Georgetown BID French Market
The Book Hill neighborhood of Georgetown celebrated the annual Georgetown French Market in April 2013

 

One of the most anticipated shopping weekends arrived in April when Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood celebrates the season with the annual Georgetown French Market. The Book Hill merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries displayed 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 2015 Georgetown French Market will return in April. For now check out details below from this past French Market!

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. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please email events@georgetowndc.com.

FOR SHOPPERS:

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.

FOR FOODIES:

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!

FOR FAMILIES:

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:

FOR SHOPPERS
FOR ART & ANTIQUE LOVERS
 
FOR FOODIES
Britt Ryan 
 
 
The Dandelion Patch 
 
Duo Boutique
 
Macaron Bee 
Egg by Susan Lazar  Many and Olga's Pizza 
Ella Rue 
 
Patisserie Poupon 
English Rose Garden
 
Pho Viet and Grille 
Ipsa for Hair 
 
 
Simply Banh Mi 
Jaryam  The Bean Counter 
Nectar Skin Bar   
Salon Pejman Sabun Home

 

Sherman Pickey Susan Calloway Fine Arts 

 

TARI   Moss & Co

 

The Phoenix 

 Reddz Training  

(just added!)

 

Urban Chic  

 

 
Pretty Chic
 

 

 

We also thank our sponsors for helping to make this event possible:

EVENT SPONSORS

ACTIVITY SPONSORS

MEDIA SPONSORS

TD BANK

 Tudor Place

The Georgetown Current

 FOOD SPONSORS

Dumbarton House  MERCHANT SPONSOR
 PAUL Bakery  

 Aroche

    .                                                                                                 .      Alex & Ani

                                                                                  .                            Chaia

 

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: zdavis@georgetowndc.com