Pike Place Market presents 9th Annual Flower Festival to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend
Show appreciation towards mom with a fresh bouquet of beautiful, locally grown flowers from the Market and a mother-daughter cooking class.
Pike Place Market presents the 9th annual Flower Festival on Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 13 through Sunday, May 14, 2017. The festival features fresh, locally grown flower arrangements from more than 40 farmers of King, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties.
In the early morning hours, tents will be set up on the west side of the cobblestone street of Pike Place to showcase the farmers’ abundant bouquets of tulips, daffodils, irises and peonies. Browse the tents and watch the farmers creatively arrange the flowers; pick up a bouquet or two and enjoy shopping and dining at the Market.
For those daughters looking to get creative with their mother, the Market’s Atrium Kitchen is hosting a Mother’s Day cooking class with Cucina Casalinga on Sunday, May 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. Attendees will learn how to prepare spaghetti alla chitarra from scratch using a traditional Italian tool, chitarra, served with local Manila clams and mussels. After their food is complete, mothers and daughters will enjoy their pasta with Prosecco Adami in the spectacular atmosphere of Pike Place Market.
Also present this year is the Pike Place Market Foundation tent, which will offer another gift option: a Market Charm engraved with mom’s name. Proceeds support the MarketFront expansion and will help provide opportunities for local shops, farmers, and artists, as well as housing and services for seniors and low-income neighbors. The tent will be up on Pike Place on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the Market Charm, go to www.pikeup.org.
9th Annual Pike Place Market Flower Festival
Saturday, May 13 through Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
Pike Place Market from Pike Street to Virginia Street
Mother’s Day cooking class with Cucina Casalinga
Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. at
Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen, Economy Market Building, 1433 First Ave
TICKETS: $80 available online at Brown Paper Tickets.
Prosecco Adami will be served to attendees 21 and over.
For more information on Pike Place Market, visit www.pikeplacemarket.org.
Pike Place Market is Seattle’s original farmers market, founded in 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operating public markets in the U.S. The market operates within a nine-acre historic district and is a bustling neighborhood of hundreds of vendors, residents and businesses, including farmers, craftspeople, independent shops, buskers, and residents, many of whom are low-income seniors, and five social service agencies. www.pikeplacemarket.org
The Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA) is a not-for-profit, public corporation chartered by the City of Seattle in 1973 to manage the properties in the nine-acre Market Historic District. The PDA is required to preserve, rehabilitate and protect the Market’s buildings, increase opportunities for farm and food retailing in the Market, incubate and support small and marginal businesses, and provide services and affordable housing for low-income people.