Mother’s Day Events in Southeast Michigan


You only get one mom, so make her feel as special as she is by spending Mother’s Day 2017 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 14, 2017, 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!

Mother’s Day Cards at the Warren Civic Center Library

May 11, 2017

  • Address: One City Square, Warren
  • Phone: 586-751-0770
  • Schedule: 4-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: free

Drop in to create the perfect card for your mom, grandma or other mom figure. All the supplies are provided.

Flower & Art Fair in Downtown Lake Orion

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May 12-13, 2017

  • 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.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Fashion Show at the 377 Center

May 13, 2017

  • Address: 377 Telegraph Road, Pontiac
  • Phone: 855-285-0320 (ask for Katherine)
  • Schedule: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $25

Find creative and unique threads on the runway, enjoy a meal and get in on some sweet giveaways and prizes at this first-time event.

A Gift for Mommy at Girlz Just Wanna Have Fun

May 13, 2017

  • Address: 817 Livernois St., Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-291-7313
  • Schedule: 1-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $10/child
  • Registration: required by May 6

Kids ages 5 and up craft a one-of-a-kind gift for their mom.

Make a Mother’s Day Card at Ann Arbor District Library

May 13, 2017

  • Address: Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-327-4200
  • Schedule: 2-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Kids in preschool through fifth grade get to make a beautiful card to present to their moms on Mother’s Day.

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

May 13-14, 2017

  • Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-647-7600
  • Schedule: 9 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 14, 2017

  • Address: Williams Street Parking Lot, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-547-4000
  • Schedule: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost: free entry, costs/plants

This 24-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 Breakfast at the Detroit Zoo

May 14, 2017

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Schedule: 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Cost: $45/adults, $40/ages 14 and under
  • Registration: ASAP; sells out fast

Take mom out for breakfast, make her a gift and take her on a walk through the butterfly garden.

Women Walking Woodward for Peace at First Unitarian-Universalist Church

May 14, 2017

  • Address: Forest and Cass to UU Detroit, Detroit
  • Contact: Anita at
  • Schedule: 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Cost: free

Bring all your favorite ladies to the intersection of Forest and Cass for poems, songs, prayer and dance followed by a walk to, and a service at, U.U. Detroit.

Mom Bowls Free at Classic Lanes Bowling Alley

May 14, 2017

  • Address: 2145 Avon Industrial Drive, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-852-9100
  • Schedule: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cost: free/moms, $3.95/game for kids and dads

Challenge mom to a game of bowling! Buy your game and mom’s game is free.

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

May 14, 2017

  • 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, free/moms; 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 14, 2017

  • 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.

Moms Jump Free at AirTime Trampoline Park 

May 14, 2017

  • Address: Novi: 44255 12 Mile Road (248-671-1700); Sterling Heights: 44855 Hayes Road (586-247-8887); Troy: 662 E. Big Beaver Road (248-918-0909); Westland: 36901 Warren Road (734-215-2400)
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free/moms, $15/general

What a better way to spend mom’s special day than jumping and playing at this massive trampoline park?

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Community House

May 14, 2017

  • Address: 380 S. Bates St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-644-5832
  • Schedule: seating at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $39/adult, $15/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 14, 2017

  • 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: $25.99/adults, $12/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 14, 2017

  • 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, and light snacks, too.

Happy “Mummy’s” Day

May 14, 2017 

  • Address: Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-645-3200
  • Schedule: noon-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free/moms, $23/ages 13-plus, $19.50/2-12, free/under 2 (includes general entry)

In honor of Mother’s Day, bring your mommy out to see the king of all “mummy’s” at Cranbrook’s King Tut exhibit.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Baseball at Jimmy John’s Field

May 14, 2017

  • Address: 7171 Auburn Road, Utica
  • Phone: 248-601-2400
  • Schedule: 12:30 p.m./brunch, 1:35 p.m./game
  • Cost: $20

Enjoy a menu full of good ol’ American eats including bacon, western-style potatoes and eggs. After, take your seat to watch a game of baseball.

Mother’s Day Fairy Tea at Crazy Wisdom Tea Room

May 14, 2017

  • 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 Wildflower Hike at Leslie Science & Nature Center

May 14, 2017

  • 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 10; 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 Sounds of the Forest Hike and Chimes at Indian Springs Metropark

May 14, 2017

  • Address: 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake
  • Phone: 248-625-7280
  • Schedule: 1-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $12/families, $10/vehicle entry fee
  • Registration: required; call in advance

Kids and moms take a hike through the woods to listen to the beautiful sounds of nature, and then make a wind chime to take home and enjoy. Good for ages 6-plus.

Mill Stroll with Mom at Wolcott Mill Metropark

May 14, 2017

  • Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Schedule: 1-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $2/person, free/mom, $10/vehicle entry fee
  • Registration: in advance by phone

Take a stroll around the grounds with your mom, snap a photo with her at the Gazebo and learn about Mrs. Wolcott and her huge family.

Mother-Child Date Night at Ford Lanes

May 15, 2017

  • Address: 23100 Van Born Road, Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-292-1700
  • Schedule: 6:30 p.m./doors, 7 p.m./bowling starts
  • Cost: $15/mom and child pair, $5/additional child
  • Registration: Opens April 3 and is required; register at the Richard A. Young Recreation Center or the Canfield Community Center

Kids bring their moms, aunts, grandmas, big sisters, or other mom figures for two bowling games, punch, cookies and a gift for mom.

Mother and Son Cookout at Sterling Heights Nature Center

May 15, 2017

  • Address: 42700 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-446-2710
  • Schedule: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $9/resident, $12/non-resident
  • Registration: by May 9, 2017; 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.

Birds ‘n’ Brunch at Lake St. Clair Metropark

May 20, 2017

  • Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
  • Phone: 586-463-4332
  • Schedule: 9 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/person, $10/vehicle entry fee
  • Registration: in advance by phone

Looking for something to do after the fact? Mom will love having breakfast with you after you search the trails for birds in the area.