European Month of Culture


Now in its 6th year, the “European Month of Culture” highlights the diverse cultures of the 28 European Union Member States. Musical performances, art exhibits and tours, film screenings,and lectures take place at the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Folger Shakespeare Library, NYU Washington, Dumbarton Oaks, EU Embassies, EU Cultural Institutes, and other venues.

To many people the European Union may seem like an abstract idea; yet, there is no better way to illustrate the European ideal of joining forces, than to combine the rich heritage of each country into a month of cultural offerings. These events radiate out from Europe Day (May 9), which commemorates the historic Declaration that led to the formation of the EU. “United in Diversity”, the EU motto, is exemplified beautifully by the talents of the many artists who offer their gifts to the Washington community and visitors.

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Be sure not to miss this opportunity to enjoy some of the best of Europe, without the jet lag! Your ultimate guide to EU Events in the U.S. organized by Delegation of the European Union to the United States, EU Member States, and partner organizations.

EUintheUS Event Series
Conversations in Culture featuring different cultural presentations from various EU countries;
EU Rendez-Vous focusing on substantive policy areas; EU Embassies’ Open House opening their doors to the public;
European Month of Culture, filled with art, dance, theater, exhibits and many more cultural presentations throughout May;
Kids’ Euro Festival—designed for children of all ages—each fall;
EU/AFI Film Festival presenting a variety of European films to DC metro audiences.