Free Seattle: Farmers’ Markets

VashonFarmersMarketSeattlites loves farmers’ markets almost as much as we hate umbrellas.

You’ll find a local market in practically every neighborhood, as you’ll see from the list below (which conveniently includes days and times).

If I forgot one of your faves, please let me know. I’ll be sure to add it.

So get out there. Wander. Sample. Be neighborly. Explore.

Free Seattle: Farmers’ Markets


  • Free
  • Mingle with your neighbors
  • Sample amazing produce
  • Support local craftspeople and farmers

What to Do:

  • Plan to eat there. Most markets have booths with food made to order, as well as food to bring home.
  • Kick back. Bring a blanket, sit curbside, and people watch. Many markets even offer activities for the kids as well as musical entertainment.
  • Learn something new. Discover a new food, ask how something’s made, or get a tip for a new recipe to try at home. Booth vendors are often more than happy to strike up conversation. This is their passion, after all!


Markets in Seattle:

  • Ballard: Sundays, 10am – 3pm, year-round
  • Capitol Hill: Sundays, 11am – 3pm, year-round
  • Columbia City: Wednesdays, 3pm – 7pm, May through Mid-October
  • Fremont: Sundays, 10am – 5pm, year-round
  • Lake City: Thursdays, 3pm – 7pm, Mid-June through September
  • Magnolia: Saturdays, 10am – 2pm, June through early October
  • Madrona: Fridays, 3pm – 7pm, late May through September
  • Phinney: Fridays, 3pm – 7pm, June through September
  • Pike Place: daily, 10am – 6pm, year-round
  • Queen Anne: Thursdays, 3pm – 7:30pm, June through October
  • University District: Saturdays, 9am – 2pm, year-round
  • Wallingford: Wednesdays, 3:30pm – 7pm, June through late September
  • West Seattle: Sundays, 10am – 2pm, year-round

Markets Around Town:

  • Bainbridge: Saturdays, 9am – 1pm, mid-April through mid-November
  • Bellevue: Thursdays 3pm – 7pm in May AND Saturdays 10am – 3 in June through September
  • Issaquah: Saturdays, 9am – 2pm, late April through mid-October
  • Kirkland: Fridays, 3pm – 7pm, June through September
  • Mercer Island: Sundays, 10am – 3pm, June through September
  • Redmond: Saturdays, 9am – 3pm, May through October
  • Renton: Tuesdays, 3pm – 7pm, June through September
  • Shoreline: Saturdays, 10am – 3pm, mid-June through September
  • Vashon: Saturdays, 10am – 2pm, April through December

For more free Seattle fun, try one of these adventures:

PikeMarketFlowersHave your own tips for free things to do in and around Seattle … or your city? Please share!

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