Tours & Special Events

General Information

  • Tickets and wristbands must be picked up at the FCCLA Tour Desk located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time.
  • Participants should assemble 15-minutes before the scheduled event start time. The time listed is the when the event departs from and returns to the convention center. All events that include transportation will depart from and return to the convention center.
  • Participants must arrive and depart as a group. If transportation is not provided, participants must walk to the specified location and check-in with the group chaperone upon arrival for admission. When booking tours for your arrival day, allow plenty of time for possible flight delays or transportation delays.
  • All youth must be accompanied by an adviser or adult chaperone.
  • All prices are based on a minimum number of persons participating; if the minimum number of persons do not sign up for a particular tour, that tour may be cancelled and tickets will be fully refunded.
  • Some tours have a maximum number of persons who can participate; these tours will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • FCCLA Tour & Special Events Desk is located in the convention center.
    • Friday, July 3: 2:00 - 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, July 4: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, July 5: 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Times Subject to Change


  • Monuments by Moonlight
    • Friday, July 3: 7:00 - 10:30 PM
    • Monday, July 6: 7:00 - 10:30 PM

    The impressive sight of Washington D.C.’s national monuments illuminated at night is an absolute can’t miss for your trip to our Nation's Capital. From the dome of the Capitol Building to the World War II Memorial, you’ll see the city in a whole new light during this 3-hour tour led by a professional tour guide from the comfort of your deluxe motor coach.

    On this evening tour, you’ll visit such famous sites as the White House and the Jefferson, Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean and Iwo Jima Memorials on foot for an up-close exploration. You’ll also see the Kennedy Center, U.S. Capitol Building, Reflecting Pool and more. Enjoy the beauty of D.C. by night. All tour participants will receive a glow item to clearly identify our group!

    Price: $40.00 per person includes: Deluxe transportation, licensed DC tour guide, glow item, all applicable tax and gratuity. Attire for the tour is casual.

  • Mount Vernon/Old Town Alexandria
    • Saturday, July 4: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Sunday, July 5: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    George Washington, commander in chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first president of the United States, called Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years. George Washington and his wife Martha Washington lived at Mount Vernon, which is now the most popular historic estate in America. Situated along the Potomac River in Northern Virginia, guests to Mount Vernon can visit the Mansion, more than a dozen original structures & Washington’s Tomb. Mount Vernon is an American landmark and a lasting reminder of the life and legacy of the Father of Our Country.

    After our Mt. Vernon visit, we’ll stop in Old Town Alexandria, the heart of the city on the Potomac River waterfront. This beautifully preserved historic district is George Washington's adopted hometown which continues to hum with a foodie-friendly vibe loved by presidents and First Families. Lunch will be on own today in one of the myriad of restaurants that fit your palate. Fashionistas in search of stylish steals or high end clothing, flock to the shops of the Old Town Boutique District, hailed by The Wall Street Journal for having "some of the best stores and galleries in the DC region."

    Price: $60.00 per person includes: Deluxe transportation, Mt. Vernon admission, onsite staff, and all applicable tax and gratuities. Attire for the tour is casual.

  • International Spy Museum/Wharf District
    • Sunday, July 5: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    In 1777, General George Washington established the country's first spy network to take on the British during the Revolutionary War. That’s where America's spy story begins, but the brand-new International Spy Museum is re-imagining what spycraft looks like today. With interactive exhibitions and installations, the foremost collection of spy artifacts in the world, and first-person accounts from top intelligence officers and experts, the new Museum places visitors in the shoes of a spy.

    Upon entry, visitors can opt to get a cover identity and mission along with a badge with radio-frequency technology that will recognize them as they walk up to interactive exhibits throughout the museum. Their spy skills are tested throughout their time here and at the end they can find out if they’re better suites to be an intelligence officer in the field or an analyst at CIA headquarters.

    Next, we’ll walk a short distance to explore the ever-developing Wharf area. Your guide will escort you and point out the nuances of the newly restored area.

    Price: $50.00 per person includes: International Spy Museum admission, metro pass, tour guide, Wharf visit, and all applicable tax and gratuities. Attire for the tour is casual.

  • DC City Tour/Arlington Cemetery
    • Sunday, July 5: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday, July 8: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    During this tour you’ll learn all about the history and trivia that surrounds Washington D.C. Your licensed tour guide will navigate you through every important detail of each monument and help you experience everything D.C. has to offer.

    The tour continues with a stop at Arlington National Cemetery. During the Civil War to present day military activities, this is a resting place for heroes, presidents, veterans, and families. Learn more about these hallowed grounds on a tour than you ever could on your own in the same amount of time. Highlights not to miss include the changing of the guards ceremony and the eternal flame at the Kennedy Gravesite.

    Price: $48.00 per person. Includes: Deluxe transportation, licensed DC tour guide, and all applicable tax and gratuities. Attire for the tour is casual.

    Please Note:

    Arlington National Cemetery has increased its security posture and is implementing 100% ID checks at all entrances.

    Effective immediately, all visitors 16 years of age and older (pedestrians, drivers and passengers) must present a valid photo identification upon entering the cemetery. Visitors include all funeral attendees, tourists and personnel on official business. School group leaders and tour guides must also present the required identification. Original documentation is required. Paper copies or cell phone photos of identification are not accepted.

