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Annual Mother's Day Celebration

Saturday, May 11, 2019

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Show your mother how much you love and appreciate her with a special day in Historic Downtown Glendale. The locally-owned businesses in the Catlin Court and Old Towne entertainment districts have created this event to celebrate the treasured love of moms and have planned a perfect day to celebrate. Start your day at the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association Portable Information Booth (fondly nicknamed Mrs. PIB) located at 58th Drive and Palmaire Ave. Downtown Docents will provide event information.

There will be fun things to do along the way, including make and take activities, a flower trail, artist demonstrations, fun photo ops, lovely gift ideas at the locally-owned boutiques and specialty shops and delicious menu items and sweet treats at the iconic eateries

New this year, event attendees can design and take home a silk scarf in celebration of Mother’s Day. This free activity is presented by the WHAM Art Association. The WHAM Mobile art studio will be located by the Cottage Garden II located at 7162 N. 58th Ave.  Stop by and create a beautiful wearable work of art to take home. The Mother’s Day Silk Scarf activity is funded by the City of Glendale through the Centerline District Arts & Cultural Initiative. 

This year’s Mother’s Day charity recipient is the Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley which sends monthly care packages to deployed military personnel. Event attendees are encouraged to bring care package donations to the Mrs. PIB portable information booth on event day. Click here for a list of needed items…

Old Towne & Catlin Court Districts


Discover Historic Downtown Glendale which has been named as one of the country’s ten best places for shopping and has received national accolades for dining. 

Historic Downtown Glendale's Entertainment District is actually two distinct neighborhoods!

Old Towne's brick-trimmed sidewalks and glowing gaslights lead the way to the famous eateries, antique shops and specialty stores.

Historic Catlin Court features a wonderful collection of unique boutiques and one-of-a-kind eateries.  Located in mid-century bungalows, the area is surrounded by picket fences and mature shade trees. 

The pedestrian friendly area spans 10 square blocks. Free covered parking is available at the Palmaire Parking Structure located at 5835 W. Palmaire Ave. 

Our Treasured History

Historic Downtown Glendale (1910)

Cowboys, farmers and ranchers wove the fabric that is the Glendale of today. Visitors have a number of ways to catch a glimpse of these pioneers at the many culture and heritage attractions within the city. Journey Glendale’s past with public art, historic ranches, National Register neighborhoods, museums & exhibits.

Historical photos courtesy of Glendale AZ Historical Society. 

Click HERE for a walking tour brochure of historic sites throughout Glendale.

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