One of the most anticipated shopping weekends arrives each April when Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood celebrates the season with the annual Georgetown French Market. The Book Hill merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries 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. The 2014 Georgetown French Market will be held on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 from 10 AM to 5 PM each day.
Upper Wisconsin Avenue, between P Street and Reservoir Road – known as Book Hill, will transform into the Georgetown French Market featuring 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 and strolling musicians.
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, filling sweet and savory crepes, offering Banh mi sandwiches and serving fresh French pastries and even discounts off wine!
On Saturday, April 26th, 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. A parisian face painter will be provided courtesy of TD Bank. Georgetown’s historic house museums – Dumbarton House and Tudor Place – will host arts and crafts activities for children.
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. Within Georgetown, the BID is offering free Circulator rides from the K Street and Wisconsin Avenue stops to Book Hill. Free parking will be available at Hardy Middle School in the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue across from the Georgetown Safeway, a five minute walk south to the French Market. 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. There will be a temporary widening of the sidewalk on Saturday, April 26th, in the 1600 block of Wisconsin Avenue open to pedestrian traffic only.
See below for a full list of our excellent assortment of over 30 merchants:
We also thank our sponsors for helping to make this event possible:
The Georgetown Current
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Check back for a list of the entertainment schedule. To view the video from the April 2013 Georgetown French Market, click on the link below.
FOR ASPIRING VIDEOGRAPHERS! The BID is calling all aspiring videographers to capture the spirit and flavor of the French Market by submitting a two-minute video of the event, in the French Market video competition. Interested applicants can contact Zeina Davis at the BID: firstname.lastname@example.org.