SOURCE: Georgetown Business Improvement District
The Georgetown French Market Returns April 29-May 1
13th annual springtime open-air market expands to a three-day festival featuring
sidewalk sales, French fare, and live music
Washington, D.C. (February 17, 2016) – The 13th annual Georgetown French Market is a D.C. tradition that marks the arrival of spring. The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) announces that the popular shopping weekend—perfect for shoppers, foodies and families—will return Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and continue for a third day on Sunday, May 1, from Noon – 5 p.m. The FREE event will be located along Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road in the Book Hill section of Georgetown.
Each year, Book Hill boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, salons and galleries display their discounted wares in an inviting open-air market, evoking the outdoor markets of Paris.
Neighborhood restaurants will also offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages, pastries and macarons.
Located a few blocks north of M Street on Wisconsin Avenue, Book Hill—named after nearby Book Hill Park, at Reservoir Road NW—is known for its historic charm. “The buildings along this stretch of Wisconsin Avenue were built in the late nineteenth century and now house some of the most unique local shops in the city,” said Georgetown BID Vice President Nancy Miyahira. “The French Market is a time to buy items you can’t find anywhere else and to explore what makes Georgetown such a special place.”
On Saturday, the TD Bank parking lot at 1611 Wisconsin Avenue becomes a community gathering spot from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and families are encouraged to bring the kids and enjoy live music, strolling mimes, face painting and more.
What: 13th annual Georgetown French Market
When: Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 1, Noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Book Hill neighborhood; Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road
For more information, visit http://georgetowndc.com/events/signature-event/french-market
Parking & Getting There In true European style, visitors are encouraged to leave their cars behind and travel to Georgetown using alternate modes of transport. Capital Bikeshare Stations are located throughout Georgetown; closest stations are at O Street at Wisconsin Avenue near the CVS and in the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue, across from the Georgetown Safeway.
For additional transportation ideas, visit
About the Georgetown Business Improvement District
The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness and overall appeal of Georgetown. Established in 1999 by its property owners and merchants, the Georgetown BID has more than 1,000 members. The organization is located in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, D.C. and sets a standard of excellence in preserving historic charm while meeting contemporary needs. From marketing and special events, to transportation, economic development, destination management and streetscape, the Georgetown BID contributes to the vitality and quality of life in Georgetown. For more information, visit
Reddz Trading (1413 Wisconsin Ave NW): 20% off everything in store, excluding Chanel and Hermes.
Sherman Pickey (1647 Wisconsin Ave NW): Men’s and women’s clothing and accessories at discounts of 40% ot 80% off.
Susan Calloway Fine Arts (1643 Wisconsin Ave NW): Oooh la la! At street level, featuring Middle Kingdom Porcelain, a Georgetown-based company that honors the traditions of Chinese ceramics and creates classic modern designs. Inside the gallery, antique and vintage French paintings at an incredible 40% off!
TD Bank (1611Wisconsin Ave NW): Stop by on Saturday for a portrait with our caricature artist!
The Bean Counter (1665 Wisconsin Ave NW): 10% off sandwiches.
The Phoenix (1514 Wisconsin Ave NW): Featuring jewelry by French designer Selen who is known for her bold, modern designs hand forged in pewter. Enjoy 20% off her jewelry during the French Market. Plus, 20-50% Spring and Fall clothing from designers Eileen Fisher, Oska, White + Warren and more!
Tudor Place (1644 31st St NW): On Saturday, enjoy the French Market and then visit nearby Tudor Place to experience their special “George Washington’s Revolutionary War HQ.” On the Tudor Place lawn experience Colonial life with interactive tea-blending and candle-making activities. Tour the tents to see how Washington slept, ate, & strategized as Continental Commander & learn about women’s roles in Revolutionary War camps and on the battlefield. In the Tudor Place Conservatory, read, hear, and discuss stories of African Americans’ and Native Americans’ roles in the Revolution. Free advance registration & $5 day-of. Stop by the French Market info booth for voucher for a free admission!
Via Umbria (1525 Wisconsin Ave NW): Discounted Italian olive oils, foods, and ceramics. Chef and Sommelier Vickie Reh hosting a French Cooking Class and Dinner on April 29th at 7:30pm.
