Other Fun Facts:
The Washington Hilton:
The Washington Hilton, a member of
Historic Hotels of America, opened June 20,
1965 and has been host to many big events
since. In May of 1973, it was the host to the
4th Gaufest and its’ International Ballroom
serves as the location for notable events as
the the annual White House Correspondents
Dinner, Presidential Inaugural Balls and
many International events. In the 60’s and 70’s, the Ballroom served as one of the largest concert venues and entertainers such as Jimi Hendrix and The Doors performed concerts there. The Hotel's most infamous moment is as the sight of the 1981 shooting of then-President Reagan.
July 4 - 7, 2019 Washington Hilton, Washington DC
Imagine having all the events of the Gaufest under one roof; everything from the Welcome Dance to the Competition circles to Heimatabend, Festabend, and the Sunday Closing Party. Don’t forget the Vendors, Workshops, and especially your own hotel room.
Well, imagine no more! At the 27th Gaufest in DC, you won’t have to walk from building to building to get to events. If you forget something in your room, you just have to dash upstairs. During breaks in the Einzel competition, you can quickly pop over to see what Tracht you want to buy. And if your child needs a break, you can just hop on the elevator and take them (or you) for a nap.
That’s right! All events will be in ONE PLACE! Take a minute to read through some of the information about the Washington Hilton and get to know your way around.
About the International Ballroom: