Activities throughout Mother’s Day Weekend to Honor Mom
Whether Mom prefers lacing up her running shoes to participate in the Mother’s Day Half Marathon or 5K, discovering new artists through the Kirkland Artist Studio Tours, or an afternoon of wine tasting, Kirkland has you covered with a spectrum of events and activities throughout the weekend to honor Mom. Find a complete weekend itinerary at explorekirkland.com
Kirkland Artist Studio Tours
The 11th Annual Kirkland Artist Studio Tour, one of the largest studio art tours in Western Washington, will be held Mother’s Day weekend (May 10th and 11th) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Explore the scenic neighborhoods of Kirkland, on the beautiful shores of Lake Washington, on this free, self-guided tour of artist home studios. Tour visitors are invited into a variety of different studios, representing over 45 local artists.
The best places to start the self-guided tour are at the Kirkland Arts Center (KAC), 620 Market Street, or the KAC Store, 336 Parkplace Center, where free maps are available. Many studios are within walking distance of each other so visitors can stroll from one location to the next.
New this year is the VIP Art and Wine Tour. Enjoy a private 5-hour tour of up to six premier Kirkland artist studios and several local winery tasting rooms. For more information and tickets visit: http://kirklandartiststudiotour.com/
Eastside Subaru Mother's Day Half Marathon & 5K
Starting and finishing at Kirkland’s Juanita Beach Park, the routes include picturesque views along the shores of Lake Washington and a fun-filled athletic way to celebrate the Mother's Day Holiday. After completing the moderately challenging route, reward yourself with a refreshing drink at the new finish line mimosa garden. Half Marathon Walk starts at 7 a.m., 5K Walk/Run starts at 8 a.m. Register at: http://www.promotionevents.com/MothersDay/home.html.
Brunch, Shopping and Hotel Packages
A spectrum of Kirkland restaurants are hosting special Mother’s Day brunches. Additionally, downtown Kirkland offers boutique shops to find that special something for your favorite Mom. On Saturday, May 10th stop by select merchants to receive a stamp that gives you entry to win an enormous gift basket. Make a weekend out of it with special hotel packages offered by The Woodmark and The Heathman Hotels.