Visitor FAQ

Visitor FAQ

Visitor FAQ

What are the Pike Place Market hours?

General Market hours are 9 am- 6 pm and Sundays 9 am-5 pm. The hours of individual businesses vary. Bakeries, cafes and restaurants may open earlier and stay open later. Get information on complete hours, holiday closures and Market events on our Plan Your Visit and Events pages. 

Where can I park?

The easiest and most convenient place to park at the Market is the Public Market Parking Garage at 1531 Western Ave. Get directions to the garage. View our Directions & Parking page for more details on parking near the Market. 

Where can I park an RV close to Pike Place Market?

Our parking garage and parking lots cannot accommodate RVs. There is RV parking available on surface lots directly across from the Seattle Aquarium on the east side of the 1500 block of Alaskan Way. This is within easy walking distance of the Market.

Where can I drop-off a school or tour bus?

Notice of change to Western Avenue Charter Bus Load/Unload Zone

Construction for the MarketFront project will start on Monday, June 15, 2015. For the duration of this work the west side of Western Avenue will be closed and the Charter Bus Load/Unload Zone will not be available. SDOT has relocated this zone to the area immediately north of Steinbrueck Park on Western Avenue.  

If you have questions please contact:
Julie Erickson, SDOT, 206.684.5092, julie.erickson@seattle.gov

Busses can also park on the Seattle waterfront on Alaskan Way at piers 62/63. Both of these locations have signage indicating bus parking.

When is the best time to visit?

Mornings before 12 pm are generally less crowded. Our less-visited times are late fall, winter and early spring, other than holidays. During peak summer months, weekday mornings are optimal times to visit.

How can I find my Pike Place Market tile? 

Please see the Market Foundation's "Market Tiles" web page for more information about finding your tile. 

Is there Free Wi-Fi Access?

Free Wi-Fi is available in the Atrium of the Economy Market building located on the southwest corner of First Ave. and Pike St. 

Disability / Stroller Access

Most buildings and shops are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. The Market does not have stroller or wheelchair rentals. Elevator access to the Market is available from the waterfront, Western Ave and parking garage.

Is there a lost and found?

Contact the Market front desk at 206.682.7453 or email a description of your lost item and the date you suspect you lost it to info@pikeplacemarket.org.

Where can I stay in or near the Market?

There are two lodging options within Pike Place Market historic district proper:  Inn at the Market and Pension Nichols Bed & Breakfast. For other downtown lodging options, please visit www.visitseattle.org.

Can I host an event at the Market?

The Market has several meeting and event rooms on site for a variety of business or social functions. Large public events organized by outside groups are not permitted.

Is there a place to store my luggage?

Pike Place Market is not able to offer any lockers or storage. If you are a cruise-line passenger or a guest in a local hotel, we suggest checking with concierge services on the ship or at your hotel.

Do you allow pets at Pike Place Market?

Pets are not allowed in Market buildings, including the Main Arcade. Only trained service animals are permitted within Market buildings.

Photography/Video

Visitors are welcome to take photos and video for personal use on a visit to the Market. Anything other than personal use or with more than one handheld camera requires a photography/film application and a permit from the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA). The Public Market clock and sign is a trademarked image. Commercial use of the clock and sign requires permission from the PDA. See our Press Room for more information. 

Rachel the Piggybank is a trademarked image of the Market Foundation. For commercial use contact the Market Foundation at 206.682.7453.

Where can I pick up a map of the Market or other information?

The Market’s Information booth is located on Pike St. about 100 feet in front of the Public Market clock and sign. The booth is operated by Visit Seattle (Seattle's Convention and Vistors Bureau) volunteers.

How do I find a specific Market business, craftsperson or merchant?

Visit the Market Directory and search by keyword, category or location. For further assistance contact info@pikeplacemarket.org.

Can I rent a table short term to sell a product?

Pike Place Market does not rent tables on a daily basis.

How can I become a permitted farmer or craftsperson at Pike Place Market?

Learn about becoming a Pike Place Market farmer or craftsperson.

How can I open a retail business in the Market?

For more information on commercial leasing, visit our Commercial Leasing page.

How can I or my musical group perform at the Market?

The Market does not book acts or reserve performance space. There are busker permits available for performers wishing to perform in designated spaces in the Historic District.

Who operates Pike Place Market?

Pike Place Market is part of a nine-acre Market Historic District managed by the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA). The PDA is a not-for-profit, public corporation charted by the City of Seattle in 1973 to manage the properties within the historic district.

The Market Foundation was established in 1982. The Market Foundation is a non-profit organization which supports housing and services for our low-income neighbors by fundraising, advocacy and community building.

How do I apply for a job in the Market?

Job openings at Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority are listed our Employment Opportunities web page. Inquire with individual businesses or merchants for opportunities with a specific store.

Where can I find historical photos of the Market?

There are several sources for historical photos and information including:
City of Seattle Photo Archives
Museum of History and Industry Photos
History Link