Monday, March 14, 2011

8th Annual Open-Air Georgetown French Market

This April, The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) will host the 8th Annual Open-Air Georgetown French Market--a European market bringing French flavors and shopping deals at more than 30 Georgetown merchants. Marked as one of DC's most charming outdoor shopping events of the year, the French Market will return to the Book Hill neighborhood April 29-30, 20011 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

As the beautiful spring season returns, Georgetown invites you to say au revoir to the hustle and bustle of the everyday grind and take stroll along the picturesque cobblestone roads of the historic neighborhood.

The market will feature deals on the latest trends and fresh food--everything accented by the sound of an accordion. Designer goods, art, and antique home furnishings will be up to 70 percent off from participating boutiques, shops, restaurants, and galleries.

The event also welcomes families with an array of children's activities and entertainment including mimes, balloon sculptors, and caricature artists.

As far as food, several of Georgetown's best restaurants and cafés will be serving authentic French fare such as crepes, grilled merguez sausages, fresh breads, cheeses and more.

So, say bonjour to Spring in The District by taking a trip to the romantic streets of France via the charming streets of historic Georgetown.

Participating merchants include: A MANO, Addison/Ripley Fine Arts, Bacchus Wine Cellar, Café Bonaparte, Darrell Dean Antiques, Dolcezza Gelato, For Your Home, Ilo, Ipsa, Jaryam Couture Lingerie, Leonidas Chocolates, Metro Interiors, Patisserie Poupon, Piccolo Piggies of Georgetown, Puro Café, Rooms With A View, Sassanova, Sherman Pickey, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, The Bean Counter, The Dog Shop, The French Apartment, The Magic Wardrobe, The Phoenix and Urban Chic. A complete list of participating merchants will be continuously updated online at

Raising money for The Friends of Book Hill Library, stylish reusable Georgetown French Market tote bags will be available for purchase at $2 each with 100% of proceeds benefiting the organization. The bags will be sold at the Georgetown French Market event as well as at participating Georgetown stores two weeks prior to the event.

Attendees of the Georgetown French Market can avoid parking and traffic by taking the Circulator from Downtown D.C. or from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metro Stations. The Circulator's Georgetown-Union Station line takes visitors up Wisconsin to the Book Hill neighborhood.

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