How to celebrate 206 Day in Seattle

Honor our area code by connecting to its culture and community.

A pedestrian shelter marked by a sign that says Pike Place Market, with buildings and the market in the background

Pike Place can surprise even longtime locals on every visit.

Photo by SEAtoday staff

Today, we’re celebrating Seattle’s unofficial holiday, 206 Day (2/06, get it?) — which pays homage to our city’s area code with resident pride.

Here’s an itinerary for you to enjoy the Emerald City in all of its glory.

8 a.m.: Time for coffee — as always. Start at Elm Coffee Roasters in historic Pioneer Square.

12-1 p.m.: Even if you’ve been there a million times, Pike Place Market always delights. Have lunch at Mee Sum Pastry or explore quirky shops like Orange Dracula.

3-4 p.m.: Take a stroll at the Sculpture Park and don’t bring an umbrella like a true Seattleite.

5-6 p.m.: History buffs can head up to the Armory for an exhibit that explores the background of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Lawton.

7-8 p.m.: Grab a cocktail with a friend or on your own.

What does your ideal day look like in Seattle? Let us know.

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