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Mother’s Day 2022: Seattle-Area Family Outings to Honor Special Moms

Delight your favorite mom with Mother's Day weekend events around Puget Sound

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Published on: April 28, 2022

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Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 8, and this special day — plus any day — is a good time to show appreciation for the special moms in your life! And to bask in the special attention of those who appreciate YOU, hard-working mama!

We’ve rounded up a grande-sized list of activities that moms can enjoy with (or without) the family. Think gardens, flowers, train rides and magic, to name a few options on our list. So fill your bellies with breakfast — try these mom-doesn’t-have-to-help-at-all recipes — then show your love with some mom-centered fun.

Read on for ideas and then, you know, forward this article to the one who’s going to "plan" the day.

Seattle-area Mother’s Day events for 2022

MayFest at Lakewold Gardens
Celebrate moms and the arrival of spring at MayFest! Enjoy garden tours, yoga, vendor wares and more. Kids will love special activities planned just for them. Book your tickets ahead of time to enjoy one day, a weekend or all three days of MayFest. 
Date: Friday–Sunday, May 6–8, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; times for special activities may vary
Location: Lakewold Gardens, Lakewood
Cost: $7.50–$36; ages 5 and younger free; some activities require an additional fee

Kruckeberg Mother’s Day Plant Sale
If plants and flowers are her thing, don’t miss this annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale with specially sourced offerings of beloved bloom varieties. Kids can head over to the Sprout Spot for free activities.
Date: Friday–Sunday, May 6–8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, Shoreline
Cost: Free entry; items for purchase

Tilth Edible Plant Sale
Help your garden grow with a trip to this annual event featuring an amazing selection of fruit and veggie plant starts, herbs, edible flowers and more. A bountiful harvest starts here!
Date: Friday–Sunday, May 6–8
Location: Meridian Park, Seattle
Cost: Free entry; items for purchase

Kids Plant for Mom’s Day
With the help of volunteers, little gardeners can pick a colorful pail and flowering plant and get their hands dirty creating a living bouquet for the special moms in their lives.
Date: Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: Edmonds Farmers Market
Cost: $10 donation for materials

2022 Peony Festival
Visit the Seattle Chinese Garden to take in the sight of peonies in full bloom and the sounds of live performances. And, if your special mama wants to take home a piece of the experience, tree peonies will be available for purchase.
Date: Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Seattle Chinese Garden
Cost: Free; items for purchase

Edmonds Spring Fest
Celebrate your favorite moms at Edmonds Spring Fest with vendors, food trucks and Mother’s Day gift ideas.
Date: Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Francis Anderson Center, Edmonds
Cost: Free; items for purchase

May Day at Jubilee Farm
Ring in the new growing season and celebrate moms at Jubilee Farm’s May Day fest. Join in fun activities, including a Maypole dance, old-fashioned games and a plant sale. You might  even find the perfect handmade gift.
Date: Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Jubilee Farm, Carnation
Cost: Free; items for purchase

Mom’s Market Day
Pike Place Market invites all moms to a special day filled with live music, kids’ activities, scavenger hunts, craft demos and plenty of shopping! Mom’s Market Day will take place during the market’s 14th annual Flower Festival.
Date: Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Pike Place Market, Seattle
Cost: Free; items for purchase

14th Annual Pike Place Market Flower Festival
This year’s Flower Festival will include more than 40 tents featuring local farmers and bouquets of their best blooms.
Date: Saturday–Sunday, May 7–8, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Pike Place Market
Cost: Free to browse; flowers for purchase

Baby Animals and Blooms Days at Maris Farms
Book tickets to enjoy a day on the farm during Maris Farms’ final weekend of its spring celebration. There is something for the whole family to enjoy, including a tulip field, big and baby critters, fun activities for kids and tasty treats for all.
Date: Saturday–Sunday, May 7–8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Maris Farms, Buckley
Cost: $16–$30; ages 2 and younger free; book timed-entry tickets online

Bonsai Fest!
Treat your special mom to the company of hundreds of beautiful bonsai at the height of spring bloom. Watch demonstrations, talk to artists, tour the collection and have a special Mother’s Day photo taken.
Date: Saturday–Sunday, May 7–8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Pacific Bonsai Museum, Federal Way
Cost: Free; donations welcome

Mother’s Day Weekend Train Rides 
The whole family will enjoy a scenic train ride through the upper Snoqualmie Valley to view beautiful Snoqualmie Falls. Book tickets in advance to depart from either the Snoqualmie or North Bend depot.
Date: Saturday–Sunday, May 7–8, multiple departures between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Location: Snoqualmie or North Bend
Cost: $15–$30; age 1 and younger free

Mother’s Day Half & 5K
Run, jog or walk along the scenic course surrounding Juanita Beach Park on a half-marathon or 5K course. Kids even have a race of their own, so bring the whole family to this fun, energy-burning event. 
Date: Sunday, May 8; half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m.; 5K at 8 a.m.; kids’ race at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland
Cost: $12–$88

Oxbow Farm SpringFest & Native Plant Sale
Spend the day exploring, learning and playing at Oxbow Farm. Shop for native plants, explore the living playground, walk the trails and savor delicious farm treats.
Date: Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, Carnation
Cost: $5; ages 12 and younger free; add-ons and other items for purchase

Moms Free at Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight acknowledges moms for all they do by offering free museum admission when accompanied by their children on Mother’s Day. While you’re there, don’t miss the Weekend Family Workshops in which kids can create a sweet keepsake to take home.
Date: Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Museum of Flight, Tukwila
Cost: Free for moms; regular admission ($17–$25; ages 4 and younger free) for others

Mother’s Day at IslandWood
Wander IslandWood's magical trails with all of your favorite people, then enjoy an incredible brunch spread of fresh and seasonal bites prepared by IslandWood chefs — plus a mimosa for mom. Preregister as space is limited.
Date: Sunday, May 8, 1–5 p.m.
Location: IslandWood, Bainbridge Island
Cost: $32 for teens and adults ages 13 and older; $12 for kids ages 4–12; tots 3 and younger free.

Mother’s Day Magic Show With Jeff Evans
Treat your No. 1 mama to a magical time on her special day with a captivating magic show by a popular local magician and tea party. Choose from two start times.
Date: Sunday, May 8, 1–2:30 p.m. or 4–5:30 p.m.
Location: Ocean5, Gig Harbor
Cost: $40 for adults; $20 for kids

Spring Bloom Garden Tour at Chihuly Garden and Glass
Stroll among thousands of colorful blooms and one-of-a-kind glass artworks by Dale Chihuly this Mother’s Day. Walk with the Gardener Tours run every Sunday through May 29 in case a return visit is in order.
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2 p.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle
Cost: Included with admission ($19–$32; ages 4 and younger free) or membership

Mother’s Day Improv Comedy Show
Celebrate with a good laugh this Mother’s Day! Gather your mom squad for a night of off-the-cuff comedy about the joys (and horrors) of parenthood. Plus, all moms get $5 off tickets. 
Date: Sunday, May 8, 7 p.m.–8:15 p.m.
Location: Unexpected Productions, Seattle
Cost: $20; moms get $5 off with discount code IMAMOM

More ways to honor moms on Mother’s Day

Editor’s note: Tiffany Doerr Guerzon and Devon Hammer contributed to this article.

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