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Inner Harbor Spirit Yacht - Washington DC

DC 4th of July Pier Pressure Red, White & Fireworks Party Cruise

DC July 4th Pier Pressure Red, White & Fireworks Cruise
Red, White & Cruise in style with Premium Open Bar, 2 Levels Music, Amazing Firework Skyline & Landmark Views aboard Inner Harbor Spirit DC!

VIP Nightlife & Nightlife DC present …

Pier Pressure™ DC Red, White & Fireworks Cruise - "Everyone's Doing it!"

Thu, Jul 4, 2024, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM EDT

Enjoy primo views of D.C.’s fireworks spectacular from the water aboard a multi-million dollar Inner Harbor Spirit Yacht. There's never been a better time to seek an off-land escape on the Potomac River with …
  • Signature Buffet Dinner
  • 3 Decks
  • 3 Hours with Open Bar Entire Cruise
  • 2 Top DC DJs
  • 2 Dance Areas
  • Amazing Fireworks Show

aboard the Inner Harbor Spirit Yacht in Washington, D.C.

The only way to catch the true spirit of Washington D.C. is to embark on the Pier Pressure™ cruise. Let loose, and set sail along gorgeous Potomac River on the multi-million dollar Inner Harbor Spirit Yacht.

Not only does this cruise boast a premium open bar entire cruise; the Pier Pressure DC July 4th Pier Pressure Red, White & Fireworks Cruise will have (2) live Top 40 DJs on board keeping you moving on two dance floors while the city skyline passes you by.

Bring your significant and or group of favorite friends; and create the ultimate experience that no club, bar, or land entity could ever offer at this all-inclusive on-board bash that’s bound to be the biggest July 4th party on the water. And with the mesmerizing monuments and memorials as the backdrop, nothing beats seeing fireworks against DC's skyline!!


  • Premium Open Bar the Entire Cruise
  • 3-Course Dinner Buffet (see menu below)
  • Multiple Fully Stocked & Professionally Staffed Bars
  • Breathtaking views of the Potomac River and National Landmarks
  • Multiple decks with multiple dance areas playing hits of today with House, Top 40, Hip Hop
  • Four (4) Hour Party
  • Three (3) Hour Cruise from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
  • A gorgeous fun-filled crowd
  • Climate-controlled decks designed for cruising 365 days-a-year
  • Spectacular Group Saving Packages
  • Incredible Independence Day Fireworks Show

This isn't like any other cruise or event. Nightlife DC & City Cruises' (Hornblower) mission is to make sure our Pier Pressure Yacht Party is the perfect one for you and all your friends. Join us on the ultimate July 4th party cruise!



  • VODKA - Concierre, New Amsterdam, Tito’s Absolut, Absolut Citron
  • RUM - Concierre, Cruzan Light, Cruzan Coconut, Cruzan Dark, Captain Morgan
  • GIN - Concierre, Tanqueray
  • TEQUILA - Concierre, Sauza Hacienda Silver, Olmeca Reposado
  • WHISKEY - Concierre, Jack Daniel's
  • SCOTCH - Dewar's White Label
  • BOURDON - Jim Beam
  • CORDIAL - Amaretto, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Blue Curaçao, Crème De Cassis, Kahlua, Melon Liqueur, Peach Schnapps, Sour Apple Liqueur, Southern Comfort, Triple Sec, Dry Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth


  • Bud Light, Corona Extra, Heineken, Yuengling Lager, Flying Dog IPA, Angry Orchard Cider (GF), Truly Hard Seltzer


  • Canyon Road Sauvignon Blanc, Canyon Road Moscato, Sycamore Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, William Wycliff Sparkling Wine


  • Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Pineapple Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Tomato Juice, Lemonade, Iced Tea, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Tonic Water, Ginger Beer, Still and Sparkling Water


  • Menu items subject to change. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive, drink to excess or drink with certain medications or medical conditions.



