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.

Mothers Day Events Southeast Michigan

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!

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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

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.

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