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 2023 lineup. You don’t want to miss any of these events!
2023 Event Dates & Celebrations at Pike Place Market
LOCAL Appreciation Day
Saturday, January 28, 2023
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.
Local Celebration Month:
Energize Your WorkWeek Contest
Come and join us at Pike Place Market all month long in February as we celebrate and honor our local shoppers! During the month of February, we invite shoppers to come down for our Local Love Contest to be entered to win a once in a lifetime grand prize. We look forward to welcoming you to the Market and sharing the energy, spirit, and passion that make YOUR Market such a special place.
26th Annual Daffodil Day
(First Day of Spring)
Monday, March 20, 2023
11:00am – 2:00pm
Celebrate the first day of spring at Pike Place Market’s 26th 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!
15th Annual Flower Festival
May 13 & 14, 2023
11:00am – 4:00pm
The 15th 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 15 years. New this year, Market shoppers will also get to enjoy live busker music and a special shopping offer during the weekend’s festivities.
Special 2023 Event: PDA 50th Anniversary
Saturday, June 3, 2023
11:00am – 4:00pm
It’s our 50th Anniversary and we’re celebrating! Formed as a result of the Market almost being destroyed in the 1960’s the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA) owns and manages this historic 9-acre Market. Everyday we work behind the scenes to maintain and operate this historic 9-acre Market. From maintenance and facilities work to property management and event planning we do it all! Come enjoy a summer day at Pike Place, learn about our history and enjoy Market activities in celebration of our commitment to this Market.
Artistry in Glass: Live Demonstrations at Pike Place Market
Saturday, October 14, 2023
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.
28th Annual Magic in the Market
Saturday, November 25, 2023
11:00am – 5:30pm
Kick-off the holiday season at Pike Place Market as we celebrate our 28th 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!
Free Santa Photos & Shopping Offer
Saturday, December 9, 2023
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.
Crafty’s Handmade HoliDAYS
Monday, December 18 – Friday, December 22, 2023
11:00am to 2:00pm
Pike Place Market celebrates its second 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.
2023 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 Sunset Supper
Friday, August 18, 2023
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.
Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank’s The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition
Friday, December 1, 2023
6pm – 8:30pm
The 38th 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.