The Wharf's Mardi Gras plans will enchant the whole family. From the colorful parade to the dazzling fireworks, everyone will have a wonderful time celebrating.
The riverfront will come alive with the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras this weekend. Make a plan to come out and party with all of your D.C. friends and neighbors.
- WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- WHERE: The Wharf | 600 Water Street SW | Washington, D.C.
- ADMISSION: FREE
- WEBSITE: Mardi Gras at The Wharf
- PARKING: Hourly Pay Garage off of Maine Avenue is available as well as extremely limited street parking.
Everything kicks off with the Mardi Gras parade at 4 p.m. Musicians and floats will entertain the crowd all up and down the parade route, from Blair Street, around Shake Shack to the District Pier and along Wharf Street in between. The all-female drum corps, Batala, will lead the way, followed by floats, stilt-walkers, and the Mardi Gras King and Queen.
Courtesy of Batala DC
After the last float drifts by, make your way to the main stage on the District Pier for some rollicking Zydeco music at 5:30 p.m. You'll be able to hear The Crawdaddies from just about everywhere, so stop by any of the shops for a bite to eat along the way. You can't go wrong with a District Donut or some freshly shucked oysters from the fish market!
Courtesy of The Crawdaddies
End the evening with fireworks at 6:30 p.m. and watch as the skies over the Potomac light up in celebration of the Mardi Gras season. Laissez les bons temps roulez, y'all!
For more information about Mardi Gras at The Wharf, visit the official event website.
Will you be heading to The Wharf for this weekend's Mardi Gras festivities, or is there something else going on that caught your fancy? Let us know in the comments!