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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The Wharf Water Cleanup

calendar icon April 21, 2024
clock icon 1pm – 4pm
map marker icon Recreation Pier

Join The Wharf community for our annual clean-up of the District's waterways on Sunday, April 21, 2024—the day before Earth Day.

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Running of the Chihuahuas

calendar icon May 4, 2024
clock icon 2pm – 5pm
map marker icon District Pier

Small Dogs, Big Fun. The 12th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas includes a day of fun, festivites and fundraising.

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Bike to Work Day

calendar icon May 17, 2024
clock icon 7am – 9am
map marker icon 7th Street Park

Bike to Work Day is on May 17, 2024. Be sure to bike to The Wharf for a quick bite!

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Pride on the Pier

calendar icon June 8, 2024
clock icon 2pm – 9pm
map marker icon District Pier

Pride on the Pier brings Capital Pride–DC's annual celebration of LGBTQ visibility–to The Wharf with an exciting array of activities, entertainment, & fireworks.

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20th Annual DC JazzFest at The Wharf

calendar icon Aug. 31, 2024
clock icon 2pm – 10pm
map marker icon District Pier

The signature event of DC JazzFest will take place from August 31 - September 1 on District Pier. Join us for live music performances by incredible artists—from homegrown talent to NEA Jazz Masters.

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Oktoberfest Weekend at The Wharf: Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash

calendar icon Oct. 5, 2024
clock icon 2pm – 5pm
map marker icon District Pier

Head to The Wharf for our Oktoberfest celebration—featuring the Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash and an outdoor stein hoisting contest.

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The District’s Holiday Boat Parade

calendar icon Dec. 7, 2024
clock icon 6pm – 9pm
map marker icon District Pier

Join us on December 7, 2024 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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