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As you plan your visit to Pike Place Market this summer, mark your calendars and join us for some new and exciting events on the MarketFront! Explore the Market and the many options of shops and restaurants, and then step out to the newest part of Pike Place Market. The MarketFront is a great backdrop for the perfect summery selfie (tag us and use the #pikeplace hashtag for a chance to be featured on our Instagram profile!), and this summer, is also the location for several different events.

Culinary Pop-ups on the MarketFront Plaza
Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Through October 28th

Highlighting food producers who sell at Pike Place Farmers Markets around downtown Seattle, these culinary pop-ups feature a rotation of ready-to-eat food and ready-to-drink vendors. The lineup includes:


Artisan Maker and Food Producer Pop-ups in the MarketFront North Pavilion
Friday and Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday and Mondays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Through July 30th

In partnership with local nonprofits Ventures (who also has a retail store in the Market’s Lower Levels) and Seattle Made, these artisan maker and food producer pop-ups will bring a wide variety of art, craft and handmade items to complement the more than 230 craftspeople who sell regularly at Pike Place Market.

  • June 22-25: Ventures Nonprofit
  • June 29-July 2: Seattle Made
  • July 13-16: Seattle Made 
  • July 20-23: Ventures Nonprofit
  • July 27-30: Seattle Made


Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) “Downtown Summer Sounds” concerts on the MarketFront Lower Level Promenade
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Through August 29th

Hosting the DSA’s afternoon concerts on Wednesdays, Market-goers can enjoy free outdoor concerts at the bottom of the grand staircase on the lower level of the MarketFront.

  • July 11: Duende Libre, jazz
  • July 18: Kim Archer Band, soulful rock
  • July 25: Nolan Garrett, rock guitar
  • August 1: Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project (SWSPP), steel drums
  • August 8: Ayron Jones, rock ‘n roll
  • August 15: Bleach Bear, all-girl indie rock   
  • August 22: Peace & Red Velvet, hip-hop/rap
  • August 29: Parisalexa, R&B/soul


Parking for all events is available at the Market’s parking garages located on Western Avenue (1531 Western Ave. and 1901 Western Ave.). Early bird rate is $15 with entry before 9 a.m., hourly rates start at $4/hour, and the evening rate is $5 with entry after 5 p.m. Elevators from the garages provide direct access to the MarketFront.

Celebrating Dads and Grads

Posted June 15, 2018

It's that time of year again! Celebrate the amazing dads and grads in your life by gifting them something they'll treasure forever. Browse the Pike Place Market craft line for pieces that you won't find anywhere else - beautiful jewelry, handbound leather journals, reclaimed wood cutting boards and so much more. Keep scrolling for gift ideas!

 

Arrow Woodworks

Magnetic bottle openers made by Andy Bergin-Sperry that dad is going to love. You can find him out on the craftsline or online here.

 

Glen's Hand Craft in Seattle

Beautiful and durable leather bound journals for the new grad who's off on traveling adventures or loves to write. Available at Glen's Hand Craft in Seattle only at Pike Place Market.

 

Synergy Stone

Synergy Stones can be heated up or cooled down to give the perfect massage (which dads and grads would both appreciate). Get a free massage by visiting them in the North Arcade or online here.

 

Erickson Longboards

Bill Erickson creates longboards, cutting boards, knives and more out of sustainable or reclaimed wood. Find him in the North Arcade or online here

Meet the Artist: Jim Chobot

Posted June 1, 2018

A ferry away from Seattle, Jim Chobot walks the beaches of Vashon Island, combing for driftwood and inspiration for his next creation.

Chobot is a longtime Pike Place Market artist, well-known for his one-of-a-kind wood pieces from rocking chairs to cutting boards to “fire starters.”

Every day he goes down to the beach, searching for things that have washed up on the island shores. According to Chobot, "When you go looking at the beach, it's a store that's open every day but with different things." He looks for quality driftwood with fun shapes, patterns and textures—all of which add to the character of each art piece.

With more than 40 years of experience at the Market, Chobot has built an impressive customer base, with some becoming collectors of his work) and continues to evolve in his artistic expression to this day. You can find Chobot's work at the Neptune Furniture table in Pike Place Crafts Market seven days a week, and even meet Jim himself most Sundays. Come say hello, pick up some great gifts for Father’s Day, and ask him about his “Pirate Camp,” too!