| 05/02/2024 | Updated | Adventure - Outdoors, Attend, Family Fun, Holiday |   

Top Mother's Day Activities in Bellingham and Whatcom County - 2024

Treat the mom or mother figure in your life to something special! Mother’s Day is on May 12, and if you are looking for a way to celebrate, we suggest a weekend trip to Bellingham! Here are some ideas for where to eat and what to do in Bellingham and Whatcom County with your mom. 

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What mom doesn't deserve a break? Enjoy a midweek getaway at Inn at Lynden in May or June and take 20% off each night of your stay!

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April 25-28 & Online May 2-12, 2024

Celebrate Mom by celebrating women in film! The CASCADIA film festival is an annual event that showcases the films of women directors from around the world. 

Films are screened at the Pickford Film Center; you can choose from different pass packages or purchase tickets to individual films of your choice. Rather have a cozy night in with Mom? Screen the films virtually from May 2-12. 

May 10, 2024

Meander around 18 shops in Downtown Bellingham as they host pop-up tasting rooms featuring a variety of regional wines. Attendees receive tasting tickets to redeem for the wines of their choice while retailers offer special deals.

May 10, 2024

Treat your mom to English tea in the peaceful and elegant ambiance of Willowbrook Manor. Tea sandwiches, salad, sweet cream scones and home-baked sweets are served with a pot of your favorite tea. Meander through the gardens and feel how time seems to go a little slower at Willowbrook. Reservations Required.

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May 11, 2024

Start Mother's Day weekend off with fresh produce and locally made goods from over 100 vendors! The Bellingham Farmers Market is a local favorite and great way to start your Saturday and Mother’s Day Weekend.

May 11, 2024

Head to Downtown Blaine with Mom for this farm & craft market overlooking beautiful Blaine Harbor!

Free admission for the public every Saturday from May to October. 

May 11 & 12, 2024

Get out on the water with your mom and San Juan Cruises

Departing from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, come aboard San Juan Cruises' 100 foot tour vessel and discover the history, geography and wildlife of Bellingham Bay and the Salish Sea. The San Juan Islands are home to Orca, Humpback, Gray and Minke Whales as well as all sorts of other marine life such as porpoises, seals, sea lions and otters. 

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May 12, 2024

The Friends of Big Rock Garden Park invite you to celebrate Mother’s Day with the whole family. Explore this beautiful garden with its meandering paths and wonderful sculptures while enjoying light refreshments. Other activities include live music and a children’s passport adventure.

Everyone is encouraged to walk or ride their bikes to the park. Onsite parking at Big Rock during this special event is limited to ADA vehicles on a first come, first served basis only. To learn more, go to cob.org/parks-guide or call (360) 778-7105.

All ages are welcome!

May 12, 2024

Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon with a three-hour sail on Bellingham Bay! Passengers will join the crew in raising the Zodiac’s four sails including her 4,000 square foot mainsail (the largest on the west coast). Once the sails are up, the Zodiac will cruise the Salish Sea and passengers have the option of continuing to lend a hand or just enjoying the ride and taking in the scenery. After lingering on the bay into the evening the Zodiac will return to its dock in Fairhaven at 5 pm.

This sail does not include a meal or bar service, but passengers are able to bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the cruise. The sail is family friendly and young children are welcome aboard for the adventure!

May 12, 2024

Make your mother's day electric at the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention. The MegaZapper show is sure to dazzle everyone in your family, but especially mom...and especially if she ends up in the "Cage of Doom."  

Before or after the show, browse the museum itself, which offers compelling, interactive exhibits spanning four centuries of scientific achievement and cultural heritage. Discover the inventions and innovations that changed the course of human history, just as your mom changed the course of yours. 

This May, book your mama a spa day at Flow Motion. 

For everything from books to the fuzziest, comfiest socks, Village Books & Paper Dreams is the perfect place to get gifts for the special mom or mom-figure in your life. You can order a custom care package online or visit one of their locations in Lynden or Fairhaven Village. 

Grab a box of truffles for all the moms you want to celebrate! Evolve is located on the top floor of Village Books in Fairhaven, so it's an easy addition to any other gifts you might want to grab from the book store or Paper Dreams gift shop. While you're there, treat yourself to a cup of delicious coffee or an item from Evolve's bakery case. 

Around here, whenever the sun shines it is a must to get out and explore! If the weather works out in your favor this Mother’s Day, try ordering a meal to go and enjoy a picnic while taking in the sights of Whatcom County’s many scenic parks. 

Want something more breathtaking? Go on a scenic walk or hike

Also consider spending the day in Fairhaven VillageLynden, or checking out another nearby community in Whatcom County. 

If the day includes rain, see it as an opportunity to take advantage of enriching and fun indoor activities. You can get some ideas of where to stay inside and experience the local arts and culture by signing up for the Whatcom County Culture Crawl. This self-guided tour is free and includes discounts for the Jansen Art CenterPickford Film CenterSpark Museum, and more!  

You can also check out our rainy day itinerary for more indoor ideas.

May 12, 2024

Semiahmoo is the ultimate destination to celebrate the mother's in your life - or yourself! Enjoy an unforgettable Mother's Day celebration with Brunch by the Sea - a family friendly brunch buffet set underneath a tent alongside Semiahmoo Bay.

Featuring brunch favorites including a variety of quiches, salads, buttermilk pancake bar, challah French toast, frittatas, mimosa flights, and more! View the full menu here! 

May 12, 2024

Celebrate Mom or the mom-like figure in your life with at Hotel Leo in the Crystal Ballroom!

May 12, 2024

Treat Mom to a delicious brunch buffet at the award-winning Penny Farthing Restaurant! Seatings from 9am - 2pm, reservations available at www.chuckanutbaydistillery.com, $50 per person, $20 children 6-10, children 5 and under free. Complimentary 'Mom-mosa' for all Mothers!

May 12, 2024

Join Hotel Bellwether in the Lighthouse Grill on Sunday, May 12 from 8 am to 2 pm to celebrate the special mom in your life with a culinary experience to remember! 💐 Executive Chef Marcello Mazzoleni has carefully curated a delicious and bountiful Brunch Buffet with breakfast & lunch specialties, as well as a dessert bar. 

Enjoy a made-to-order Omelette & Benedict Bar, Artisan Meats & Cheeses, Seafood Display, Seasonal Salads and Signature Mains such as Croque Monsieur, Belgium Waffles with Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Roasted Prime Rib and Kurobuta Spiral Ham.

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