Washington Printmakers Gallery (1641 Wisconsin Ave NW): Friday, April 29, 1-3pm, “Make and Take” prints for children 3-12. Learn how to make thumprints and potato prints.
Zannchi (1529 Wisconsin Ave NW): Featuring special Kimbap (rolls) and tea.
Special schedule of events on Saturday April 30
11am – 1 pm: Swing Guitars DC with special guest Daisy Castro, French swing
1pm-4 pm: Bitter Dose Combo, gypsy jazz band
11am-4 pm: Mary Alouette and the Crew, French gypsy jazz quartet
12-3 pm: facepainting, caricature artist, juggling unicyclist and walkabout mime!
FUN FOR YOUR FURRY FRIENDS
11am-4 pm: PARISIAN PUP PHOTO BOOTH – bring your furry friend and step into the photo booth for a Parisian photo op with your best friend. Special thanks to A-list Photo Booths for hosting! Surprise special treats provided by Unleashed by Petco.
Getting to the market
CALLING ALL BICYCLISTS!
11am-4 pm: Calling all bicyclists to the Georgetown French Market! Revolution Cycles and DC Bike Ride (DCBIKERIDE.COM) will be hosting free bike spot checks in the lot at Wisconsin Avenue & P Street. Come by the tent to meet the Revolution Cycles crew and get your special DC Bike Ride offer!
First 100 bicyclists, who stop by Patisserie Poupon’s booth in the lot at Wisconsin Avenue & P Street receive a free gift bag of French tasty treats!
Special schedule of events on Saturday April 30
LIVE MUSIC & FAMILY FUN
12-3 pm: Laissez Foure, New Orleans jazz quartet
12-3 pm: facepainting and caricature artist!
LIVE SCREEN PRINTING
12-3 pm: Stop by the TD Bank lot (1611 Wisconsin Avenue) for a chance to have a limited edition Georgetown French Market tote bag screen printed live by Soul & Ink. Special tote bag price: $10. While supplies last.
Bike, walk, drive, bus and more! There are a number of ways to get to Georgetown.
Bike to the French Market and receive a free bike spot check at the Revolution Cycles and DC Bike Ride’s (DCBIKERIDE.COM) booth in the lot at Wisconsin Avenue & P Street. Plus, be one of the first 100 bicyclists to stop by and receive a free French tasty treat, complements of Patisserie Poupon.
The closest Capital Bikeshare stations to the French Market are on O Street at Wisconsin Avenue near the CVS and in the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue, across from the Georgetown Safeway.
FREE RIDES WITH SPLIT
Ride to the event and back with DC-grown shared ride startup Split – just download the app & sign-up with code GTOWN2016 for 2 ride credits (worth up to $10 each)!
Attendees can avoid parking and traffic by taking the Circulator from Downtown D.C. or from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metro Stations. Circulator rides are FREE on Saturday from the K Street & Wisconsin Avenue stops to Book Hill.
For additional transportation ideas, visit http://www.georgetowndc.com/getting_here/.
SOURCE: facebook.com event by Georgetown, DC
Mesdames et Messieurs! The Georgetown French Market returns April 29-May 1 on Wisconsin Avenue from P Street to Reservoir Road! The event is FREE to attend.
Each spring, Book Hill boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, salons and galleries display their discounted wares in an inviting open-air market, evoking the outdoor markets of Paris. Neighborhood restaurants will also offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages, pastries and macarons, while kids of all ages enjoy music, face-painting, live music and more. In 2016, the 13th springtime open-air market expands to a three-day festival featuring 30+ merchant sidewalk sales, French fare, and live music!
April 29 & 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 1: Noon – 5 p.m.
Circulator rides are FREE during the event from the K Street & Wisconsin Avenue stops to Book Hill. Attendees can avoid parking and traffic by taking the Circulator from Downtown D.C. or from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metro Stations. The closest Capital Bikeshare stations to the French Market are on O Street at Wisconsin Avenue near the CVS and in the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue, across from the Georgetown Safeway.