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University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, W&S18553

University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, W&S18553

Seattle’s Original Neighborhood, since 1852

Re-discover the birthplace of Seattle. Laying claim as the city's “first neighborhood", Pioneer Square is a richly historic place known for its Romanesque Revival architecture, First Thursday art walks, lively night life, delicious foodie destinations, and unique boutiques. Explore the depth and beauty of Seattle's original neighborhood. Welcome to Pioneer Square!

Featured Experiences

First Thursday Art Walk + FREE Parking

First Thursday Art Walk + FREE Parking

Join Seattle’s Original First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square. Here you’ll find the largest concentration of art galleries in the city. The art walk is free & self-guided, every month from 6 pm to 8 pm and offers free parking from 5:00pm-10:00pm.

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Occidental Square Park

Occidental Square Park

As a distinct park that often is described as having a European feel to it, the brick-paved, tree-lined Occidental Square Park hosts public art, activities, games and ongoing events as a central spot within Pioneer Square.

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Waterfall Garden Park

Waterfall Garden Park

This secluded urban oasis features a 22-foot waterfall tucked behind Occidental Square Park. With tables and seating, it’s the perfect spot to eat lunch, read a book or just relax in small and quiet sanctuary of this “secret” little park.

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Getting To Pioneer Square

Getting To Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is accessible by car, public transportation, and alternate transportation such as cycling and by foot. 

View our Getting Here page for more information on getting to and around Pioneer Square. 

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Upcoming Events

Thursday

November 30th, 2019

COLLECTED Pop-Up Shop Opening

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Thursday

January 18th, 2020

Rhythm and Rhyme | works by John Dempcy

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Thursday

January 20th, 2020

The Sensible Cabaret | SEA - January

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