Mothers Ride Free on Mother’s Day Weekend
The Northwest Railway Museum is celebrating mom this weekend with FREE scenic train excursions through the Cascade foothills. Grab mom will journey to the top of Snoqualmie Falls and enjoy the view of the valley below.
The Northwest Railway Museum invites mothers to enjoy a free ride aboard our antique train, when accompanied by a paying child of any age – Saturday May 9th and Sunday, May 10th.
Passengers may board in Snoqualmie or North Bend. Round Trip takes approximately 70 minutes. Passengers can get off at the halfway point, shop, eat lunch, or take a stroll before returning on any later train.
Trains depart every 90 minutes beginning at 11:30 AM from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 SE King Street and at Noon from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan Street.
Roundtrip fares: $10 ages 2-12, $16 ages 62 and up, $18 ages 13-61, Under 2 are free! For more information, visit www.trainmuseum.org or call 425-888-3030.
1st annual Swing Rock: Snoqualmie Valley Women in Arts Tour
Let this unique tour give mom just what she wants for Mother’s Day – enjoying quality family time with arts, flowers & farm fresh food
Among the top gifts most mothers really love for Mothers Day are spending fun time with family; flowers; and sitting down together for a meal that she doesn’t have to cook or clean up afterward.
Swing Rock: Snoqualmie River Valley Women in Arts Tour offers an opportunity to fulfill all of mom’s top wishes. The event runs Saturday & Sunday May 9th and 10th from 12PM – 5PM, and guides visitors through a festive trail of lush Snoqualmie Valley landscapes, shopping among unique handcrafted gifts and fresh picked flowers; and dining on farm fresh bounty.
The centerpiece of this event is a cultural arts showcase hosted by women-owned and managed venues located along the back roads of North Bend, Snoqualmie and Carnation.
This regional showcase includes a wood carving studio tour, live music, visual art exhibits, artisan craft shows, storytelling, local food, wine and root beer tasting, and a mother’s day card crafting party for kids.
Also included in the event is a complimentary bus tour along scenic highways 202 and 203 on Saturday, May 9th from 2PM – 5PM. The bus leaves North Bend at 2PM with hour-long stops in Snoqualmie and Carnation before returning to North Bend.
Personal tour guides will join passengers to share local folklore, point out historic landmarks; and provide information about the farmers and artisan food and beverage crafters who contribute to the Valley’s burgeoning homegrown and handcrafted culture.
[A printed event program with tour map is available to those visitors who cannot join the bus tour and wish to travel Swing Rock on their own.]