July News + Updates

Construction Update on East-West Pedestrian Improvements

Waterfront Seattle currently has three active work zones in the neighborhood, including S Main St between 1st Ave S and Occidental Ave S, S Washington St between Alaskan Way S and 1st Ave S and Yesler Way between Alaskan Way S and 1st Ave S.

With warmer weather and more events and gatherings in the neighborhood, please reach out to Waterfront Seattle with questions regarding construction for the east-west pedestrian improvements in Pioneer Square at info@waterfrontseattle.org or 206-499-8040.

Waterfront Seattle team continues installing cobblestone pavers on S Washington St.

Seattle Art Fair Returns on July 25th - 28th

Download free Seattle Art Fair passes for access to the fair all weekend long!

Seattle Art Fair returns to Lumen Field Event Center as a one-of-a-kind showcase for the vibrant arts community of the PNW. Several neighborhood art galleries will be showing at the fair as well. Click the link for a free pass to Seattle Art Fair as an exclusive offer for Pioneer Square community members.

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You're Invited: Midday Mixer at Central Saloon on August 20th

Come have lunch, enjoy live music, and connect with your neighbors next month. Our second summer networking event is on Tuesday, August 20th from 11a - 1p at the legendary Central Saloon

This event is open to anyone who owns property, a business, lives, or works in Pioneer Square. Complimentary food and beverages will be available. If you register for a ticket and are unable to attend, please let us know. For any questions, please email info@pioneersquare.org.


Free Waterfront Shuttle Available until September 2nd

The free Waterfront Shuttle runs until September 2nd, stopping at key locations including Pioneer Square, the Seattle Center/Space Needle, Belltown, Pier 69, Pier 56, and King Street Station, and International District. This service is supported by the Alliance for Pioneer Square, Friends of Waterfront Park, and Seattle Historic Waterfront Association. Click the link below to learn about the route.

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Image credit: Friends of Waterfront Park

Extra Clean Kits Available by Request

Clean Kits are available for neighborhood ground-floor or upper-floor businesses.

Following a successful Spring Clean 2024 this past May, we have extra Clean Kits on hand for neighborhood businesses. Clean Kits work great to clean up your facades, windows, or interiors as needed.

If you're in need of a Clean Kit, please email info@pioneersquare.org to coordinate a drop-off with one of our team members. If you need additional items, please let us know.

Second Thursday Art Walk: July 11th, 2024

Join us this month for a special Second Thursday Art Walk. The date is moved to the second Thursday of the month in observance of Independence Day. The art walk is FREE & self-guided and parking is free from 5p - 10p at participating garages. Visit www.FirstThursdaySeattle.com or click the link below to see a roundup of upcoming events and opening exhibitions for the next Art Walk on July 11th, 2024.

Events & Openings

Want to receive a once-a-month Art Walk event email? We'll send you a list of upcoming events to help keep you in the loop, delivered one week before First Thursday Art Walk. Click the link below to subscribe.

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Image credit: Greg Kucera Gallery

Neighborhood Spotlight: Long Bros. Fine & Rare Books

This month, we're spotlighting Long Bros. Fine and Rare Books, a book store that specializes in Pacific Northwest Americana, Chinese history and culture, modern first editions, underground movements, and fine art. Established in 1996 as a natural progression of proprietor Jeffrey Long’s historical and bibliophilic interests, the new brick-and-mortar shop aim to provide more opportunities and options for unique book lovers in the neighborhood and beyond. Prepare to spend hours exploring the shelves, and keep an eye out for the bar opening soon inside.

400 Occidental Ave S

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Upcoming Events at a Glance

Pearl Django at Frederick Holmes And Company on July 6th 

Pioneer Square Fest at Occidental Square Park on July 6th

Aqui Mercado - Latin Market at Occidental Square Park on July 13th

Gorgon City at Occidental Mall, in partnership with Showbox and Hometeam on July 20th

Journaling through Sculpture with Jai Sallay-Carrington at Pottery Northwest on July 26th

Recent Press Highlights

Seattle restaurant does top-notch tapas in Pioneer Square (Seattle Times)

Death & Co. cocktail bar will open next year in Pioneer Square (Seattle Times)

"Fine and rare" finds at a new Pioneer Square bookshop (Crosscut)

A New Place to Sip and Shop (Seattle Met)

Baba Yaga music venue coming to Pioneer Square (Seattle Times)

Family-Friendly Adventures in Seattle’s Pioneer Square (Parent Map)

Want to stay up-to-date on neighborhood happenings coming soon? Click here to sign up and receive a monthly events roundup newsletter. For a list of additional stadium events and concerts, follow these links to the Lumen Field and Event CenterWAMU Theater, and T-Mobile Park event calendar.

Downtown Summer Sounds Returns to Occidental Square

Downtown Summer Sounds is back! Local and national bands are gearing up for the 45th year of our free summer concert series. This year’s program includes over 30 outdoor performances from July 5—Sept. 10, 2024. From hip-hop and folk-pop to psychedelic punk rock and bluegrass, there’s something for everyone. Upcoming concerts in Occidental Square are on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 starting at 4:30p. Full lineup at downtownseattle.org/dss.

Chief Seattle Club's Summer Clothing Drive until August 30th

Chief Seattle Club is hosting a Summer Clothing Drive from now until August 30th and would appreciate your support. There are two donation bins located in the neighborhood, one located at ʔálʔal Café (122-2nd Avenue S) and Cone & Steiner (135 S King St). You can also donate through Chief Seattle Club's online wish list on their website.

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Neighborhood Construction Updates

Construction Round Up

East-West Pedestrian Improvements Project


5G Utility Work

2nd Avenue Extension South Streetlight Upgrades

On-Going Projects

Westland Hotel Construction

Metropole Building Construction

2nd Ave S Extension & S Jackson St Bridge Planning Study

Visit The Alliance for Pioneer Square’s website for an interactive project map and up to date information on of current and future public realm projects.

Social Media Takeover Program

Each Friday, we give neighborhood businesses & organizations the opportunity to take over our social media channels.

Share a series of photo and video content to the Pioneer Square’s social media channels via stories for the entire day. Fill out the Google Form to get started or email us at info@pioneersquare.org if you have questions.

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Resources for Small Businesses

The Alliance for Pioneer Square has compiled a series of resources and information intended to assist neighborhood small business owners, managers and employees.

Pioneer Square Business Marketing Toolkit

Worker and Business Resources

Public Safety Resources

Other Resource Lists

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