where DC meets its water

Welcome to The Wharf

Celebrate the holiday season at The Wharf. Enjoy Thanksgiving specials at our restaurants, s'mores at Camp Wharf, holiday deals at our shops, and more. 

View our Events Calendar and join our festivities. 

Events Calendar

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

The District’s Holiday Boat Parade

calendar icon Dec. 3, 2022
clock icon 6pm – 9pm
map marker icon District Pier

Join us on December 3, 2022 for the 30th Anniversary of the District's Holiday Boat Parade presented by Washington Gas, a WGL Company. Celebrate the holidays with this iconic DC event that features over sixty beautifully decorated boats parading along the Washington Channel.

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. Now you can also order a hot apple cider to enjoy while you cozy up by the firepit.

S'mores & more

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 the 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 hands.

Download the Wharf App

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.

View our music venues