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Pike Place's annual Flower Festival turns Drive-Thru this year

Despite Gov. Jay Insee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, Pike Place Market has found a way to make a Mother's Day tradition happen.

Pike Place's annual Flower Festival has been a staple spring event for more than a decade, but their 12th event will look different than years past. Rather than the traditional festival format, there will be four drive-thru pop-ups throughout Seattle and Renton on Saturday, May 9.

Bouquets range in price from $16-$41. Pike Place is accepting orders now until noon Wednesday, May 6, and preorder is required to get your hands on their iconic flowers. There will be absolutely no day-of purchases or modifications.

Flowers aren't the only items people can get at the "festival." Pike Place is also selling Pike Boxes, full of seasonal produce, for $15. Children will also get a Mother's Day card, created by Market artists, to color for free.

[Photos: The Market is in full bloom at the 2019 Pike Place Flower Festival]

Customers will receive a 10-minute pickup window from noon to 4 p.m. so they can limit the number of people at each location and adhere to social distancing regulations. Locations include:

  • Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle (85 Pike St.)
  • Northeast Capitol Hill (an address will be provided in the confirmation email)
  • Urban Family Brewery Co. in Ballard (1103 NW 52nd St.)
  • The Brewmaster's Taproom in Renton (2000 Benson Road S)

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on us all, and that includes the more than 30 small flower farms that haven't been able to sell at Pike Place this spring. The Flower Festival is not only a great way to get a gift for Mother's Day but also to support local farmers.

Click here to place an order for flower bouquets and Pike boxes.

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