One of the most anticipated shopping weekends in Georgetown arrives in April to signal the start of spring. The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) announced Wednesday that its annual Georgetown French Market will return to upper Wisconsin Avenue on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Book Hill neighborhood.
A seasonal favorite for locals and visitors, The Georgetown French Market transforms Book Hill along upper Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road into a French-themed open air market with designer goods discounted up to 70 percent from more than 30 local boutiques, antique shops and galleries.
Neighborhood restaurants will also offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages and the popular, on-trend macarons. “The Book Hill section of Georgetown is a neighborhood gem, with quaint row houses that are home to over 30 independent, local merchants who come together during this special event to welcome spring in Georgetown,” says Nancy Miyahira, the BID’s marketing director. Family-friendly entertainers, including strolling musicians and a balloon artist will add to the festive atmosphere.
In true European style, visitors are encouraged to leave their cars behind and arrive at The Georgetown French Market by bicycle or by public transportation, including the Circulator bus from either the Rosslyn or Dupont Circle metro stations or along the Union Station-Georgetown line which travels through downtown and up Wisconsin Avenue. Capital Bikeshare stations are located at O Street and Wisconsin Avenue, at 34th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and at Grace Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
A full list of participating Georgetown BID merchants and French Market entertainers will be updated on the events section of the Georgetown BID website at www.georgetowndc.com/events/french_market.
What: 11th annual Georgetown French Market
When: Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26; From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Book Hill neighborhood; Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road
Find Georgetown French Market news and updates at www.facebook.com/OfficialGeorgetownDC