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8th Edition of Georgetown GLOW Artists & Events Announced

November 3, 2022

Five commissioned works will be on display during the Georgetown BID’s annual free outdoor public light art experience, returning during the holiday season for the first time since 2019; also to feature walking tours, a silent disco, and more ‘Merriment in Georgetown’ programming.

GLOW Returns to Georgetown November 26 – January 22

September 29, 2022

The two-month seasonal celebration expands for its eighth edition, with public light art installations throughout the commercial district.

Georgetown Sunset Cinema Returns August 2 with Free Outdoor Movie Series

May 17, 2022

Presented by the Georgetown BID, this year’s weekly “Fan Favorites” series is back after a two-year hiatus.

C&O Canal Boat Tours in Georgetown Begin April 29

April 13, 2022

Georgetown Heritage is welcoming a new Canal boat to Georgetown for the first time in a decade, with a ribbon cutting, boat christening and celebratory event on April 28 before public programming commences.

Georgetown French Market Returns April 29 – May 1

March 31, 2022

The 19th annual springtime open-air market will feature sidewalk sales from 25+ small businesses, food, strolling performers, and music.

Georgetown Announces Book Hill in Bloom Promotions Through April 17

March 21, 2022

More than 15 Georgetown small businesses are celebrating cherry blossom season with storefront decorations and specials, plus an outdoor letterpress demonstration & spectacular cherry tree gardens.

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WTOP: Georgetown Park is Getting a Gym Again

January 25, 2023

The 24,000-square-foot Gold’s Georgetown Park will open in fall 2023, and mirror the design of its flagship fitness center in Berlin, Germany.

Washingtonian: Is Georgetown Now Actually . . . Cool?

January 20, 2023

Some of DC’s most exciting restaurant openings are coming to the neighborhood.

Bisnow: Georgetown Landlords Are Going Small To Stage A Big Comeback

January 12, 2023

After ceding ground to upstart neighborhoods, one of the oldest retail destinations in D.C. has mounted a comeback.

Washingtonian: What’s IN and OUT in DC Restaurant Trends for 2023

January 3, 2023

The Wharf is out and Georgetown is in.

Eater DC: D.C. Restaurant Experts Name Their Favorite Dining-Out Neighborhoods in 2022

December 29, 2022

Georgetown has French hotspot Lutèce, Michael Rafidi’s recently opened Levantine cafe Yellow, and Green Almond Pantry, which serves the most gorgeously simple Mediterranean food. Two Nine, a Japanese cafe and omakase counter from the Ama Ami folks, is coming next year. And let’s not forget that Stephen Starr and Nancy Silverton are opening a splashy Italian market and restaurant there.

WUSA 9: 9 Things to Do New Year’s Weekend Across DC, Maryland and Virginia

December 28, 2022

As warmer weather hits the DMV this weekend, take advantage of the milder temps and enjoy a stroll around Georgetown to take in their artistic GLOW installations.

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