If you want to show the moms in your life how much you love them but have yet to make a solid plan for Mother's Day (Sunday, May 13), don't freak out. There are lots of great last-minute, mom-centric events happening this weekend that won't cost more than $15. Spring for a fresh bouquet at Pike Place Market's 10th Annual Flower Festival, take advantage of free admission for moms at the Museum of Flight, half-off admission for moms at the Woodland Park Zoo, and free parking at the Seattle Waterfront, or indulge in sweets and bubbly at Browne Family Vineyard's Moms, Mimosas, and Macarons tasting. For even more options, including where to eat out for Mother's Day, check out our complete Mother's Day calendar.
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Coding and Cupcakes: A Mother's Day Celebration
Learn coding basics in Microsoft's "Hour of Code" workshop, make a custom card for your mom, and eat a cupcake.
(University District, free)
Deanne Meek in Concert
In partnership with the Frye's Towards Impressionism, widely acclaimed mezzo-soprano Deanne Meek will perform pieces contemporary to the time period of the exhibit, accompanied by piano.
(First Hill, free)
MOHAI Store Trunk Show
Find a last-minute Mother's Day gift made by local jewelry and accessory designers.
(South Lake Union, free)
Mom & Me at the Zoo
Moms will receive half-off admission to the zoo on Mother's Day. Plus, there will be special activities in the North Meadow.
Moms, Mimosas, & Macarons
Pair meringue cookies with sparkling drinks at the Walla Walla vineyard's Seattle tasting room.
(Pioneer Square, $15)
Mother's Day Tote Bag Crafting
Create a custom tote bag with your mom using paints and crafting materials, and meet representatives from Geek Girl Brunch.
Sad Shop x West Elm Mother's Day Shop
This mom's day pop-up will feature Sad Shop's signature cards and baby onesies.
(South Lake Union, free)
Spring Sidewalk Sale
Shop hand-blown art glass for gifts, including garden deco and more.
The 10th Annual Flower Festival
Over Mother's Day weekend, buy your favorite mom a fresh bouquet of tulips, daffodils, irises, and peonies—or some speciality produce—from over 40 Washington State farmers.
(Downtown, free admission)
The Puget Sound Bonsai Association's annual spring show will feature bonsai-making demonstrations by experts Tony Fajarillo and Frank Heid, a "best in show" competition, an exhibition of bonsai-inspired art, Living Art of Bonsai: Elements of Design, and free tours.
(Federal Way, $5 suggested donation)
Kirkland Art Studio Tour
Observe art projects in the making around Kirkland, and pick up some Mother's Day gifts while you're at it.
Mother's Day Crystal Show
Pick out a special crystal, stone, gem, or jewelry piece for your mom.
(Roosevelt, free admission)
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Mother's Day Weekend
On both Saturday and Sunday, the garden will offer art and science activities, mini tours, crepes, and family portraits.
(Federal Way, free)
Comedians Dylan Avila, Sweeng One, Jalapeno Marino, and others will put on a show for Mom.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Free Admission for Moms
Moms accompanied by kiddos can enjoy free admission to the Museum of Flight, where they'll be treated to free chocolate (!) and a weekend family workshop. Plus, kids can stop by the Mother of Invention: Maker Moms to make their mom a special illuminated project.
Free Parking at the Waterfront
Spend the day galavanting about the waterfront with your favorite moms, and enjoy free parking for four hours at participating garages. Just be sure to pick up a voucher at one of several participating businesses.
Lullaby Project Celebration Concert
For Mother's Day, Seattle Symphony musicians will perform lullabies written by parents from Mary's Place.
Moms For Maibocks and Potlucks!
Bring a dish to share and join Prost! and Ayinger for a special Mother's Day lunch potluck. Moms get $2 off Ayinger Maibock and all guests will get a raffle ticket with purchase of an Ayinger Maibock for a chance to win a gift basket from Ayinger and Prost!
(West Seattle, free admission)
Moms with Tats Eat Free
Cool moms with tattoos can enjoy a free lunch—perhaps an order of sweet and spicy fried pickles, a burger, and a Snoqualmie Ice Cream milkshake—at all Lunchbox Laboratory locations. They'll also be handing out free temporary tattoos, so essentially any and all moms can get in on this deal.
(Various locations, free)
Mother's Day at the Watershed
Enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks with your mom before exploring the Cedar River Watershed's Rattlesnake Ledge and learning about moms of the wild.
(North Bend, free)
Mother's Day at the Garden
Bring your favorite moms to the Bellevue Botanical Garden for a day of live music, posy-making, ballroom dancing, plein air artist demonstrations, refreshments, and flower shopping.
Mother's Day Cantata Concert
Seattle Bach Choir will perform a free concert of Bach's Cantatas for all the classical-loving mothers of Seattle this Mother's Day. Free and accessible to the public, this show will also feature Baroque Period instruments and a full orchestra.
Mother's Day-Celebrating the Ladies
All moms or women who love beer will get $2 off. If you procrastinated on getting gifts for Mother's Day, a flower and craft pop-up will be present from 1-4 pm, so you can pick up handmade earrings or a custom bouquet while you sip a brew.
Mother's Day Improv
Mothers deserve much better from comedy than "yo' Mamma" jokes. This show is $5 for moms, so if you haven't bought her a present yet, you can win back her affection pretty cheaply. That is, if she likes being mocked by improvisers.
Mothers Eat Free at Neighborhood Grills
Moms can enjoy classic American fare, like burgers, hardy sandwiches, soups, and steaks, for free all day long.
Stoner Mother's Day Party
Stoner moms will be treated to complimentary (uninfused) treats from the Goodship Company while you make a last-minute token of gratitude at a card-making station. In addition, there will be raffles every half hour with prizes from World Wide Women's Cannabis Alliance, Cannabis City, and Amber Brick, and a hat competition.
(Beacon Hill, free)