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Georgetown ParasolShare is Back

May 30, 2018

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) welcomes back Georgetown ParasolShare this week for the third year, a courtesy program aimed at improving the visitor experience and inviting customers to shop Georgetown—rain or sun.


The program embraces the ever-growing sharing economy and encourages visitors to share a custom-branded nylon parasol as they shop, then return it to a participating location before they head home from Georgetown. This year’s royal blue parasols are larger and sturdier than last year’s, and more effective at shielding both the sun and rain. 


Over 60 participating stores, restaurants, galleries and hotels across the commercial district—from M Street to Wisconsin Avenue, and along the side streets—are participating this summer. 


“Georgetown is the largest outdoor shopping district in the region, and we want to ensure our shoppers and visitors are as comfortable as possible, regardless of the weather,” said Nancy Miyahira, Georgetown BID Vice President and Director of Marketing. 


Visitors and shoppers are encouraged to pick up, use, and then drop off a parasol at participating businesses through Labor Day. 


A full list of participating ParasolShare locations is available here.  

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Are You Paddle Ready?

April 30, 2018

It's boating season in Georgetown. Do you canoe scull, kayak??

Check out the tours, lessons and rental schedule at Thompson Boat Center and Key Bridge Boathouse.

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SCHEDULE: Georgetown French Market April 27-29

April 19, 2018

The Georgetown French Market, one of the District's most anticipated shopping weekends, marks the triumphant return of the spring season. Georgetown's Book Hill neighborhood will transform into an inviting open-air market as the over 40 locally-owned merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries display discounted items and unique finds.

Here's a link to the weekend events including live music, French-inspired photo booth and family fun!

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