Thursday, February 8, 2024

Get Out! Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Wharf on Saturday and the Year of the Dragon on Sunday

by Peggy Robin

This "Get Out!" event of the week is a double-header, with a big Mardi Gras party at The Wharf on Saturday evening and then all the festivities and a parade for Chinese New Year on Sunday.

Let's take them in order -- first, on Saturday:


Let the good times roll at Mardi Gras at The Wharf on 

Saturday, February 10 from 3pm-7pm

We’re bringing New Orleans to DC! The Wharf is celebrating Mardi Gras with a community-wide extravaganza featuring a spirited parade and floats down Wharf Street, a dance party with live music on District Pier and a special fireworks finale.

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Arrive early to get a good viewing spot for the parade. You won't want to miss this unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration!
3:00pm - Mardi Gras Activities Begin
3:30pm - Mardi Gras Parade Begins featuring stilt walkers and the Mardi Gras king and queen
4:30-6:30pm - Live Music on District Pier
~6:30pm - Fireworks
  • This event will take place rain or shine. Actual event times may vary pending parade progress.
  • No alcohol can be consumed on the parade route. Alcohol can only be consumed on District Pier or at a Wharf restaurant.
  • The parade begins at Blair Alley (near Easy Company), passes 7th Street Park, and ends at Parker Row (near Hell's Kitchen)

More information and map: 


...And now on Sunday:


In the lunar calendar, it will be the year 4722! The streets of DC Chinatown will fill will revelers and spectators as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon. We will host a dynamic community-based parade that will include a range of cultural and community performers. The finale will feature a firecracker show in the middle of H Street. Come early for a bite to eat at one of the many local eateries and restaurants and then grab your curb-side vantage point to witness the colorful pageantry to come!

We advise that it is best to take the METRO to Gallery Place and avoid the transportation hassle.

Sunday, February 11th, 2024 at 1:45pm

People born in the Year of the Dragon are charismatic, intelligent, confident, powerful and they are naturally lucky and gifted. In everything that they do, they tend to do it to the best of their ability with high standards and are destined for good fortune and greatness.

Years of the Dragon include 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024.
CCBA have been hosting the annual parade for over 65 years. Here is a short documentary about our history:  
The "Get Out!" event(s) of the week column is posted on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays.

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