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If 10,000 daffodils could be the equivalent of at least 10,000 smiles, then the Pike Place Market’s annual Daffodil Day would be a great example of a generator for positivity for downtown Seattle residents and visitors.

This year Daffodil Day will be celebrating its 20th anniversary while gracefully honoring the first day of spring. Community members and volunteers will be handing out 10,000 locally grown daffodils to residents, workers and visitors at 15 downtown Seattle locations on Monday, March 20 from 11:45 am -1 pm. 

Of course Daffodil Day would not be what it is without the support from the dedicated farmers who take the time to plant, grow and harvest each cheerful flower. This year we would like to thank the following farmers:

  • Chai and Chee Cha from Shong Chao’s Farm in Carnation 

  • Kiseng Cha from Hmong Highland Garden in Monroe

  • John and Lita Mendez from John and Lita’s Farm in Pacific 

  • Teng and Lavou Jasengnou from Woodinville Valley Farm in Carnation 

 

Event Details

What: The 20th Annual Daffodil Day 

When: Monday, March 20, 2017 11:45 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m.  

Locations for this year’s celebration include: 

1st and University Street 
1st and Lenora Street 
2nd and Pike Street 
2nd and Union Street 
3rd and Union Street 
4th and Pine Street 
4th and Pike Street 
4th and Virginia Street
4th and University Street
4th and Cherry Street
5th and Olive Street
5th and Pine Street
6th and Pike Street
6th and Pine Street
Waterfront at Union Street

Join in the fun and post your Daffodil Day pictures to our Facebook page!

This Valentine's Day, treat your sweetheart to the best of the Market! From fresh flowers to fine dining, artisan chocolate to sizzling entertainment, Pike Place merchants and restaurants make it easy to plan your special surprise.

Here are some of our top picks guaranteed to please your main squeeze.

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Illumination: Art in the Market

Posted January 9, 2017

A SEVEN-DAY CELEBRATION, JANUARY 23-29

In the coldest depths of winter, we're bringing light, color and fun to the month of January by illuminating the artists whose creations contribute to the dazzling vibrancy of the Market community, year round. With more than 220 working artists, along with two dozen art galleries and shops, there's days of art to explore! 

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The Contest: 

Greetings Market Explorers! Celebrate the holiday season with this fun and festive Instagram contest and giveaway. It's easy to participate. Snap a selfie while shopping for holiday food and gifts from Pike Place merchants and post it with the hashtag #PikePlaceHolidays for a chance to win a Market Gift Tote filled with local goodies (over $100 value). Photos must be entered between December 1-24, 2016.

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Celebrate the Season with Figgy Pudding

Posted November 23, 2016

Searching for a fun, unique and festive activity this holiday season? The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition and Fundraiser, presented this year by McKinley Irvin Family Law, is truly an enchanted event that appeals to all ages. This year, Figgy Pudding celebrates its 30th anniversary in Downtown Seattle/Westlake Center, and of course in creative song and in fabulous holiday spirit. In anticipation for "Figgy Friday," we spoke with "Head Figlet" Zoë Freeman, Wellness-Engagement Coordinator at Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank, to learn more about Figgy Pudding and the magic it generates for this vibrant Seattle community.

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