Things to Do in Seattle, 5/11/17 & Beyond

  • Upstream Summit and  Upstream Music Festival are on this weekend! 
  • Camano Island Studio Tour - May 12 - 14 and May 20 - 21
  • Andersshop pop-up store at Sweetgrass - May 12
  • Northwest Paddling Festival - May 12 - 13
  • Mercado at RIZOM - May 13
  • SPU Fashion Show 2017: "Runway to Retail" - May 13
  • Pike Place Market's 9th Annual Flower Festival - May 13 - 14
  • BadWill Market - The Mother's Day Edition - May 14
  • Momosa cupcakes at Cupcake Royale for Mother's Day!
  • Mother's Day brunch at Goldfinch Tavern
  • Keep Clam at Ivar’s Mother’s Day Brunch with the best views in town. Ivar’s Acres of Clams and Salmon House will offer a robust buffet of Alaskan salmon, mussels, clams, crab legs, crepes, prime rib and all the “best of brunch” items. Diners at Ivar’s Acres of Clams can park for free at select garages along the waterfront. Details at Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing will offer a special plated brunch. $45 for adults, $15 for kids 6 – 12, little kids are free for brunch buffet; regular menu pricing for plated brunch. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For reservations visit  
  • Eques at Hyatt Regency Bellevue is celebrating mom the best way they know how – with a fabulous brunch buffet! Serving up classic brunch favorites like eggs benedict, a variety of fresh and local fruits, meats and cheeses and a classic Waldorf salad, Eques is also adding a unique variety of offerings. With selections like chukar cherry chip pancakes, serrano & lime scallop ceviche, herb spring peas with crispy prosciutto and a variety of decadent desserts including mini almond Fragipane & Nutella tarts, mom’s taste buds are sure to leave happy. Make it a day all about mom and hit some of the shops in the Bellevue Collection as a post-brunch treat. $55 for adults, $27.50 for kids ages 5-12. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To make reservations, please call (425) 698-4100.
  • The sweetest getaway for a day trip or an overnight visit to Washington’s Hood Canal is at Alderbrook Resort & Spa. Feast your eyes on the mountain views while enjoying waterfront dining a short two-hour drive from Seattle. Along with traditional favorites like a waffle station and omelet bar, try seasonal brunch items like an oyster & snow crab bar, fresh berry crepes, garlic &herb prawns, house-made biscuits & kuroburta sausage gravy and cedar planked Northwest steelhead with olive tapenade. As you would with any special occasion, finish off the meal with a variety of treats like coffee and carrot cakes, chocolate dipped strawberries or chocolate mousse cups with peanut butter mousse & huckleberry meringue.   $49 for adults, $16 for children ages 10 & under. 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Please call (360) 898-5500 to make reservations.  
  • Escape from the hustle and bustle to The Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla wine country. This Mother’s Day The Marc will offeri a special brunch that includes a complimentary glass of champagne or a mimosa for mom, along with asiago and poppy seed au gratin potatoes, alderwood smoked wild salmon, vanilla cream French toast with strawberry puree, and more. Plus, the hotel has more than 20 tasting rooms within walking distance to make it a true getaway for mom. $39.95 for adults, $33.95 for seniors, $19.95 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Reservations required and can be made by calling 509-524-5139
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day all week long at elaia spaGive your mom the day she deserves with a special package from the spa at Seattle’s downtown Hyatt at Olive 8. Start her special day with a 60-minute signature body scrub, 60-minute signature facial and end with a Market Fresh Manicure as the cherry on top. Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary gift from elaia and a $25 dining credit toward a delicious lunch at the hotel’s restaurant, Urbane! The package is $300 per person and must be scheduled between Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 14.
  • Metropolitan Market is known for its incredible selection of housewares items, complete with festive hand towels and mugs, le creuset cookware and specialty foods to put on your very own Mother’s Day brunch. If you need a little help picking out just the thing to show mom your appreciation, the locally-owned grocer recommends picking up some herbal tea bags, brunch items like mini quiches or the always-popular Bakewell Tart and a bouquet of seasonal blooms. If you’re looking for some extra pampering, Met Market’s selection of soaps, lotions and candles will help her look and feel refreshed.
  • Fogo de Chão opens in the LIncoln Square Expansion May 14
  • The Mixed Media Wearable Art Collection at Baby & Co. - May 18
  • Did you know? May is Oregon Wine Month! Check out all the events going on here.
  • Trophy Cupcakes' extended pop-up shop is open now in the 400 Fairview building in South Lake Union!
  • This is the last season we will see new Brooks Heritage shoes! The collection goes back into the vault June 1st.
  • May beach specials at Pacific Sands Resort.
  • Art of the Table's new space is now open, just one block from their old spot.
  • Elysian Brewery’s seasonal favorite, Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale, is on shelves and in taprooms (for) now
  • These sweet bulldogs could use your help! Pat the Dog, Heal his heart and Dutch Boy's Emergency Medical Fund.