You know your mom best. She's given her heart and soul to her family and worked hard along the way. It's just one day a year set aside for Mother's Day. Whatever floats your mama's boat, you're gonna find it in kid-friendly Edmonds. 

For the Art Lovers

Treat mom to a live performance (remember those?) at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, where celebrated Russian theatre and film actor KONSTANTIN KHABENSKY performs “THE BEST” – the most riveting new, not yet published stories by Alexander Tsypkin. One of the most powerful interpreters on the modern stage, Khabensky brings a depth of meaning to the text, making it very personal and touching. 

The evening performance will be the perfect way to cap off a day of exploring the arts and culture of Edmonds. Art Walk Edmonds has introduced self guided tours. And writer Carol Banks Weber will walk you through art's saving grace, and all the ways it can be discovered here, from public sculptures on the beach to the galleries that line downtown's tree-lined streets.

A Book and a Beach

Just a little quiet, please. We're betting mom would not be disappointed if you drove her straight to the bookstore, let her pick out anything she wanted, then set her up with a chair for chillaxin, a sack lunch from the local deli, and stake a claim on a patch of sandy beach. She can watch the ferry come and go to the sounds of seagulls and rolling waves. Mom may even see the Orcas passing through

It might be rainy on Mother's Day (the next day looks warmer and sunnier), but a little PNW rain isn't anything a lap blanket and a sheltering umbrella won't take care of.

Gardens and Flowers

Is it possible Mother's Day falls in spring because the season is a nurturing moment in time bringing new life into the world? All the bounty of spring has sprung, the nursery is overflowing with the fresh green tips of new growth, and the flower baskets are stunning. 

We've got all your gardening ideas and shops here. She may also enjoy a stroll through the Willow Creek Habitat Demonstration Garden, managed by Pilchuck Audubon Society, free to visit dawn to dusk. It's next to the Edmonds Marsh, with a walkable boardwalk. Discover our walking trails, miles of beach, and parks here.

Spa Day and Boutique Shopping

Edmonds is a delightful, walkable, tree-lined downtown core in "the Bowl" overlooking the waterfront. It bustles with opportunities for leisurely shopping, and chances for that much needed "Me Time" in a local spa. You're welcome.

History in Her Veins

A stop in the Edmonds Historical Museum will be rewarded with a look back at both the colonial history, and the time when the  marshes provided a bounty of resources for the native peoples of the Salish Sea. Carvings of native artist Ty Juvenil are being created for the museum entrance. Juvenil also worked closely with muralist Andy Eccleshall for a downtown piece depicting life before colonists arrived.

Dinner and Drinks

Is it time for mom to go out with her friends? Or maybe a night out with her sweetheart is in order. All your dining options abound, from kid-friendly diners, to destination restaurants, breweries and wine shops. 

After all the discoveries you'll have made here, you'll want to come back. We've got some ideas for how you can plan your Summer Safecation in Edmonds. We look forward to seeing you again.