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50th Anniversary of the Market

October 23, 2021

pike place market date night

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.

Celebration Activities:

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.


October 23, 2021
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Pike Place Market
85 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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