham Hotel's Rooftop sets the stage for an evening of networking & socializing as you enjoy the magnificent views of the Washington skyline at a distance. New members are especially welcome to join us and make new friends from around the world while enjoying handcrafted specialty cocktails. Reserve your tickets now.

Austrian Embassy Classical Concert and Dessert Reception: Songs of Love and Life - Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM


The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Arts Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of Austria for a delightful evening of classical music. The concert is followed by a reception of delectable desserts along with wine served at the open bar. You are welcome to attend on your own or with friends. Tickets for the rare delight of a classical concert at the Austrian Embassy featuring the world-renowned performers are only $55 for a limited time. Reserve your tickets now.

After Hours Soiree at the Kreeger Museum - Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM


The International Club of DC and The Kreeger Museum are pleased to present to you a wonderful evening of art and jazz! The Kreeger Museum, one of the world's finest museums of 19th and 20th century masterpieces of Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Cézanne, and others will be open just for ICDC members for an exclusive after-hours engagement featuring live jazz, appetizers, and cocktails. Tickets include an open bar serving white wine and beer. Reserve your tickets now.

Tennis Lessons with Practice Time: All Skill Levels Welcome - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM


We invite you to join us for one of our most popular outdoor activities that frequently sellout well in advance. Our monthly tennis lessons are a great opportunity to practice the game, learn, and meet other ICDC members who enjoy playing tennis in a fun and easygoing environment. The event also includes the opportunity to meet and socialize with other attendees. Reserve your tickets now.

Once in a Lifetime Overseas Adventure to Enchanting Slovenia, Beautiful Venice, and Delightful Croatia - Friday, May 20, 2016 at 4:30 PM


Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience enchanting Slovenia and beautiful Venice by joining us for an overseas adventure presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Slovenia. The picturesque scenery, with an abundance of natural beauty all around, Slovenia is the is the perfect destination for a relaxed and luxurious holiday! You will be in the care of one of Slovenia's finest tour operators so you can sit back and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the serene landscapes that make up Slovenia. Optional trip extension to Venice and Croatia. Reserve your tickets now.

Embassy of Costa Rica Dinner Reception and Garden Soiree: Discover Lovely Tropical Beaches, the Wonders of Nature, Scintillating Culture, and Delectable Cuisine - Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM


You are cordially invited to escape with us to discover and celebrate the beauty, culture, and cuisine of Costa Rica. Your evening at the Embassy of Costa Rica includes a presentation of Costa Rican culture and art as well as a dinner buffet of traditional Costa Rican delicacies with drinks served at the open bar. You will have a wonderful evening whether you attend on your own or invite your friends to join us. Weather permitting, you will also be able to enjoy the embassy’s garden! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the rich culture and heritage of Costa Rica, as you discover one of the world’s most beautiful countries! Reserve your tickets now.

Black Tie New Year's Eve Gala: DC's Premiere and most luxurious International New Year's Eve Celebration - Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 7:30 PM


Attend on your own or with friends and join other outgoing internationally-minded professionals from around the city and the globe to celebrate New Year's Eve in grand style at the Marriott Marquis, a sophisticated haven of luxury & service in the heart of DC. We have once again assembled a selection of the the finest entertainment from around the world to bring you an unparalleled and spectacular evening of sophistication and elegance.

Experience a celebration of international culture, music, cuisine, & dancing to the music of 5 live bands: Latin salsa band, Big Band Orchestra, Irish Band, a Buenos Aires tango ensemble, and a Trinidad-Tobago Island band. Enjoy a stunning balloon drop at midnight, mock casino gambling, free flowing champagne, party favors, a full premium open bar, champagne toast at mid-night, gourmet tea and coffee, and first-class service.

For dinner choose from either a sit down 3-course dinner with champagne or sample international fare at our destination dinner buffets, with cuisine representing vibrant destinations from around the world. We have also arranged specially discounted rooms at the Marriott Marquis. Join us for a memorable, fun-filled evening of celebration for singles and couples – it’s simply DC's premier New Year's Eve gala! Reserve your tickets now.