Running of the Chihuahuas

calendar icon May 4, 2019
clock icon 1pm – 5pm
map marker icon District Pier

Don’t miss the 8th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas, DC’s funniest Cinco de Mayo celebration! Saturday, May 4 from 1pm – 5pm on District Pier. The day includes a beer garden, DJ, and the highlight of the afternoon, 128 Chihuahuas racing for fame and fun! 

This event benefits Rural Dog Rescue – a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue.  For more information and to sign your Chihuahua up to race visit

Rain Date: Sunday, May 5th

Water Taxi & Wharf Jitney

Introducing one of the best ways to view the city and the easiest mode of transportation to get to destinations on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers: our new water taxi. And if you just want to get across the Washington Channel, catch our jitney to East Potomac Park for a round of golf or a leisurely stroll.

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Do It All on the DC Waterfront

Whether you like to be on the Potomac or prefer the sparkling views from land, The Wharf offers ample things to do and ways to enjoy the water. Dine in one of our fabulous restaurants. Browse our shops. Or join us during one of our festivals. Take a look at our upcoming events to plan your next visit.

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