Signature Events

Join Us Throughout the Year for Signature Events, Special Events and Celebrations

Pike Place Market hosts several Market-wide events throughout the year, providing fun and unique experiences for locals and visitors. These events celebrate our locals, farmers, artists, the Market Community, and the holiday season.

Pike Place Market also partners with our social services and the Pike Place Market Foundation for their main fundraising events.

Mark your calendar now for our 2024 lineup. You don’t want to miss any of these events!

2024 Event Dates & Celebrations at Pike Place Market

LOCAL Appreciation Day

Saturday, January 27, 2024
11:00am – 4:00pm

Pike Place Market is thanking those who shop at local businesses, eat local foods, and support our Market community every week, every month, and every year. Market shoppers will enjoy live music and a special shopping offer as a thank you from us.

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Local Love Month

Throughout February

Come and join us at Pike Place Market all month long in February as we celebrate and honor our local shoppers! Stay tuned to learn about ways you can win prizes all month long. We look forward to welcoming you to the Market and sharing the energy, spirit, and passion that make YOUR Market such a special place.

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Signature Event!

27th Annual Daffodil Day
(First Day of Spring)

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
11:00am – 2:00pm

Celebrate the first day of spring at Pike Place Market’s 27th Annual Daffodil Day. There’s no better symbol to welcome the arrival of spring than yellow, white, and orange daffodils. Pick up your free bundle of fragrant daffodils!

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Signature Event!

16th Annual Flower Festival

Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12, 2024
11:00am – 4:00pm

The 16th Annual Flower Festival at Pike Place Market is a celebration of local farmers and the beautiful bouquets they put together every day. This popular event has been taking place over Mother’s Day weekend for the last 16 years. Market shoppers will also get to enjoy live busker music and a special shopping offer during the weekend’s festivities.

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Produce on Pike: Monthly Farmers Market Series

Monthly from June to October
2nd Wednesday of Each Month
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Step into a unique experience as Pike Place Market extends its vibrant atmosphere into the early evening hours with our brand new special Monthly Farmers Market event series! Join us from June through October and discover Pike Place Market farmers in a whole new light as we bring you the freshest local produce straight from our Market farmers.

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6th Annual Refract Glass Art Celebration

Saturday, October 19, 2024
11:00am – 4:00pm

Pike Place Market will come alive with the vibrant energy of glass art demonstrations taking place at the MarketFront Pavilion. Step into the world of artistry and witness the awe-inspiring talents of our esteemed Market glass artists. Refract at Pike Place Market is an opportunity to witness the magic of glass art firsthand and appreciate the artisans who contribute to our thriving arts scene. Whether you’re a passionate art lover, a curious visitor, or simply looking for a delightful way to spend your day.

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Signature Event!

29th Annual Magic in the Market

Saturday, November 30, 2024
11:00am – 5:30pm

Kick-off the holiday season at Pike Place Market as we celebrate our 29th annual Magic in the Market! You will find holiday spirit across all 9-acres on this unforgettable day.

There is no place more memorable than the Market during the holidays. Bring the whole family to experience the magic; meet Santa, decorate cookies, sip some eggnog, shop for loved ones, all leading up to the famous Market lighting ceremony. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

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Free Santa Photos & Shopping Offer

Saturday, December 14, 2024
10:00am – 3:00pm

Come down to Pike Place Market to get your free holiday photo with Santa! Santa is taking a break from the North Pole to visit the Market. After getting your FREE holiday pic, make it a Market Day and cross off everyone on your holiday list with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience across our 9-acre historic Market.

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Crafty’s Handmade HoliDAYS

Monday, December 16 – Friday, December 20, 2024
11:00am to 2:00pm

Pike Place Market celebrates its third year of Crafty’s Handmade HoliDAYS, a week filled with artist demos, holiday music, the best handmade gift shopping in Seattle, and more! We invite you to come down to the MarketFront Pavilion to Meet the Handmade Craft Market Producers This is a magical time to explore Pike Place Market and our world class Handmade Craft Market, what better way to finish your holiday shopping.

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2024 Partner Event Dates

In addition to our year-round events, Pike Place Market works with partners like the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank and the Pike Place Market Foundation to play host to their fantastic fundraising events, which help support our Market merchants, residents and seniors. We appreciate all the amazing work these organizations do for our community!

Pike Place Market Foundation’s Celebrate the Market!

Thursday, May 16, 2024
6pm – 8:30pm

Celebrate the Market is the Pike Place Market Foundation’s annual spring event, honoring the community of workers, residents, and supporters who make historic Pike Place Market the Soul of Seattle! Enjoy seasonal Market-sourced appetizers, dinner, wine, and dessert!

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Pike Market Child Care & Preschool’s 23rd Annual Walk for Kids!

Saturday, May 18, 2024
9am – 11:45am

This benefit parade, organized by Pike Market Child Care & Preschool, supports the school’s mission to provide high-quality early learning and care for the youngest members of our Market community. Enjoy music, face painting, and other fun activities for all ages.

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BUSKARAMA

Saturday, June 15, 2024
10am – 5pm
Ticketed Event Starts at 7:30pm

A brand new busker festival, BUSKARAMA is happening at Pike Place Market! Enjoy a full day of incredible talent as all 15 Market busker spots are activated with a special evening celebration at The Rabbit Box. Come and enjoy the incredible talent of Market performers from the past and present.

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Pike Place Market Foundation’s Sunset Supper

Friday, August 16, 2024
7:30pm – 11pm

Sunset Supper is the Pike Place Market Foundation’s biggest fundraising event of the year – an outdoor dining extravaganza benefitting the Pike Place Market community! Guests sip and sample their way through the Market while mixing and mingling with nearly 100 of Seattle’s top chefs and producers.

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Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank’s The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

Saturday, December 7, 2024
Daytime

The 39th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition brings holiday joy to Pike Place Market. This heart-warming event attracts nearly 10,000 people each year and has become a spirited tradition for many Seattle locals to ring in the season. This fundraiser raises over $1 million for the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank which is a vital resource for the Market community and downtown Seattle.

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