To celebrate Earth Day this year, the Pike Place Market is participating in a world wide event known as Picnic for the Planet.  The Nature Conservancy is sponsoring the event, Friday, April 22nd, where people from all over the world are invited to step outside and enjoy their lunch al fresco at their favorite outdoor spot.  The event will take place on the cobblestone street of Pike Place, just a few steps from our downtown Seattle hotel.

The Nature Conservancy will be mapping picnic locations around the world and gathering as many photos and videos as possible to post on their website.  Cities will compete for titles such as: largest picnic, northern-most picnic and best view.

Picnickers may brown bag it or purchase lunch from one of the many vendors in the Pike Place Market.  Click here to see a list of market eateries offering specialty take out lunches for the event.  If your Seattle lodging is at Inn at the Market, this is a great opportunity to head outside and enjoy some great food and great company!