Pike Place Market first opened in 1907 and has been through a lot over the years. While it may seem hard to believe, it’s faced serious threats of demolition in its lifetime and part of what has kept it strong is the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA). The PDA is celebrating 50 years of preservation this weekend and they have some sweet ways you can get in on the fun.

This Saturday, June 3rd, the market invites shoppers to enjoy a day of fun-fill activities at the Market. There will be immersive Market history activities, live music, special shopping offers, and chances to win Market prizes.

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Here’s a look at everything you can check out!

Free tote bag

On June 3rd, the first 500 shoppers that spend $50 or more in the market will receive a limited-edition Pike Place Market tote bag (while supplies last). Shoppers can bring one $50 receipt or several receipts totaling $50 or more to the “Event Information” tent by 4 PM on June 3rd to redeem.

Free Market Tours

If you love history you can learn about the Markets with a free Pike Place Market tour. The tours are led by historical experts and Market advocates, with tours leaving on the hour starting at 11:30 AM and ending at 2:30 PM. Be sure to sign up beforehand at the Event Information tent.

Trivia challenges

Here’s a chance to test your Pike Place Market knowledge and win prizes. Guests can walk through a history display and answer related trivia questions. Those who turn in a completed trivia card with the correct answers will be entered to win a Market Gift Card.

Artist battles

Watch as Ernesto Ybarra and Stacey Lee Sterling of BasilicArt battle it out to create one-of-a-kind, handmade illustration art. Cast your vote on your favorite design to be entered to win a $50 Market Gift Card.

The Great Tater Truck Derby 

Unleash your creativity by creating your very own masterpiece from a Pike Place Market farmer-grown potato. Once your potato is decorated to your liking, you’ll take it for a drive on the Market’s race track where you’ll compete against other potato drivers.

Live Music on the Market Farm Truck

If you need a break from shopping you can enjoy the market’s buskers with the following lineup.

  • 11 AM–12 PM:  Lucia Flores-Wiseman
  • 12:15 PM–1:15 PM: Nikhil Gupta
  • 2 PM– 4 PM Six Feet Back Band