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when: Aug. 12, 17 & 18, 2017 at various times
where: Downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market, 85 Pike St., Seattle, Wa
Pike Place Market, Seattle’s historic public market and top Seattle destination, will celebrate its 110th anniversary, on Thursday, August 17, 2017. In honor of this milestone event, there will several activities. Consider:
Saturday, August 12, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. | MarketFront Pavilion
Dance, clap and sing along while supporting a great local cause with everyone’s favorite kindie rocker Caspar Babypants, performing for the first time in the brand new Pike Place MarketFront Pavilion. Donations are encouraged to support Pike Market Childcare and Preschool, serving families of all income levels since 1982. Caspar Babypants’ brand new album, Jump for Joy, will be available for purchase, as well as original artwork by Pike Place Market artist Kate Endle.
Thursday, August 17, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. | Pike Place Market Arcade
Honoring the work and life of local photographer John Stamets, this walking tour will feature 20 panoramic Widelux photos from his 1987 book Portrait of a Market, displayed throughout the Market Arcade at the original locations that they were taken. The large-format photos capture the vitality and abundance of Pike Place in the mid-1980s. The photographs provide a unique insight into an important chapter in the history of Pike Place Market and reflect how the Market has changed while remaining true to its rich tradition of diverse residents, merchants, farmers and shoppers.
The twilight tour will provide an opportunity for people to document their own history of the Market. At each location where the photos are displayed, visitors can shoot photos showing the Market’s past and its continued vitality in the present.
Friday, August 18, 7:30 p.m. | MarketFront Pavilion
Celebrate the 110th as you sip and savor your way through many of the region’s best restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries while meeting local chefs and winemakers. It will be a night to remember, complete with a raffle and dancing under the stars. The Pike Place Market Foundation is offering a ticket deal specifically for Market Insiders – 110 tickets for $110. To purchase tickets visit bit.ly/SUNSETSUPPER and enter promo code “110MARKET” (2 ticket limit).