Grandparents Day

Plan to do something grand!

National Grandparents Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September. It can be celebrated anywhere. Here’s what Aging and Disability Services is planning:

Grandparents Day is on September 10, 2023

GRandparents Day 2023 celebration at the NW African American Museum

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The Mayor’s Council on African American Elders (MCAAE), Northwest African American Museum (NAAM), and community partners will celebrate grandparents on Sunday, September 10, 2023 (2–4 p.m.) at the Northwest African American Museum (2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle 98144).

The 2023 program includes:

  • “Aging with Grace: Embracing the Joys and Challenges of Grandparenthood,” a presentation by Joe Hailey, chair of the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services.
  • Spoken Word Artist Patheresa Wells
  • Music by NAAM African American Cultural Ensemble (ACE)

Hosted by the Mayor’s Council on African American Elders
in partnership with NAAM, admission and refreshments are FREE.

Read “Grandparents Day: Rooted in Community, Culture, and Love” (AgeWise King County, September 2023).

For more information, e-mail ADS senior planner Karen Winston (

Previous Grandparents Day Events

If you missed the 2022 event, visit the NAAM YouTube video recording of the event. Of special note, hear our director, Mary Mitchell, in the welcome remarks; ADS Advisory Council member Zelda Foxall’s portrayal of her grandmother, Alva Lee Wise Simmons, a civil rights activist whose Shreveport, LA church was bombed during the Civil Rights Movement; poetry by spoken word artist Kibibi Monié, who directs the Nu Black Arts West Theater; and entertainment by the NAAM African American Ensemble (ACE) .

Learn about the history of Grandparents Day here. Information about previous local celebrations is available here: 2022 | 2021 | 2020