The Pike Place Market is the soul of Seattle, the oldest continously operating farmers market in the country. The nine-acre historic district hosts nine million visitors each year. The market is a place where farmers and craftsmen display their wares and where residents and visitors alike jostle their way along crowded aisle and bricks streets. Salmon fly through the air at fish vendors, vegetable and flower displays are turned into works of art, and countless eateries cook up tastes of the world.
Gawking is permitted, free of charge. The market is roughhewn poetry, always in motion.
Other Shopping nearby:
(Bellevue) Absolute Quality Dolls
(Port Townsend) Abundant Earth
(Seattle) Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry
(Everett) Alley Antiques
(Whidbey Island) Beachglass Creations
(Mukilteo) Bear Paw Flutes and Ocarinas
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07/08 Coming to The Seattle area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!