Africatown Soul on the Water

Pier 62 | Free
Saturday July 2, 2022, 1–7 pm
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Africatown’s Soul on the Water is about family fun while shopping for unique gifts to give your loved ones and supporting local small businesses. 

All ages welcome

Are you looking for something special for someone you love? Are you looking for a way to support small business and local artists in our community?

Treat yourself and your loved ones this summer at Africatown’s Soul on the Water 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 summer 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.

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

Po'Boys & Tings. Photo by Adam Lu.

Photo by Brown Liquor Cocktail Co.

Photo by OutsideThinc.

Photo by OutsideThinc.

Photo by Maile Anderson.

Photo by Maile Anderson.

Retail Vendors

Pier Sounds 2021 concert, photo by Sunita Martini

Photo by OutsideThinc.

April Shantae sings at Africatown Soul on the Water. Photo by OutsideThinc.

Musical Lineup

Village Workshop and live drumming with ADEFUA. Photos by Adam Lu.

4pm-4:45pm: Village Workshop with ADEFUA

Join in for West African dancing and live drumming led by ADEFUA Cultural Education Workshop during the market at Pier 62! Instructors will adjust the format of the class to meet participant needs. This session is likely to be more freeform in structure than the other class sessions.


Created in Partnership with Africatown Community Land Trust

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.

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.

With thanks to our sponsors

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