Mother's Day is the perfect time to show your love and appreciation for Mom in creative and fun ways. Check out these Mom-inspired in-person events that the whole family (but especially Mom) will enjoy. Plus, there are more ideas below, including homemade gifts and treats just for Mom.
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise. Celebrate Mother's Day with a relaxing brunch cruise on the Big Bay. May 8, 10 am & 2 pm. $56.70–$94.50; 3 & under free. 990 N. Harbor Dr. www.flagshipsd.com
FREE Mother's Day on the Bay with the San Diego Symphony. Celebrating mothers and mother figures everywhere in this special, FREE concert by the San Diego Symphony at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. Arrive early to select your seating, take in the scenery, and enjoy all of The Rady Shell’s amenities. Guests are invited to pre-order special Blais by the Bay Mother’s Day boxed lunches, including a complimentary glass of Champagne and a beautiful rose for all mothers. May 8, 2 pm. 222 Marina Park Way. www.theshell.org/performances/mothers-day-on-the-bay/
Spring Antique & Craft Fair. Over 50 fine craftsmen and expert artisans displaying crafts, collectibles, antiques and a garden sale. May 7–8, 9 am–3 pm. Summers Past Farms, 15602 Olde Hwy. 80, Flinn Springs. www.summerspastfarms.com
Mother’s Day at The Flower Fields. Visit the Flower Fields on the final day of the season for Mom’s special day. The stage will be filled throughout the day with the colorful dancing of the Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Ballet Folklorico. May 8, 9 am-5 pm. Free with admission. 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. www.theflowerfields.com.
Mother’s Day at Petco Park. Kids giveaway: Padres-branded Roshambo sunglasses. May 8 vs. Miami Marlins, 1:10 pm. Petco Park. www.padres.com
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise. Enjoy a buffet with spectacular views of the city skyline. May 8,11 am–1 pm. $74.90–$94.90; 3 & under free. Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr. www.cityexperiences.com
World of Orchids. Enjoy the vibrant colors, elegant shapes and intoxicating scents for which orchids are so well known, and see the diversity of these flowers with unexpected sizes, shapes and scents. May 7- June 12. $12–$18. San Diego Botanic Garden, Quail Gardens Dr. & Ecke Ranch Rd. Reservations: www.sdbgarden.org.
Mother's Day Brunch at the Westgate Hotel. Mother’s Day à la carte brunch fit for a queen. Enjoy regal French surroundings, elegant service, and an inspired menu. May 8, 10 am-3 pm. Visit website for prices. The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave., downtown. Reservations at www.westgatehotel.com.
More Mother's Day Fun
Make the celebration even sweeter by whipping up an irresistible Flower Power Cake, a fun baking activity that stimulates creativity and satisfies a sweet tooth.
Learn how to make a colorful drip painting, an awesome work of art that will surely earn a place on Mommy’s wall.
Not sure what to get Mom this year? Pick out the perfect gift from our list of unique Mother's Day Gift Ideas.
Flip through the May issue of San Diego Family Magazine to read about local moms who are also business owners.
Updated: April 2022