The Atlantic Festival at The Wharf

calendar icon Sept. 21, 2022 – Sept. 23, 2022
map marker icon District Pier
Event Hours
Daily from 9:30am - 9:30pm

The Atlantic Festival returns on September 21-23 for three days of must-attend conversations, experiences, and performances at The Wharf—home of The Atlantic's new headquarters. From conversations and interviews to forums, intimate breakout sessions and happy hours, Atlantic journalists will host a lively exchange of complex ideas. What will you take away?

Guest Speaks Include:

- Janet Yellen, Treasury Secretary
- Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
- Michael R. Jackson, Playwright, Composer, and Lyricist, A Strange Loop
Anthony S. Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Lee Jones, Dean of Medical Education of Georgetown University
- Lawrence Krasner, District Attorney of Philadephia
- Seth Goldman, Co-Founder and CEO of Plant The Change and PLNT Burger
- Ronald A. Klain, White House Chief of Staff
- Ibram X. Kendi, Professor and Foundindg Director, Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University

And many more...

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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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Stay at The Wharf

Whether you’re traveling to Washington, DC for business or pleasure, the hotels at The Wharf offer a wide variety of choices for overnight stays, quick weekend getaways, or extended stays. Enjoy iconic views of the monuments and the waterfront right from your room, and  the District's best restaurants, entertainment, and museums within walking distance.

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