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.
Celebrate Mother's Day at STK Steakhouse. Enjoy a twist on Mother’s Day Brunch and Afternoon Tea & Dinner. The Brunch Menu features award winning cocktails, signature steaks, seafood and more. Mother's Day Afternoon Tea features a variety of hot teas, finger sandwiches, sinful scones and delicate desserts. www.stksteakhouse.com/mothers-day
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a relaxing brunch cruise on the Big Bay. 10 am & 2 pm. $56.70– $94.50; 3 & under free. 990 N. Harbor Dr. www.flagshipsd.com
Spring Antique & Craft Fair. Over 50 fine craftsmen and expert artisans displaying crafts, collectibles, antiques and a garden sale. May 13-14, 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 14, 9 am-6 pm. Free with admission. 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. www.theflowerfields.com.
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise. Enjoy a buffet with spectacular views of the city skyline. 11 am–1 pm & 12–2 pm. $79.90–$99.90; 3 & under free. Pier 1 Hornblower Landing, 1800 N. Harbor Dr. www.cityexperiences.com
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at the Westgate Hotel. Complete with petite gourmet tea sandwiches, pastries, a glass of champagne (21+) and a take-home gift. Indulge in the ambiance of our Grand Lobby featuring live harp music. May 3-7 and May 10-14, 1-3:30 pm. Visit website for prices. The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave., downtown. Reservations at www.westgatehotel.com/activities/hotel-events/mothers-day-tea/.
Bubbles and Blooms Mother's Day Brunch. Enjoy our vibrant Mother's Day brunch buffet filled with scrumptious dishes, desserts and joyful ambiance. Cute Cakes Bakey & Cafe, 345 West Grand Ave., Escondido. www.eventbrite.com/e/bubbles-blooms-mothers-day-brunch-tickets-605960763957
Mother's Day Brunch at The Hotel Del. Enjoy an elegant brunch in the beautiful Southpointe Ballroom. Indulge in a sensational selection of culinary delights, live music and decadent treats. The lavish brunch features a chilled seafood bar, regionally inspired dishes, international cuisine, carving stations, and a spectacular dessert bar. Includes a glass of champagne for those ages 21+. Reservations required. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. www.hoteldel.com/events/mothers-day-brunch/
Mother's Day at The Winery Restaurant. Spoil Mom with a 2-course brunch the whole family will enjoy! Join us for this special brunch on Sun., May 14 from 10:30 am-3 pm. Featuring the freshest local ingredients, new menu additions and classic favorites. Reservations: 858-230-7404. 4301 La Jolla Village Dr. #2040. www.thewinerylajolla.com/events/celebrate-mothers-day-at-the-winery-restaurant
FREE It's All About Mom, a Pop-Up Market at Westfield Mission Valley. May 13, 10 am-6 pm. 1640 Camino del Rio North. www.eventbrite.com/e/its-all-about-mom-a-pop-up-market-at-westfield-mission-valley-tickets-511240894277
Mother's Day Paint and Brew Brunch. Two-hour instructed paint session and brunch, plus a special dessert just for moms. Limited seating. For tickets, text 619-371-8312 or email
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 2023