Visitor FAQ

Visitor FAQ

Visitor FAQ

What are the Pike Place Market hours?

Every day is different in the Market but most of the Market is active from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with some of our restaurants staying open until midnight for indoor or outdoor dining, takeout and delivery. Visit and for individual business hours. 

Where can I park?

The easiest and most convenient place to park at the Market is in our parking garage. Our parking garage has 800 parking spots, including electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and three entrances/exits. 1531 Western Avenue, 1901 Western Avenue, and 1530 Alaskan Way. Get directions to the garage and view our parking rates at

Where can I park an RV close to Pike Place Market?

Our parking garages and parking lots cannot accommodate RVs at this time.

When is the best time to visit?

Mornings before 12 pm are generally less crowded. Our less-visited times are late fall, winter and early spring, other than holidays. During peak summer months, weekday mornings are optimal times to visit.

How can I find my Pike Place Market tile? 

Please see the Pike Place Market Foundation's website for more information about finding your tile. 

Is there Free Wi-Fi Access?

Free Wi-Fi is available in the Atrium of the Economy Market building located on the southwest corner of First Ave. and Pike St. 

Disability / Stroller Access

Most buildings and shops are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. The Market does not have stroller or wheelchair rentals. Elevator access to the Market is available from Alaskan Way and the waterfront, from the two Pike Place Market parking garages and on Western Avenue near the Pike Market Hillclimb. View/download Market map

Is there a lost and found?

Email a description of your lost item and the date you suspect you lost it to

Where can I stay in or near the Market?

There are two lodging options within Pike Place Market historic district proper:  Inn at the Market. For other downtown lodging options, please visit

Can I host an event at the Market?

The Market has a meeting room available for rent during business hours. We are no longer taking reservations for weddings, weekend events or evening events at this time. Large public events organized by outside groups are not permitted.

Is there a place to store my luggage?

Pike Place Market is not able to offer any lockers or storage. If you are a cruise-line passenger or a guest in a local hotel, we suggest checking with concierge services on the ship or at your hotel. The Port of Seattle offers complimentary luggage transfer to the airport at the end of your cruise. Click here for more information.

Do you allow pets at Pike Place Market?

Pets are not allowed in Market buildings, including the Main Arcade. Only trained service animals are permitted within Market buildings.


Visitors are welcome to take photos and video for personal use on a visit to the Market. Anything other than personal use or with more than one handheld camera requires a filming permit from the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA). The use of drones or other unmanned equipment is strictly prohibited in Pike Place Market and within the nine-acre historic district. In consideration for public safety, tripods are not allowed within the nine-acre historic district for personal use. The Public Market clock and sign is a trademarked image. Commercial use of the clock and sign requires permission from the PDA. See our Commercial Filming page for more information. 

Rachel the Piggybank is a trademarked image of the Market Foundation. For commercial use contact the Market Foundation at (206) 682-7453.

Where can I pick up a map of the Market or other information?

The Market’s Information booth is located at First Avenue and Pike Street. The booth is operated by Visit Seattle (Seattle's Convention and Vistors Bureau) volunteers.

How do I find a specific Market business, craftsperson or merchant?

Visit the Market Directory and search by keyword, category or location. For further assistance contact

Can I rent a table short term to sell a product?

Pike Place Market does not rent tables on a daily basis.

How can I become a permitted farmer or craftsperson at Pike Place Market?

Learn about becoming a Pike Place Market farmer or craftsperson.

How can I open a retail business in the Market?

For more information on commercial leasing, visit our Commercial Leasing page.

How can I or my musical group perform at the Market?

The Market does not book acts or reserve performance space. There are busker permits available for performers wishing to perform in designated spaces in the Historic District. Learn more, here

Who operates Pike Place Market?

Pike Place Market is part of a nine-acre Market Historic District managed by the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA). The PDA is a not-for-profit, public corporation chartered by the City of Seattle in 1973 to manage the properties within the historic district.

The Market Foundation was established in 1982. The Market Foundation is a non-profit organization which supports housing and services for our low-income neighbors by fundraising, advocacy and community building.

How do I apply for a job in the Market?

Job openings at Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority are listed our Employment Opportunities web page. Inquire with individual businesses or merchants for opportunities with a specific store.

Where can I find historical photos of the Market?

There are several sources for historical photos and information including: