Reasons to Hang in Georgetown This Weekend

Why stay in Georgetown this weekend? It’s going to be another beautiful weekend, and there is no place you’ll rather be than Georgetown with great deals and events happening all weekend.

11th Annual French Market

The 11th annual French Market “one of the most anticipated shopping weekends of the year” goes on from Friday, April 25, to Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Organized by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, the market is in the Book Hill Neighborhood of Georgetown, which constitutes upper Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road, and evokes a Parisian “open air market and sidewalk sale.”
For the market, vendors come from all over the Book Hill Neighborhood offering a variety of goods. With shopping deals of up to 75 percent off, a large showcasing of antique and art galleries, and plenty of delicious treats, the market has something for everyone. In addition, the market features entertainment such as live music, mimes and face painting, making it a perfect place to hangout with the family. With an assortment of over 30 vendors, some of the vendors featured include Macaron Bee, Ella Rue, Egg by Susan Lazar, and the Robert Brown Gallery.

83rd Georgetown House Tour

Want to see some Georgetown home chic? Looking for design ideas or just love houses and history? Saturday is your day. Now in its 83rd year, the Georgetown House Tour is one of the oldest house tours in the nation. Nine properties will be shown Saturday, April 26. It benefits the social programs of St. John’s Church. The tour will run 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — along with a Parish Tea in Blake Hall at the church on Saturday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $50 or $55. Visit for details, or call 202-338-2287.

Pandora Opening Party

Starting off a weekend of great shopping, on Thursday from noon to eight, jewelry maker Pandora is holding a daylong in-store event to celebrate its opening with the help of Lucky accessories editor Meilissa Lum and local blogger Lacey Maffettone of “A Lacey Perspective.” The event will also feature treats courtesy of Olivia Macaron, and starting at 6 p.m. you can sip Champagne, while mingling with style experts. Swing by 3213 M St., NW for the fun.

Shop House Benefits for Dog Tag Bakery

Stick around Georgetown for part of Sunday afternoon and evening for another great deal benefitting both your bank account and community. Dog Tag Bakery, a non-profit and bakery business opening on Grace Street later this summer, will partner with Shop House for a deal you should not pass up. If you come to the Shop House in Georgetown at 2805 M St., NW, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and mention “Dog Tag” receive 50 percent off your purchase with all of the proceeds donated to Dog Tag.

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