Friday, October 1, 2021

Get Out! There's a Fete and a Fest Going On!

 by Peggy Robin

I couldn’t hold it to just one event for this week’s “Get Out!” event of the week – just had to do both: The 18th Annual Georgetown French Market is taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And the Adams Morgan PorchFest music festival is on Saturday only. As both were cancelled last year, they should be twice as good this year! 

Georgetown French Market: More than 25 boutiques and cafes take over Wisconsin Avenue’s sidewalks during this 18-year-old tradition, with numerous discount racks for the early-rising bargain hunters, and outdoor tables where you can pause for coffee and snacks during weekend browsing. Watch out for the strolling mime. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Free.


The Georgetown BID is hosting their 18th annual Georgetown French Market October 1-3, 2021. This popular Parisian-inspired open-air market will feature sidewalk sales and specials from more than 25 locally-owned boutiques, cafés, and galleries along Wisconsin Avenue from O St to Reservoir Rd., plus French fare, a caricature artist, music, a strolling mime, and more. Neighborhood restaurants will also offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages, pastries and macarons.


All attendees are encouraged to wear masks throughout the French Market. To ensure a more comfortable pedestrian experience and allow for increased social distancing, the sidewalks along Book Hill will be temporarily widened - an extension of our Georgetown Decks pilot program - to ensure everyone has enough room to comfortably enjoy the French Market.  

The 18th Annual Georgetown French Market is sure to be magnifique

And the Adams Morgan PorchFest is BACK! 

Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 2-6 PM ! 

Adams Morgan PorchFest returns on Saturday, October 2 with more than 60 local bands! Approximately 20 porches, patios, and stoops will become stages for the day, drawing music-lovers from around the region into the tree-lined streets and small businesses of Adams Morgan. With over 70 performances in one afternoon and more porch hosts and bands than ever before, this is sure to be the biggest and best Adams Morgan PorchFest to date!

2021 Adams Morgan PorchFest Official Schedule is on the front page at
Click here to download a PDF of the official map.
NOTE: Locations and bands are subject to change up until the start of the event.
Click Here to view the GPS-enabled map on your phone (requires Google Maps)

Event patrons can pick up a music map and wristband at the event headquarters located at the corner of Columbia and Adams Mill Roads NW in BB&T Bank (now Truist) Plaza. Limited edition t-shirts and swag will also be available for purchase. Event wristbands are FREE and provide attendees with dozens of discounts at various Adams Morgan businesses. After stopping by the headquarters, guests can stroll around the neighborhood for nonstop musical performances from 2-6pm, enjoy lunch, dinner or drinks at a neighborhood hangout, and shop for unique gifts at local boutiques. 

So that we can best prepare for this safe and fun neighborhood event, your RSVP is requested but not required. Please RSVP here.

PorchFest Wristband Discounts
Pick up your wristband at PorchFest HQ (Corner of Columbia Rd. & Adams Mill Rd. in front of BB&T/Truist)
Unless otherwise noted, most discounts are good all day on Saturday, October 2, but please confirm with the business


The “Get Out!” event of the week is posted on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays.

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