Free Dockage, Blessing of the Fleet Party at The Wharf in D.C.

The Wharf in DC is celebrating boating season with free dockage now through June 30 and a blessing of the fleet viewing party on May 19.

  Photo: Matthew Borkoski for Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) Development Partnership

 Photo: Matthew Borkoski for Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) Development Partnership

The Wharf, a mile-long entertainment and business hub along the Potomac River, is offering free side-tie dockage at Wharf Cove's several hundred feet of floating docks, now through June 30th. A wide variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options for visitors to enjoy are just steps away. Wharf Cove is open from 8 a.m. until midnight.

 Side-tie dockage space at Wharf Cove. Photo: Matthew Borkoski for Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) Development Partnership

Side-tie dockage space at Wharf Cove. Photo: Matthew Borkoski for Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) Development Partnership

Nearby are the Market Docks, which offer more than 40 slips for hourly visits and dockage up to two weeks, the 309-slip Wharf Gangplank Marina, and the Capital Yacht Club.

At noon on May 19, The Wharf, in partnership with the Port of Washington Yacht Club and craft brewery DC Brau, will present a blessing of the fleet party. Boats will parade by the Dockmaster Building on the Washington Channel and receive a blessing from DC pastors. Guests are invited to watch then keep the party going with cold margaritas at Cantina Bambina on Transit Pier. Register your boat for the Port of Washington Yacht Club's 43rd annual blessing of the fleet here

To learn more about The Wharf, click here.

-Laura Boycourt

Laura Boycourt