where DC meets its water

Welcome to The Wharf

Spring has sprung early in Washington, DC and the cherry trees are approaching peak bloom. Join us along waterfront this season for our free Bloomaroo Festival, s'mores at Camp Wharf, and so much more.

View our Events Calendar and join our festivites.

Wharf Events Calendar
Featured Event

Ireland at The Wharf

calendar icon March 16, 2024
clock icon 12pm – 6pm
map marker icon District Pier

The Wharf and Kirwan's Irish Pub are bringing the luck of the Irish to the waterfront with our free Ireland at The Wharf festival! Enjoy all the fun of a true Irish festival with Guinness beer, whiskey and bands.

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.

Restaurants
Shops
Things to Do
Waterfront
Residences
Hotels

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
5
Free rides on
SW Shuttle
Easy access to
Trains, Buses & DC Circulator
Boat slips
550
Public piers
4
Catch the
Water Taxi & Jitney
Capital Bikeshare stations
2
Bike parking spaces
260
Direct access to DC's extensive
Bicycle Network
1 mile of
Waterfront
Riverwalk Trail System of
20 mi
Minutes from the
National Mall
Parking updates in
real time
Adjacent to
I-395
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

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

Celebrate Spring at the Home of the Cherry Blossoms®

The cherry blossom trees are projected to hit peak bloom—meaning 70% of the cherry tree buds are open—on March 23. The Wharf has an incredible front-row seat to the cherry blossom trees in East Potomac Park. Admire the blooms as they reflect off the water while you enjoy blossom-inspired treats and gifts from our businesses.

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