Wharf Kickoff Celebration

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Today marks the start to a big weekend for Southeast DC. The highly anticipated opening of The Wharf kicks off with a 4-day celebration, featuring a slew of attractions, and the grand opening of shops and restaurants galore! We’ve compiled a schedule for the next couple days:

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

11:00am – 12:00pm / Opening Ceremony
District Pier

12:00pm / Daytime Fireworks

12:00pm – 9:00pm / Live Music & Entertainment
Stage Areas at District Pier, Transit Pier, Sutton Square, Pearl Street, Blair Alley Fountain, and 7th Street Park

5:00pm / Headliner Happy Hour Concert featuring The Bacon Brothers
District Pier

6:30pm / Sunset Fireworks

Join Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, DC officials, community leaders, and special guests as we officially open The Wharf to the public. Then explore our iconic new restaurants and neighborhood shops. Enjoy live music and entertainment. Participate in community activities throughout The Wharf neighborhood—and don’t miss the waterfront fireworks at sunset.

Here’s a sneak preview of what you can expect:

Children’s Chorus of Washington / Duke Ellington School of the Arts / Eastern High School Second Line Band / Oh He Dead / Emma G / Fire Performers / Buskers / Art Wheels / Kevin Pedini / The String Queens / Paddle with the Presidents

 

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Friday, October 13, 2017

10:00am – 10:00pm / Live Music & Entertainment
Stage Areas at District Pier, Transit Pier, Sutton Square, Pearl Street, Blair Alley Fountain, and 7th Street Park

6:00pm – 7:30pm / Outdoor Headliner Concert by Go Go Gadjet
District Pier

Here’s a sneak preview of what you can expect:

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC / Wil Gravatt Band / Tom Lagana / Austin Ellis / Batalá Washington / Pebble to Pearl / Buskers / Silent Disco / Art Wheels / Bubble Artists / Yoga on the Pier / S’mores at The Wharf fire pit

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

10:00am – 9:00pm / Live Music & Entertainment
Stage Areas at District Pier, Transit Pier, Sutton Square, Pearl Street, Blair Alley Fountain, and 7th Street Park

6:00pm – 7:30pm / Outdoor Headliner Concert by White Ford Bronco
District Pier

Here’s a sneak preview of what you can expect:

Yoga on the Pier / Jimi Smooth & HitTime / Aztec Sun Band / Wil Gravatt Band / Culture Shock DC Dancers / Cecily / Sticks + Bars Youth Marimba Ensemble / The Great Zucchini / Reptiles Alive / Dragon Boat Experience / Art Wheels / Michael Rossman

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

9:00am – 6:30pm / Live Music & Entertainment
Stage Areas at District Pier, Transit Pier, Sutton Square, Pearl Street, Blair Alley Fountain, and 7th Street Park

10:00am / Morning Activities with Rocknoceros Kids’ Band

12:00pm / The U.S. Army Band Downrange

4:00pm / Blessing of The Wharf
Ecumenical Service, District Pier

5:00pm – 6:30pm / Headliner Concert by Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University
District Pier

6:30pm / Sunset Fireworks

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