Africatown Soul Holiday Market: Home for the Holidays - Dec 11 & 12, 11am-5pm by Africatown and Friends of Waterfront Seattle, at Pier 62. This graphic looks festive with gold and black, plus a few evergreen tree boughs, lights, baubles, and sparkles.

Africatown Soul Holiday Market

Pier 62 | Free
Saturday December 11, 2021, 11 am–5 pm
Sunday December 12, 2021, 11 am–5 pm
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Africatown’s Soul Holiday Market is about family fun while shopping for unique gifts to give your loved ones over the holidays. No matter what you're celebrating we have a gift for you.

All ages welcome

Are you looking for something special for someone you love? Are you looking for a way to support small business in our community during this holiday season?

Treat yourself and your loved ones this holiday season at Africatown’s Soul Holiday Market! Featuring dozens of Black-owned businesses selling amazing locally produced gifts and products, along with food trucks, music, and more! Bring your friends and family to Pier 62 to celebrate the holiday season with great gifts and good vibes.

Follow Africatown and Friends of Waterfront Seattle on social media for  updates. Additional organizations partnering to make this event possible: Black Dot Underground, Ladies Who Hustle, Dope Culture Events, and Goody Bagg.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Santa will be IN 12pm-3pm Saturday, 2:30pm-5pm Sunday.

There will be a kid zone with hot cocoa and gingerbread house making facilitated by Africatown, weather permitting.

Converge Media will livestream from the pier Sunday 12-2pm with the famed Besa Gordon and G. Prez.

💸 🎁  Did you miss shopping local at the Soul Holiday Market? You can still check out the great businesses listed below and on Africatown’s business directory!

Po'Boys & Tings - Sandwiches, Soul Food, Southern

Po'Boys & Tings. Photo by Adam Lu.

Photo by Tosin Arasi

Festival at Pier 62 from Summer 2021, photo by Tosin Arasi

Cherish the Moments Home Fragrance

Food Vendors


Chick’n Fix (Saturday & Sunday)

Seattle based Filipino/American food truck. Serving delicious chicken treats.

Po’Boy & Tings (Saturday & Sunday)

Dedicated to consistently delivering outstanding Louisiana flavor in Seattle, coupled with a splash of that good old southern hospitality and customer service.

Swagg-N-Wagon (Saturday only)

The Best-Fried chicken in the NW

Also see Boon Boona Coffee, Essential Juice Company, Melinda’s Creations, Nia Onelove, and the Tea Moss Shop below.

Retail Vendors

Thank you to these local businesses for bringing their goods and services to the pier!

*On-site Saturday only

^On-site Sunday only


A woman with a light brown hat and complexion sings and smiles into a microphone, she is wearing a black sweater and dark pants. A backup singer looks on smiling in the background along with a guitarist. They are all on a stage (not visible in the picture).

Tiffany Wilson at Pier Sounds, October 2021 photo by Sunita Martini

DEC 11

11:00am – 1:30pm DJ

1:35 – 1:50pm Gina A

2:00 – 2:15pm Jonathan Grant

2:20 – 2:35pm BREAK/Band

2:40 – 2:55pm Mercedes

3:05 – 3:20pm April Shantae

3:25 – 3:40pm Tiffany Wilson

3:40 – 5:00pm DJ

Golden-glowing string lights hung along an outdoor canopy are visible, both in and out of focus. There is a blurred twilight-blue background.

Pier 62 photo by Sunita Martini: Reflections Dance Festival Watch Party

DEC 12

11am-1:05pm DJ

1:10-1:25pm Ro’Nae

1:30-1:45pm FANCI

1:55-2:10pm Darrius Willrich

2:10-2:25pm BREAK

2:25-2:45pm Goody Bagg

2:50-3:05pm Miz Floes

3:15-3:30pm Z. Jones

3:30-5pm DJ

Preserving, maintaining, connecting, and building communities of the African Diaspora. Empowering the community that embodies the culture. Teaching the history, creating programs for success, connecting community to opportunities, and building a vision for the future.

COVID‑19 Protocols per Public Health Authorities

– In order to enter the event you will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within the last 72 hours.

– As you enter you will pass through a safety check, no outside alcohol or weapons are allowed, but water and snacks are fine.

– Masks are required at this event except while actively eating and drinking.

Friends will accept a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event OR proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry.

What qualifies as “fully vaccinated”? We consider fully vaccinated to be two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks past a single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

What kind of tests will be accepted? A negative COVID-19 test result (molecular, PCR or antigen) that was administered by an official testing center. Test results must dated no more than 72 hours prior to entry. Home testing kit results will not be accepted for entry.

Cohosted by Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Friends of Waterfront Seattle (“Friends”) is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle responsible for helping to fund, build, steward, and program the park — today and into the future. In deep collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutional partners, Friends’ mission is creating, caring for, and activating a renewed place on Seattle’s central shoreline to connect — to the water, to the mountains, to our city, and to one another. In addition to raising $110M by 2024 to fund park construction, Friends will provide funding and manage the programming and operations of the future Waterfront Park through a joint-delivery partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Park construction has begun following the Viaduct’s removal and the first piece of the park — Pier 62 — is now open.

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