More than 40 Wisconsin Avenue merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries will be proclaiming “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” on the last weekend in April, when Georgetown’s French Market returns to Book Hill, just south of the public library.
In addition to sidewalk displays and discounted merchandise, there will be French food items, live entertainment and children’s activities — all to conjure up an April-in-Paris, outdoor-market ambiance along the blocks from O Street to Reservoir Road.
Hours for the 15thannual French Market, presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29.
French Market Central — with French and Gypsy jazz and swing streaming from the performance stages — will be the parking lots on Wisconsin Avenue at P and Q Streets. The Saturday lineup is: Rachel Sparrow and Didier Prossaird from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bitter Dose Combo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jeremy the Musicador from 1 to 2 p.m. and the Swing Orphans from 2 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, Laissez Foure will play from noon to 3 p.m.
The “Say Fromage!” French-inspired photo booth, sponsored by Getaround, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, activities for kids — billed as “Family Fun Du Jour” — will include face painting, a caricature artist and “roaming whimsical street performers.”
Repeat after me: “Ce n’est pas juste un chien. C’est mon amour!” Bring your dog (that is, your love) to the French Market and you may win a $100 gift card. Here’s how: Photograph him or her dressed up in “a Parisian ensemble” — either at the “Say Fromage!” photo booth or with your own camera — and post it on Instagram with the hashtags #georgetownfrenchmarket and #dogsoffrenchmarket, then tag @officialgeorgetowndc and @dcdogmoms. The Georgetown BID and DC Dog Moms will select a “Best in Show” winner and honorable mentions. To be eligible, you must follow both Instagram accounts.
From the French Market website, here is a list of participants and special offers.
A MANO, 1677 Wisconsin Avenue
Up to 75 percent off tabletop items, furniture and garden items.
ARTIST’S PROOF, 1533 Wisconsin Avenue
20 percent off all art books from Phaidon and Taschen.
BACCHUS WINE CELLAR, 1635 Wisconsin Avenue
Tasting French wines from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Six bottles of French wine package for $50. 10 percent off all French wines.
BESPOKE AESTHETICS, 1625 Wisconsin Avenue
Free consultation and sample products. 20 percent off of treatments booked during free consult.
CAFE BONAPARTE, 1522 Wisconsin Avenue
50 percent off savory and sweet crepes.
CHRIST CHILD OPPORTUNITY SHOP, 1427 Wisconsin Avenue
Sidewalk sale, 10 percent discount off in-store purchases and French wine tasting.
CROSS MACKENZIE GALLERY, 1675 Wisconsin Avenue
Special prices on everything.
DAVID BELL ANTIQUES, 1655 Wisconsin Avenue
EGG & FRIENDS CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE, 1661 Wisconsin Avenue
Sample sale. Up to 70 percent off, newborn to size 12y. Receive a scratch-off ticket with your purchase for up to 50 percent off any future purchase.
ELLA RUE, 3231 P Street
Biggest sale of the year, 50 to 80 percent off designer items from Chanel, Alexis, Vince, James Jeans, Akris and LnA. Jewelry 50 to 75 percent off.
FORNASH, 3217 P Street
Discounts of 70 to 95 percent off.
FRAMEWORKS, 1670 Wisconsin Ave
GEORGETOWN LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1556 Wisconsin Avenue
GEORGETOWN OLIVE OIL CO., 1524 Wisconsin Avenue
Free 2 oz. bottle of champagne wine vinegar or Herbes de Provence olive oil with purchase of $35 or more.
HIGHLAND INK, 1647 Wisconsin Avenue
Free areola tattoos for breast cancer survivors and free T-shirts with gift card purchase.
ILLUSIONS OF GEORGETOWN, 1629 Wisconsin Avenue
10 percent off select regular-priced retail items. Complimentary express makeup session and DJ on our patio.
JACO JUICE & TACO BAR, 1614 Wisconsin Avenue
Reduced-price tasting menu of our favorite tacos, smoothies and juices.
JARYAM, 1531 Wisconsin Avenue
50 to 70 percent off select merchandise.
KUNG FU TEA, 1529 Wisconsin Avenue
LILI THE FIRST, 1419 Wisconsin Avenue
Bubbles and cupcakes as you shop, up to 70 percent off sale items.
LITTLE BIRDIES BOUTIQUE, 1526 Wisconsin Avenue
Discounts 40 to 80 percent off.
MANNY & OLGA’S, 1641 Wisconsin Avenue
$3 pizza slices and $1.50 drinks.
MARSTON LUCE, 1651 Wisconsin Avenue
MAURINE LITTLETON GALLERY, 1667 Wisconsin Avenue
OLIVER DUNN, MOSS & CO., CATHARINE ROBERTS, 1657 Wisconsin Avenue
Up to 75 percent off home accessories, antiques, furniture, garden items and jewelry.
& OTHER STORIES, 3241 M Street
15 percent off the entire store. Only valid in store. Mention promo code: Paris & Other Stories.
OWN YOUR WONDER, 1659 Wisconsin Avenue
$10 makeover while kids get free face paint.
PATISSERIE POUPON, 1645 Wisconsin Avenue
French linens and African baskets in addition to French pastries and favorites from our grill. Outdoor seating.
PHO VIET & GRILLE, 1639 Wisconsin Avenue
PILLAR AND POST DC, 1647 Wisconsin Avenue
10 percent off books, Sophie Allport ceramics and art. Receive a Daylesford organic candle gift with $100 purchase.
PRETTY CHIC, 1671 Wisconsin Avenue
50 percent off clothing, shoes and bags except consignment. Up to 60 percent off on jewelry. Secret garden specials behind the store: pillows, rugs, pots and home accessories.
REDDZ TRADING, 1413 Wisconsin Avenue
20 percent off at booth.
SUSAN CALLOWAY FINE ARTS, 1643 Wisconsin Avenue
50 percent off discontinued and seconds Middle Kingdom porcelain bowls and cups. 25 percent off vintage and antique French paintings. Miscellaneous discounts on various antiques and stock from the Annex.
T & U MONGOLIAN CASHMERE BY GOBI, 1663 Wisconsin Avenue
Cashmere garments 40 percent off and featuring D.C.-made linen clothing line.
TD BANK, 1611 Wisconsin Avenue
Get your photo drawn by our caricature artist on Saturday and Sunday.
THE BEAN COUNTER, 1665 Wisconsin Avenue
10 percent off all beverages, famous Helloumi sandwiches and other gourmet Aegean delicatessen items. $5 baklava and Turkish coffee combo special.
THE PHOENIX, 1514 Wisconsin Avenue
25 to 70 percent off select clothing, jewelry and home goods.
VIA UMBRIA, 1525 Wisconsin Avenue
Discounted merchandise and food specials.
VILLAGE ART & CRAFT, 1625 Wisconsin Avenue
Free Indian gold bangle with any purchase.
WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS GALLERY, 1641 Wisconsin Avenue
Original fine art prints on sale, with a special selection of “Euro-focused” items. Art activities for kids, origami and edible treats for dogs.
ZANNCHI, 1529 Wisconsin Avenue
Special homemade dumplings.