  • COUS COUS SALAD (V) (VG) - Roasted Corn | Sweet Bell Peppers | Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
  • CAESAR SALAD - Romaine Lettuce | Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons | Traditional Caesar Dressing
  • SUMMER BERRY AND FARRO SALAD (VG) (V) - Strawberries | Blueberries | Baby Spinach | Sumac Vinaigrette
  • GREEK SALAD (G*) (V) - Cucumber | Grape Tomatoes | Red Onion | Arugula | Feta Cheese | Za'atar Dressing


  • CHEDDAR SCALLOP POTATOES - Yukon and Idaho Potatoes | Cheddar Cheese Cream Sauce
  • MEXICAN ELOTE-STYLE CORN (G*) (V) - Cilantro | Chili | Queso Fresco
  • ROASTED TRI COLOR POTATOES (G*) (VG) (V) - Fresh Rosemary | Olive Oil
  • ROASTED SUMMER VEGETABLES (V) (G*) (VG) - Cauliflower | Zucchini | Yellow Squash | Red Pepper | Herb Emulsion


  • OVEN ROASTED SALMON - Roasted Bok Choy | Miso Citrus Soy Sauce
  • BAKED ORECCHIETTE PASTA (V) - Mushrooms | Zucchini | Red Onion | Pomodoro Sauce | Basil
  • BIRRIA STYLE CHICKEN (G*) - Fire Roasted Peppers | Caramelized Onions
  • CARIBBEAN JERK BRAISED PORK (G*) - Plantains | Black Beans | Garlic | Scallions
  • HAND CARVED TRI TIP STEAK (G*) - Caramelized Onions | Balsamic Beef Jus


  • BAKED PEACH BERRY CRISP (V) (G*) - Cinnamon | Gluten Free Crumble Topping
  • SIGNATURE DESSERT STATION (V) - Individual Desserts | Seasonal Fruit


  • (N) Contains Nuts | (VG) Vegan | (V) Vegetarian | (G*) Although we make every effort to prepare items denoted with a G* as gluten free, our kitchen is not gluten free, and there is always a small risk of cross contamination.


  • Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy.
  • Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase our risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have a medical condition.
  • Menu items are subject to change.

So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate your July 4th in style--with views, food, music and an open bar entire cruise. Grab tickets now; and get ready for an experience you won't soon forget … but will most likely want to indulge in again.


  • Check-in: 6:15pm
  • VIP Boarding: 6:30pm
  • GA Boarding: 6:45pm
  • Gates Close at 7:25pm Sharp - Do Not Be Late, No Refunds.
  • Cruise Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Inner Harbor Spirit Yacht | The Wharf DC (Pier 4) at 580 Water St SW, Washington, DC | 21+

Don’t be shy to have the time of your life on Washington DC's #1-Rated Independence Day yacht party! If you have questions, or need assistance, feel free to contact us at


Must be 21+ to participate. All Sales are Final. Absolutely NO Refunds or exchanges. Prices are subject to change while supplies last.
Find Your Tickets: When you order tickets on Eventbrite, an account is created using the email address you enter during checkout. To access your tickets, log in to the Eventbrite app or website using the email on your order. Then, go to Tickets. Find all you need to know available HERE ONLINE.
Please Note: Your name does not need to be on all the tickets, just the name of the purchaser should be present with matching ID and credit card.
Boarding / Dock Location: Inner Harbor Spirit Yacht is located at The Wharf DC (Pier 4) at 580 Water St SW, Washington, DC. CLICK HERE for detailed directions getting to The Wharf DC.
Traffic Advisory: CLICK HERE to learn more about Fourth of July Road Closures.
Dress Code: Red, White & Blue attire STRONGLY encouraged! You do NOT have to wear ALL red / white / blue (but we do suggest wearing some). Dress to impress!!
Bag Requirements: Large purses or backpacks / camel packs will not be allowed onboard.
Please Note: VIP Nightlife & Hornblower are not responsible for personal items unattended for or left on the vessel by its guests.
Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at The Wharf Parking Garage. There is also metered street parking in area (fees do apply and you park at your own risk). Bus drop-off and pick-up is located on Main Ave SW.
* Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to find parking. DC Nightlife and Hornblower Cruises are not responsible for any parking lots.
Party Responsibly: Please DO NOT Drink & Drive. Opt for Ride Share Apps (Lyft or Uber), a taxi service or designated driver.
Contact Us: If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Let's have fun & party responsibly. Don't forget to thank the event staff as you exit!


