Mother’s Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Make mom feel special this Mother's Day by spending the whole day with her at one of these special Mother's Day events in 2019.

Young girl gives Mother's Day card to mom

You only get one mom, so make her feel as special as she is by spending Mother’s Day 2019 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, which is May 12, 2019, others happen before the big day, and some require registration, so be sure to check in advance.

Hats off to you, mom. Enjoy your day!

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Mother-Son Dance at Summit on the Park in Canton 

May 3-4, 2019 

  • Address: 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5460
  • Schedule:  6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $10/resident, $11/non-resident

Moms and sons enjoy an evening of dancing and fun themed to the Kentucky Derby. Registration required.

Saturday Recycling Crafts: Magnetic Metal Mother’s Day Gifts at the Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch

May 4, 2019 

  • Address: 2503 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-761-3186
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: Free

Learn how metals can be recycled and make a recycled-metal gift for mom. Registration required.

Mother’s Day Giftaganza at Kensington Metropark Nature Center in Milford

May 5, 2019

  • Address: 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
  • Phone: 810-227-8917
  • Schedule: noon-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/child, $10/vehicle entry

Kids can head out to this local nature center to craft a nature-themed gift to give to mom on Mother’s Day.

Flower & Art Fair in Downtown Lake Orion

May 10-11, 2019

  • Address: Downtown Lake Orion area
  • Phone: 248-693-9742
  • Schedule: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 11 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.

Super Sprouts Kid’s Club: Paint & Plant a Pot for Mom at All English Gardens locations 

May 11, 2019 

  • Address: Locations in Clinton Township, Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Plymouth, Royal Oak and West Bloomfield
  • Schedule: 9-10 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/person

Paint a custom pot and plant a plant in it to give to mom. Registration required.

Mother’s Day Planting on the Patio at the Warren Civic Center Library

May 11, 2019

  • Address: One City Square, Warren
  • Phone: 586-751-0770
  • Schedule: 10:30-11 and 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

Swing by the library to decorate a pot and plant a small flower for your mom, grandma or other mom figure.  All the supplies are provided. Pre-registration required.

Mother’s Day Weekend Spring Plant Sale at University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor

May 11-12, 2019

  • 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 12, 2019

  • Address: Parking Lots located at 600 S. Main St., 700 S. Main St. and Seventh Street between Main and Center streets, downtown Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-547-4000
  • Schedule: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: free entry, costs/plants

This 25-year-old open air market attracts some 70 vendors selling perennials, annuals, decorative sprinklers, trees, wind chimes, vegetables to plant and more.

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk and Brunch at Hudson Mills Metropark

May 12, 2019

  • Address: 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter
  • Phone: 734-426-8211
  • Schedule: 9-11 a.m.
  • Cost: $12/adults, $9/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.

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

May 12, 2019

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Schedule: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $25-$30/members, $35-$40/non-members

Take mom out for brunch at the Detroit Zoo’s Main Picnic Grove. She’ll get a gift, too. Zoo admission included.

Walk-a-Mom at Stony Creek Metropark

May 12, 2019

  • Address: 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-781-9113
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cost: free/general, $10/vehicle entry

Take mom or grandma on a hike through the trails. When the walk is finished, moms and grandmas get a plant to take home.

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial

May 12, 2019

  • Address: 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Phone: 313-881-7511
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cost: $15/ages 1-10, $40/10-plus

Treat mom to brunch with the fam at this celebrations of all things mom. Advance registration required.

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Community House

May 12, 2019

  • Address: 380 S. Bates St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-644-5832
  • Schedule: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $15/ages 4-12, $40/adults, free/3 and under

Treat mom to a buffet-style brunch with the family in celebration of her on this special day. Mom gets a free mimosa. Registration required.

Mother’s Day Brunch at King’s Court Castle

May 12, 2019

  • Address: Olde World Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-391-1900
  • Schedule: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $12.99/kids 3-12, $25.99/adults, free/3 and under

Enjoy brunch for mom’s special day. Menu items include oven roasted chicken, macaroni and cheese, scrambled eggs, bacon and more. Registration required.

Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden at Wolcott Mill Metropark

May 12, 2019

  • Address: Farm Center, 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Schedule: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $8/person, $10/park vehicle entry fee

There’s a tea party in celebration of mom, and light snacks, too. Advance registration required.

Mother’s Day at Beacon Park in Detroit

May 12, 2019 

  • Address: 1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-566-8250
  • Schedule: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

This event features a meal at Lumen. There’s also live entertainment and giveaways at the park.

Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike at Leslie Science & Nature Center

May 12, 2019

  • Address: 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-1553
  • Schedule: 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: free/moms, $5/others

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. Tea follows the hike, too. Registration required.

Looking for even more family fun things to do this weekend and beyond? Check out the Metro Parent calendar

This post was originally published in 2018 and is updated regularly.

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