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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.

Pike Box Instagram Giveaway!

Posted May 10, 2018

Do you love fresh produce? Do you want to support local farmers? Do you want to get your hands on the season’s freshest seasonal specialties? If so, you need to sign up for Pike Box!

Pike Box, our newly rebranded CSA (community supported agriculture) program, is a partnership between Pike Place Market farmers and consumers. You can sign up now to enjoy a full season of delicious, fresh Washington state produce! Everything included in Pike Box is sourced directly from our Pike Place Market farmers and hand-packed every week at the Market by staff and volunteers. The program supports local farmers in growing their businesses, by opening additional sales channels, connecting them with new customers, allowing them to experiment with new crop varieties, and more.

Pike Box subscriptions are 20 weeks long and available in two sizes. Small is $360 and includes 5-6 items weekly. Regular is $480 and includes 7-8 items weekly.

This year, pick-up of Pike Box will be at the MarketFront Plaza and Pavilion, Wednesdays between 2-6 p.m. from June 20 through October 31.

Quantities of Pike Box are limited and the deadline is June 1, so enroll today!


*Pike Box Instagram Giveaway Rules*

Visit our Instagram profile to participate in our #PIKEBOX giveaway! One lucky winner will be selected to win a full season (20 weeks) of Pike Box. We've hidden seven letters throughout the Market spelling P-I-K-E-B-O-X. To enter, all you have to do is:

  1. Locate and snap a selfie with all seven letters: P-I-K-E-B-O-X
  2. Post all seven selfies in a sequence on your Instagram profile (must be public)
  3. Tag @pikeplacepublicmarket and use the hashtag #PIKEBOX in your sequence post
  4. Tell us in your caption why you would LOVE a season subscription to Pike Box!

Contest will run until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 only. No purchase necessary to win. Prize is a 20-week subscription for a small share of Pike Box CSA during the 2018 season. Value of prize is $360. Winner will be announced Monday, May 14, 2018; and contacted via direct message on Instagram. Winner must be able and willing to pick up their Pike Box every week at Pike Place Market, Wednesdays between 2-6 p.m. Pike Place Market is unable to ship or deliver and is not responsible should winner forget or neglect to collect prize. 

Your Mother's Day Cheat Sheet

Posted May 10, 2018

Here’s your Mother’s Day cheat sheet for a fabulous day out with mom at Pike Place Market. Just remember the four F’s — Flowers, Food, Fashion and Fun — and you can’t go wrong!

Flowers

The 10th annual Flower Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, right on the historic cobblestones of Pike Place. Tent after tent will line the street, each filled with beautiful stems and gorgeous bouquets from local farmers that are sure to wow the moms in your life. The only hard part will be deciding which arrangement to buy!


Food

Is your mom an early riser? Start the day off right with a crumpet and a cup of chai from The Crumpet Shop (left). Not an early bird? No problem! Sit down to mid-morning brunch featuring Bananas Foster French Toast at Red Cedar & Sage, Dungeness Crab Quiche at Café Campagne (right) or a Springtime Omelet from Steelhead Diner. If you already have plans during the day, we recommend treating mom to a classic Italian dinner at IL Bistro — delizioso!


Fashion

Jewelry and accessories are classic Mother’s Day gifts that are sure to impress. Find something inspiring like an engraved bracelet from Hammering Girl, one-of-a-kind rings from Sabando Design, modern metal earrings from Knuckle Kiss (pictured above), unique micro pendants from Silver Cherry, and much more handcrafted gifts from hundreds of local artisans in the crafts market.


Fun

Share an experience and create memories with mom that she’ll cherish forever! Sign up for a cooking class in the Atrium Kitchen or workshop at a Pike Place Market business where you can take a Market-to-Table Tour and Cooking Class with Chef Traci, learn about Old World / New World Cheese, or create handmade wreaths while enjoying indi chocolate. Browse our Event Calendar for classes, dates, prices and more info.


Happy Mother’s Day!

Be My Pike Place Valentine ❤

Posted January 31, 2018

We know it can be tough to find just the right thing for your main squeeze for Valentine's Day. Time runs out, panic sets in and you find yourself eyeing the forlorn single roses at the gas station. But wait, there's still time to get the perfect gift!

Join us on a stroll through Pike Place Market as we show you where to score beautiful flowers, artisan sweets, handmade jewelry, romantic restaurants, dazzling entertainment and boutique lodging for the ultimate Seattle staycation. Ready? Let's go!

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Looking for awesome plans to ring in 2018 in Seattle? From special prix-fixe menus to tantalizing cabarets to laugh-your-face-off improv comedy, Pike Place Market has some fantastic events happening in its restaurants and theatres on Sunday, December 31. Join us to celebrate and say "ta ta" to 2017!

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If 10,000 daffodils could be the equivalent of at least 10,000 smiles, then the Pike Place Market’s annual Daffodil Day would be a great example of a generator for positivity for downtown Seattle residents and visitors.

This year Daffodil Day will be celebrating its 20th anniversary while gracefully honoring the first day of spring. Community members and volunteers will be handing out 10,000 locally grown daffodils to residents, workers and visitors at 15 downtown Seattle locations on Monday, March 20 from 11:45 am -1 pm. 

Of course Daffodil Day would not be what it is without the support from the dedicated farmers who take the time to plant, grow and harvest each cheerful flower. This year we would like to thank the following farmers:

  • Chai and Chee Cha from Shong Chao’s Farm in Carnation 

  • Kiseng Cha from Hmong Highland Garden in Monroe

  • John and Lita Mendez from John and Lita’s Farm in Pacific 

  • Teng and Lavou Jasengnou from Woodinville Valley Farm in Carnation 

 

Event Details

What: The 20th Annual Daffodil Day 

When: Monday, March 20, 2017 11:45 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m.  

Locations for this year’s celebration include: 

1st and University Street 
1st and Lenora Street 
2nd and Pike Street 
2nd and Union Street 
3rd and Union Street 
4th and Pine Street 
4th and Pike Street 
4th and Virginia Street
4th and University Street
4th and Cherry Street
5th and Olive Street
5th and Pine Street
6th and Pike Street
6th and Pine Street
Waterfront at Union Street

Join in the fun and post your Daffodil Day pictures to our Facebook page!