100 years ago tomorrow, Friday August 17th, the Pike Place Market
and other vendor products; crafts, cafes, confections, coffee, collectibles and so on that can be found strolling the market. Of course, back in 1907 it was just a few farmers selling produce off the back of their wagons, and there were no fishmongers tossing fish over the heads tourists!
To Celebrate the Markets' Centennial , there are lots of events scheduled to celebrate the Markets' 100th birthday, and we are now just a day away from wishing the Pike Place Market Happy Birthday! The festivities began in May when the Market put its' "Pigs on Parade" .
The Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously open farmers market in the US, that is quite an accomplishment for a City that is well more than a 100 years younger than cities on the east coast! While the market has had challenges over the decades fighting off developers and neglect, it has become one of the unique places that defines Seattle and makes it such a wonderful place to live and visit.
So come out and wish Happy 100th Birthday our Pike Place Market!