It’s time to thank mom for all she does! Mother’s Day will be here before you know it – do you have plans? There are plenty of things happening around Olympia to celebrate Mom. Here are some Mother’s Day brunches and activities in Olympia and throughout Thurston County.

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Mother’s Day Weekend CMO Ride

May 11-12
Mount Pockets
15010 Vantine Road SE, Tenino

Do you and your mom share a love of horses? Then trailer on over to Tenino for a Mother’s Day Weekend Competitive Mounted Orienteering Ride. CMO Ride meeting at 9:30 a.m., first rider out at 10 a.m. both days. Potluck dinner on Saturday night. Overnight camping is available. Join the WACMO Facebook group for more information

Plant & Bake Sale

May 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Grant School
151 E Community Club Road, Shelton

The Pickering Community Club invites the public to welcome spring, get into the gardening spirit and find great Mother’s Day gifts at its annual Plant & Bake Sale. The club will offer a wide variety of annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, succulents, ornamentals, native plants and more. In addition, shoppers can purchase delicious homemade pies, breads, cookies and other treats. Proceeds benefit the Grant School. For more information, visit the Grant School website.

A Day in Life of Mama Birds

May 11: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WET Science Center
500 Adams Street NE Olympia

The WET Science Center is celebrating Mother’s Day with feathered moms! Learn all about the hard work mama birds do to grow their offspring with different activities including nest building, bird feeding and bird watching. This is a drop-in activity with no live birds.

Mother bird in a next feeding her chicks
Learn about one of nature’s hardest working mothers at the WET Science Center for Mother’s Day. Photo courtesy: WET Science Center

Paint and Photo Mother’s Day Event

May 11, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Headless Mumby
232 Division Street Northwest Olympia

Headless Mumby is having a unique Mother’s Day event, a paint and photo! Paint a lovely photo of a butterfly on canvas, then get your photo taken against a woodland backdrop by professional photographer KarlPenn Photography. Register online.

Mother’s Day 5K and Kids 1 Mile Run

May 12: 8 a.m.
Hands On Children’s Museum
414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia

The Family Support Center of South Sound’s Mother’s Day 5K and kids 1 Mile Run is a great way to give back while spending time with mom! Their 10th annual run is happening in-person for 2024. Benefits go directly to families and survivors in need. Online registration ends May 8.

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Yelm Eagles FOE
11609 Koeppen Road SE, Yelm, WA

The Yelm Eagles are having their Mother’s Day Brunch and tickets are on sale now! Enjoy a lovely brunch that benefits the Children’s Therapy Program. There will be waffles, bacon, eggs, sausage and more! They will be serving mimosas and bloody marys. Purchase tickets online by May 5, 2024. Contact yelmeagles@ywave.com for more information.

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Indian Summer Golf & Country Club
5900 Troon Lane SE, Olympia

Indian Summer Golf & Country Club is having a traditional Mother’s Day brunch on Mother’s Day. The buffet-style Mother’s Day brunch includes eggs benedict, fresh seafood and carved beef. Bottomless mimosas are just $7/person. Call 360.459.4572 or email kristid@indiansummergolf.com to make your reservation by May 3.

Olympia Wooden Boat Fair

May 11-May 12
Percival Landing Park
217 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia

A fun day for the whole family is spending Mother’s Day 2024 at the 42nd annual Olympia Wooden Boat Fair. A free event, you can look at the many boats on display, shop the vendors, snack at the International Food Alley and listen to live music. On Saturday there will be a children’s boat building booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – or until supplies run out.

Cafe Elite is having a Mother’s Day Paint and Sip where you can learn to paint this lovely heart of flowers on canvas. Photo courtesy: Artvana

Mother’s Day Paint and Sip

May 14, 5:30 p.m.
Cafe Elite
130 Marvin Road Southeast Lacey

A paint and sip is a fun activity to do with mom for Mother’s Day. Café Elite is holding theirs the Tuesday after Mother’s Day. You will get to sip on wine, coffee or even a mimosa while working on a flower heart on canvas. All supplies provided. Email questions to info@artvana.life. Purchase tickets online.

Mother’s Day Retreat

May 18-19
Fifth Dimension Retreat & Events Center
919 Harts Lake Road S, Roy, WA

Does your mom need a break? Give her one for Mother’s Day by signing her up for the 2-Day Mother’s Day Retreat in Roy. The “Find Your Balance” retreat at Fifth Dimension Retreat & Events Center includes things like prayer, yoga, connection circles, a sound bath and more. It’s centered around recharging your own batteries, cleaning your mind and improving your relationships. Register online.

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