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Awesome Mother's Day 2017 Events



 

If your idea of a perfect Mother’s Day involves a day out with the ones you love, have we got some ideas for you! Read on to see who’s got special offers and activities that will appeal to moms and their families alike. For even more ideas, check our Family Fun Calendar.

 


Friday, May 12 

Kruckeberg Garden Mother’s Day Open House and Plant Sale. Enjoy garden tours, food trucks, and gardening and craft activities for kids. The annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale offers native plants, bulbs and exotics, plus garden art and sculptures. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri thru Sun. FREE. Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, Shoreline. kruckeberg.org


Saturday, May 13

Pike Place Market Flower Festival. More than 40 tents are set up on the cobblestones of Pike Place to accommodate farmers’ bountiful flower displays. Make a Mother’s Day card at a special booth. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat &  Sun. FREE. Pike Place Market, Downtown Seattle. pikeplacemarket.org

Mom & Me at the Woodland Park Zoo. Celebrate Moms of all species! Moms enjoy half-price admission, plus live music performances and other family activities on the North Meadow. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included with admission.  Saturday only. Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle (Phinney Ridge). zoo.org

Mothers Day Celebration at Country Village. Visit with Mother Goose (today) or a portrait artist (Sun.), plus kids can create a charm necklace for mom. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. FREE. Country Village, Bothell. countryvillagebothell.com

Further Afield

Mothers Ride Free on Northwest Railway. Northwest Railway Museum’s scenic 75-minute round trip departs from Snoqualmie or North Bend. See schedule online. Moms free both Sat &  Sun. with paying child of any age. trainmuseum.org

Half-Price for Moms at the Point Defiance Zoo. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma offers moms half-price admission Sat only. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  pdza.org

Mother’s Day Weekend at Lakewood Gardens. Explore the beautiful 10-acre garden, including special exhibits and displays, and listen to live music. Sweet treats and plants available for purchase. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat &  Sun. Lakewold Gardens, Lakewood. lakewoldgardens.org

Mother’s Day Express on Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad. Scenic steam train ride includes a gift for mom.  Departures 11 a.m., 2:15 p.m., Sat & Sun. Sign up in advance! Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, Elbe. mrsr.com

Kids' Plant for Mom’s Day Edmonds Farmers Market. Young gardeners can decorate a flowerpot and select a plant to put in it for mom ($10 donation appreciated). Join the Children’s Flower Fairy Parade from the Edmonds Library (noon, FREE). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Edmonds Farmers Market, Edmonds. edmondsinbloom.com

Mother’s Day Saturday Sail on Camano Island. Enjoy a free boat ride (sailing, rowing, paddling or motor) and do activities while you wait for your turn. Sign-ups fill early for rides throughout the day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat.  FREE, Discover Pass required for parking. Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island. cwb.org

Photo: Dane/Flickr

 

Sunday, May 14, Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day at the Seattle Aquarium. Come celebrate moms of all species at the aquarium. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 9 a.m. opening for members. Sunday only. Mother's Day free 4-hour parking vouchers for nearby garages.  Seattle Aquarium, Seattle. seattleaquarium.org

Pike Place Market Flower Festival. More than 40 tents are set up on the cobblestones of Pike Place to accommodate farmers’ bountiful flower displays. Make a Mother’s Day card at a special booth. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat &  Sun. FREE. Pike Place Market, Downtown Seattle. pikeplacemarket.org

Mother’s Day at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. The Open House Social for moms includes garden tours, Plein Air artists, flower arranging demonstrations and more. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. FREE, donations accepted. Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue. bellevuebotanical.org

Mother’s Day Frozen Tea Party  Bellevue.  My Gym Bellevue is throwing a Frozen themed Mother's Day Tea Party with games, snacks and arts and crafts. Sign-up in advance.$25 Members, $30 non-members. Noon - 2 p.m. Sunday. My Gym Bellevue.

Further Afield

Mother's Day Family Paddle  Tacoma Nature Center. Explore the Foss Waterway through downtown Tacoma. Ages 7 & up. 10 a.m. to noon. Sunday. Pre-register. Tacoma Nature Center Metro Parks Tacoma. 

Mother’s Day Express on Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad. Scenic steam train ride includes a gift for mom.  Departures 11 a.m., 2:15 p.m. Sat & Sun. Sign up in advance! Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, Elbe. mrsr.com

Mothers Ride Free on Northwest Railway. Northwest Railway Museum’s scenic 75-minute round trip departs from Snoqualmie or North Bend. See schedule online. Moms free Sat & Sun. with paying child of any age. trainmuseum.org

Nature’s Nurturers at Islandwood. Learn about how animal mothers care for their babies in a 30-minute, kid-friendly presentation, explore the grounds and trails of IslandWood, and enjoy a special Mother's Day Tea with sweet and savory fare in the Dining Hall beginning at 2:30 p.m. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday only. Space is limited, pre-register. IslandWood, Bainbridge Island. islandwood.org

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