Mother’s Day Events in San Diego 2021

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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. 

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise. Spend Mother's Day on San Diego Bay. Enjoy the sparkling waterfront views, fresh air and freshly prepared brunch favorites. 10 am–12 noon & 2–4 pm. $50.70–$84.50. Flagship Cruises & Events, 990 N. Harbor Dr., downtown. Reservations at www.flagshipsd.com.

Mother’s Day Brunch. Enjoy a Mother’s Day à la carte brunch fit for a queen. The regal French surroundings, elegant service, and inspired menu are the perfect recipe to honor mom. 10 am–3 pm. Visit website for prices. The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave., downtown. Reservations at www.westgatehotel.com.

Mother’s Day Funday at The Flower Fields. A festive swing, boogie, rhythm & blues gathering with the Lundeen, Woodard, Palmer Party. 12 noon–4 pm. Free with admission, $10–$20. 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. www.theflowerfields.com.

FREE San Diego Made Summer Market. A family-friendly, outdoor shopping experience with handmade and vintage goods by roughly 60 local vendors, a 60/70’s theme with live bands, vintage photo trailers and live art installations. May 1-2, 11 am–5 pm. Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa. www.sandiegomade.org

Spring Antique & Craft Fair.
Over 30 fine craftsman and expert artisans displaying crafts, collectibles, antiques and a garden sale. May 1–2 & 8–9, 9 am–3 pm. Summers Past Farms, 15602 Olde Hwy. 80, Flinn Springs. www.summerspastfarms.com

World of Orchids. Enjoy orchids from all corners of the world. May 1-2, 10 am–5 pm. $10–$18. San Diego Botanic Garden, 300 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. www.sdbgarden.org

Queen Bee Market. Urban-style, artisan market featuring handmade and vintage accessories, clothing, home décor and more. Parking $10. May 8, 10 am–6 pm & May 9, 10 am–4 pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds, Bing Crosby Hall, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. www.delmarfairgrounds.com

Mother's Day Brunch & Afternoon Tea with Mom. Enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea with treats and chocolate-covered strawberries while your little ones play at Fandory Factory town-themed playground. Choose between the brunch or afternoon tea event. May 9, 10 am–4:30 pm. Brunch 10–11:30 am; Afternoon Tea 3–4:30 pm. $20–$25. Fandory Factory, 16787 Bernardo Center Dr. Ste 7. www.fandory.com/event-info/mothers-day-brunch-afternoon-tea

FREE Bernardo Winery Spring Arts and Crafts Fair. A truly all-artisan fair, where all the works are hand-crafted and sold by the artists and crafters themselves. Everything from handmade jewelry, soaps, paintings and sculpture, local honey, clothing, pottery, items for the home and garden and much more. May 8–9, 10 am–5 pm. 13330 Paseo Del Verano N. www.facebook.com/events/284970923172233/

Gaslamp Quarter Blooms for Moms. With special dining offers for brunch, lunch, happy hours and dinner, boutique shopping deals designed “for her” and a free pop-up flower cart, the Gaslamp Quarter treats all moms like queens. Swing by 5th Ave. and Market St. between 10 am–2 pm, for The New Normal is Now Pop-Up Flower Cart providing a free floral stem and photo op to every person who gives proof of parking at Park It on Market or the 6th and K Parkade. May 9. For a complete list of specials, happenings and events for Mother’s Day visit www.gaslamp.org.

Chalk Walk at The Headquarters. Featuring live entertainment, giveaways, and special treats for Mom on Saturday, May 8, 12 noon-3 pm, in the Headquarters courtyard. This family-friendly event will leave you in awe of the talent and creativity of over 10 professional chalk artists from all over Southern California. www.theheadquarters.com/events-calendar/chalk-walk

More Mother's Day Fun

Make the celebration even sweeter by whipping up an irresistible Flower Power Cakea 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

Let your creativity shine and give Mom the gift of joyful memories with a Mother's Memory Gift or a Mother's Day Mason Jar.

Flip through the May issue of San Diego Family Magazine to hear from local moms and discover more ways to celebrate the moms and mother figures in your life. 

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Updated: May 2021

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