Family Events Mother’s Day Events in Southeast Michigan Make mom feel special this Mother's Day by spending the whole day with her at one of these special brunches, nature walks, plant sales or other Mother's Day events in 2016. « Previous Next » Christina Clark • April 13, 2016 Add Comment Tweet You only get one mom, so make her feel as special as she is by spending Mother’s Day 2016 with her. Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties are full of Mother’s Day events that are sure to fit any mom’s taste. Here, you’ll find a list of brunches, teas, nature walks, stage shows, flower fests and more – all in celebration of mom, and what she does for the family. Some of the events fall on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016, others happen before the big day, some fall after, and some require registration, so be sure to check in advance. Hats off to you, mom. Enjoy your day! Flower & Art Fair in Downtown Lake Orion May 6-7, 2016 Address: Downtown Lake Orion area Phone: 248-693-9742 Schedule: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday Cost: free/admission, fees vary/plants This annual sale features 60-70 vendors offering tons of flowers, garden art and home improvement items for sale. Motherhood Out Loud at the Matrix Theatre Company May 6-8, 2016 Address: 2730 Bagley St., Detroit Phone: 313-967-0599 Schedule: 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday Cost: $12/adults, $8/students This stage show features stage-read monologues about childbirth, life with kids, and tales of motherhood. Good for high school-aged kids and up. Mother’s Day Weekend Artisans Market at University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens May 7, 2016 Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-647-7600 Schedule: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: free/admission, fees/crafts There’s a variety of one-of-a-kind crafts that would make the perfect gift for mom, and they are all made by local artisans and craftspeople. Mudpies for Mom at Indian Springs Metropark May 7, 2016 Address: 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake Phone: 248-625-7280 Schedule: 10 a.m. Cost: $5/person, free/moms, $10/vehicle entry fee Registration: required; call in advance Kids can get their hands dirty to make a muddy masterpiece for mom. Dress for a mess. Mother’s Day Cards at the Warren Civic Center Library May 7, 2016 Address: One City Square, Warren Phone: 586-751-0770 Schedule: 10 a.m. Cost: free Drop in to create the perfect card for your mom, grandma or other mom figure. All the supplies are provided. Picture Frame for Mom at Wolcott Mill Metropark May 7, 2016 Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township Phone: 586-752-5932 Schedule: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost: $5/frame, $10/vehicle entry fee Registration: in advance by phone Kids create a one-of-a-kind frame, which they can fill with their favorite picture, to give to their moms for Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day Birds and Brunch at Lake St. Clair Metropark May 7, 2016 Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township Phone: 586-463-4332 Schedule: 1 p.m. Cost: $5/person, free/moms, $10/vehicle entry fee Registration: in advance by phone Take mom on a nature hunt to spot the local birds that live on the trail, and enjoy a continental breakfast afterwards. Make a Mother’s Day Card at Ann Arbor District Library May 7, 2016 Address: Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-327-4200 Schedule: 2-5 p.m. Cost: Free Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade get to make a beautiful card to present to their moms on Mother’s Day. Moms ‘n’ Marshmallows at Stony Creek Metropark May 7, 2016 Address: 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township Phone: 586-781-9113 Schedule: 7 p.m. Cost: $5/person, free/moms, $10/vehicle entry Celebrate Mother’s Day in advance – and outdoors – by sitting around a campfire and making some yummy s’mores. Forgotten Harvest’s 24th Annual Comedy Night the Fox Theatre May 7, 2016 Address: 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit Phone: 313-471-6611 Schedule: 8 p.m. Cost: $28.50-$153.50 Bring mom out for a fun night featuring Jay Leno. Proceeds benefit Forgotten Harvest and the 280 agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties that seek to provide food to Detroiters in need. Mother’s Day Weekend Spring Plant Sale at University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens May 7-8, 2016 Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-647-7600 Schedule: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Cost: free admission, fees/plants There are hanging baskets and container plants for sale, all grown and designed at Matthaei-Nichols. Royal Oak in Bloom at Royal Oak City Hall May 8, 2016 Address: Williams Street Parking Lot, Royal Oak Phone: 248-547-4000 Schedule: 7 a.m. Cost: free entry, costs/plants This 23-year-old open air market attracts some 70 vendors selling perennials, annuals, decorative sprinklers, trees, wind chimes, vegetables to plant and more. Women Walking Woodward for Peace at First Unitarian-Universalist Church May 8, 2016 Address: 4605 Cass Ave., Detroit Contact: Anita at firstname.lastname@example.org Schedule: 8-10:30 a.m. Cost: free Bring all your favorite ladies to walk from the church to Grand Circus Park. There will be prayer and songs, plus a Mother’s Day service after the walk. Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk and Brunch at Hudson Mills Metropark May 8, 2016 Address: 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter Phone: 734-426-8211 Schedule: 9 and 11 a.m./walks, 10 a.m./brunch Cost: walk: $5/adult, $3/child; brunch: $8/adults, $5/kids; $10/vehicle entry Registration: in advance, limited spaces. Take a walk to enjoy the spring wildflowers, and enjoy a pancake brunch after the walk. Walk-a-Mom at Stony Creek Metropark May 8, 2016 Address: 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township Phone: 586-781-4242 Schedule: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: free/admission, $10/vehicle entry Kids take their moms on a walk through the trail of their choice. Moms get a garden flower to plant at home, too. Mother’s Day Brunch at The Community House May 8, 2016 Address: 380 S. Bates St., Birmingham Phone: 248-644-5832 Schedule: seating between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost: $35/adult, $12/ages 4-12, free/kids 3 and under Registration: reservations required Treat mom to a brunch with the family in celebration of her on this special day. Mother’s Day Brunch at King’s Court Castle May 8, 2016 Address: Olde World Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion Phone: 248-391-1900 Schedule: seating at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Cost: $24.95/adults, $11.95/ages 3-12, free/2 and under Register: reservations are encouraged There are free mimosas for mom and a brunch for the whole family to enjoy. Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden at Wolcott Mill Metropark May 8, 2016 Address: Farm Center, 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township Phone: 586-752-5932 Schedule: seating at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Cost: $8/person, $10/park vehicle entry fee Registration: Must make advance reservations; call in advance There’s a tea party in celebration of mom, light snacks and a free gift for mom, too. Mother’s Day Sundae and Wagon Ride at Wolcott Mill Metropark May 8, 2016 Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township Phone: 586-752-5932 Schedule: noon-3 p.m. Cost: $5/person, free/moms, $10/vehicle entry fee Enjoy a scenic wagon ride around the farm and have a yummy sundae, too. Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike at Leslie Science & Nature Center May 8, 2016 Address: 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-997-1553 Schedule: 1-2:30 p.m. Cost: free/moms, $5/others Registration: required by May 2; call in advance Take mom to enjoy a hike through Black Pond Woods to enjoy the flowers popping up this spring, learn all about the flowers, and how to identify different plants, too. Mother’s Day Fairy Tea at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room May 8, 2016 Address: 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor Phone: 734-665-2757 Schedule: 1 p.m. Cost: $11/person, free/18 months and younger Registration: in advance; no tickets available on event day Don your favorite fairy costume and have tea and cookies with real-life fairies, and enjoy a story, too. Mother’s Day Tea Party at University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens May 8, 2016 Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-647-8522 (to RSVP; ask for Ashley) Schedule: 1-3 p.m. Cost: free admission Reservations: by phone no later than April 29 Moms and their kids can enjoy a special tea in the conservatory. Gladys Knight and the O’Jays at the Fox Theatre May 8, 2016 Address: 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit Phone: 313-471-6611 Schedule: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $59.50-$125 Pop, Gospel and R&B singers Gladys Knight and the O’Jays hit the stage together for a special Mother’s Day performance. Mother-Child Date Night at Ford Lanes May 9, 2016 Address: 23100 Van Born Road, Dearborn Heights Phone: 313-277-2080 or 313-292-1700 Schedule: 6:30 p.m. pictures, 7-8:30 p.m. event Cost: $15/mom and child pair, $5/additional child Registration: required; call in advance Kids bring their moms, aunts, grandmas, big sisters, or other mom figures for two bowling games, punch and cookies. Mother and Son Cookout at Sterling Heights Nature Center May 16, 2016 Address: 42700 Utica Road, Sterling Heights Phone: 586-446-2710 Schedule: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $18/resident pair, $24/nonresident pair, $6/additional son Registration: by May 9, 2016; limited spaces Sons bring their mom for a date night, where they will enjoy a nature hike, sportsman games, s’mores and more. Good for boys 6-12.