Welcome to Summer at Pike Place Market

The Market is kicking off summer with a bang! Come down to the Market to experience special events, outdoor dining, night markets and more!

SEATTLE, WA – Pike Place Market is thrilled to announce a series of new and returning activities for visitors arriving this month as we gear up to inaugurate another beautiful Seattle summer. Our Market community looks forward to welcoming locals and tourists alike for these exciting upcoming events: Celebrate Western Avenue’s open house, Summer Night Market honoring Pride and our local artisans, and weekly pop-up Express Markets bringing farm-fresh produce and more to downtown workers and residents in South Lake Union and First Hill. Public outdoor dining returns at Pike Place! Visitors can enjoy their lunch and a cooling respite all summer long at any of our shaded picnic tables directly under the Clock & Sign or MarketFront deck.

Outdoor Dining is Back!

Take a break from working from home and energize your work week at Pike Place Market. Now shoppers who come to the Market can dine or rejuvenate under the iconic sign and take in the atmosphere of the Market or on the MarketFront overlooking the Puget Sound.

Mark Your Calendar

Pike Place Market Express Farmers Markets
Starting Friday, June 3

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. Learn more.

  • First Hill (Lindeman Plaza) – Tuesdays & Fridays from 10am – 2pm
  • South Lake Union (Van Vorst Plaza) – Thursday from 10am – 2pm

Western Ave Open House
Saturday, June 11 from 3 – 5pm

Western Ave shop owners are planning something special this month! Visit Western Ave on Saturday, June 11 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! Learn more.

Summer Pride Night Market (+21 Event)
Thursday, June 23 from 6 – 10pm

As the weather starts to warm up, Pike Place Market is extending its hours for a special Summer Night Market. 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. Learn more.

Event Features Include

  • 25+ Local Art & Craft Vendors
  • 2 Bars serving cocktails, mocktails, wine & beer
  • 5+ Local Food Vendors
  • Live Performers, Music and More!

There is always something new to discover at Pike Place Market. Make it a Market day this summer and spend the day exploring any of our small businesses, visit our crafts market or pick up the freshest ingredients for a picnic. Visit the Market after hours to enjoy unique happy hour spots with stunning views, world-class dining and catch a show.

Easy Parking Accessibility – Now accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay and “Tap” to pay.
Parking is available in the Public Market parking garages with two entrances at 1531 & 1901 Western Avenue. Both offer direct elevator access to the Market, entering at the MarketFront Pavilion and Desimone Bridge entrance to the Main Arcade. The garage has over 800 covered parking spots and nine electric charging stations. Learn more here.

  • Early Bird Rate – Enjoy a whole day at Pike Place Market for only $13. Enter before 9am and exit by 9pm
  • Low Hourly Rate – $4 per hour up to the first 4 hours

Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority PDA – The nine-acre historic district is maintained and operated by the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA), a nonprofit public corporation created by the City of Seattle in 1973. The PDA supports the Market’s remarkable community by increasing farm and food retailing opportunities, supporting small and marginal businesses, and providing services for low-income individuals. In addition, PDA helps protect the essence of the Market by preserving, rehabilitating and maintaining the buildings within the Market. PikePlaceMarket.org

Please let us know if you are interested in coming on-site to film.


Media Contact
Madison Bristol
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
E: [email protected]
P: (206) 724-8142
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