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2018 Georgetown French Market Returns April 27-29

ByadminDC

Apr 24, 2018


The Georgetown French Market Returns April 27-29

15th annual springtime open-air market will feature sidewalk sales, French fare, and live music



Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2018) – The 15th 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 festival weekend—perfect for shoppers, foodies and families—will return Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and continue for a third day on Sunday, April 29, from Noon – 5 p.m. The FREE event will be located along Wisconsin Avenue between O Street and Reservoir Road in the Book Hill section of Georgetown.

Each year, Wisconsin Avenue 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.

‘This is one of the community’s favorite events of the year, and a festive way to support Georgetown’s unique small businesses and boutiques along Wisconsin Avenue,’ said Georgetown BID Vice President and Marketing Director Nancy Miyahira.

On Saturday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m. – 5 p.m.), the TD Bank parking lot at 1611 Wisconsin Avenue becomes a community gathering spot and families are encouraged to bring the kids and enjoy live music, strolling entertainment, a photo booth and more.

What: 15th annual Georgetown French Market

When: Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 29, Noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Book Hill neighborhood; Wisconsin Avenue between O Street and Reservoir Road

For more information, visit www.georgetowndc.com/frenchmarket

Parking & Getting There

In true European style, visitors are encouraged to leave their cars behind and travel to Georgetown using alternate modes of transport. Eight 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 http://www.georgetowndc.com/visit/getting-here.

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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 georgetowndc.com.

Georgetown French Market Announces Schedule of Events

15th annual springtime open-air market will feature sidewalk sales, French fare, live music & street performers

Washington, D.C. (April 11, 2018) – The 15th annual Georgetown French Market is a D.C. tradition that marks the arrival of spring. The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) announces the schedule of events for the popular festival weekend—perfect for shoppers, foodies and families—on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 from 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, April 29, from Noon – 5 pm. The FREE event will be located along Wisconsin Avenue between O Street and Reservoir Road in the Book Hill section of Georgetown.
On Saturday and Sunday, the lots located on Wisconsin Avenue at P & Q Streets become community gathering spots and families are encouraged to bring the kids and enjoy live music, strolling entertainment, a photo booth, and more.

The first 500 people who stop by the Georgetown BID info tent in the TD Bank lot (1611 Wisconsin Ave NW) on both Saturday (11 am – 4 pm) and Sunday (Noon – 3 pm) and share the secret code – posted on georgetownfrenchmarketdc.com/about – will also receive a free Cirque du Soleil tote bag! Each day, five of the bags will contain a pair of free tickets to the new Cirque show, LUZIA.

The schedule of activities includes:

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Live Music Stages (Sponsored by Long & Foster Real Estate | Christie’s International Real Estate) 11 am – 4 pm / Wisconsin Ave & P Street: Bitter Dose Combo (gypsy jazz)

11:30 am – 1:30 pm / TD Bank lot: Rachel Sparrow and Didier Prossaird (gypsy jazz)

2 pm – 4 pm / TD Bank Lot: Swing Orphans (French swing)

Family Fun Du’Jour

A whimsical, roaming unicyclist and face painting, plus a caricature artist made possible by TD Bank!

Say Fromage!

11 am – 4 pm: Strike a pose in the French-inspired photo booth, sponsored by Getaround.

Tres Chic Chiens

Bringing a four-legged friend? Dress your pup in a Parisian ensemble & put them in front of the camera at our photo booth or snap your own picture of them at the Georgetown French Market. Post it on Instagram with the hashtags #georgetownfrenchmarket and #dogsoffrenchmarket, and tag @officialgeorgetowndc and @dcdogmoms. The Georgetown BID and DC Dog Moms will select a winner the following week, who will receive a $100 ‘Best in Show’ gift card! Honorable mentions will also be awarded. *You must follow both Instagram accounts to be eligible.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

Live Music (Sponsored by Long & Foster Real Estate | Christie’s International Real Estate) Noon – 3 pm / TD Bank lot: Laissez Foure (French jazz)

Family Fun Du’Jour
A whimsical, roaming unicyclist and face painting, plus a caricature artist made possible by TD Bank!

Say Fromage!
Noon – 3 pm: Strike a pose in the French-inspired photo booth, sponsored by Getaround.

Tres Chic Chiens
Our Best in Show contest continues!

More than 35 local boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, salons and galleries will display their discounted wares for up to 75% off in this 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.

New this year, more than 20 of the participating merchants are also offering up to an additional 20% off merchandise and other giveaways for Georgetown office employees.

For more information, visit www.georgetowndc.com/frenchmarket

Parking & Getting There

In true European style, visitors are encouraged to leave their cars behind and travel to Georgetown using alternate modes of transport. Take advantage of free DC Circulator bus rides up to Book Hill from K Street. Eight Capital Bikeshare Stations are also 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 http://www.georgetowndc.com/visit/getting-here.

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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 georgetowndc.com.


14th Annual Georgetown French Market

We can hardly wait for the 15th annual Georgetown French Market April 27-29, but in the meantime, we're going to watch last year's video on repeat to get us in the spirit! Visit georgetowndc.com/frenchmarket for more. C'est magnifique.

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