Attendees can avoid parking and traffic by taking the Circulator bus from Downtown D.C. or from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metro Stations up Wisconsin Avenue. In addition to numerous bike racks, 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. Visit www.georgetownfrenchmarketdc.com/getting-here/ for more on parking garages, ridesharing, nearby metro stations and more!
The Georgetown French Market Returns April 28-30
14th annual springtime open-air market will feature sidewalk sales, French fare, and live music
Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2017) – The 14th 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 28
and Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and continue for a third day on Sunday, April 30, 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.
“The unique and colorful small businesses along Wisconsin Avenue are the heart of Georgetown, and
the French Market offers a wonderful opportunity to support them while discovering great finds in such
a festive, historic and communal setting,” said Georgetown BID Vice President Nancy Miyahira. “We look
forward to this weekend all year.”
On Saturday (11 a.m. – 4 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: 14th annual Georgetown French Market
When: Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 30, 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. Six 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
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(FESTIVITIES IN LOTS LOCATED ON WISCONSIN AVENUE AT P & Q STREETS)
LIVE MUSIC STAGES
Colorado Security Agency
Rachel Sparrow & Simone Baron,
11 AM – 1 PM
Bitter Dose Combo, 11 AM – 4 PM
Jeremy the Musicador, 1 PM – 2 PM
Swing Orphans with Daisy Castro,
2 PM – 4 PM
Laissez Foure, 12 PM – 3 PM
CANCAN WITH THE CAMCAM
photo booth sponsored by
Long & Foster Real Estate | Christie’s International Real Estate
SATURDAY: 11 AM – 4 PM
SUNDAY 12 PM – 3 PM
Step into the Moulin Rouge photo booth for your Parisian photo op!
COLOR ME FRENCH
SATURDAY, 11 AM – 4 PM
Stop by The Phillips Collection’s booth to color your own Toulouse-Lautrec poster, grab free giveaways and have a chance at winning tickets to the exhibition. And don’t forget, April is your final month to see Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque at the museum – just a quick Circulator ride from the French Market!
FAMILY FUN DU’JOUR
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 12-3 PM
Roaming whimsical and spectacular street performers, from jugglers to stilt walkers, face painters and acrobats, curated by Art Soiree.