A celebration of all things local at Pike Place Market, plus other fun things to do around Seattle


What happens from February 25 to March 3?

On February 26, Pike Place Market presents love in the market“a celebration of our people and a celebration of all things local,” said Madison Bristol, marketing and public relations manager for the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority.

“Our local shoppers who come to the market, the local produce, the local food we buy here, our local flowers, and even what we call ‘one-day locals’ or people who are out of town and come to visit. the market – it’s a celebration of them and all things market,” said Bristol.

Love in the Market invites visitors to explore the market and Pike Place’s own activities – like buskers and vendors – through a scavenger hunt, games and more. The event is like the Pike Place Market holiday, Bristol said.

Market buskers will perform under the clock and sign off with rotating performances every hour. “It’s a chance for them to perform and make amplified music, which we don’t normally allow in the marketplace,” Bristol said.

Also below the clock and sign, visitors will find the Love in the Market information tent. If you spend more than $50 combined at any of the Market’s stores or restaurants, you can present your receipts at the tent to receive a Pike Place Market Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag.

During the treasure hunt, visitors will also have the opportunity to win the Golden Bag prize. By finding 10 stops in the market, collecting clues, and learning about the history of Pike Place Market along the way, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize of over $550 in market goodies and gift cards.

“Such a big part of Pike Place Market is the local community, and more than ever during the pandemic, we’ve relied so heavily on our people to keep the market open all the time,” Bristol said.

This year, Love in the Market is dedicated to the relationships vendors have built over the past two years with locals.

“They are the reason so many businesses have survived,” Bristol said.

Love in the Market takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pike Place Market (85 Pike St., Seattle). Find more information on: pikeplacemarket.org/event/love-in-the-market

What else is going on

Here are some other events happening February 25 through March 3 in the Puget Sound area, including events celebrating Black History Month. If you would like to submit an event for review, complete the form at the bottom of the post. Please check event websites for more information, including coronavirus requirements.

Kids Cook: Comfort Food Favorites – February 25

Join PCC and Cooking Instructor Erica Weisman for an online introduction to creating more sophisticated versions of your favorite dishes from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn how to make béchamel which will be made into a cheese base for mac and cheese with toasted breadcrumbs and learn knife techniques for roasted sweet potato fries and curry ketchup. Chocolate lava cakes are on the menu to finish. Register online; $35. pccmarkets.com

Meeker Street Nerd Party – February 26

The Kent Downtown Partnership presents the Meeker Street Nerd Party from 4-8 p.m. The Nerd Party promotes small and local businesses in Kent town center by showcasing nerd culture. West Meeker’s small businesses will host local creators, artists and authors specializing in nerd culture, sci-fi, fantasy, books, games and more. Register online; free. 328 W. Meeker Street, Kent; 253-813-6976; downtownkentwa.com

Xtreme International Ice Racing—February 26

Nelson Motorsports presents Xtreme International Ice Racing at 7 p.m. Xtreme International Ice Racing features speed bikes and off-road vehicles racing on an oval ice track. Professional riders from England, Scotland, Canada and the United States will compete for national championship titles in two professional divisions. The event also includes an amateur quad division featuring local ATV riders. Buy your tickets online; prices vary. 2000 Hewitt Ave, Suite 200, Everett; 425-322-2600; angelofthewindsarena.com

37and Annual Mystery Weekend — February 26-27

Take part in the nation’s longest mystery weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 26 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 27. Solve this two-day mystery with clues gathered around Langley and with the help of 30 characters on the streets. The Langley Gazette, a local newspaper printed for the occasion, will provide additional clues, as will the program containing the clue map. The mystery event ends with a reveal party and prizes are awarded to those who participated and guessed correctly. Buy your tickets online; $15. Location varies; 360-221-6765; visitlangley.com

Seattle Home & Garden Show 2022 — February 26-March 6

From mini home offices to the 6,000 square foot educational community garden, visitors can see all the latest home products, trends and services from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sundays. Buy your tickets online; prices vary. 800 West Ave S., Seattle; 425-467-0960; seattlehomeshow.com

Chilly Hilly – February 27

Returning for its 50th year, the Chilly Hilly Bike Ride offers 2,675 feet of overall climbing coupled with unpredictable weather starting at 8 a.m. can join the crowds directly on Bainbridge Island. Register online; $40 to $60. Location varies; 206-522-3222; cascade.org

“Spirit Palace” – February 27

The Seattle Festival Orchestra presents its winter concert, “Palaces of the Mind,” exploring ideas of cross-species communication, mental musical composition, and the echoing expanse of a symphony at 2 p.m. Buy your tickets online; prices vary. 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle; seattlefestivalorchestra.org

NAAM Night at Seattle Sounders FC Match – February 27

To celebrate the athletic achievements of African Americans, the Northwest African American Museum is partnering with the RAVE Foundation and Seattle Sounders FC at their season-opening home game at 5 p.m. 1960s” and “Art as Life: The Story of Jacob Lawrence of Seattle”. NAAM will also distribute books and balls. NAAM’s African-American Cultural Ensemble will perform the black national anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Buy your tickets online; $34. 800 West Ave S., Seattle; 206-518-6000; naamnw.org

Seattle Cocktail Week — February 27-March 6

Seattle Cocktail Week is a week-long celebration of the local cocktail scene at participating venues. Attendees can enjoy events such as master classes, seminars, brunches, bar takeovers and competitions, a grand tasting event, the Cocktail District with over 200 spirits to try, food trucks and Moreover. Buy Cocktail District tickets online; $54.99 to $99. Location varies; seattlecocktailweek.com

RARE Open Discussion with Erin Jones – Educator, Activist and Author – February 28

Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity features an online discussion with local writer and civil rights activist Erin Jones at 7 p.m. This discussion will explore stories and strategies of racial healing. Register online; free. rhs4racialequity.org


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