Pioneer Square Events and Happenings 

September 2022

New crosswalk mural on South Jackson St. (between 1st Ave and Occidental Mall)

by neighborhood artist and gallerist Tariqa Waters.

Courtesy of @martyrsauce

Let the Autumnal Fun Begin!

Good bye summer, hello fall! Enjoy the last days of summer 2022 and welcome the new season with these events and experiences in Pioneer Square and the waterfront this month. 

New Crosswalk Designed by Martyr Sauce's Tariqa Waters Installed on South Jackson St.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Featured on Travelling While Black

Tariqa Waters is a multifaceted contemporary artist known for her whimsical, larger-than-life fabrications, paintings, self-portraitures and installations. For ten years as founding owner of Martyr Sauce, a Black-Owned, Artist-led Pop Art Museum & Gallery located in the historic arts district of Pioneer Square, Waters is dedicated to cultivating artistic space and community. 


In staying true to her innovative practice and her neighborhood, Waters' crosswalk design reimagines the traditional white lines replacing them with a commonplace, ubiquitous household item while referencing the colorful 80s design movement known as, Memphis Design. The intent of this design is to bring vibrancy, color and joy to these unprecedented times, as well as a tangible sense of inclusion and community. History in the making, Waters is the first artist to have an installation of this kind in Pioneer Square.

Also don't forget to catch Martyr Sauce's Thank You, MS PAM's pilot episode premier at Local Sightings Film Festival on Friday, September 16th at 7pm.Thank you, MS PAM is an educational and entertaining television show hosted by Tariqa Waters in celebration of local artists and creatives.

The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park was recently featured on the local YouTube channel Traveling While Black.

Traveling While Black is a show where Anthony and Marlie Love travel to different locations and tell you how the drive was, how much fun they had, and how comfortable they feel as black people visiting for the first time.

View the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park here

Pioneer Square's
First Thursday Art Walk

Join Seattle’s Original First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square.

The art walk is FREE & self-guided, every First Thursday of the month and parking is free from 5pm to 10pm!

Check out to learn more about the event and how to obtain free parking during Art Walk.

Save with Veo BikeShare

Save $5 with code PIONEERSQ on First Thursday Artwalk with Veo, one of Seattle's new bikeshare providers.

Learn more about their class II e-bikes in Seattle here.

Looking for more to do? Browse our calendar of events for more entertainment and events in the neighborhood in September.

Pioneer Square Ad at SEA International Airport Transit Station

Pioneer Square Ad

at SEA International Airport Transit Station

The Alliance for Pioneer Square’s has a new neighborhood ad located at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) Link Light Rail Station. 

The ad's key tourism message highlights Pioneer Square Seattle as a historic, vibrant and welcoming neighborhood with easy access to the city's most popular attractions via public transit.

Make sure to check it out on your next trip through SEATAC, now until the end of September. Project made possible by the Port of Seattle through the Tourism Spotlight SEA Airport Advertising Program.

2022 Pioneer Square Map + Guide

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Click here to view the official guide to all the great places to shop, dine, be inspired, and have fun in the Pioneer Square neighborhood

Checkout our newly installed banners at 419 Occidental Ave S, highlighting this year's brochure. The new Pioneer Square Map and Guide brochure is now available in print form at various local Pioneer Square establishments and online on the Alliance website.

Who We Are

Pioneer Square has a rich history, stretching from the earliest habitation of the native Duwamish and Suquamish people to the establishment of Seattle as a world-class city. This historical community has experienced many changes over the course of time. It features the perfect balance of old coexisting with new.

Come experience the natural beauty of the neighborhood now the birthplace to thriving businesses, vibrant shops, lively arts, top rated eateries and night life ranging from manic to romantic. It's all here, waiting to be explored...
Where We Are
We acknowledge that this Indigenous land now called Pioneer Square is the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people. We recognize, honor, and respect the Indigenous peoples connected to this land; past, present and future.

Pioneer Square is at the heart of Historic Seattle Downtown. This neighborhood is served by more modes of transit than anywhere else in the city. It's accessible from Interstate 5 and 90. Even the connection the Sea-Tac is direct and practical on the Sound Transit Link LightRail. See our Getting Here page for more transportation options.
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