One of the most anticipated shopping weekends to welcome spring will be on April 24 & 25, when Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood celebrates the 12th annual Georgetown French Market. Book Hill merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries will display their wares in an inviting open-air market, evoking the outdoor markets of Paris where guests wander between shops and galleries tempted by the aroma of fresh coffee and croissants while enjoying the sounds of strolling musicians.
WHAT & WHERE: Upper Wisconsin Avenue, between P Street and Reservoir Road – known as Book Hill - will transform into a charming market with more than 40 local boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries offering savings up to 75% on designer goods, art and home furnishings. The Georgetown French Market also features family friendly entertainment, whimsical mimes, caricature artists, facepainting, and strolling musicians. Get a sneak peek of items and the latest news on the Market via the event page on Facebook.
PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS & DEALS - click for a complete PDF list of participating boutiques and cafes, and their magnifique offers.
The Georgetown French Market offers shoppers up to 75% off at sidewalk sales at a variety of Book Hill shops and boutiques.
FOR ART & ANTIQUES LOVERS:
Book Hill art galleries and antiques stores will showcase and offer specials on a variety of fine arts, prints, books and home furnishings.
Some of the neighborhood’s best restaurants will set up curbside to nourish shoppers, grilling up French merguez sausages, sweet and savory crepes, Banh mi sandwiches and serving fresh French pastries. Expect deals on wine, too.
On Saturday, April 25th, 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, caricature artists, and more.
Live music and gypsy jazz, featuring Laissez Foure, Yamomanem and more!
10am-1pm – Yamomanem (New Orleans style jazz band; P St & Wisconsin Ave)
11am-1pm – Rachel & Sean jazz duo (TD Bank lot at Q & Wisconsin Ave)
12-2:30pm – Swing Guitars DC (1600 block of Wisconsin Ave near Urban Chic)
1-4pm – Laissez Foure (30s/40s jazz quartet; TD Bank lot at Q & Wisconsin Ave)
1-4pm – Red Hot Rhythm Chiefs (hot jazz & gypsy swing; P St. & Wisconsin Ave)
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION:
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 during the event from the K Street & Wisconsin Avenue stops to Book Hill. FREE parking will be available Saturday at Hardy Middle School across from the Georgetown Safeway (1855 Wisconsin Avenue, NW). 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.
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