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As if you need a reason to visit Pike Place Market, here are 6 very good reasons to don some green and head to the Market for some St. Patrick’s Day fun.

 

 


 

Corned Beef Sliders

 

Grab some food before you begin your Pike Place Market adventure at Pike's Pit BBQ.

 

Starting Thursday, March 14th through Sunday they’ll be offering $2 corned beef sliders with stone ground mustard aioli and house-made sauerkraut.

 

To find Pike’s Pit BBQ enter through the main entrance under the Market clock sign and take a right. They’ll then be on your left just past Pike Place Bakery.

 


 

Green Beer

 

It’s not St. Patrick's Day without sipping a glass or two of green beer. Three Market bars will be offering green beer.

 

On Saturday and Sunday, the Taproom at Pike Place at 1525 1st Avenue is offering a $14 green beer and corned beef with cabbage special. They have craft beer, cider and other food options, as well.

 

Around noon on Sunday, Keith Highlanders Pipe Band will perform for patrons at the Taproom before marching down the cobblestones to Old Stove Brewery in the Pike Place MarketFront at 1901 Western Avenue.

 

Old Stove Brewery is also offering green beer, food specials and of course, their amazing view of Puget Sound. Meteorologists are forecasting a partly sunny weekend near 60 degrees so you know that view will be nice!

 

If you want to attend a truly rowdy party, Kells at 1916 Post Alley is expecting thousands of people at their 36th annual celebration. (This is a paid event)

 

The festivities will begin Wednesday, March 13th with live Irish music, dancing and traditional foods like Irish stew, Ballycastle Sausage Rolls and Ethna’s Irish Soda Bread. The party really gets going on Friday and through the weekend with three stages.

 

Oh, and they’ll have green beer too.

 

For walking directions to each bar, click here.

 


 

Adult Milkshakes

 

For those who like sweet treats, Shug's Soda Fountain & Ice Cream at 1525 1st Avenue is offering an adult "Irish" milkshake.

 

The milkshake includes mint chip ice cream, Baileys Irish Cream and chocolate. Yum!

 

Shug’s is next to the Taproom at Pike Place and El Borracho.

 


 

Free Family Event

 

Welcome the Barque Brontes Bakery Cafe to Pike Place Market and join them for their first annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  

Enjoy live music, tasty treats and delicious coffee from noon - 5 p.m.

This event is family friendly, so feel free to bring the kiddos.

Owner Ross Corry opened the Barque Brontes Bakery Cafe at 1426 Western Avenue in January. It's located near Ugly Baby and JarrBar on Western Avenue.

 


 

Make Your Own Meal

 

Enjoy a delicious Irish meal at home.

 

This week’s special at Don and Joe's Meats is corned beef. Their knowledgable butchers recommend a prime cut of beef brisket with a few healthy pinches of aromatic seasonings such as peppercorns, allspice, coriander and mustard seeds from MarketSpice.

 

Since the brisket takes several days to cure, give yourself plenty of time.

 

Don’t know how to make corned beef and cabbage? Don’t worry. Here's an easy slow cooker recipe.

 

Don and Joe’s Meats is located to the left of Pike Place Fish Market under the Market clock sign.

 


 

Live Music

 

In case you missed it above, around noon on Sunday, Keith Highlanders Pipe Band will perform for patrons at the Taproom at Pike Place.

 

They’ll then march down the cobblestones to Old Stove Brewery in the Pike Place MarketFront.

 

You won’t want to miss this as the band entertains everyone at Pike Place Market.  

 


 

Walking Directions

 

The Taproom at Pike Place is located on 1st Avenue near Pine Street. They are next to Robot vs Sloth and Miss Cafe.

 

Old Stove Brewery is in the Pike Place MarketFront. Enter Pike Place Market on the side with all the crafters near Stewart Street. Go out the doors toward the Sound. Go down the stairs to find Old Stove Brewery. Old Stove is also next to indi chocolate and Honest Biscuits.