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No alcohol, open containers or outside food is permitted. No illegal drugs or controlled substances, including prescription drugs and marijuana, will be tolerated. Using marijuana on the water is illegal; regardless of medical condition(s). The use and or possession of illegal drugs or controlled substances is absolutely prohibited by the US Coast Guard.
Hornblower holds a zero tolerance policy related to illegal substances aboard all vessels and anyone who is caught participating or processing any such items will not be allowed to board and substances will be confiscated.
If you're thought to be under the influence of, or caught participating in, illegal substances on board, you will be quarantined until the boat can safely return to dock and the cruise will be subject to end for all guests immediately upon doing so (no refunds will be issued under any circumstances). Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Let’s have fun and party safe!


NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. ALL SALES FINAL: There are NO REFUNDS, NO CANCELLATIONS, no credits, no exchanges, and no transfers after the order has been made.

Credit Card & ID:

You must present the original credit card used to purchase the ticket and a valid Government Issued Photo Identification (along with your e-tickets that have been emailed to you via Eventbrite when your order was placed): the name on both the credit card and ID match the name on your purchased tickets, in order to gain entry to the event. If the name on the Credit Card and/or ID does not match the tickets, or if you do not have both the credit card used to make the purchase and government issued identification, you will be denied entry to event without a refund.

Covid Policy:

No credit or refund will be issued as a result of the ticket purchaser or any person in the party contracting COVID-19 or a variant alike. By purchasing tickets to a VIP Nightlife Event, you understand and agree that tickets are non-refundable and you are assuming the risk that you may not be able to use tickets purchased if you contract COVID-19 or variants alike. You further agree that you will not attend any VIP Nightlife event if you currently have symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID-19 prior to attending and/or have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not completed the CDC recommended quarantine period.


If you encounter a problem at the event, you must file a complaint with Promoter within 5 calendar days following the date of the event; failure to contact Promoter within the 5-day period will be a complete waiver of your right to request compensation whether monetary or otherwise. If you need customer support, Promoter’s email is

Purchase Policy:

By placing an order, you are confirming that you received this policy and are agreeing to abide by the clauses within. This Purchase Policy is a binding contract between you and event Promoter.

Event Booking:

By purchasing a ticket, package or reservation you're entitled to entry to event you're purchasing it for. At the time of your order, Eventbrite will place an order for your ticket(s) in the Promoter’s ticketing system, reducing the number of tickets available for the chosen event. Before purchasing your ticket(s) we urge you to confirm the title, time and location of the event(s) you wish to attend, as there are no refunds. Each event has a definitive date, start time and end time. If you do not show up to the event, you understand that you are forfeiting your ticket(s) and therefore your ticketing fee (the entirety of what you paid) will not be returned to you. If you do not attend your event, you're still 100% financially liable for your purchase. If you cannot attend event, you will not receive refund.

Event Cancellations:

If the event is canceled you will receive a refund for the face value of the ticket.

