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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Ireland at The Wharf

calendar icon March 16, 2024
clock icon 12pm – 6pm
map marker icon District Pier

The Wharf and Kirwan's Irish Pub are bringing the luck of the Irish to the waterfront with our free Ireland at The Wharf festival! Enjoy all the fun of a true Irish festival with Guinness beer, whiskey and bands.

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Bloomaroo at The Wharf

calendar icon March 23, 2024
clock icon 2pm – 9pm
map marker icon District Pier

Join us at the home of the cherry blossoms for Bloomaroo®, a free family-friendly spring extravaganza with live music, art, as well as a fireworks show.

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Running of the Chihuahuas

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

Little 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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