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Pike Place Market Announces Lineup of Holiday Events to Wrap Up the Year
Pike Place Market is kicking off the holiday season with a series of festive events. Beginning with Magic in the Market on Small Business Saturday, November 26. This will be an unforgettable day with holiday activities across the full nine acres of the Market. Shoppers can enjoy free Santa photos, kids’ crafts, special shopping offers, dance performances and more, all before the famous Market lighting at 5:00pm. Be sure to mark your calendar for additional holiday events at the Market, including Pike Market Senior Center’s The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition and free Santa photos with special shopping offers on two dates.
Pike Place Market Hosts Annual Glass Artist Showcase Event for Refract
Pike Place Market celebrates its local glass artists in the Market community as part of the city-wide Refract Festival with a special offer. This event will feature an array of works by skilled glassblowers, flame workers, fused glass artists and more. Pick up an event map with bios on each of the artists to learn about their craft while exploring the world-famous Public Market. Shoppers who purchase a glass product from participating vendors will receive a special glass keepsake to take home while supplies last!
Celebrate Fall at Pike Place Market’s Harvest Festival
Pike Place Market is excited to announce Harvest Festival on October 29. This will be a fun-filled day for the whole family, and our 21+ shoppers have the opportunity to purchase a tasting ticket with five participating Market businesses. Visitors will get to enjoy giant pumpkin carving, live music, free Market history tours, artist demos and more! In addition to celebrating the changing seasons, our Market Foundation is also celebrating its 40th birthday and will be bringing back Pigs on Parade for this special event.
Pike Place Market Celebrates 115 Years!
On August 17, Pike Place Marketing will turn 115 years old. What started as a small Market has evolved into the largest continuously operating public farmers market in the U.S. with 500 small businesses, 450 residents, five social services, a Foundation and hundreds of talented crafters, farmers and performers. While the Market is grounded by its incredible collection of diverse businesses, activities, and services, it simply would not exist without the passion and support from the citizens of Seattle. From humble beginnings to nearly being destroyed – Seattle’s citizens have brought their hearts to the “soul of Seattle.” To learn the entire history of the Market download the Market’s FREE interactive digital book full of photos, interactive videos, maps, and documents of the Market’s past and present.
Explore 20+ Outdoor Dining Options at Pike Place Market
As the weather continues to climb, Pike Place Market has you covered for amazing outdoor dining options! The Market has dozens of unique spaces to enjoy the warm rays or take shade from the heat. Seize the opportunity to catch sparkling waterfront views, picturesque mountain-side sunsets, and rejuvenate in the company of friends, colleagues, and loved ones at any of Pike Place Market restaurants and eateries with patio seating. Email [email protected] to learn about Seattle’s best restaurants with outdoor dining in our treasured historic district.
Unique Ways to Support Small Businesses
Did you know? Ventures Marketplace is a part of a nonprofit that helps individuals with limited resources and unlimited potential start and maintain their businesses. When you shop at this Market business you are also directly supporting small business entrepreneurs. Right now check out their Summer Fun Gift Box filled with hand-crafted goods.
The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition is coming home to Pike Place Market! Traditionally held at Westlake Center, the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank will host the competition under the Public Market Center Clock & Sign as it celebrates its 44th anniversary of serving our community. Figgy spectators will get to enjoy the bright holiday lights of the Market after dark, with some businesses staying open later and Pike Place lined with caroling groups, seasonal drinks and holiday shopping. This event is the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank’s biggest fundraising event of the year and a can’t miss evening for the whole family!
Plan Your Market Day Contest is Live
Pike Place Market has launched a new ‘Plan Your Market Day’ contest with participants getting the chance to win up to $500. Participants select their favorite places to shop, eat or somewhere new to try. Then submit itinerary for a chance to win Market gifts cards, and have their Day featured on our website.
Pike Place Market Launches Interactive Market Map
Pike Place Market has just launched an interactive Market map. Explore Pike Place Market in a whole new way with our NEW interactive Market Map! This map gives you point-to-point directions offering a pathway to your destination throughout each level of the 9-acre Market.
Celebrate Pride with Pike Place Market
Happy Pride! Whether you’re interested in shopping in the spirit or enjoying the entertainment in person, Pike Place Market has a range of ways to show your support for the LGBTQIA+ community this month.
Western Ave Open House is June 11
Western Ave shop owners are planning something special this month! Visit Western Ave on Saturday, June 11 from 3-5pm for an informal and fun community open house. Check out the latest shop updates, meet the new and established business owners, enjoy special shopping offers, and more! If this is your first trip to Western Ave, you’re in for a treat!
