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50th Anniversary of the Market
On Oct. 23, 2021, Pike Place Market is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Market being saved from demolition. Enjoy a variety of Market activities, including special commemorative gifts, craft demonstrations, one-of-a-kind shopping and more.
Special Shopping Offer: Spend $50 in the Market and receive a special 50th Anniversary Commemorative Shopping Bag.
Augmented Reality Pop-Up Murals: Market artists, Kate Endle and Mallory Milke, created two unique murals that celebrate the Market.
Live Music: Market buskers will be performing throughout the event on the iconic Farm Truck:
11 a.m. – Jeannie Rak
12 p.m. – Greg Paul
1 p.m. – Carly Ann Calbero
2 p.m. – Kevin Buster, Robin Kallsen & Rich Hinrichsen
3 p.m. – Sofia Mae & Aaron Harmonson
Pin the Tale on the Market Treasure Hunt: Participate in a treasure hunt to collect commemorative enamel pins and a chance to win Delta Air Lines tickets.
Cooking Demos: Market farmers, Windy Acre Farm, will host several cooking demos on the MarketFront Pavilion.
Live Mural Painting: Watch as Market artist, Rosie Ferne, creates a mural with a special twist on historic images of citizens advocating for the Market 50 years ago.
Leave Your Mark on the Market: Design your own picketing sign or Market message in the DownUnder level of the Market, then paste it on the free speech wall.
Market History Tours: Join the Friends of the Market on a free tour to learn more about the Market. Tours start at 9 a.m. on the hour until 4 p.m.
Labor of Love: Saving Pike Place Market documentary screenings: Experience a one-of-a-kind viewing experience of the official documentary about the battle in 1971 to save Pike Place Market from the wrecking ball. You’ll get to watch the 30-minute documentary in the historic Market Theatre, Unexpected Productions (masks and proof of vaccination required). Buy tickets here.
For more, visit PikePlaceMarket.org/50thCelebration.