First Friday Dupont

A longstanding Dupont Circle tradition, the First Friday Dupont Art Walk connects locals and visitors to D.C. to modern and contemporary work by artists on the national and international scenes, as well as those based in the nation’s capital.  First Friday Dupont is a chance to explore the heart of Washington’s art scene in one of the city’s most cosmopolitan neighborhoods. It’s also an opportunity to delve into local history and lore on a Washington Walks tour created expressly for First Friday.  Hear about:

  • How Dupont Circle got its name;
  • Where the 17th Street High Heel Race got its start;
  • What building gave rise to the Height of Buildings Act;
  • Why a line of poetry is inscribed on a wall of the Dupont Circle Metro station.

The walk concludes steps away from First Friday mainstays like:

Abundant opportunities for shopping, dining, and imbibing, too!


Led by Carolyn, David, Martin, or Paul


Proceeds will benefit non-profit Dupont Circle Main Streets.


Discover more great D.C. walking tour adventures: Embassy Row and Walt Whitman in Washington



The first Friday of every month May - November 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Approximately 1 hour
No reservations necessary. Simply show up!

$20 per person (kids 3 and younger free). $5 discount with U.S. military or federal government ID. Pay the walk fee in cash or with a credit card (using your smartphone) when you arrive.

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Embarks from outside the Dupont Circle Metrorail station (Dupont South exit--by the entrance to Panera Bread on 19th Street, NW)
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