Mark Your Calendar for the Summer Night Market
21+ Event – Come experience a spectrum of locally produced delights and celebrate LOVE & PRIDE at Pike Place Market! Enter through our rainbow arch for one unforgettable night of shopping, eating, drinking, entertainment, and celebrating our LGBTQIA+ community. Event includes, 25+ local art & craft vendors, 2 bars serving cocktails, mocktails, wine & beer, 5+ local food vendors and live performers, music and more!
Pike Place Market Express Markets are Back!
Three Pike Place Market Express Farmers Markets are returning to downtown Seattle. Held once a week, these small farmer’s markets bring Market farmers and their fresh, local, and seasonal vegetables, fruit, flowers, honey, hot lunches and value-added products, like beef jerky, directly to downtown workers and residents.
Pike Place Market Hosts The Block Tones and Sounders FC Sound Wave Band as Part of Downtown Block Party Series
Pike Place Market has partnered with a coalition of local partners to be part of the ‘Love, SeaTown’ happy hour block party series. This concert series welcomes back downtown workers, residents and visitors. Starting May 18 – May 20, our downtown community can enjoy happy hour-style pop-up concerts around Seattle, all leading up to the first-ever “One Seattle Day of Service,” a citywide service event on May 21.
Join us Wednesday, May 18, re-energize your work week and join us on the MarketFront Patio to enjoy the sounds of local artists, The Black Tones and our own Sounders FC Sound Wave Band. Come early and grab happy hour before the show or peruse any of our businesses for some one-of-a-kind shopping. At 6pm, make it a Market evening and dine at any of the Market’s eateries or grab a meal to take home.
Introducing the Pike Place Market Gift Card
Pike Place Market is excited to announce the launch of the official Pike Place Market gift card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to shop local and support small businesses. The Pike Place Market gift card works only at Market businesses and can be used at any participating business. The gift card is now available to send electronically (download or email) on the new Pike Place Market website, PikePlaceMarket.org.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Pike Place Market!
Pike Place Market is kicking off Mother’s Day with a special event at the Market. On May 7, bring Mom to Pike Place Market for a fun-filled pre-day celebration. All 9-acres will play host to an unforgettable afternoon. Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, a scavenger hunt, temporary mom tattoos and more. Mom’s Market Day will take place during the 14th annual Flower Festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday. Come for the flowers, but stay for the memories!
Shop with Intention this Earth Day and Everyday with Pike Place Market
The Market is full of businesses who value sustainability and handcrafted products using creative upcycled means and materials. All around our Crafts Market, discover eco-conscious businesses offering uniquely renewed goods. You’ll find quality housewares, apparel, accessories, musical instruments, and more!
Pike Place Market Has Partnered with Bloodworks NW for the Savor Life, Save a Life Campaign
Pike Place Market has teamed up with Bloodworks Northwest for the SAVOR LIFE. SAVE A LIFE campaign, an initiative to inspire and educate on the critical importance of blood donations. Anyone who donates blood during the month of April is eligible to win one-of-a-kind prize package from the Market!
Can Can Culinary Cabaret Announces New Show, Lola!
Run Time: May 5 – Aug 28
Inspired by the lyrics of Barry Manilow’s Grammy Award winning song “Copacabana,” Lola will be a theatrical paradise, full of salacious showgirls, fantastical flim flam, feathers, and flirtatious follies. Add the delectable, market fresh food and libations thoughtfully sourced from the Pike Place Market, you’re sure to have the night of your life.
Pike Place Market Celebrates 25th Annual Daffodil Day
Join the fun on Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. to celebrate the first day of spring! Pick up a bundle of fragrant daffodils under the Clock & Sign while exploring your favorite food purveyors, shops, crafts booths and more to make it a perfect Market day. Shop unique products, fresh seasonal ingredients, quality home goods and accessories, and more to brighten your home with joy as we strike upon a new season. Kick-off springtime in the heart of the city with your Market community!
Pike Place Market Welcomes Newest Market Business, SHAMA!
SHAMA brings contemporary Moroccan cuisine to the Pacific Northwest food scene from owner Hamid Majdi. Their dishes combine traditional flavors with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Find unique pairings of fragrant spices and sweet touches in their menu, with everything from light flatbreads, scratch-made dips and salads, to richly braised lamb shanks and a fresh fish of the day.
Pike Place Market Celebrates its Women-Run Business Community
Pike Place Market has a remarkable community of 200+ successful women-run enterprises that make up Pike Place Market’s commercial shops, crafters and farmers. These businesses range from cuisines of local and international origins, handcrafted jewelry and quality apparel, elegant art, and so much more. According to Visit Seattle 43.8% of small business owners in Seattle are women. The Market champions that statistic with 33% of its businesses fully owned by women and 48% at least partially owned in either a solo enterprise or shared partnership. The Market is proud to continue uplifting its diverse community of women-run vendors made up of long-time locals, multi-generational immigrant families, and young aspiring entrepreneurs, among many others. Email [email protected] to learn more about Market’s female entrepreneurs.
