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More signs of autumn: winter squash is here—butternut from Alvarez and delicata from Neng Farm. Soon they will be joined by spaghetti and acorn squash. Hosui Asian pears from the Martins are another sign of the autumn harvest.

Pike Place Market farmers will be going strong at Pike Place, and City Hall and South Lake Union Express markets through October!

It is no secret that Seattle has a major coffee obsession. At Pike Place Market, we have coffee bars and cafes galore to help you get your coffee fix - from the modern feel of Storyville Coffee to the rustic ambiance of Le Panier. Get a perfectly pulled shot and a little spooked at Ghost Alley Espresso in lower Post Alley. Try the salmon crumpet from The Crumpet Shop with an americano. Those who want a gluten-free croissant with their latte should head to Coffee & A Specialty Bakery on Western Ave, which features all gluten-free baked goods.
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Join us on October 30, at noon, for the Pike Up! Parade, a community-wide event to kick off the effort to raise the roof on the new Pike Place MarketFront. Find out how you can put YOUR mark on the final piece of the historic Market district with a personalized Market Charm

An event almost as unique as Pike Place Market itself, the Pike Up! Parade will feature a boisterous unfurling of the Pike Up! Flag and a march of the flag down Pike Place by Market community members. 

After we’ve raised the flag, our Master of Ceremonies will unveil the new Market Charm, a unique opportunity for you to leave your personal stamp on the new MarketFront! Your name, or personal message, can help us build more of the Market we all love. Stay tuned and be ready to Pike Up! on Oct. 30. 

Find Your Way Busker Documentary, Sept. 11 & Pike Place Market Busker Festival, Sept. 14

Pike Place Market is home to one of the most diverse and talented busking communities in the country, with more than 300 buskers performing at the Market every year! 

This month, Seattle’s buskers and those who love street music, celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legalization of busking in the city. 

The Pike Place Market Busker Festival on Sunday, September 14, will feature four stages with music, magic, dance, balloons, hula hoops and other performances. Performers include Howlin’ Hobbit, Jim Page, Artis the Spoonman, Emery Carl, and many more. 

The documentary film, Find Your Way, will be shown at SIFF on Sept. 11 and features Market buskers Whitney Mongé, Emery Carl, Gregory Paul and Ronn Benway.

Filmed over the course of three years, the documentary also features 90’s rocker Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States of America and violin virtuoso Joshua Bell. The hour and a half journey will make you think twice about who you’re passing on the street.