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Paris comes to Book Hill: 8th Annual Georgetown French Market April 29-30

Bringing a bit of Paris to our neighborhood, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is hosting Georgetown's signature 8th annual open-air French Market Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, from 10:00 - 5:00 pm.

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Dakota Fine
Dakota Fine

This two day event in the Book Hill area of Georgetown on upper Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road, offers families a chance to welcome spring with superb shopping, French cuisine and exciting entertainment along the neighborhood’s quaint cobblestone streets.

Featuring incredible deals on the latest trends, the scents of fresh bread and coffee, and the sounds of charming accordion music, shoppers can score savings of up to 70 percent off designer fashions, art and antique home furnishings at over 30 participating boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries.

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Dakota Fine
Dakota Fine

The streets will come alive with strolling musicians and mimes, while families can enjoy children’s activities including a caricature artist, balloon sculptor and more with Dumbarton House and Tudor Place. Several of Georgetown’s best restaurants and cafés will serve authentic French fare street-side including crepes, grilled merguez sausages, fresh breads, cheeses and more.

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 www.georgetowndc.com.

Dakota Fine For those interested in catching the Royal Wedding on April 29, Puro Café will feature the Royal Wedding and serve tea and English treats throughout the day. Following the Royal Wedding, guests are invited to stop by Patisserie Poupon for freshly baked scones and English tea. Urban Chic and Ilo Salon will help shoppers “Get Kate’s Look” with exclusive styling tips and products.

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.

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Dakota Fine
Dakota Fine