Order Your Mother’s Day Pike Box Today!
The Pike Box CSA program is a farm-to-customer program run by the Pike Place Market Farm Team. Market staff source fresh produce, eggs, honey, flowers, and more from farmers across Washington. Then pack it all up for weekly pick-ups at Pike Place Market. This Pike Box is the perfect gift for that special lady in your life! Give and send a Pike Place Market Mother’s Day Pike Box filled with nine amazing items from our WA farmers! New this year the Market is offering two pick up locations and shipping options. This box is a unqiue way to celebrate that special, supportive, loving parent or person in your life.
Love in the Market is Just Around the Corner
Pike Place Market is hosting its annual Love in the Market event on Saturday, February 26th. This is a day to celebrate all things local. From our local shoppers, residents, locally sourced food and flowers, our visiting “locals for the day”. Market visitors will have the chance to explore while enjoying live music, scavenger hunts, chances to win prizes, a special shopping offer, and more!
Pike Place Market Releases 2022 Valentine's Day Market Guide
Check out our 2022 Valentine’s Day Market Guide. On this list, you will find over 30 one-of-a-kind gifts, special events or meal ideas for your sweetheart, family member or a Galentine’s get-together. Find recommendations for flowers, sweets, special experiences, romantic meals, one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry and more!
Pike Place Market Launches Brand New Website
Pike Place Market is proud to announce the launch of a brand new website packed with new features, mobility-friendly capabilities and a fresh, clean design that is easy to navigate. This new website is a consumer’s one-stop-shop to learn about everything that is Pike Place Market. Planning your next trip to the Market has never been easier with a new directory, Market Day Planner and more! Email [email protected] to learn more about the new website capabilities.
Pike Place Market is the Expert in Fresh Produce and Ingredients
For over 100 years, Pike Place Market has been the expert in fresh shopping. Since its inception in 1907 a major part of the Market has been produce. In fact, the Market started in part due to the increase in prices of onions. Some Market vendors have been selling at the Market for 60+ years with generations of families working at the stands. So why should someone shop at a highstall versus a traditional grocery store? Email [email protected] to learn more about Market highstalls.
Miss Cafe Announces New Breakfast Menu
Miss Cafe is now offering breakfast from 6am – 11am daily. Stop by for a home-style, delicious Turkish food experience and try their new omelettes and pastries or stay for lunch an enjoy one of their signature Turkish Pizzas or Pides.
Can Can opens 2022 with Ooh La La!
The new year begins with a bang with Can Can’s all new show Ooh La La! Audiences are cordially invited under the petticoats of Can Can Culinary Cabaret for an evening of over-the-top opulence with an all-new original Parisian inspired production.
Pike Market Senior Center Raises Over $40K
This year the Pike Market Senior Center hosted their 35th annual Figgy Pudding Caroling Celebration. This heart-warming tradition attracts nearly 10,000 people every year to enjoy holiday music and has become a holiday tradition for many Seattle locals and families to celebrate the season and community. Traditionally, this event is held in Westlake Center, but this year seven teams caroled at the Market. Despite a smaller audience, this event raised over $40K which goes back to supporting the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank.
Freya Bakery & Cafe Opens on Western Ave
Pike Place Market has welcomed our newest tenant, Freya Bakery Cafe. A Scandinavian inspired bakery & café serving specialty coffee and pastries made with hygge and care.
Pike Market Child Care and Preschool is Accepting Students
PMCCP welcomes all families, regardless of income and provides high quality early learning. They are currently have openings for toddlers and preschoolers born after Aug 31, 2019 and accept DSHS subsidies and CCAP vouchers. PMCCP also has a sliding fee scale, providing tuition assistance to over 60% of their families. Their mission focuses on an anti-bias education to help children develop positive family and social identities, comfort with and accurate language for human diversity, and learn to recognize and respond to unfairness.
Pike Place Bar & Grill Introduces New Menu
On your next trip to the Market be sure to swing by Pike Place Bar & Grill to test out their new menu. Plus! Daily happy hour from 4-7pm, Wine Wednesday for half off bottles and a special discount when you show proof that you are going to a show in the Market or at the Showbox.
Pike Place Market Celebrates Proclamation Day
On November 2, the Pike Place Market celebrated the Proclamation Day of the Keep the Market vote. On this special occasion, the Market was joined by Deputy Mayor Tiffany Washington, Executive Dow Constantine, Councilmember Andrew Lewis, Friends of the Market board members to celebrate the incredible work done by the Friends of the Market and Seattle voters.
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. Their tacos and tamales are extra delicious because they are made from scratch right before your eyes. Watch their kitchen through their viewing window on Pike Place! Find Maíz next to the First Starbucks.