Fun at The Wharf 2023

Fun at the District Wharf is officially on the schedule for 2023 as developers of the SW waterfront property have announced a series of special events including celebrations for Mardi Gras, Cherry Blossom season, Pride, and the annual Holiday Boat Parade. Each of these events are “majors” and include a fireworks display to cap off the night. Other annual events are set to return to the Wharf range from Ireland on the Wharf in March, Running of the Chihuahuas in May, DC Jazzfest in September followed by Dia de los Muertos in October.   

There are fun date night options such as Cocktails and Curing, Friday night dancing, and the return of the Rock the Dock concert series and Sunset Cinema movie nights. The full schedules for both events will be announced later this year. 

Special events at the Wharf are a great time to enjoy food, drink, and shopping at local businesses.  

Below is the full schedule of official Wharf events for 2023:


JUN 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sunset Cinema Movies

JUN 7, 14, 21, 28 Rock the Dock Concerts

JUN 9 Friday Night Dancing

JUN 10 Pride on the Pier – 🎆- Fireworks

JUN 18 Father’s Day Family BBQ

JUL 4 Fourth at The Wharf 

JUL 5, 12, 20, 27 Rock the Dock Concerts

JUL 6, 13, 21, 28 Sunset Cinema Movies

JUL 7 Friday Night Dancing

AUG 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Rock the Dock Concerts

AUG 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Sunset Cinema Movies

AUG 11 Friday Night Dancing

AUG 24 DC Burger Battle


SEP 2-3 DC JazzFest

SEP 16-17 Fiesta DC

SEP 30 Oktoberfest

OCT 22 Día de los Muertos

NOV 19 Southwest Skates: Ice Rink Preview

NOV 22 The Wharf Ice Rink Opens


photo credit: R.Risley

DEC 2 The District’s Holiday Boat Parade – 🎆- Fireworks

DEC 7 Lighting of the Menorah


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