Washington Harbor District Alliance

We’re an organization of businesses and community members working to

Renew – Restore – Rebuild – Revitalize

the downtown business district, improve economic conditions, encourage tourism,

and preserve historical buildings and their significance.


Our Downtown Events

Pick a day to come to Washington and you will most likely find something happening.

From food festivals, arts events, holiday celebrations, and more, you’re sure to find something that interests you!

Here are just a few of our upcoming events.

You can always visit our complete calendar here.Calendar

Pickin' on the Pamlico

Join the WHDA at Washington’s Festival Park on the Washington Waterfront September 22 from 5:00-10:00 for an evening of music, food, & fun! This event will be rain or shine.

... And More

Washington always offers events and activities, no matter the season.

Check here often for news of upcoming events.

Be sure to like our Facebook Page to be sure you don’t miss any of these:facebook-logo

  • Smoke on the Water
  • 4th of July Festival
  • Christmas celebrations
  • 4th Friday Art Walk
  • Hands On Arts Fall Festival
  • and more….

You can go directly to our community calendar shown above.

Washington Harbor District Farmers and Artisans' Market

Our area is blessed with an abundance of great, fresh fruits and vegetables along with talented folks and organizations that turn them into tasty edibles.

For many years now, our Farmers Market (Saturdays 8 – 12 at the corner of Bonner & Water St) has been THE place to visit first before we start our regular weekend shopping.  People know they’ll be buying the freshest produce and will also be supporting our local growers.

Follow this LINK to find more information on our Farmers Market

It's All About Our City

We here in Washington, know what makes this place so special.

So Washington Harbor District Alliance (WHDA) strives to tell the world (or at least, our neighbors!) what we’ve got.

Please take a moment to find out what WHDA is all about and then –

Contact Us for More Information:


The Harbor District has so many unique offerings, from brand new items to museum quality antiques from independent, local shop owners. The large array of stores range from boutiques to consignment shops. You’ll find artisans whose attention to detail makes their products uniquely one of a kind and shop owners whose service is beyond compare.


Need another reason to visit Washington? We have  a spectacular season of events planned for you. All fabulous incentives to come out and play in Washington!

Check out Arts of the Pamlico website for all events at the historic Turnage Theatre and Gallery!



Washington has an eclectic array of eateries, with something for anyone’s pallet. Many feature the freshest local seafood and have restaurant choices that will take you from fine to casual dining. We feature local brewers, as well as North Carolina wine, so we taste as good as we look!


Relive the charm of our historic city when you stay with us at one of our memorable Bed and Breakfasts.

Located near our Downtown District, you’ll find elegant accommodations that will be the highlight of your visit.

Live a Little….

Take a moment to see the sights and learn a bit about our home on the Pamlico

Join the Alliance

We ask you to go All IN for the downtown we love!
Washington Harbor District Alliance (WHDA) is seeking your participation as a partner by asking for your financial support.

Learn More About Our Theatre

Arts of the Pamlico

At the Historic

Turnage Theatre

Thanks to Arts of the Pamlico, February in Washington is bound to be a very memorable month.

  • Art Exhibits at the Turnage Theatre
  • Comedy Improv
  • Movies and Documentaries
  • Music Performances
  • Theater Productions

And so much more, all through the month of January!

Arts of the Pamlico

Visit Arts of the Pamlico for More Information


- Our Sponsors -

Our sponsors are very important to WHDA's efforts. Without our sponsors, organizing our annual events and undertaking important projects would not be possible. Please be sure to thank them by choosing them first. You can visit their sites by just clicking a logo!

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