The 12th annual Georgetown French Market, held in Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood, is a DC tradition that marks the arrival of spring. The popular shopping weekend—perfect for shoppers, foodies, and families—will return Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, from 10 am–5 pm. The event will be located along Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road in Georgetown.
Book Hill 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. The event is presented and sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID).
On Friday, Georgetown Neighborhood Library is hosting two French Market events.
Noon: Library Talk
Art historian Vanessa Badré discusses her research on the influence of Chinese art on the design and architecture of Versailles Palace.
2:30 pm: Movie
Tired feet from strolling the wonderful Georgetown French Market? Bring your baguettes, chocolat, and café to our Meeting Room and enjoy a charming French movie.
On Saturday, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is sponsoring special activities at two locations. The TD Bank parking lot at 1611 Wisconsin Avenue and the lot at Wisconsin Avenue & P Street become a community gathering spot from 11 am–4 pm. Families are encouraged to bring the kids and enjoy live music, strolling mimes & musicians, face painting, caricature artists, and more.
Musical Entertainment at TD Bank lot
11 am–1 pm: Rachel & Sean (jazz duo)
1–4 pm.: Laissez Foure (Washington-based 30s and 40s-style jazz quartet)
Wisconsin Avenue & P Street
10 am–1 pm: Yamomanem (Washington-based New Orleans-style jazz band)
1–4 pm: Red Hot Rhythm Chiefs (hot jazz and gypsy swing)
1600 Block of Wisconsin Avenue
Noon–2:30 pm: Swing Guitars DC (Washington-based guitar duo playing gypsy jazz)