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Pike Place Market to Hold Annual Arcade Lights Festival April 24

Arcade Lights Pike Place MarketArcade Lights, the annual one-night tasting festival at Pike Place Market returns on Friday, April 24 and will feature more than 70 local purveyors, including Seattle’s best craft breweries, artisan food vendors, local wineries, distilleries and specialty drink makers.

As a longtime starting ground for small, local businesses with big ideas like Rachel’s Ginger Beer, Britt’s Pickles and Ellenos Yogurt, Pike Place Market gathers the best and the brightest purveyors in the region under one roof for just one night at Arcade Lights. The challenge is what to taste first!

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy returning favorites, such as City Fish, Pike Brewing Company, Piroshky Piroshky, The Yellow Leaf Cupcake, Veraci Pizza, Wildridge Winery, and more. Several new purveyors will also be joining Arcade Lights this year, including Bake My Day, Bavarian Meats, Copperworks Distillery, Pike Place Chowder, Red Duck Foods, and others.

Arcade Lights benefits the Pike Place Market Foundation, a major funder of five social service agencies located in Pike Place Market that support low income families and individuals including, a food bank, senior center, childcare and preschool, medical clinic and assisted living facility.

Arcade Lights is sponsored by Seattle Met, Vigor Industrial, Dry Soda and Pike Place Market PDA.

Entry fee includes 10 tokens redeemable for your choice of food and beverage and a keepsake glass. Additional tokens are available for purchase at the event.  For guests 21 and over.

 

What: Arcade Lights, a one-night celebration of artisan food, craft beer and Washington wine
When: Friday, April 24, 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Pike Place Market: North Arcade at Pike Place and Pine Street
Tickets: http://2015arcadelights.bpt.me/$60     General Admission, 7 p.m.

$80     Early Entry, 6:30 p.m.
Your opportunity to enjoy the festival 30 minutes before General Admission!

$120    VIP Tasting, 6 p.m.
Access to VIP lounge with comfortable seating, exclusive tastings from local elite artisan vendors (no tokens required), 5 extra tokens, plus early entry into main arcade tasting area

Pike Place Market is one of the oldest continuously operating public markets in the U.S. It is a Historic District with 250 commercial businesses, 80 farmers, 225 craftspeople, 400 street performers, and 500 residents. In addition, there are social services to help downtown’s low-income residents. It is often called the “Soul of Seattle.”

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 for low-income people. www.pikeplacemarket.org

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