    • Visitors 18 years of age and older must present a valid U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification for entry.
    • Visitors 16 and 17 years old who do not have a U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification may present an official school-issued photo identification for entry.
    • Persons who are not U.S. citizens must present a valid passport or U.S. State Department-issued photo identification for entry.
  • Six Flags Amusement Park
    • Saturday, July 4: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Six Flags America is the Nation's Capital of Thrills featuring more than 100 exciting rides, games, shows and attractions including Hurricane Harbor water park — free with park admission. Get two parks for the price of one!

    Six Flags America theme park features thrilling world-class roller coasters including hyper-coaster SUPERMAN: Ride of Steel, one of the tallest coasters on the East Coast; Ragin Cajun, a fast track, spinning roller coaster; BATWING, Maryland's first flying coaster; and the classic wooden coaster Wild One.

    Hurricane Harbor features slides and splashing good times designed to help guests beat the heat. The exciting attractions include Hurricane Bay, the region’s largest wave pool; the six-story funnel of fun Tornado and much more.

    Price: $80.00 Includes: Deluxe transportation, Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor admission, metroConnections escort, and all applicable tax and gratuities. Attire for the tour is casual.

  • Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros Baseball Game
    • Saturday, July 4: Time TBD

    Nothing screams summer like our national pastime (baseball) and what could be better than watching the Washington Nationals take on the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros on the 4th of July in our nation’s capital! On paper, it appears the Nationals don't need to make many changes for the 2020 season with the starting eight position players being set, and a pitching staff that is arguably one of the best in baseball. Built in 2008, the beautiful new Nationals park is located in Southeast Washington, south of the Capitol, along the fast-developing Capitol Riverfront adjacent to the Navy Yard.

    Price: $TBD per person includes: Game admission, metro pass, metroConnections escort, and all applicable tax and gratuities. Attire for the game is casual.

Special Events

  • 75th Anniversary Leadership Hall of Fame Awards Dinner
    • Monday, July 6: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Commemorating leaders of the past and celebrating leaders of the present, FCCLA honors 75 Leadership Hall of Fame recipients who have made outstanding achievements in families, career, and communities within various industries across America through support of and participation in FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences education. Join us as we honor leaders who have significantly contributed to the legacy of FCCLA. A special reception for Honorees only will take place from 5:00 – 6:00 PM.

    Price: $250 per person includes a one-hour reception, three course dinner, special gift, and silent auction.

    Attire for the event is Black Tie. Ladies this is the night for you to look your most gorgeous! Embrace it and have fun. Wear a long formal gown or a shorter fancy cocktail dress that is black tie appropriate. Gentlemen should wear a dinner jacket (also known as a tuxedo jacket) and matching trousers, bow tie, and cummerbund or waistcoast. Colors to keep in mind: FCCLA Red!

  • Run4Red 5K Run/Walk
    • Tuesday, July 7: 5:15 PM - 10:30 PM (Time Subject to Change)

    Run4RedThe emphasis will be on having fun for this run! After you finish the race the DJ will keep the party going while you enjoy the food vendors and games. We can’t think of a better way to join your FCCLA friends and family while raising money for those in need. All proceeds from the event will go to a local charity in the D.C. metro area.

    Price: $50
    Includes: Deluxe transportation, bottled water, snack, and entertainment. Attire for the event is casual.

    All participants are required to have a signed waiver on file. Completed and signed waivers should be emailed to prior to the conference.

  • 75 Years Strong! FCCLA Advocacy Rally
    • Wednesday, July 8: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Suggested convention center departure to ensure time for travel to the Advocacy Rally is 10:00 AM.

    Join your FCCLA family and supporters as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary with a rally on Capitol Hill. All attendees will gather for this advocacy event on the lawn of the Capitol. We will rally to bring attention to the importance of Family and Consumer Sciences and Career and Technical Education.

    You are encouraged to design your own sign to carry at the event. There will be a sign making area equipped with all of the necessary supplies you need to create your sign. Then, put on your best official FCCLA red, bring your rally signs, and let’s meet on Capitol Hill! Following the Advocacy Rally state officers will meet with their members of Congress and staff from their state.

    Attire for the event is casual. Wear your best FCCLA Red! State officers and participants with scheduled Hill Visit appointments should wear the FCCLA uniform. 

  • FCCLA Gala
    • Thursday, July 9: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    FCCLA GalaThe FCCLA Gala is back and better than ever! Join us as we kick of our year celebrating FCCLA’s 75th Anniversary. There will be buffets with finger foods and unlimited drinks that are included in your ticket price. Grab a bite to eat before making your way to the dance floor. Marty the Party will be the main attraction with a variety of games and entertainment. Here Marty will be playing the songs that will get you hyped throughout the evening. Dance the night away with the newly elected National Executive Council and the rest of your NLC family.

    Price: $95 per person Includes: assortment of finger foods, dessert, unlimited beverages, games, and DJ entertainment. Attire for the FCCLA Gala is semi-formal or business professional. If you would like to wear your gala attire to the Closing General Session, you must wear your name badge and gala wristband.

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