Pike Place Market Blog

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7 Must-Do Things in Seattle this Spring

The weather is finally getting warmer (hopefully) and it’s time to seize the opportunity to get out and welcome a new season in Seattle! Read our blog to explore the Market and learn about our seven must-do spring activities!

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Partnering with Bloodworks NW for the Savor Life, Save a Life Campaign

We’re excited to announce a one-of-a-kind Market giveaway worth over $1,500! Learn how you can win!

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Celebrating 65 Years of Manzo Brothers Produce

Owner Mario “Mark” Manzo is retiring after working at the produce stand for nearly 60 years.

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Ship Mom a Mother’s Day Pike Box!

This one-time box of goodies supports Washington farmers and artisanal producers and connects our community in a direct farm-to-consumer trade.

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Celebrating Sol Amon Day

Join us as we pay tribute to the late Solomon “Solly” Amon. Sol was the oldest business owner in Pike Place Market history, retiring a few years ago at the age of 91. Read how the Market is remembering this remarkable man. 

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Hot Air Balloon Tours

We have food tours and ghost tours, but for the very first time, we are proud to announce aerial balloon tours of Pike Place Market!

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Introducing the New Pike Place Market Website

This website boasts a robust visual Market Directory, a new Market Day planner, and it’s designed to be used before your visit and while you’re here! Read on to learn about everything our new website can do for you!

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Remembering Market Busker Jeanne Towne

She was a “rainbow of light.” Today, we remember and pay tribute to a longtime resident soloist and activist, Jeanne Towne.

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Nourishing our Community through the Pike Market Food Bank

Over 1,000 people visit the Pike Market Food Bank each week for essential food and nutrients to stock their pantries and refrigerators.

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Gift Love this Valentine’s Day at Pike Place Market!

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend than at your Pike Place Market? Romantic gifts, meals, views and of course flowers! We’ve listed all the ways you can make this Valentine’s Day special.

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Unique Holidays to Keep the Spirit Alive at Pike Place Market

We’re bringing you all the fun holidays you’ve never heard of and worthy of celebrating at Pike Place Market small businesses this January. Read on for a week-by-week lineup to kick off 2022 strong!

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A Year in Photos: Our Most Popular Instagram Photos from 2021

A year in review! Look back at 2021 with Pike Place Market! Click to view our most popular Instagram photos from the past year. ⁣⁣

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A Tribute to Those We Lost in 2021

Before we close out this year, we want to celebrate the lives of several beloved community members: Betty Halfon, Sol Amon, Jerry Antush, Terry Graves, and Dr. Esteban Ryciak.

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'Tis the Season to Indulge: Holiday Food Tour

‘Tis the Season to Indulge: Holiday Food Tour

Whether you’re looking for the best quick stops, seeking a memorable sit-down experience, or satisfying your sweet tooth, Pike Place Market has you covered!

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11 Unique Hostess Gifts from Pike Place Market

We’ve gathered up some of our favorite hostess gifts that we bet you’ll want to keep for yourself from organic tea, wine & chocolate gift sets, and handmade cards! 

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12 Pike Place Market Gifts for Kids and Teens

From tiny fairy houses to funky plant holders, leather journals to art perfect for any bedroom! We’ve gathered a list of superb gifts that even the pickiest tween will love. 

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11 Pike Place Market Gifts for the Stylish Friend on Your Shopping List

9 Pike Place Market Gifts for the Stylish Friend on Your Shopping List

We’ve rounded up a list of Pike Place Market gift ideas for the fashionista in your life. Whether you’re looking for unique jewelry, leather hair barrettes, or vintage bags!

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More than Just a Market, Pike Place Market is a Home

Over 500 people, mostly low-income seniors, call the Market home. This diverse nesting of neighbors interwoven with all the small businesses and visitors coming and going are part of what makes our Market community so special and unique.

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5 Thoughtful Market Gifts for the Person Who Needs to Relax

5 Thoughtful Market Gifts for the Person Who Needs to Relax

We’ve pulled together the best handmade stress relief gift ideas aimed at self-soothing and chilling out — from all-natural soaps and scrubs to scented candles for any mood! 

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Time to Decorate! 12 Market Shops to Make Your Home Holiday Ready

Time to Decorate! 12 Market Shops to Make Your Home Holiday Ready

Is your home ready for the holidays? We’ve curated a list of Pike Place Market shops, craft vendors, and farmers who specialize in making your home warm and bright!

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RECIPE: 5-Minute Holiday Appetizer

RECIPE: 5-Minute Holiday Appetizer

Need a quick table dressing to welcome your guests? We’ve got you covered with a quick and easy five-minute snack with some local favorites.

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Native American Heritage Month

Market Businesses to Shop from during Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we’re bringing you the best of Native-owned businesses and those who carry Native-created works around Pike Place Market. Read on to see where you can find unique art, jewelry, and other handmade crafts by Indigenous makers at Pike Place Market and beyond!

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Small-Batch Tortillería & Eatery Opens at Pike Place Market

Welcome the newest business to call Pike Place Market home! Maíz is a small-batch tortilla shop and eatery serving Mexican street food. 

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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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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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