17th Annual DC JazzFest at The Wharf

calendar icon Sept. 4, 2021 – Sept. 5, 2021
map marker icon District Pier
Event Hours
Daily from 10am - 8pm

The 17th Annual DC JazzFest will take place from September 1-5, 2021, with 25+ concerts, interviews and other exclusive content featuring international superstars and homegrown talent alike. The signature event, DC JazzFest at The Wharf will take place September 4-5, over Labor Day Weekend, as a hybrid of in-person and live-streamed performances to a worldwide audience.

The largest jazz festival in the nation’s capital, the 17th Annual DC JazzFest will feature a robust lineup of incredible artists—from homegrown talent to NEA Jazz Masters—with concerts citywide. The variety of festival experiences across the city will include in-person and live stream performances, up-close and personal “Meet the Artist” conversations, and the DCJazzPrix international jazz band competition Finals from Union Stage.

Check out the lineup for the 17th Annual DC JazzFest and learn more about the event. 


Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given on the 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 music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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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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