15 Things to Do with Mom for Mother's Day

How do you show gratitude to Mom? Whether she enjoys shopping together, sharing a nice meal, or receiving a fresh bouquet of flowers, Pike Place Market has you covered for celebrating moms and all mother figures this Mother’s Day!

Read on for our guide to making this holiday a special Market Day.

Shop + Splurge

Head to our handmade crafts market with Mom to browse hundreds of uniquely personal items you can’t find anywhere else. We’ve got just a few to get you started!

Dot & Dimension

Linocut prints by artist Ritu Tilwani are inspired by mothers in the wild and a great gift for any Pacific Northwest local who has a love for our native marine life. Find pairings of orcas and humpbacks in a classically minimalist style fit for any home for $50.


East Africa Fine Art

Gift an original artwork to make Mom feel extra special from Market artist Wais Ali. Wais’ piece made in tribute to mothers embodies the resilient strength, patience, and hard work they provide as caretakers and leaders. This acrylic painting on canvas measures 11” x 24”, and is priced at $275.

KOBO Art Garden

Browse a range of elegantly handmade glassware from KOBO Art Garden to bring color and joy into her home! Find classy raindrop-style ring holders, jewelry and soap dishes, decorative bowls, and more! Their vibrant stemless wine glasses and wine stoppers make for an excellent matching set for the beverage connoisseur.

Orna’s Pottery

Find delicately crafted, affordable earthenware with beautiful foliage imprint designs to hold those fresh spring blooms and brighten up any room in her home. Vases from Orna’s Pottery range in price from $30-34.

Pattern & Posy

At Pattern & Posy browse a vibrant selection of handmade, block-printed organic cotton baby clothes, tea towels, and original printed fabric designs for table decor. If Mom enjoys entertaining and hosting at home, Carrie’s lively and unique linens are the perfect gift option!

Royal Phoenix

Discover fine art and fantasy photography of signature city scenes and life at Royal Phoenix’s table. Artist Phoenix Nalyvayko is holding a special deal through Mother’s Day weekend: take $20 off when you buy two small canvases, or get a free small canvas with a purchase of a medium or a large canvas!

Eats + Sweets

Energize your morning at Freya Bakery & Café

Start your morning with coffee and a fresh pastry from this new Scandinavian-inspired café hidden away from the bustle of the Market on Western Avenue. All their goodies are made on-site, take a peek through the glass pane viewing windows while waiting for your order to see their bakers at work!

Enjoy a delicious lunch at The Dressing Room

Indulge in the brand new spring menu from Can Can’s sister bistro and bar. Find sweet and savory brunch options with quality, locally sourced ingredients and crafty beverages to pair with them. Bonus: for Mother’s Day only, moms receive a complimentary choice of beer or bubbles when purchasing an entree for this special occasion!

Pick up treats for the road

Spoil mom with something sweet to savor for later and choose from any of the grab-and-go shops offering delicious desserts. Find miniature cheesecakes in flavors like Lemon White Chocolate and Mochacinno at The Confectional, or build a box of assorted macaron flavors from Le Panier. For a wider selection, pick from snack-sized cakes, pies, donuts, or cookies from Pike Place Bakery in the Main Arcade.

Events + Entertainment

Catch a performance at Can Can Culinary Cabaret

Take mom out for a night on the town for the opening weekend of Can Can’s “Lola” production. It will be a theatrical paradise, full of salacious showgirls, fantastical flim-flam, feathers, and flirtatious follies! For the Mother’s Day showing only, moms will receive a complimentary choice of beer or bubbles for this special occasion with event purchase. Tickets start at $65, reserve yours here.

Share some laughs at Unexpected Productions

Mothers deserve much better from comedy than “yo’ momma” jokes. Treat your mom to a night of off-the-cuff comedy as the improvisational wizards of Unexpected Productions delve into the hilarious joys and horrors of parenthood at this special Mother’s Day show. This show is discounted to only $20 for moms, so if you haven’t bought her a present yet, you can win back her affection at an easily affordable rate! Use the discount code IMAMOM. Learn the details here.

Browse the best bouquets at Mom’s Market Day

Discover the best time of year to find a bounty of bouquets at the Market as the annual Flower Festival kicks off in tandem with Mom’s Market Day. More than 40 tents will line Pike Place with fresh flowers! Enjoy live music, a scavenger hunt giveaway, temporary tattoo parlor fun for all ages, and a special shopping offer all while finding the perfect bouquet for mom.