No Refunds:

Unforeseen circumstances beyond promoter’s control will not be grounds for a refund, including but not limited to the following: local or national weather conditions, natural disasters, waiting in lines, extended waits in lines, family emergencies, medical emergencies, employment issues including layoffs, traffic, parking, public or private transportation issues, etc. If you purchased for the incorrect date, location, event, etc, promoter is not obligated to provide a refund, credit, exchange or transfer. If cancellation or transfer request is approved, promoter reserves the right to charge a $10 administrative fee for its time, in addition to charging a $10 restocking fee per ticket if tickets are placed back on sale. Promoters, Venue Owners, Venue Management, Security, Event Staff, and other agents of the event, have the right to refuse entry to any ticket-holder, without a refund, for any reason at their discretion , including but not limited to: disorderly behavior, failing to comply with the rules of the venue, incorrect attire, intoxication, venue capacity, breach of security, and other restrictions. Ticket-holder is aware that the Venue and Talent are subject to change without notice, which are not grounds for a refund. Ticket-holder is aware that amenities promised by Promoter are not guaranteed, and are not grounds for a refund, including but not limited to: VIP amenities, drink specials, drink tickets, gifts, express entry, special areas, celebrity guests, etc. Dissatisfaction with any aspect of the event is not grounds for a refund, including but not limited to: music, DJ(s), decorations or lack thereof, party favors or lack thereof, beverages or lack thereof, alcohol selection, bar staff, food availability and selection, fellow patrons/attendees, venue staff, event staff, security, performances, ambiance, amenities, venue, check-in process, seating or lack of seating, wait in lines, emergency closures of event, emergency return of boats or yachts, delayed commencing of events, early ending of events, public amenities such as fireworks or public performances or the lack thereof, line of sight of public amenities such as fireworks or public performances being blocked by trees, buildings, boats, people, and/or other things, etc.

Release of Liability:

By purchasing the tickets through Eventbrite, you hereby release and forever discharge Promoter from any liability or claims for damages that may arise as a result of your attendance at, and voluntary participation in, the event(s), including claims for personal injury, or damage to personal property, or any other claims for negligence on the part of the event’s Promoter. By purchasing the tickets through Eventbrite for this event, you hereby release and forever discharge event Promoter, and their officers and agents, from any liability or claims for damages that may arise as a result of your attendance and participation at the event(s). It is hereby understood that the purchase of tickets by you and your participation in the events shall not be construed as an assumption on the part of Promoter of responsibility, liability, or control of the events.


By Purchasing tickets for this event, ticket purchaser agrees to indemnify and hold harmless event Promoter, said entities officers, owners, employees, and agents, from and against all claims, damages, losses and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees arising out of or by reason of complying with this Indemnity Clause. Ticket purchaser, their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby release, remise, and forever discharge event Promoter and its entities owners, officers, employees and agents, from all manner of actions, causes of actions, suits, debts, judgments, executions, claims, demands whatsoever, known or unknown, in law or equity, which ticket-holder has ever had, now have, may have, or claim against event Promoter.

Collections & Legal Action Against Debt:

Once you make a purchase, if those funds are removed from the Promoter's account and given back to you, you owe the Promoter that money back, plus applicable fees as outlined below. If you owe money to Promoter, Promoter reserves the right to take legal action against you and/or send you to collections for the recovery of said debt. If you are sent to collection or there is legal action taken against you, you are fiscally responsible for any and all legal costs and fees, directly associated and/or indirectly associated, with recovering the debt owed by you. Promoter's collection’s agencies reserve the right to negatively affect your personal credit score until your debt is paid. Once an account has been placed in collections, the only way to get yourself out of Collections is to pay the debt owed by you to the collections agency.

Arbitration Agreement:

In the event there are any legal disputes against Promoter, by agreeing to this Purchase Policy, you agree that such disputes will be arbitrated. You further agree that the location of arbitration will be set in Los Angeles County, California.


If any clause, aspect, part or provisions of this Purchase Policy is found to be null, void, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, the rest of this Purchase Policy remains in full binding effect, and the unenforceable provision(s) shall be deemed modified to the limited extent required to permit the enforcement of said clause that required modification and of the agreement as a whole.

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