What’s Happening Feb. 25-March 3

On Feb. 26, Pike Place Market presents Love in the Market, “a celebration of our locals and a celebration of all things local,” said Madison Bristol, marketing and public relations manager for Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority.

“Our local shoppers that come to the Market, the local produce, the local food we source here, our local flowers and even what we call ‘locals for a day,’ or people who are out of town and come visit the Market — it’s a celebration of them and everything the Market is about,” Bristol said.

Love in the Market invites visitors to explore the Market and activities that are unique to Pike Place — like the buskers and vendors — through a scavenger hunt, games and more. The event is like Pike Place Market’s very own holiday, Bristol said.

Market buskers will perform under the clock and sign with rotating performances every hour. “This is a chance for them to perform and actually do amplified music, which we normally don’t allow in the Market,” Bristol said.

Also under the clock and sign, visitors will find the Love in the Market information tent. If you spend more than $50 combined at any of the Market’s shops or restaurants, you can present your receipts at the tent to receive an eco-friendly Pike Place Market shopping bag.

In the scavenger hunt, visitors will also have the opportunity to win the Golden Bag prize. By finding 10 stops in the Market, collecting clues and learning about Pike Place Market history along the way, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize of over $550 in Market goodies and gift cards.


“Such a big part of Pike Place Market is local community, and more than ever during the pandemic, we relied on our locals so much to keep the Market open the whole time,” Bristol said.

This year, Love in the Market is dedicated to the relationships that vendors built over the past two years with locals.

“They’re reason that so many businesses survived,” Bristol said.

Love in the Market takes place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pike Place Market (85 Pike St., Seattle). Find more information at: pikeplacemarket.org/event/love-in-the-market

What else is happening

Here are some other events happening Feb. 25-March 3 in the Puget Sound area, including events celebrating Black History Month. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, fill out the form at the bottom of the post. Please check event websites for more information, including coronavirus requirements.

Kids Cook: Elevated Comfort Food Favorites — Feb. 25

Join PCC and cooking instructor Erica Weisman for an online introduction to making fancier versions of favorite meals 10:30 a.m.-noon. Participants will learn how to make béchamel that will be transformed into a cheesy base for mac and cheese with toasty breadcrumbs and learn knife skills for roasted sweet potato fries and curried ketchup. Chocolate lava cakes are on the menu to finish. Register online; $35. pccmarkets.com


Meeker Street Nerd Party — Feb. 26

The Kent Downtown Partnership presents the Meeker Street Nerd Party 4-8 p.m. The Nerd Party promotes Kent’s downtown local and small businesses by highlighting nerd culture. Small businesses on West Meeker will host local makers, artists and authors who specialize in nerd culture, science fiction, fantasy, books, games and more. Register online; free. 328 W. Meeker St., Kent; 253-813-6976; downtownkentwa.com

Xtreme International Ice Racing — Feb. 26

Nelson Motorsports presents Xtreme International Ice Racing at 7 p.m. Xtreme International Ice Racing features speedway motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles racing on an oval track of ice. Professional riders from England, Scotland, Canada and the United States will be competing for national championship titles in two professional divisions. The event also features an amateur quad division showcasing local ATV riders. Purchase tickets online; prices vary. 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 200, Everett; 425-322-2600; angelofthewindsarena.com

37th Annual Mystery Weekend — Feb. 26-27

Participate in the longest-running Mystery Weekend in the country from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 26 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27. Solve this two-day mystery with clues gathered throughout Langley and with the help of the 30 characters on the streets. The Langley Gazette, a local paper printed for the occasion, will provide additional clues, as does the program containing the clue map. The mystery event culminates in a reveal party, and prizes are awarded to those who have entered and guessed correctly. Purchase tickets online; $15. Location varies; 360-221-6765; visitlangley.com

Seattle Home & Garden Show 2022 — Feb. 26-March 6

From mini home offices to a 6,000-square-foot educational community garden, visitors can see all the latest products, trends and services for the home 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Purchase tickets online; prices vary. 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; 425-467-0960; seattlehomeshow.com

Chilly Hilly — Feb. 27

Returning for its 50th year, the Chilly Hilly bike ride offers 2,675 feet of overall climbing paired with unpredictable weather starting at 8 a.m. The 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island begins with a scenic early-morning ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, or you can join the crowd directly on Bainbridge Island. Register online; $40-$60. Location varies; 206-522-3222; cascade.org

“Palaces of the Mind” — Feb. 27

Seattle Festival Orchestra presents its winter concert, “Palaces of the Mind,” exploring the ideas of interspecies communication, mental musical composition and the echoing expanse of a symphony at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets online; prices vary. 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; seattlefestivalorchestra.org


NAAM Night at the Seattle Sounders FC Match — Feb. 27

In celebration of African American athletic achievement, the Northwest African American Museum partners with RAVE Foundation and Seattle Sounders FC at their opening-season home game at 5 p.m. NAAM will feature a pop-up exhibit with historical displays “Fighting for Hope: Seattle in the 1960s” and “Art as Life: The Story of Seattle’s Jacob Lawrence.” NAAM will also distribute books and balls. NAAM’s African American Cultural Ensemble will perform the Black national anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Purchase tickets online; $34. 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; 206-518-6000; naamnw.org

Seattle Cocktail Week — Feb. 27-March 6

Seattle Cocktail Week is a weeklong celebration of the local cocktail scene at participating locations. Participants can enjoy events such as master classes, seminars, brunches, bar takeovers and competitions, a grand tasting event, the Cocktail District with over 200 spirits to try, food trucks and more. Purchase Cocktail District tickets online; $54.99-$99. Location varies; seattlecocktailweek.com

RARE’s Open Discussion with Erin Jones – Educator, Activist and Author — Feb. 28

Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity presents an online discussion with local writer and civil rights activist Erin Jones at 7 p.m. This discussion will explore stories and strategies for racial healing. Register online; free. rhs4racialequity.org