Finnish Your Dinner Washington, D.C.

Finnish Your Dinner – celebrating Finland’s centenary

Around a dozen Finnish embassies, missions and friendship societies abroad will be setting long dinner tables during the same weekend. The tables will be set in their own cities in a public space. Residents and friends of Finland are invited to join in. These Grand Dinner Parties will be organised in the spirit of the now well-established Helsinki tradition; the party invitation should read:  

’We are setting one long dinner table decked in a white tablecloth for city residents. Invite your friends along and bring your own food, drinks and tableware. Let’s dine together in the open air and celebrate Finland!’ 


Finnish Your Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Friday, August 25

You are invited to enjoy our beautiful city and mark the Finland 100 anniversary by attending a joint picnic dinner at the Embassy of Finland on Friday, August 25 at 6:00pm.

We have set up a long dinner table and covered it with a white tablecloth so city residents can dine together. Invite your friends and bring your own food and drinks Let’s enjoy a dinner together and celebrate Finland!

You can reserve a place for yourself and your friends on this page starting on June 18 at 9:00pm. The seats are free and one reservation may include 4 seats at the most. Make sure to sign up as soon as the registration begins, because space is limited and the seats will go fast !

The event is organised by the Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C., the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Yhteismaa ry – Common Ground. Finnish Your Dinner belongs to the Finland 100 anniversary program.

Let’s do this together!

Find out more about the Finnish Your Dinner 2017 events on our Facebook PAGE at. 

Join also the Facebook EVENT. 

Let’s share the word!

Registration will open on  July 16, 2017 at 9:00pm HERE.


ArrivalTime of dinner at

Please make sure that you and your friends arrive by 6:15pm. After this time, unclaimed seats will be given to people on the waiting list..

You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation and this will serve as proof of your group reservation. Keep this confirmation available on your mobile phone or bring a printed copy of the email. We will be checking reservations if necessary.

We hope you are able to use your reservation. If you need to cancel, please use the link in the email confirmation.

Seating arrangements.

The first arrivals will take the middle seats at the table, the next ones will sit next to them and so on. Following this pattern, guests should take the next available seats and not leave any gaps at the table. If anyone in your group is going to be late, you can reserve a seat for him or her.


We recommend arriving by foot, public transportation or by biking. The closest metro stop is Woodley Park and there is a bicycle parking right in front of the embassy. If you arrive by car, you can find street parking options on Fulton Street N.W. and on 34th Street N.W.

Dress code

Summer dress/garden party

Clean-up and facilities

The embassy will provide you plates, silverware and glasses. You can leave your trash and recyclables at the embassy. We have four bathrooms at the venue.