where DC meets its water

Discover The Wharf

Washington’s next great meeting place has finally arrived. The Wharf brings dazzling water views, hot new restaurants, year-round entertainment, and waterside style all together in one inspiring location. It’s the most exciting neighborhood in the history of the nation’s capital.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival at The Wharf

DC’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival returns this spring, from March 20 to April 15. The Southwest Waterfront has always been a prime viewing area to see the beautiful blooms, and this year The Wharf is adding even more exciting events and activities to the world-famous festival lineup. 

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Featured Event

Running of the Chihuahuas

calendar icon May 5, 2018
clock icon 1pm – 5pm
map marker icon District Pier

Kick off Cinco de Mayo with a cold Corona, live music, and adorable dogs at our 7th annual Running of the Chihuahuas. Watch more than 90 chihuahuas race to win pet-friendly gifts, and dress up your own pooch for a chance to win prizes in our pet costume contest.

Don’t have a dog? That’s all right! Stop by to see the race and enjoy libations at our Waterfront Beer & Wine Garden, play mini golf, and eat some delicious food. There’ll be a live DJ, a photo booth, and activities for kids, too.

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.

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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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Parking spaces
Adjacent to
Direct access to the
Southeast Freeway
Metro lines
Train station nearby
Virginia Railway Express
Easy access to
Metro, 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
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Commercial Leasing

The District’s most noteworthy companies and retailers are setting down roots at The Wharf. Among the best commercial real estate in DC, our trophy spaces and prime retail locations provide prominent visibility and an attractive location with sweeping vistas and a lively after-work dining and entertainment scene.

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Contracting & Employment

In partnership with the District of Columbia, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront is transforming the Southwest Waterfront in to a new world-class neighborhood. We are working closely with our partners at the DC Department of Small and Local Business to provide opportunities for DC businesses.

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Download the District 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 right in the palm of your hand.

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