Have you ever heard Washington referred to as Paris on the Potomac? I don’t know where that comes from, but it is true at least one weekend out of the year — Georgetown French Market weekend! Extended to a third day this year, the festive open air market takes place all along Book Hill and Wisconsin Avenue from Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1.
It’s no secret that the foodie tot is something of a Francophile. Here she is lunching with a friend at a Parisian cafe last summer …
… okay, so that was just the American Girl cafe, we haven’t made it to the real Paris just yet. But we did have a terrific girls’ day at the Georgetown French Market last spring, despite a chilly, gloomy day. (Much like this year’s weather — but don’t let it deter you! There are plenty of shops and cafes to duck into if you need to warm up. Or, find a band playing and dance to keep warm!
This charming video shows some of the fun from last year — watch closely and you’ll catch the foodie tot, twice!
Our top French Market picks:
- Crepes from the Cafe Bonaparte stand
- Beautiful dishes from MK Porcelain
- Pastries from Patisserie Poupon
- Designer kids clothes — and hair bows galore! — from Little Birdies Boutique
If You Go: kid-friendly entertainment (face painting, performers and more) takes place Saturday and Sunday afternoons, noon to 3pm, in the TD Bank parking lot at 1611 Wisconsin Ave. The DC Circulator is offering free rides uphill, so walk down from the top and catch the bus back, or vice versa. Get all the details on the Georgetown DC website.