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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Enjoy French Food and Culture at Open Air Market

The annual Georgetown French Market returns to Book Hill in celebration of its 20th anniversary. The event is slated to take place along Wisconsin Avenue between O Street and Reservoir Road NW Friday April 28 through Sunday April 30.

The Georgetown BID’s event, inspired by the open air markets in France, will feature sidewalk sales from local shops, live music and activities for all ages. More than 35 local boutiques, antique stores, galleries and salons plan to participate in this year’s event offering discounts up to 75% off. Neighborhood restaurants will also offer food and drink specials with French features like macarons, pastries and wine.

Live music will take place on Saturday and Sunday in the TD Bank Lot (611 Wisconsin Ave NW) including performances from Barbara and Les Bon Vivants, Little Big Band, The Joe Herrera 3 and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble.

Street performers including unicyclists, stilt-walkers and hula hoopers will delight kids, and kids at heart, along the streets of the festival on Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Balloon artists, a French story hour and a pop up book sale will also delight visitors of all ages throughout the weekend.

You can learn more about the festival and view the full schedule of events and participating stores at georgetownfrenchmarketdc.com.

Sarah Payne is a reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at sarahp@hillrag.com.

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