Upcoming Events

Events at The Wharf

From all-day festivals on the piers to live music performances along Wharf Street, The Wharf always offers a fantastic lineup of things to do in Washington, DC. Join us for live music, waterfront workouts, art shows, boat parades, fireworks, and more!

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POSTPONED TO 9/23 - Oktoberfest Weekend at The Wharf: Stein Hoisting Competition

calendar icon Sept. 23, 2023
clock icon 2pm – 5pm
map marker icon Full Site

It’s that time of year—put on your dirndl or lederhosen, grab your Dachshund, and head to The Wharf for our Oktoberfest celebration—featuring the Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash and an outdoor stein hoisting contest.

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Rolling on the River at The Wharf

calendar icon Sept. 24, 2023
clock icon 2pm – 3pm
map marker icon Transit Pier

Celebrate World Rivers Day with the Theatre Washington and Potomac River Partners at Rolling on the River, a free hour-long outdoor concert on Transit Pier at The Wharf. Celebrate life on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers with your favorite local musical artists, "river music” and storytelling.

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The Atlantic Festival at The Wharf

calendar icon Sept. 28, 2023 – Sept. 29, 2023
map marker icon District Pier

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. 

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The District’s Holiday Boat Parade

calendar icon Dec. 2, 2023
clock icon 6pm – 9pm
map marker icon District Pier

Join us on December 2, 2023 for the District's Holiday Boat Parade. Celebrate the holidays with this iconic DC event that features over sixty beautifully decorated boats parading along the Washington Channel.

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Do It All on the 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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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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