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District's Holiday Boat Parade

Celebrate the holidays at The District's Holiday Boat Parade on December 4th. Join The Wharf for live music, pictures with Santa, beer, wine and whiskey garden, and so much more. 


The Wharf Ice Rink Returns

Enjoy one of the coolest spots on the waterfront—The Wharf Ice Rink opens to the public on November 24th. Bring your own skates or rent some rink-side and glide on the District’s first over-water ice rink located on Transit Pier.


Oktoberfest at The Wharf

It’s that time of year—put on your dirndl or lederhosen, grab your Dachshund, and head to The Wharf to celebrate Oktoberfest—including the return of the Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash!


Where to Shuck Oysters

It's oyster season and The Wharf has the best seafood restaurants in DC. Check out our list of the best places to slurp oysters at The Wharf.

Oyster Roundup

Southwest Shuttle

The Wharf offers a SW Neighborhood Shuttle that is free and open to the public. With daily service and 10-minute headways, it’s easy and convenient to take the shuttle between The Wharf to the National Mall, with stops at L’Enfant Plaza Metro and the International Spy Museum.

Shuttle Hours

National Dog Day

If you’re planning a trip to The Wharf and would like to bring your pup along too, have no fear, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to visit and things to do while you are here.

Dog-friendly Things to Do

Summer Restaurant Week

Discover which restaurants at The Wharf are participating in the Summer 2021 Metropolitan Restaurant Week with to-go and dine-in options.

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Sunset Cinema

Join us every Thursday evening for Sunset Cinema at The Wharf—free outdoor movies on Transit Pier. 

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The Fish Market

Jessie Taylor Seafood at the Municipal Fish Market offers fresh or cooked seafood: heaping bushels of blue crab, shucked oysters, clams, shrimp, and freshly caught fish. 

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Weddings at The Wharf

Plan your dream wedding at The Wharf. The Wharf has everything you need on site–event spaces, hotels, restaurants, and even hair and makeup! Let us help you plan your special day. 

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Bike to Work Day

With many people working from home, we invite you to bike to The Wharf pit stop for your morning coffee and quick breakfast or meet some friends for an evening ride and visit our restaurants. 

Register your ride

Mother's Day Giveaway

Mother, teacher, office manager—more than ever before, Moms have been doing it all and we want to give one lucky mom a break from the routine this Mother's Day! Share a picture of you and your mom and be entered to win her a getaway weekend at The Wharf.

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Community Water Cleanup

The Wharf re-established DC as a waterfront city. In partnership with our boating community, we are celebrating Earth Day with our Washington Channel water cleanup on April 25, 2021.

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Market Docks & Day Docks

Our docks are open! Cruise along the Washington Channel to view the cherry blossom trees in East Potomac Park by boat. Then, steer over to our Day Docks for a few hours, or to our Market Docks for an overnight stay.

Reserve a slip

Bloomaroo at The Wharf

Celebrate spring at the Home of the Cherry Blossoms! Join The Wharf for Bloomaroo—three weeks of cherry blossom-themed activations and specials.

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International Women's Day Mural

In partnership with the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) and the Italian-inspired culinary collective Officina, The Wharf unveiled a large-scale, outdoor crochet art installation of US Vice President Kamala Harris in celebration of International Women’s Day. 

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Black History Month Murals

In honor of Black History Month, The Wharf has unveiled new window murals featuring portraits of important African American figures who have made an impact on our neighborhood and on our nation.

Learn the history

The Wharf Torch

“Branch Twist Fire Sculpture” (2017), located at the end of Recreation Pier, is a custom 14-foot high flaming sculpture. Take your photo at the torch and tag @thewharfdc.

See The Wharf Map

Holiday Shopping

It's too late to ship, but not too late to shop! 🎁 Pick up last-minute gifts from the local businesses at The Wharf!

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Holiday Movies at The Wharf

Celebrate the season with Holiday Movies at The Wharf presented by T-Mobile benefiting USO-Metro. Gather around your own personal fire pit to watch your favorite holiday movies on the big screen.

Reserve a Firepit

The Chopsmith Breakfast

The Chopsmith breakfast sandwich is loaded with bacon, eggs, spinach, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes. 

Check out Chopsmith’s newly revamped breakfast menu, now featuring omelets, at 11 District Square SW.

Check out the Menu

New: Surfside at The Wharf

Much-beloved DC restaurant Surfside has opened its newest location at The Wharf. View the menu and order now!

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Moon Rabbit

Chef Kevin Tien's heralded new modern Vietnamese restaurant just opened at The Wharf and reservations are going fast. Book your table now!

Make a Reservation

Where to Watch Football

Football season is in full force! Check out which restaurants at The Wharf are playing the games on their television screens this season. 

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Oktoberfest at The Wharf

Visit the restaurants and shops at The Wharf on Saturday, October 3rd for a day of German inspired food, festivities, and fun at our restaurants and shops. 

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Hustle at The Wharf

Sign up for Sunny Mae's Hustle at The Wharf, a series of outdoor spin and fitness classes on the pier.

Hustle at The Wharf

Affordable Eats

Check out our full list of restaurants and eateries at The Wharf that offer affordable meals and light bites for under $10. 

Affordable Meals

Happy Hour

Take a look at which restaurants at The Wharf are offering happy hour and summer specials. 

Happy Hour & Summer Specials

Summer Restaurant Week

Check out which restaurants at The Wharf are participating in this summer's Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week!

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Sunset Cinema

Sign up now for a private cabana at the outdoor movie.

Reserve your cabana

Truly Tuesday Yoga

Sign up now for evening yoga on the waterfront.

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Furry Friends

Spend the day at The Wharf with your furry 4-legged friend. Play fetch in Waterfront Park, then head over to Recreation Pier to watch the boats come in. When the pup gets hungry, stop by Shake Shack for a Pooch-ini treat, then District Doughnut to get yourself something sweet.⁣

Try the Pooch-ini at Shake Shack

Rosé All Day

Shop for wine, craft beer, and local spirits at Cordial at The Wharf.

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Fourth of July Fireworks

Although The Wharf does not shoot fireworks on the Fourth of July, the waterfront is often a great location to see the National Fireworks show, weather permitting.

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Fourth of July Specials

There's no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in Washington, DC, the nation's capital. However, 2020 has been an unusual year, so celebrations won't be the same as usual. To help you celebrate from afar, many restaurants at The Wharf are offering takeout and delivery of red, white, and blue-themed meal kits and sweet treats. 

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If you want to get away this summer, but don’t want to travel far, book a staycation at The Wharf! Our three hotels, Canopy by Hilton, Hyatt House, and InterContinental, are open and awaiting your arrival. ⁣⁣⁣

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A Beautiful Closet

Pamela Sofola, owner of A Beautiful Closet, is ready to welcome you back in-store to shop—along with many other businesses at The Wharf. ⁣

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