Neighborhood News

Neighborhood News

Neighborhood News

For Market Merchants 

Welcome to the Pike Place Market's Communication Center. We will update this page with information relevant to our Market merchants, vendors and entertainers.



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Co-op Advertising Program 

Stretch your advertising dollars by participating in the PDA’s Co-op Advertising Program!

PDA commercial and daystall merchants in good standing who create, purchase and pay in full for individual advertising projects for their Market business in 2019 can be reimbursed 50% of their advertising cost, while funds remain.

  • Daystall and Farm: Receive up to $350 annually 
  • Commercial: Receive up to $700 annually

Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for tenants in good standing with the PDA. Qualifying paid advertisements only.  If you have questions, please contact the PDA Marketing department. 

Sign Up Today for Fall Small Business Workshops!

This Fall, the Pike Place Market PDA is offering seven classes designed to launch your business into 2019. These workshops can be taken as a series or by themselves. They are free for businesses within Pike Place Market.

Fall Schedule
Instructors: Pike Place Market PDA Marketing Team, Amy Wallsmith and Tanya Sinkovits.

  • Tues, Sept 24th  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Instagram Refresh  - Complete
  • Tues, Oct 1st      5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Facebook Level 1 (Beginner) - Complete
  • Tues, Oct 8th      5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Facebook Level 2 (Intermediate)

Instructors: Ventures, a Seattle-based nonprofit that supports entrepreneurs at every stage of business. 

  • Tues, Oct 15th    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Facebook Level 3 (Expert)
  • Tues, Oct 29th    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Email Marketing for the Holidays
  • Tues, Nov 5th      5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Taxes for Small Businesses
  • Tues, Nov 19th   5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Building a Brand


Operating & Capital Budget Schedule

Community Budget Meeting

Thursday, October 10   4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Classroom

PDA staff will hear the Community’s ideas, recommendations and comments on Market needs that affect the 2020 budget.


Finance and Asset Management Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 22 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Classroom.

PDA staff will present the 2020 Proposed Budget to the Finance and Asset Management committee members. The Community will have an opportunity to make public comments at the meeting.


2020 Proposed Budget Packets available Wednesday, October 31

Come by the PDA office to pick up a copy of the 2020 Proposed Budget packet that outlines the Proposed 2020 Budget and Programs.


Finance and Asset Management Committee Meeting for Public Comment

Thursday, November 7   4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Classroom

This meeting is attended by PDA Council members and PDA staff exclusively to hear the Community’s thoughts and comments on the Proposed 2020 Budget.


Finance and Asset and Management Committee – Approval of Budget

Tuesday, November 12   4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Classroom.

Finance and Asset Management Committee members will hear any additional Community public comments and will discuss and approve the Final Budget for Council approval.


Council Meeting – Approval of 2020 Budget

Thursday, November 21th    4:00 p.m. in the Classroom.

The PDA Council will review and approve the 2020 Budget. The community will have an opportunity to make public comments at the meeting.


If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your thoughts and ideas, contact Sabina Proto, PDA Finance Director, at (206) 774-5256 or

Join Our Market Fall Events!

As summer begins to wind down, we are planning away for our fall events and would love for you to get involved.  Please explore the below list and let us know what events you are interested in. 

Meet the Market
Various Dates Sept thru Nov

This is a new residential building concierge program! The PDA is organizing pop-up markets at nine downtown apartment and condo buildings. The   goal of these residential events is to showcase everything the Market has to offer and encourage them to get to their Market. Sign Me Up!


Costumes on the Cobblestones
Saturday, Oct 26
The PDA is bringing back Costumes on the Cobblestones for the second year. This is a family fun event to celebrate the spirit of the Market in Fall. The PDA would love to hear ways you would like to get involved to grow this new event! I Have Ideas!




Magic In the Market
Saturday, Nov 30

This year marks the 24th annual Magic in the Market, an event to kick off the holiday season at the Market. Celebrate with Santa photos, tree lighting ceremony, festive music and other fun holiday activities. The PDA would love to hear ways you would like to get involved! I'm ready to spread the magic!
Visit Seattle Holiday Breakfast
Tuesday, Dec 10 
Visit Seattle has invited Pike Place Market back for a second year to create a pop-up holiday Market. This is a great opportunity to reach the local community between 650-800 attendees from industry veterans to new professionals. Market participants will need to create a holiday table display and provide seasonal products for purchase at the event.  Connect me to the locals!

Take Over Our Instagram


The PDA's Instagram account is a great way to reach a wide audience for free. We have over 110,000 followers and our Instagram Stories traditionally get seen by 5,000 to 6,000 people. 

Please read the rules and guidelines below, then click here to apply to Takeover Our Instagram Stories account


  • Be positive! Be creative! Show your personality while also showing off your brand and Pike Place Market.
  • Show your day. Be real.
  • Create memorable moments; interviews with coworkers and/or tips for the audience. 
  • Provide a unique experience. 
  • Use location and hashtag stickers to increase your discoverability.
  • Use polls and questions to increase engagement. 
  • The PDA has final approval of photos and videos that get uploaded to our account. 

How To: 

Step 1: Apply here.

Step 2: We will review your application and reach out. 


Alaskan Way Viaduct Removal and Beyond

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