Make MOM feel AWESOME with these Mother’s Day happenings, from delightful garden tours and mouthwatering brunches, to themed crafts, special shows and other activities that spell F-U-N!
Family Night: Mother’s Day Tote. Make a personalized tote bag for Mom. May 3, 6-7 pm. $3 per bag. Register online. Geared toward ages 3-12 and immediate family members. San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Dr. www.san-marcos.net.
FREE Kids’ Workshop at The Home Depot: Build a Flower Pot for you to keep or give to Mommy. Participants receive a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin (while supplies last). May 6, 9 am-noon. Register at www.homedepot.com/workshops.
Clairemont Garden Tour. Take a self-guided tour of beautiful private gardens throughout the Clairemont community. Also, guest experts, garden décor for sale and gourmet food trucks. May 6, 10 am-4 pm. $20-$25; ages 12 & under free. Purchase tickets at http://gardentour.clairemontonline.com.
Queen Bee Market. Find a unique gift for Mama at this event showcasing a carefully curated selection of the best vintage and handmade goods from more than 100 vendors specializing in clothing, accessories, home décor, furniture, vintage items, paper arts, fun DIY projects and more. May 12, 4-9 pm & May 13, 9 am-4 pm. Admission: $3; military and ages 12 & under free. Del Mar Fairgrounds, Wyland Hall, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. www.thequeenbeemarket.com.
Mother & Daughter Teas. Tea sandwiches and pastries, traditional teas and other treats, as well as relaxing harp music. Moms will each take home delicious macaroons. May 12 & 13, 2:30-5 pm. $35-$50 plus tax and gratuity. Visit website for reservations. The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave., downtown San Diego. www.westgatehotel.com.
Chocolate Festival. Indulge in these decadent treats at this annual event with dozens of chocolate tastings, demos, Mother’s Day gift ideas, a chocolate fountain and kids’ activities. May 13, 9 am-4:30 pm. Free with admission; tasting tickets $1 each. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. www.sdbgarden.org.
FREE Craft at the Lakeshore Learning Store. Make a special box for Mommy’s favorite recipes. For ages 3 & up. May 13, 11 am-3 pm. 7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego & 702 Center Dr., San Marcos. www.lakeshorelearning.com.
FREE Mother’s Day Story Time. Featuring the book, How to Raise a Mom. Activities will follow. May 13, 11 am at Barnes & Noble locations. For a participating store near you, visit www.barnesandnoble.com.
Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour. The San Dieguito Art Guild offers this self-guided, driving tour of various gardens in the Encinitas/Carlsbad area. Also, view and purchase one-of-a-kind creations by local artists, and enjoy free refreshments. May 13 & 14, 10 am-4 pm. $25 admission for both days. Details at www.offtrackgallery.com.
JCompany Presents “Ragtime.” Take Mom to see this compelling epic that captures the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Watch the show on May 14 (1 or 4:30 pm) and take advantage of buy one, get one free for tickets purchased by May 1. Call for tickets. For ages 10 & up. David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla. www.sdcjc.org/boxoffice; 858-362-1348.
Mother’s Day Celebration at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Treat Mama to a breathtaking view: 50 acres of giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers plus vibrant roses, orchids, sweet pea blossoms, petunias and other blooms. Also, watch a live performance from the Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Ballet Folklorico and make your own mixed bouquets for only $5. May 14, 9 am-6 pm. $7-$14; under 2 free. 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. www.theflowerfields.com.
Brunch at The Del. Enjoy a champagne brunch filled with sumptuous selections plus live music in the Crown Room or oceanfront Ballroom. Moms also receive a chocolate confection to take home. May 14, 9 am. Visit website for fees and reservations. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. www.hoteldel.com.
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruises. On May 14, whisk Mommy aboard for an indulgent brunch on the water complete with a full buffet, free-flowing champagne, jazz entertainment and stunning boatside views. Cruise times: 9:30 & 11 am, 2:30 pm. For tickets and reservations, visit website. Hornblower Landing at Grape Street Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. www.hornblower.com.
Champagne Brunch at The Westgate Hotel. May 14, 10 am-3 pm. $35-$89. Call for reservations. 1055 Second Ave., downtown San Diego. www.westgatehotel.com; 619-238-1818.
Coronado Historic Home Tour. Visit six of Coronado’s distinguished private homes with unique architectural styles. May 14, 11 am-4 pm. $45. For tickets, visit www.coronadohistory.org.
Brunch Cruises by Flagship Cruises & Events. First-class food and service plus 25 miles of breathtaking sights along San Diego’s waterfront. Cruise times: 10 am & 2 pm on May 14. Visit website for fees and reservations. Departs at 990 N. Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. www.flagshipsd.com.
Published May 2017