calendar icon Feb. 13, 2018
clock icon 6pm – 8pm

Who needs New Orleans? We’re celebrating Fat Tuesday with a Wharf-wide extravaganza featuring a spirited parade along the waterfront, followed by a dance party on District Pier, and a fireworks finale. The parade will be set to the sounds of classic NOLA brass band music and feature custom-designed floats from our Wharf friends, restaurants, and retailers, along with high-flying balloons and, of course, bead tossing. Plus, festive food and drink will be available throughout the neighborhood at all your favorite hangouts in honor of Mardi Gras.

So brush up on your bead catching skills and get ready to party the night away!

6pm - 6:30pm – Mardi Gras Parade (starts at Seventh Street and travels along Wharf Street to District Pier)
6:30pm - 7:50pm – Dance Party at District Pier (21+ beer sales available)
7:50pm - 8pm – Fireworks Finale

Stay tuned for updates on The Wharf locales participating in the celebration.

Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given at DC’s Southwest Waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to live music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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