 

Kells is located in Post Alley. From 1st Avenue take either Virginia Street or Stewart Street toward the Sound. Before you reach the cobblestones on Pike Place you will pass by an alley. That’s Post Alley.

The Complete Guide to Our Mural Hunt

Posted February 11, 2019

These artistic expressions our way of saying, "We love you!" 

Over the weekend, Market artists put the final touches on eight pop-up murals across Pike Place Market. Each mural is designed to create amazing photos.

The murals will be painted over March 8th. So don’t wait!

Below are all the locations and details about the artists.

(Make sure you tag #PikePlaceMarket and #LocalLove to be featured in our Instagram Stories.)

 

Love the Pod You’re With

This mural of mom and baby orcas designed by Stacey Sterling is too cute. You can either kiss the baby or the mother orca, depending on your height.

Find this mural behind the Made in Washington store in the Sanitary Building.

Find more of Stacey’s work in the Crafts Market.


 

Blow the Bubble

Blow the perfect bubblegum bubble right outside the Gum Wall!

This fun mural was designed by Alex Achaval, Brooke Westlund and Jennifer Cullin.

Find it near the Gum Wall.

Brooke and Jennifer have shops on Western Avenue, and Alex has a studio on Level 3.


 

It’s Raining Love

Who says Seattleites don’t use umbrellas? This adorable umbrella mural was designed by Rachel Jobe Cuba.

The mural is perfect for adults and children.

Find it outside the MarketFront Pavilion near Billie the Piggybank.

Find more of Rachel’s work in the Crafts Market.


 

Up, Up and Away!

Pose at this heart balloon mural designed by Alex Achaval, Brooke Westlund and Jennifer Cullin. It will lift your spirit!

Find it at the top of the Pike Street Hillclimb.


 

Love Struck

Need help in the Love Department? Get love-struck by Cupid.

Artists Alex Achaval, Brooke Westlund and Jennifer Cullin created this mural in the DownUnder. They also collaborated on the mural, Blow the Bubble.

Find it as you head up the ramp to Level 5.


 

This is MY Market

Be king or queen of Pike Place Market with this mural by Carol Chen Lord. A bench provides the perfect throne.

But finding this mural can be a bit tricky. Head to the Gum Wall and open the double doors on your left.

Find more of Carol’s work in the Crafts Market.


 

Infinity Hearts

You’ll never guess what’s behind these double doors on Western Avenue.

Our artists took boring doors and made a beautiful backdrop that’s perfect for your next Instagram post.

Find the Infinity Hearts mural on Western Avenue just down the street from The Paper Feather.

Alex Achaval, Brooke Westlund and Jennifer Cullin worked on this mural too.


 

I Love Pike Place Market

We know you love us, so shout it! This mural was designed by Alex Achaval, Brooke Westlund and Jennifer Cullin.

Find it on Level 3, across from the shop Rummage Around.

Animals are returning to Pike Place Market this year for the 23rd Annual Magic in the Market on Saturday, November 24. 

You can meet Jingle Belle and Willow from Santa's Reindeer Company from 1 - 3 p.m. along Pike Place, just north of the holiday tree.

Jingle Belle was born at 3:45 a.m. on June 14 in Leavenworth, Washington. 

Her half-sister Willow was born several hours later at 10:23 a.m.

Jingle Belle and Willow have different mothers but the same father named, Sven. 

Below are some photos of Jingle Belle and Willow courtesy of Santa's Reindeer Company:

Yes, you read that right. We teamed up with Bigfoot and his favorite gift shops during Pike Place Market's 23rd Annual Magic in the Market celebration kicking off the holiday season.

While Santa is entertaining the little ones on the cobblestones, the young at heart can venture down to the levels we call the DownUnder.

If you find Sasquatch he'll give you a little treasure from his world to brighten up your tree (while supplies last).

Also, grab your gift lists! The stores in the DownUnder are perfect for White Elephant gifts or for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life.

Find rare vinyl records, retro patches, used books, sarcastic T-shirts and collectibles. Also while you are down there get a palm reading to see what the new year will bring.

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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.