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

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Mother's Day Roundup of restaurant discounts, free admission to events & more.

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

Mother’s Day is this weekend, Sunday May 12th, and a number of event locations are offering special promotions & discounts to celebrate moms! We’ve got a roundup of the various deals we found for special events & 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 a few years ago 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!

Also, check out Sounds Fun Mom’s list if you’re in the South Sound for some fun events happening all weekend – I found where we went for Mother’s Day from her list several times over the year.

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

Restaurant Discounts:

Free Froyo at TCBY for mothers day

Farelli’s – Mom’s will get a free gift at participating locations while supplies last. They are also offering special Family Meal Deals

The Ram – Kids will eat for just $1 on Mother’s Day Sun 5/12 & there are $5 drink specials

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – Moms will receive a $25 gift card when an entree item is purchased  for dinner only (after 4pm & takeout is not included). These cards will be handed out on both Saturday 5/11 & Sunday 5/12. The card will then be valid between 5/13 – 6/30  for dinner only (after 4pm). Limit 1 per table. Valid at participating locations.

TCBY – Moms will get free froyo on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12th.  Moms will get the first 6 oz free at participating stores. Make sure to call first as they are franchises, so not all locations may be participating.

Retail Store Events:

Bass Pro Shops – Free 4×6 photo for mom on Saturday May 11th from 12-5pm & Sunday May 12th from 12 – 4pm. The first 75 on Sunday will also receive a free plaid tote.

Northwest Events:

Bellevue Botanical Garden – Bellevue; 11am-4pm; Donations accepted.  Bring mom to the Bellevue Botanical Garden for a festive afternoon including live music, ballroom dancing demo, posy making for mom & more.

Center for Wooden Boats – Free Mother’s Day sail from Cama Beach State Park, Camano Is, WA, on Saturday May 11th from 10am – 4pm. You do need a Discover Pass (state park pass) to get into the State Park. Free boat rides, toy boat building, and more activities at the park.

Gilbert House Children’s Museum – Salem, OR; Moms will get free admission on Mother’s Day at the museum (with a paid child’s admission). One free admission per transaction.

Hands On Children’s Museum – Olympia, WA -Free admission for moms & grandmas from 10am – 5pm on Mother’s Day.

Museum of Glass – Tacoma. Moms will receive FREE admission on Sunday May 12th from 12pm – 5pm.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Half price admission for moms on Saturday May 11th, 2019. There will  be a number of activities all day long with special keeper talks, animal encounters & more.

Portland Tram – Portland, 11am-3pm on Saturday May 11,  2019; There will be crafts kids can make for mom & take a picture in a photobooth. All crafts & activities are free & ages 6 & under ride free with a paying adult.

Remlinger Farms – Free admission for moms to the fun park with the purchase of a Breakfast buffet.

Seattle Waterfront – Four hours of free parking for participating waterfront businesses between 9am – 8pm. More details here!

Silverwood Theme Park – Moms get in FREE on May 11th and 12th when you go to Silverwood with your family (get your tickets online or at the park directly). Plus, family members (Spouse & kids) get a discounted admission rate. Only one free mom ticket per family, not valid with any other discounts, coupons, promos or special offers. Make sure to check out our review of Silverwood & ways to save on a budget.

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





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

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

  2. 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.

    1. 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!

  3. The neighborhood grills free Mother’s Day advertising is on their Facebook pages, not on their website. Check out the Bremerton bar & grill Facebook page.

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