Welcome to the first full weekend of May! There’s quite a lot to do between celebrating Mother’s Day, plant sales, opportunities to eat, and more. So here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

Vessel + Vine at Aide-Mémoire

Aide-Mémoire is hosting a special exhibit this May featuring original handmade ceramic vases by a group of female-and-non-binary Seattle artists. On May 7th, you’ll be able to shop the vases and also floral arrangements from Vanita Floral. It’s a gift mom won’t soon forget!

When: Sale May 7th, Show runs until May 27th
Where: 7003 3rd Ave NW

Celebrate late Cinco de Mayo

If you weren’t able to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the official day this year, why not have a late celebration? Seattle has plenty of amazing Mexican restaurants and we went ahead and pulled a list together for you.

Tilth Alliance’s Edible Plant Sale

The Edible Plant Sale features the largest selection of organically, sustainably, and locally grown vegetable plant starts in the Puget Sound region. It’s a chance for you to get your garden started and also to help support Tilth Alliance’s year-round programming with your purchase.

When: May 7th & 8th
Where: 4800 Meridian Ave N
Cost: Varies

Go stargazing

Treat yourself to Seattle’s nature and open sky and open sky this weekend by trying your hand at stargazing. We compiled a list of all of our favorite places to watch the night sky so be sure to check them out for yourself.

Inland Empire

In need of a weird movie to watch? Instead of seeing something new, watch something a tad bit older. David Lynch’s Inland Empire is taking over The Beacon for multiple showings throughout May. It’s the perfect amount of freaky and funky.

When: May 8th
Where: 4405 Rainier Ave S
Cost: $12.50

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See what’s new on Netflix

A new month means tons of new additions. May’s Netflix additions are a mix of new originals and some old favorites. While it may not be as big as January’s additions it’s still well worth checking out. You can also see what’s leaving Netflix in May as well.

Baby Animals and Blooms Days at Maris Farms

Your admission includes access to activities like a Wagon Ride, Cow Train Ride, Low Ropes Course, Conk the Crow, and Roller Bowler. Plus Hilltop favorites like Gaga Ball, Bee-line Ziplines, Wall Mazes, Human Foos Ball, Trike Track, Tubeslides, and Barnyard Ball Zone. That means you can either simply wander the farm or enjoy some playtime and burn off all the delicious farm foods.

When: Weekends until May 8th
Where: 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy, Buckley, WA
Cost: 2 & under FREE , child (3-12 years) $16, general admission $18 online, $25 onsite

Visit a new restaurant

Otter on the Rocks is a new bar in West Seattle with a focus on Thai cuisine and flavors. You’ll find a wide drink menu with offerings like beer, wine, and cocktails. What sets this new spot’s drink menu apart is ingredients like Thai chili-infused tequila, house coconut pandan orgeat, bael fruit infused rum, and more.

Where: 4210 SW Admiral Way
Hours: Most days 4 pm-12 am, Friday & Saturday 4 pm-2 am

Bitches Love Brunch

Chef Kristi Brown of Communion and That Brown Girl Cooks! is hosting a super fun brunch event called “Bitches Love Brunch.” You’ll get to enjoy a delicious brunch, shop wares from local women and BIPOC-owned vendors, watch stunning local performers, and more. If you’re looking to do something different this year, this might just be it!

When: May 8th
Where: 101 South Jackson Street
Cost: $55+

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival

The festival has all sorts of events for attendees to enjoy. Check out events like a food fair featuring eats from Kaleenka Piroshky, Keep it in the Valley Funnel Cakes, Ali’i Hawaiin Shave Ice, and more. There’s also a massive carnival (America’s 7th largest), live performances and even eating contests. That’s not all though, there’s seriously an event for everyone and you need to view the calendar for yourself.

When: Until May 8th
Where: Wenatchee, Washington
Cost: Free/varies

Have a great weekend!