Mother’s Day Weekend in the Long Beach Peninsula

Apr 17, 2023 | Family Fun

It’s that time of year when it’s time to honor the most important woman in your life. We’re talking about Mother’s Day. Whether it’s your mom, stepmom, grandma, auntie, or favorite female, it’s a wonderful reason to celebrate. And what better place to honor her than in one of the hundreds of spots in the Long Beach Peninsula. To help you make your plans, we’ve made a list of some fun things to do with mom in the Peninsula this Mother’s Day. Let’s start Mother’s Day on a Saturday…

Saturday Market Shopping with Mom

Who says you can’t celebrate Mother’s Day on a Saturday? Stroll with your mama along the beautiful waterfront at the Port of Ilwaco. Local vendors of art, produce, and hand-crafted treasures will be on hand. Purchase something special to remind you of your day together or simply stroll the local galleries, enjoying each other’s company. Or stop by Purly Shell Fiber Arts and contribute to an organic, ongoing woven art piece. Their loom will be set up on the patio for a hands-on experience. Be sure to ask them about their flock of sheep while you’re there with mom! Keep the artful moments going…

Art Walk with Mom

If you’re looking for some more creative things to do with mom, head over to Tokeland and North Cove. On a tiny strip of land near the knuckle of the ocean and Willapa Bay, is a simmering artist community. In this small area, more than 30% of the population are working artists. And on this weekend, you’ll have a chance to see them at work. Participating artists will open their studios to the public. You and your mom can enjoy demonstrations, ask questions, and shop for one-of-a-kind treasures. Prefer to make the art yourself?

Pottery with your Parental

Treat your mom to a special nerikomi clay workshop on Saturday at the Ilwaco Artworks. Learn how to experiment using “nerikomi” techniques, involving pressing or folding colors of clay into designs. You and your mama will learn how to create your memorable masterpiece from Ally Bruser, a local artist, teacher, and mother. But let’s not forget to stop and smell the roses…

Flower Bar with Mom!

If you’re looking for some flowery things to do with mom, join Rhodesia Flower at Alder + Co. They’ll be having a blooming good time at their pop-up Mother’s Day flower bar. Moms will be able to choose their own blossoms and design a special bouquet. In addition to your flowers, Alder + Co has an incredible selection of trinkets and gifts to enhance her bunch. Select one of the hundreds of hand-made treasures featured in their store. And grab her a Wild Pine Coffee Co latte while you’re at it. All that floral designing can make a person thirsty! Still need another caffeine boost?

Coffee and Flowers with Colleen

Grab your favorite lady and head to see one of our favorite ladies. Colleen’s Coffee House and Tapestry Rose Yarn Shop in Ocean Park is waiting for you. Their selection of coffees, teas, lattes, and chais will be on hand, as will their famous quiche options. In addition to all the tasty treats, Moms will receive a special flower to mark the occasion. And don’t forget to mind your manners…

Teatime with Mumsie

Bring your mum to the elegant Shelburne Hotel for Mother’s Day high tea. A preset menu of finger sandwiches, sweets, and delicious pastries will be presented on elegant tableware. Choose from a selection of fine teas that will be served in delicate teacups. Sophistication at its finest, this is one of the practically perfect things to do with mom this weekend. Pinkies up! But maybe mom needs something a little stronger…

Mimosa (Buckets) with Mommy

It’s true…if anyone needs a drink, it’s your mom. Slide on over to North Jetty Brewing, where they will be serving up mimosa buckets and drink specials all day long. Toast your mom for helping raise you! Mimosas go hand-in-hand with brunch. If you’re hungry, check out these delicious things to do with mom…

Brunch at The Cove with Mom

Celebrate your sweet mama at The Cove Restaurant located at the beautiful Peninsula Golf Course. Typically closed on Sunday, The Cove will be open again this year for their famous Mother’s Day Brunch. Enjoy American comfort coastal fare, while overlooking the rolling golf course. And bring your pooch! Their dog-friendly patio welcomes the four-legged family members too. Speaking of fuzzy friends…

Take Your Mama Duck to the Wandering Goose!

Take your mom on a drive to the Tokeland Hotel for a delicious brunch at The Wandering Goose. The beloved Seattle-born restaurant now permanently lives inside the historic inn. Treat your mom to a true farm-to-table experience! Their menu changes frequently based on what is plucked from the garden or available at the local markets. In addition to their seasonal offerings there will be a selection of specialty Mother’s Day menu options. Still hungry?

Get Salty with Mom

Enjoy a meal at the harborside Salt Hotel & Pub. Chef will be serving up handmade Mother’s Day entrée specials that you can wash down with their fine cocktails and local beer. Their menu always includes a few mouth-watering surprises. They’ve got a few dishes up their sleeve for your sweet mama.

G’Day with G’ma

Mother’s Day includes grandmas too, so bring all the generations down unda’ to the Lost Roo. This family-friendly restaurant will be serving lunch and dinner for your darling Sheilas. The menu will include a Chef-selected specialty entrée fit for your queens. And all mums will receive a complimentary cupcake. Crikey, this sounds like some bonza’ things to do with mom!

