GLENDALE, Ariz. – It is all about showing our Mom how much we love and appreciate her while honoring our deployed military, with two special days in Historic Downtown Glendale. The locally owned businesses in the Catlin Court and Old Towne districts have created two unique events designed for social distancing while pampering our Moms and collecting items for care packages for deployed military. The virtual event dates are Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.*

During the two event dates, you can enjoy take out at your favorite eateries, call ahead for curbside and porch pick up, and shop online or enjoy private shopping at many of your favorite shops. You can also purchase gift certificates to enjoy shopping and dining soon with your mom. In addition, on Saturday, May 9, there will be a special Flower Trail experience. Many of the shops and restaurants will be handing out a free flower to Mom’s (while supplies last).

Historic Downtown Glendale is honored to partner with numerous nonprofit organizations throughout the year. This year’s Mother’s Day events are in partnership with the Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley. The Blue Star Moms send monthly care packages to deployed military personnel. Event attendees are encouraged to bring care package donations to the Arizona Information Center (5836 W. Palmaire) on event day. A few of the requested items include lip balm, foot care products, brand name Q-tips, toiletries, beef jerky, canned meats, books, first aid kits, crossword/sudoku/puzzle books, individually wrapped hard candy, packs of gum and disposable razors. All items collected will be packaged and shipped to deployed military throughout the world. For more information about the Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley, visit www.bluestarmomsoftheswvalley.org.

Start your Mother’s Day journey at the Arizona Information located at 5836 W. Palmaire Ave. to pick up the event activity list and to drop off your Blue Star Moms donations.

The Mother’s Day Celebration is presented by the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association and the downtown business community. For more information about the Mother’s Day Celebration, visit www.VisitDowntownGlendale.com or call 623-299-2060.

*Special Note: If Arizona’s Stay at Home orders are lifted, the Annual Mother’s Day event will be held one day only on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with all the shops and restaurants open for business. You will start your day at the Arizona Information Center to pick up the event activity list, flower trail map and drop off your Blue Star Moms donations.


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