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Friday Night Dancing

Come to The Wharf for free themed dance nights with live music on the second Friday in June, July, and August at 7pm. Each night will feature a different style of music and dancing.

Grab a Pacifico Beer and get out on the dance floor!

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Friday Night Dancing

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On select Fridays throughout the summer, meet us on either Transit Pier or District Pier at The Wharf to enjoy free dance nights with dance instructors and live music.

June 14: Country Line Dance taught by the pros at DC Rawhides and with music from Human Country Jukebox.
July 12: Swing Dance taught by the pros at GottaSwing and with music from The Rock-A-Sonics.
August 9: Salsa Dance taught by Instructor Mario at Salsa with Silvia and with music from Cubano Groove (Located on District Pier).
October 4 (Special Edition): Polka Dance to kickoff Oktoberfest Weekend at The Wharf.


Event Details

  • Friday Night Dancing in June, July and September takes place at Transit Pier at The Wharf (970 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024). Friday Night Dancing on August 9 takes place on District Pier at The Wharf (101 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024). Learn more about different ways to Get to The Wharf.
  • Dance lessons begin at 7:00pm, followed by open dancing.
  • This event is family-friendly—all ages are welcome. You must be 21+ to consume alcohol.
  • Waterside bar Cantina Bambina serves up cold Pacifico and mixed drinks throughout the event. Outside drinks are not allowed.
  • In the event of inclement weather, event status updates will be posted on The Wharf's Facebook page.

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