The Atlantic Festival at The Wharf

calendar icon Sept. 28, 2023 – Sept. 29, 2023
map marker icon District Pier
Event Hours
Daily from 9:30am - 9:30pm

The Atlantic Festival returns on September 28-29 for two days of must-attend conversations, experiences, and performances at The Wharf—home of The Atlantic's new headquarters. Be a part of The Atlantic’s journalism and at the center of timely conversations on business, culture, race and identity, politics, progress, tech, and health. 

Guest Speaks Include:

- Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Emerita of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Kerry Washington, Actor, Director, Producer, Activist, and Author
- Spencer Cox, Governor of Utah
- Arthur C. Brooks, Contributing Writer, The Atlantic
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author
- Jake Tapper, Author, All the Demons Are Here; Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, CNN

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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