Freedom Forum 1A Fest at The Wharf

calendar icon Sept. 9, 2023
clock icon 11am – 7pm
map marker icon Transit Pier

Celebrate First Amendment freedoms for all with free fun for everyone, September 9 from 11am-7pm on Transit Pier! Join the Freedom Forum for live music, comedy performances, talks and games. Go behind-the-scenes of satire with writers from The Onion and athlete activism, former NFL player and Green Beret Nate Boyer. Visit a fictional world with free lunch – but no First Amendment – at the immersive Freedom Lost Café. Explore inspiring stories of the First Amendment. Put your freedoms into action. 

Support for the 1A Fest is provided by: Curtis T. Bell Trust, Charles and Andrea Overby, and Williams & Connolly LLP 

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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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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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