where DC meets its water

The Wharf is Open

Washington, DC is currently under an indoor mask mandate. Restaurants and shops are open, and The Wharf's programming continues with weekly free concerts, outdoor movies, waterfront yoga, and more. 

Check out our full Summer Events Calendar and join us along the waterfront. 


The Wharf is Where DC Meets

We celebrate diversity.

We embrace humanity.

We value black lives.

We respect women.

We stand with immigrants.

We support the LGBTQ community.

We are united with people of all faiths.

We nurture people with disabilities.

We encourage young people.

We cherish seniors.

We welcome everyone.

You belong here.
Featured Event

Oktoberfest at The Wharf

calendar icon Oct. 2, 2021
clock icon 2pm – 5pm
map marker icon Sitewide

It’s that time of year—put on your dirndl or lederhosen, grab your Dachshund, and head to The Wharf to celebrate Oktoberfest – including the return of the Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash!

Destination for All

Come explore this vibrant new waterfront’s countless things to do and see, hear and touch, taste and experience. And for those of you who want to linger a while longer, check out our hotels or tour our residences.

Things to Do

Directions to The Wharf

Centrally located, The Wharf is the District’s waterfront destination that is easy to get to—and to get around.

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Metro lines
Free rides on
SW Shuttle
Easy access to
Trains, Buses & DC Circulator
Boat slips
Public piers
Catch the
Water Taxi & Jitney
Capital Bikeshare stations
Bike parking spaces
Direct access to DC's extensive
Bicycle Network
1 mile of
Riverwalk Trail System of
20 mi
Minutes from the
National Mall
Parking updates in
real time
Adjacent to
Direct access to the
Southwest Freeway
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Shop Local

Browse our curated mix of shops and boutiques–from internationally known brands, to local one-of-a-kinds–against the beautiful backdrop of the Potomac. The Wharf takes shopping in the District to a whole new level with a vibrant, sensory experience for residents and visitors alike.

Shops at The Wharf

Download The Wharf App

Stay up-to-date with everything that’s happening at The Wharf by downloading our app. Be among the first to learn about new restaurant and shop openings, see our events calendar, and easily navigate the neighborhood. From the waterfront’s history to the latest news, you’ll have it all in the palm of your hand.

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Camp Wharf S'mores Trailer

It's S'more fun at The Wharf! This season, visit Camp Wharf where you'll find a wood-burning fire and a vintage Airstream trailer with everything you need for the perfect s'more—marshmallow, chocolate, graham crackers, and roasting stick. You can also enjoy a Ghirardelli frozen hot chocolate and in July, frozen lemonade will be available to help you stay cool. 

Visit Camp Wharf