Get Loose with Mom

And if your mom loves seafood pasta, then she’s in luck. The Loose Kaboose Diner will be featuring a Mother’s Day special just for her! Seafood fettuccine will be served with a shrimp salad and garlic bread. For those moms with sensitivity, there’ll be a gluten-free version. And don’t forget the cobbler! A seasonal cobbler made for mom will be a menu highlight. But after all these treats, she might need to run it off…

Run, Momma, Run!

Looking for some high-energy things to do with mom instead? For those active mommas on the run, sign up for the 3rd Annual Pacific Coast Running Festival. This is a full weekend affair, with a hefty roster of activities to choose from. Options include a 5k, 10k, or half marathon. Tell your ma to grab her bike and enter in the “Tour De Pacific” 12.6-mile bicycle tour. Or go for the first ever Sand Marathon. There’s even a Kid’s Dash, just in case mom wants to cheer the little ones on instead! Six different events are happening in one epic weekend. If you’ve got a mom that knows how to hustle, this is the place to be. After all that running, she may want to end with a song…

Seafood and Serenades with Mom

The peninsula is full of incredible seafood restaurants, and Castaways Seafood Grille is one of them. Join them on Mother’s Day for food and drink specials, along with live music on Sunday night. Let your moms get serenaded while they sip a well-deserved drink at a local’s favorite spot. Want to keep the momma melody going?

More Music with Mom

If you’re looking for even more musical things to do with mom, visit the Peninsula Performing Arts Center for an intimate concert. Enjoy a shared stage with Jim Faddis and Dale Atkins, two powerhouse bluegrass performers sure to stir your soul. As an added bonus, their concerts benefit the Long Beach Peninsula Acoustic Music Foundation. You can give back while you’re grooving!

Memory Making with Mom

As you can see, in a town like Long Beach Peninsula, we know how to take care of the ladies in our lives. There is no shortage of special things to do with mom to show her you love her. So, treat your mama to one of the magical moments above, and make special memories with her this Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Weekend in the Long Beach Peninsula

By: Danelle Dodds

Danelle is an international traveler, road tripper, writer, and artist. She firmly believes in testing the limits of word count, mileage, and AYCE sushi.

 

Explore more of what Pacific County has to offer.

Our Charming Annual Small-Town Events and Festivals

Our quaint coastal towns are home to some of the region’s most unique and charming annual small-town events. From hosting headliners, saluting our whimsical museums, and celebrating our diverse wildlife, our yearly affairs commemorate a few of the things that make our...

Your Coastal Wedding in Washington: Best Spots to Say “I Do”

There are few things more romantic than a coastal wedding in Washington. The rugged Pacific Northwest coastline is a never-ending scroll containing a love poem from nature. The astonishing beauty of our coast unrolls before you, scrawled with salty, sweet nothings and...

Fur-ever Love: Reasons to Have a Doggy Date in Pacific County

Picture the scene: You and your date are padding along the picturesque coastline of Pacific County. The salty breeze tousles your hair while waves crash against the shore. Romping at the water's edge, you turn and bend down to them, heart unleashed. Their goofy,...

Bucket List Activity: Razor Clam Digging in Pacific County

If we had to pick a symbol representing our shores, we’d likely fly the flag of our shellfish. Unique, multi-faceted, and forever linked to the ocean, our clams, crabs, and oysters are icon-worthy. When razor clam digging days are announced, our beaches become magnets...

Celebrate the SEA-son in Pacific County

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to be merry and bright. One of our favorite things about our coastal towns is that you can enjoy the classic holiday traditions with a little twist. Join us as we show you how special it...

Holidays at the Beach in Pacific County

The festive season is upon us! And is there anything better than holidays at the beach in Pacific County? Our small-town vibes and charming local events provide the perfect place to create new traditions. With so many exciting experiences and cozy places to fill your...

Haunt-tober Spotlight: Most Haunted Spots in Pacific County

When your shoreline is known as the Graveyard of the Pacific, and your towns have some of the oldest hotels in Washington, it’s understandable that the fog between us and the afterlife can become a little hazy. Our history is rich with poltergeists with personality....

Haunt-tober Happenings in Pacific County

One of the best things about living in a small town just a day trip from Seattle or Portland is that there is always something cool to do, especially for seasonal holidays. Historic haunts are famous in our towns, so it makes sense that we’re the place to come for...

Choose Your Own Adventure in Pacific County

When planning your next escapade, you want an experience that will tick all the boxes. Choosing a perfect destination can be challenging when trying to please different personalities. Where can you get unparalleled outdoor recreation, rich history, the beach, the...

12 Cool Things About Washington State International Kite Festival

Every third full week in August, the shoreline and skies of our hometown are ablaze with the Washington State International Kite Festival. For 42 years, people have come from miles around to participate and enjoy a full roster of experiences. This year, a slew of new...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This