Things to Do

Beyond amazing restaurants and shops, The Wharf offers countless things to do and see—on and off the water. Take a stroll along the piers, rent a kayak to paddle past some of DC’s most famous attractions, or catch a concert at The Anthem. And don’t forget to check out our upcoming events to plan your visit.

Music & Nightlife

Check out a music and bar scene unlike any other in the District, from our concert halls to a wide variety of live music at many of our restaurants to outdoor gigs.

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Parks & Piers

Explore our ten acres of parks, open green spaces, a stunning village green, and four distinct public piers along our waterfront.

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Water Activities

At The Wharf, you can enjoy the waterfront any way you like, from sailing and kayaking to cruises up and down the Potomac.

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Fitness & Recreation

The Wharf offers myriad ways to continue your active lifestyle, from onsite gyms to water activities to nearby parks and trails.

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The Anthem

The neighborhood’s cultural and convention center features an acoustically advanced concert hall for events of all kinds.

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Events at The Wharf

From national festivals to regional favorites to local gatherings, The Wharf is host to a fantastic lineup of events in Washington, DC.

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Water Taxi & Jitney

Introducing one of the most convenient ways to view the city and get to destinations on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers: our new water taxi and jitney.

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Marinas & Day Docks

Whether you want to find a slip for your yacht, dock for the day, or just admire the boats, our scenic marinas are worth the visit.

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The Fish Market

Explore the nation’s oldest continuously operating open-air fish market for some fresh seafood or to pick up the catch of the day to cook at home.

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Shopping

Enjoy the District’s most scenic shopping venue and browse the stores and boutiques for one-of-a-kind finds and more.

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Dining

Sample Washington, DC’s most exciting collection of restaurants, featuring nationally renowned chefs and local favorites.

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Nearby Attractions

The Wharf is centrally located to the monuments and museums along the National Mall, as well as countless other cultural points of interest in DC.

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Featured Event

Summer Sounds: Wil Gravatt

calendar icon June 29, 2017
clock icon 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Wil Gravatt Band mixes classic country and honky-tonk tunes for a family-fun show.