where DC meets its water

Welcome to The Wharf

The Wharf is a mile-long waterfront neighborhood full of outdoor dining, local shopping, and fun events and activities along the water.

Plan Your Visit
Featured Event

POSTPONED TO 9/23 - Oktoberfest Weekend at The Wharf: Stein Hoisting Competition

calendar icon Sept. 23, 2023
clock icon 2pm – 5pm
map marker icon Full Site

It’s that time of year—put on your dirndl or lederhosen, grab your Dachshund, and head to The Wharf for our Oktoberfest celebration—featuring the Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash and an outdoor stein hoisting contest.

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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Visit Camp Wharf

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.

S'mores & more

Rent a Boat

Whether you want to rent a kayak, paddleboard, electric boat, or pontoon boat, The Wharf Marina has you covered. Explore our captained and self-operated power boats, boat rental clubs, and sightseeing cruises. Grab food and drinks from a Wharf restaurant and make it a picnic on the water!

Waterfront Activities

Catch a Concert

Live music is back. Get your friends and family together for a concert at one of our fantastic concert venues. Catch a mega show at The Anthem or intimate performance at Union Stage and Pearl Street Warehouse. From country and rock to indie and pop, our venues featuring a variety of music genres throughout the year.

Music Venues at The Wharf