Many years ago when Cascade Garden was a nursery, the tradition of celebrating Mother's Day in the gardens was established. It was legendary! Everyone was welcomed with live music and a bottomless pot of chili as they shopped for their spring plants and kicked off the summer season for the garden center. Many would being their own lawn chairs and spend the whole day.
We have transformed this fun yearly ritual into an annual event, officially dubbed "Mother's Day Spring Faire." It's everything you might expect in a "fair" with an "e". We invite local artists and artisans to exhibit and sell their creations and handmade items. You can look forward to glass blowing, jewelry, repurposed goods, garden furnishings, bakery treats, fresh gourmet food, hand sewn items, and much more! All day live music, wine and beer garden, and hanging flower baskets for sale.
Now in its 7th year, Mother's Day Spring Faire has truly become a legendary tradition in its own right. It's the only event all year actually hosted by Cascade Garden and the only day of the year that the gardens are open to the public for all to enjoy. Generations of moms come to experience music in the gardens, do a little shopping, and eat good food. (Well, it's true, sometimes they come for the mimosas, too.) Every mom is presented with a free flower at the gate and everybody is treated to complimentary Mother's Day portrait. (Thanks Classic Events Photography!) The festive atmosphere is undeniable.
But there's more to it than that. At Spring Faire, Mother's Day is all about supporting local foster kids. All of the proceeds from Mother's Day Spring Faire go directly to Voices for Children Foundation of Yakima, a local non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of local foster kids. Mother's Day Spring Faire was born out of our desire to give back to our community, and it has blossomed far beyond our imagination. We are grateful to a generous community for your outpouring of support for local foster kids. It's a joyous event and a great way to treat mom on her special day. But beyond that, the stories of how the funds raised on Mother's Day are used to enrich the lives of the most vulnerable children in our area are tremendous. We set the stage, but it is all of you who make Mother's Day Spring Faire so special and so successful.
Cascade Garden is located at 5704 W. Washington Ave, and can be reached at (509) 966-3744.
Admission by Small Donation to
Voices for Children Foundation
Dedicated to improving the lives of foster children in the Yakima Valley