Pike Place Market Blog

Augmented Reality Murals

Market Art Comes ALIVE – Visit Our Augmented Reality Murals!

Want to see this mural at Pike Place Market come to life? Scan the QR code with your phone’s camera to open an Instagram filter built specifically for this mural.

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4 Breakfast Spots in Pike Place Market with Instagram-Worthy Views!

Whether you’re trying to impress out-of-town guests or just looking for a new brunch spot, these four low-key Pike Place Market restaurants not only have delicious hearty breakfast items on the menu they also have breathtaking views.

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Create the Perfect Thanksgiving Centerpiece

A bouquet of flowers or a beautiful centerpiece can make any meal festive. Paja Xiong from Maika’s Garden is giving us a sneak peek at how her family makes their Thanksgiving centerpieces.

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FREE Downloadable Pike Place Market Book

Did you know Pike Place Market is one of the most studied public markets in the world? The Pike Place Market PDA has put together a free digital book sharing stories from the Market’s rich 114-year history.

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Patios & Balconies at Pike Place Market

From pop-up patios to street-side dining and rooftop balconies — restaurants in Pike Place Market are making it easy for you to enjoy our changing seasons in the Pacific Northwest. We’re built for the rain, and prepared for it too!

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Holiday Night Market

When the sun sets on Thursday, December 16th, our MarketFront Pavilion will turn into a joyfully lit winter wonderland. Shop an extensive selection of handmade gifts + enjoy live music, seasonal cocktails, and snacks!

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Handmade & Homegrown: Visiting Pa Cha’s Flower Farm

In today’s Handmade & Homegrown episode, we introduce you to Pa Cha and her husband, Thong. Come “virtually” check out their farm New Garden in Fall City, Washington.

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Proclamation Day

Pike Place Market Celebrates Proclamation Day

On November 2, 2021, Pike Place Market celebrated the Proclamation Day of the Keep the Market vote. 50 years ago (on November 2, 1971), Seattle citizens voted YES to keep Pike Place Market after nearly a decade-long battle to raze the Market and revitalize the area.

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Friends of the Market

Celebrating 50 Years of the Friends of the Market!

Pike Place Market would not be here today without a group of Market advocates called Friends of the Market. They saved Pike Place Market 50 years ago and are still an active part in its preservation.

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Public Art in the Market

Public Art in the Market

There is a treasure trove of public artworks found throughout Pike Place Market. Here are 10 standouts.

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50th Anniversary of the Citizens’ Initiative

50th Anniversary of the Citizens’ Initiative to Keep the Market!

We all know Pike Place Market today as the Soul of Seattle, a place to shop local and Meet the Producer. It’s hard to imagine the Market not being here, but 50 years ago we almost lost it to a wrecking ball.

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Handmade & Homegrown: Environmentally Friendly Businesses

Happy Earth Day! In today’s Handmade & Homegrown episode, we’re introducing you to 4 producers who aim to be zero waste or upcycle. It’s time to discover your next favorite vendor!

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Handmade & Homegrown: Christmas Shopping Part 3

In our Handmade & Homegrown video series, we’re taking you to our Crafts Market and introducing you to the artists behind one of the largest and most diverse Crafts Markets in the U.S.

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Handmade & Homegrown: Christmas Shopping Part 2

In our Handmade & Homegrown video series, we’re taking you to our Crafts Market and introducing you to the artists behind one of the largest and most diverse Crafts Markets in the U.S.

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Handmade & Homegrown: Christmas Shopping Part 1

In our Handmade & Homegrown video series, we’re taking you to our Crafts Market and introducing you to the artists behind one of the largest and most diverse Crafts Markets in the U.S.

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Handmade & Homegrown: 4 Gifts Your Mom Will Love

In today’s Handmade & Homegrown episode, we’re introducing you to 4 producers who make great gifts for your mom, wife, or yourself! It’s time to discover your next favorite vendor!

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The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition and Fundraiser is a heart-warming night of caroling, music, and community. This year, Figgy Pudding is celebrating 35 years of fun.

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Celebrating Spring

Handmade & Homegrown: Celebrating Spring

In today’s Handmade & Homegrown episode, we’re introducing you to 4 producers who will make your spring that much more colorful! It’s time to discover your next favorite vendor!

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Black Owned-Businesses

Handmade & Homegrown: 4 Black Owned-Businesses

In today’s Handmade & Homegrown episode, we’re introducing you to two farmers, a group of gallery owners in our DownUnder, and an artist in our Crafts Market. It’s time to discover your next favorite vendor!

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Women Business Owners

Handmade & Homegrown: Meet 4 Women Business Owners

In today’s Handmade & Homegrown episode, we’re introducing you to 4 women business owners at Pike Place Market. It’s time to discover your next favorite vendor!

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Valentine Week

Handmade & Homegrown: Valentine Week

In our Handmade & Homegrown video series, we’re introducing you to the artists, crafters, farmers, and small business owners who sell handmade and homegrown products in the Market. Discover your next favorite vendor or find that perfect gift all from your home!

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Tasty Food for Dad

13 Ridiculously Tasty Food Gifts for Dad (YUM!)

Treat dad to where he wants it the most…his stomach! Give dad the taste of Pike Place Market with any of these tasty treats!

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Senior Center Wedding

Falling in love! Wedding at the Pike Market Senior Center

Just one day after Valentine’s Day, Bennie and Patricia were married in the very room where they met at the Pike Market Senior Center.

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Pike Place MarketFront

Get to Know the Pike Place MarketFront

You may know our iconic sign and the main arcade, but what about our MarketFront? The Pike Place MarketFront opened in June 2017 and it plays an integral role in restoring Seattle’s new waterfront and connecting downtown to the Sound.

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electric vehicles

Be Green, Drive EVs (Electric Vehicles)!

Did you know, Pike Place Market has reserved parking just for electric vehicles (EVs)! Easily identified by green paint outlining the space, are nine parking spaces reserved for EVs, located in the MarketFront Parking Garage located at 1901 Western Ave.

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50 Years of Love: A Match Made in (Market) Heaven

Almost 50 years ago, two teenagers working at their families’ businesses created what would become a classic Market love story.

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Pike Market Senior Center

Behind the Scenes: Pike Market Senior Center

For 40 years, the Pike Market Senior Center has served low-income and homeless seniors in the immediate downtown Seattle area.

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Holiday Buttons by Graig Anderson

Holiday Buttons by Graig Anderson

Sasquatch pulling a sleigh. Skiing snowman. Bubblefish playing the cello. These are a just few of the fantastical scenes depicted over the years on Graig Anderson’s Pike Place Market holiday buttons. See the 2021 holiday button!

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Indie Book Stores

5 Indie Bookstores in Pike Place Market

The Market is home to five independent bookstores―BLMF Literary Saloon, Lamplight Books, Left Bank Books, Lion Heart Book Store, and Chin Music Press―each with its own unique focus and vibe. Whether you’re looking for a bestseller or searching for an out-of-print title, helpful shop owners and staff are there to point you in the right direction.

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