Mother’s Day Roundup – Free Events, Restaurant Deals & more!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy here.

Mother's Day Free Events & Restaurant deals

Mother’s Day Roundup of Free Events, Restaurant Discounts & much more!

Mother’s Day is this weekend, Sunday May 11th, and a number of restaurants & event locations are offering special promotions & discounts to celebrate moms! We’ve got a roundup of the various deals we found for special events, restaurant deals & more! Feel free to leave a comment with details if you know of any other businesses offering special deals for moms this weekend!

We also asked the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook Fans  last year for their best suggestions of where to take mom for Mother’s Day around the Northwest & they had some fun ideas!

Make sure to check out our big list of free or frugal events happening this weekend, too, for more ideas of where to take mom this Mother’s Day! For those of you in the South Sound area, Sounds Fun Mom has put together a great list of Mother’s Day teas, too.

*As always, we recommend you call ahead to the location near you to make sure they are participating!

Restaurant & Entertainment Deals:

Burgerville – Moms can get a fresh strawberry shortcake or sundae on Sunday May 11th. Everyone can get $2 fresh strawberry shortcakes or $1 strawberry sundaes all day too on May 11th.

Living Social - Find a great restaurant or entertainment option to take mom with this Living Social discount for $5 off your purchase of $15 or more

McCormick & Schmick’s – Chocolate Covered Strawberry for moms on Mothers Day during their brunch or buffet.

Michael’s - Head in for their DIY Day: Family Portrait craft – buy a canvas & kids can make a beautiful picture for mom!

Redbox Discount Offer – Rent 1 mom-friendly movie or game, get 2nd movie $.50 off thru Sunday May 11th

Regal Cinemas -  Buy a $25 eGift Card and get a $10 eGift Card for yourself for Mother’s Day

Starbucks Mother’s Day Offer - Buy One Get One FREE Teavana Oprah Chai Latte on Mother’s Day (don’t forget about 50% off frapps from 3-5pm through Sat 5/10, too!

Tony Roma’s - Head to eat at Tony Roma’s on Mother’s Day & all moms will get a coupon for a FREE entree (for up to $15) on your next visit. There is 1 location I found in the Northwest in Kennewick, WA, but other locations around the country.

WinCo Foods - Free Jumbo Chocolate cookie for mom from the bakery with their printable coupon

Zoo Discounts or Free admission for Moms - we’ve listed the local zoo discounts below for the NW, but for those of you in other areas of the country, check out this big list of zoo discounts & free admission for moms!

Northwest Events:

AC Gilbert Discovery Village Children’s Museum – Salem, OR; Free Admission for Mom or Grandma with a paid child’s admission

Center for Wooden Boats - Free Mother’s Day sail from Cama Beach State Park, Camano Is, on Saturday May 10th. Sign-up starts at 10am, first sail at 11am & goes till 4pm (you sign up for slots). You do need a Discover Pass (state park pass) to get into the State Park.

Children’s Museum of Seattle - 10am – 6pm Free admission for moms (or mother figures) with at least 1 paid child’s admission (under the age of 10) on Sunday May 11th; one free admission per group

Fred Meyer - Head into a local Fred Meyer on Saturday May 11th between 12 – 4pm and they will have cake & cupcake decorating for kids ages 10 & under (typically you will buy the cake or cupcakes & they will have all the decorating supplies on hand for them to decorate).  There will also be a chance to win a Hanging Basket for mom in their Hanging Basket walk from 12 – 1:30. {We always recommend calling your local locations first for any of these places, though, just to make sure they are all participating.}

Hands On Children’s Museum - Olympia, WA – Moms & Grandmas get in free today. Kids can make tissue & art paper collages for mom/grandma, too.

Haggen stores - Kids can decorate a cake for mom. Buy a Mother’s Day cake kit for $5 /ea which includes 5″ single layer cake with icing & all the items to decorate. Kids will also receive an apron & chef hat. From 10am –  3pm

Mother / Son Dance -  Pierce County Parks & Recreation, Friday May 9th, 7-9pm at Meridian Habitat Park, South Hill, Puyallup

Museum of Glass - Free admission for moms on Sunday May 11th, 2014 from 10am – 5pm

Northwest Railway Museum - Snoqualmie, Sat May 10th & Sun May 11th; Moms ride FREE with a paying child (This will also be available for Father’s Day, so start planning now).

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium - Half price admission for moms on Saturday May 10th, 2014. They will also have 1/2 off the Deep Forest Challenge Zip Course, too.

Portland Aquarium - All moms get in FREE on Sunday May 11th, 2014.

Portland Timbers Game - Get FREE Tillamook Ice Cream Bars (Tillabars) at the Portland Timbers game on Sunday May 11th, 2014. They’ll also have coupons & some fun games from 8:30am – 12:00pm outside the NW entrance of Providence Park.

Rat City Roller Girls - Purchase 2 tickets on Ticketmaster & mom will get her admission free for Sat 5/10 or 6/7 . This offer code is available Fri 5/9 – Sun 5/11. No coupon code needed.  You can also check out more discounts we found for Rat City Roller Girls to see which is the best discount for you.

Seattle Storm  –  Moms get in free for their Mother’s Day Game on Sunday 5/11 at 1pm; just bring a copy of this email to the Key Arena East gate to get your tickets (you can’t buy them ahead of time – game day only).

Silverwood Theme Park - Moms get in FREE on May 10th & 11th when you go to Silverwood with your family (get tickets online or at the park directly). Plus the family members (spouse & children) will get a discounted admission rate of  $37.99 for general admission & $20.99 for youth/senior admission. Only one free Mom ticket per family, not valid with any other discounts, coupons, promotions, or special offers. {Make sure to check out our review of Silverwood & ways to save on a budget.}

Tiffany’s Skate Inn - Moms skate FREE on Saturday May 10th from 7-10 pm with a paid child skating session

Trampoline Nation – Federal Way – Moms Jump Free Friday – Sunday, May 9th – 11th with paid kids.

Wild Waves Coupon – 2 for 1 admission for mom on Mother’s Day at $9.99

Winco -Kids can head to Winco to decorate cupcakes for mom – buy a 12 pack of cupcakes for $4.98 & kids can decorate it with frosting & toppings (at no extra cost) for Mothers Day. This will be taking place on Friday May 10th & Saturday May 11th from 10am – 6pm. (Not available at Bremerton or Independence locations)

Woodland Park Zoo - Half price admission for moms on Saturday May 10th. Enjoy live entertainment, zookeeper talks, text message scavenger hunt, and more. 

Let us know if you find more Mother’s Day freebies or discounts to share with all of us!



  1. Amy Durr says

    Portland Aquarium is offering free admission to moms on Sunday. Burgerville is offering free fresh strawberry treats to moms.

    • Jen says

      Kara – Which neighborhood grills? I’m not finding any info about that? What area is this in? Thanks!

  2. Caiti Huffman says

    On May 12th, all moms eat FREE at the neighborhood grills (Lake Forest Park Bar & Grill, Greenlake Bar & Grill, Bremerton Bar & Grill, Crossroads Bar & Grill, and Eastlake Bar & Grill). Reservations recommended.

    • Jen says

      Hi Laura,
      I’m not seeing anything from them about the free drink on their FB page. Do you have a link that shows more information so we can confirm? Thanks!