9 Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Seattle

Mother’s Day reigns at Inn at the Market. We believe in pampering her, spoiling her and making her feel like a queen. Show your love for the important women in your life this Mother’s Day with these memorable activities in downtown Seattle.

Shower her with spring blooms.

This Mother’s Day weekend marks the 15th annual Pike Place Market Flower Festival.  Mix and match a riot of tulips, irises, and peonies from more than three dozen local vendors, and enjoy day-long entertainment. Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14, from 11 am–4 pm.  

 Pamper her with a spa day. 

Give her an afternoon of total wellness at nearby Antonio Spa. From facials and massages to body wraps and eyebrow tattoos, the beautiful spa offers a variety of self-care services. Another neighborhood favorite is Spa Nordstrom, part of the Seattle-born retail empire. Enjoy a mani/pedi, scrubs, waxing and more along with legendary Nordy service.

Create art together.

Channel your own inner artist and book a private lesson for two at Seattle Glassblowing Studio. It’s the perfect way to create cherished memories along with your very own handmade treasures.

Take Mom to a film premiere.

The 49th annual Seattle International Film Festival runs from May 11-21, 2023. Cinephiles can choose from dozens of screenings including opening night excitement on the red carpet. 

Share a day trip to Bainbridge Island. 

Hop a scenic ferry to popular Bainbridge Island for some outdoor adventure. The 35-minute journey offers stunning views of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. Stroll along downtown’s charming shops, restaurants, and galleries or rent a bike to explore the island’s scenic trails together.

Treat her to a special meal at Inn at the Market.

As the only hotel in Pike Place Market, we have three international restaurants to please every mom’s palate. Try Bacco Café, one of downtown Seattle’s most popular daytime dining spots for Pacific Northwest dishes featuring Dungeness crab or smoked salmon. French bistro classics and seasonal specialties shine at Café Campagne. At Sushi Kashiba, savor Chef Shiro Kashiba’s famous broiled black cod kasuzuke in the dining room or special omakase at the sushi counter. 

Indulge her sweet (or savory) tooth.

Take her to The Crumpet Shop in Pike Place Market. This second-generation family eatery features English-style scones slathered in fruity jams, and crumpets, aka griddle cakes, with savory or sweet toppings. Pair them with fine teas from around the world.

Tickle her funny bone at a Mom-centric improv show.

The clever actors from Unexpected Productions go for rapid-fire jokes about mothers on their big day.  Yours might surprise you by trying out her own quips during the 7 pm performance in Pike Place Market. 

 Launch your mom-a-thon early at opening day of boating season.

On Saturday, May 6, the venerable Seattle Yacht Club hosts its famous Boat Parade of decorated vessels. The starting cannon booms at noon as the Montlake Bridge is raised. Pack a picnic and cheer your favorite international crew teams and regatta rivals. 

Don’t forget to book early for best room availability on Mother’s Day Weekend at Inn at the Market.