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 & Market 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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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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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

Nog Fest

calendar icon Dec. 16, 2017
clock icon 1pm – 4pm

Cheers to the holiday season! Join us for our inaugural Nog Fest, a celebration of the classic seasonal drink. Sip and sample winter drinks in our Wine & Beer Garden, plus warm up around our fire pit with free s’mores, take a ride on our mechanical reindeer, try your hand at snowman bowling, and decorate your own ornament at our craft station—all set to live, merry music from White Ford Bronco.

Mixologists will be serving up special nog-themed drinks including the “Grand Ma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” from Pearl Street Warehouse, “Ponche de Huevo” at Kith/Kin, “Union Jack Frost” from The Brighton, “Captain’s Nog” at Whiskey Charlie, “Conquito” from Hank’s Oyster Bar, and “Spiked Irish Egg Nog” at Kirwan’s Irish Pub. What better way to celebrate the season?