30th Annual 17th Street High Heel Race

  • 25 Oct 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Pre-Party at Cobalt/Level One

Tuesday, October 25
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pre-Party at Cobalt/Level One

Parade starts at 7:00 pm and the race will start promptly at 9:00 pm.

Join Mayor Muriel Bowser at Dupont's own High Heel Race down historic 17th Street. The annual spectacle of thousands packed into our hood to cheer hundreds of extravagantly costumed drag queens racing in high heels is a unique DC event -- "crossing the line" since 1986. It may be only three blocks but it's miles of fun. While high heels are mandatory for racers, they are not required for watching although, with the crowds, a bit of height can't hurt.


Takes place rain or shine. 


Note: actual race lasts 10 minutes.



Founded in 1922 in a townhouse at 1767 P Street, to promote and protect the interests of the residents, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) is the premier civic and residential organization in the Dupont Circle area.

DCCA brings neighbors, including residents, businesses and non-profit organizations, together to improve the quality of life in an active and diverse urban neighborhood. It holds membership meetings 9 times each year, which are open to the public, runs the Dupont Circle House Tour, resolves neighborhood issues through its committees, donates to local causes, and incubates innovative projects.


Dupont Circle Citizens Association | 9 Dupont Circle, NW | Washington, DC 20036

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