South Lake Union
Events Calendar

August 12 Events

August 12, 1:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

A Bite-Size History of Pike Place Market

While Seattle is a relatively young city, we boast one of the nation’s oldest continuously operated markets. Created as a place for farmers to sell their food direct to customers, the Market’s long-time focus on locally-grown and locally-made products has endured. During this 30-minute edible journey sample six unique flavors of the Market, each one illuminating a moment in Pike Place Market history and highlighting the complexity, diversity, and innovative spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

Just for members! Register in advance online until the program date. Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis on day of event.

Location: Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion at MOHAI

Cost: $5

Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-serve basis on day of event.

August 12, 3:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

A Bite-Size History of Pike Place Market

While Seattle is a relatively young city, we boast one of the nation’s oldest continuously operated markets. Created as a place for farmers to sell their food direct to customers, the Market’s long-time focus on locally-grown and locally-made products has endured. During this 30-minute edible journey sample six unique flavors of the Market, each one illuminating a moment in Pike Place Market history and highlighting the complexity, diversity, and innovative spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

Just for members! Register in advance online until the program date. Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis on day of event.

Location: Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion at MOHAI

Cost: $5

Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-serve basis on day of event.

August 11-13, South Lake Union

Fred Hutch Obliteride

OBLITERIDE IS A WEEKEND YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

 Aug. 11-13, 2017
You can bike all year, but only one weekend a year is it surrounded with the best food, fun, and feeling that is Obliteride. Mark your calendar, and start getting excited for the 5th year anniversary of an event that has become an annual tradition in the community.

This weekend brings together a community whose collective spirit of relentlessness will create the world we all want to live in. A world where cancer is behind us. As we train and fundraise throughout the year and ride across the Finish Line on Sunday, Aug. 13, we remember who we’re riding for; the loved ones who lost their battle, those currently battling, for kids who will be impacted by this disease and all those survivors who are still with us today because of research happening at Fred Hutch. This bike ride is a journey where everyone is riding for the same thing – better treatments, better outcomes and better lives.

Together, we’ve raised over $9.2 million to date; every rider-raised dollar goes toward lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. Each year, we’re looking to recruit more riders, fundraise more money, have more fun and ultimately allow our scientists to explore more cures that will save the lives of our loved ones.

For more information or to register: http://www.obliteride.org/

May 6 - September 2, SLU Discovery Center

SLU Saturday Market

Welcome to Seattle’s favorite Saturday market, South Lake Union Saturday Market. A refreshing European-style all food market place offering over 60 food booths for locals and tourists, and deservedly so.

SLU Saturday Market is kicking off their third season in the heart of South Lake Union starting May 6th! South Lake Union is quickly becoming the culinary heart of Seattle, where you can snack and shop local on Saturdays.

Discover what’s local featuring some of Seattle’s finest farms, chef demonstrations, purveyors, as well as a delicious selection of street food vendors curbside every Saturday.

August 12, 11:00 am, 400 Fairview

Seattle Makers Market

The Seattle Makers Market announces its new Second Saturday Market Series in South Lake Union, to be held at 400 Fairview Ave N. Located in the ground floor Market Hall, Seattle-area artists, crafters, makers, and artisans will display their work for sale from 11am until 5pm on Saturday, March 11th, and every second Saturday of the month through the end of 2017. Markets are free and open to the public.

 

The Seattle Makers Market is a not-for-profit arts group dedicated to providing space and opportunity for local artists, artisans, and makers to showcase and sell their work, and to create and encourage a thriving and diverse community of artists and makers in the Puget Sound area and beyond.

 

For more information about the Second Saturday Market Series, or our other pop-up market events, please check out: seattlemakersmarket.com

November 19 - September 12, Museum of History and Industry

Edible City: A Delicious Journey

Experience Seattle’s culinary history from raw ingredients to polished plates. Edible City: A Delicious Journey serves up the story of how Seattleites eat in their city and how urban palates have developed over the years. Discover the secret history of Seattle’s favorite foods and devour the stories that helped the city grow into one of America’s best places to eat. Curated by James Beard Award winner Rebekah Denn, Edible City will be a main course on the city’s cultural buffet. The following is the menu for this delicious journey.

Raw Ingredients

For the first course, take a look at the raw ingredients—what is a “Seattle” food, and why? Visually dine on both imported and native foods that are the building blocks of Seattle’s cuisine.

Processing and Prepping

Dive into the second course of the industries that shaped a savory Seattle, from canneries to coffee roasters.

To Market, To Market

Sample the places where Seattleites go to the market for the third course. Learn about the outlets that help define the city, from co-ops to farmers markets to ethnic markets, big and small.

Bringing It Home

Enjoy the fourth course and look at the region’s home cooking through a real, preserved Seattle kitchen. Learn about the history of food justice in the area through P-Patches, community gardens, and other efforts to bring homegrown food to diverse communities.

Cooking Tech-niques

See how Seattle high-tech jobs have made its residents look at cooking in a whole new way in the fifth course. Sniff out some of the area’s groundbreaking food-tech endeavors.

Serving It Up

For final course, survey the rich banquet of restaurants that have been around almost as long as there have been city dwellers here to support them. Meet the farm-to-table chefs who have made Seattle a national dining destination, and savor the way they developed a modern Northwest cuisine.

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Function Meets Art: SVC is more than just letterpress & Steamroller Smackdowns. Check it out here http://bit.ly/2tt2jlP
Appetizer Crawl! Build your own meal with small-plate bites at stops throughout South Lake Union. http://bit.ly/2sVCpHF
Lasting Legacies: Integral to SLU’s past, these organizations define SLU today and will continue sculpting its character into the future.  http://bit.ly/2rWnuMb
Engaging art, live music, and delicious food are coming to SLU 8/11! #SLUBP2017 is shaping to be the best yet. More here: https://goo.gl/5iU0Mi
A wonderful story about SLU’s Denny Park: http://bit.ly/2qNGonO 
Time for a visit now that the weather is stellar!
The Center for Wooden Boats will show you how to enjoy Lake Union!  Look at what they have to offer: http://bit.ly/2rsaqdW
A nice piece about the public art installations located in SLU. http://bit.ly/2p1jsA2 #southlakeunion #publicart
Sadly, Pronto is leaving Seattle, SLU included.  #bikesharing #aheadoftheirtime #lastweekend

At The Center

SLU is the geographical center of Seattle