Amazing Mother’s Day Events for Metro Detroit Families to Make Her Feel Special

Make mom feel special this Mother's Day at these local happenings.

Make your mother, stepmother, aunt, grandmother or other mother-figure feel special this Mother’s Day.

Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties are full of Mother’s Day events that are sure to fit any mom’s taste. Some of the events fall on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024; others happen before or after the big day. Also, some require registration, so be sure to check in advance.

This article was recently updated on April 23, 2024 by Metro Parent’s Audience Development Manager, Katina Beniaris. The update included her updating Mother’s Day events in metro Detroit and adding new Mother’s Day events for families. Questions? Please reach out to katina@metroparent.com.

Mother’s Day events in Macomb County

Stony Creek Metropark
Photo credit: Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Kids Take & Make: Mother’s Day Craft at Harrison Township Public Library

May 10, 2024

Drop by the library to grab a Mother’s Day craft to take home with you. Available while supplies last.

Petal & Twig Mother’s Day Pop-Up

May 12, 2024

Join Petal & Twig for a special event featuring stunning bouquets of tulips, ranunculus and other spring blooms, perfect for Mother’s Day. While there, indulge in delectable pastries, including signature macarons and other sweet delights.

Walk-A-Mom at Stony Creek Metropark

May 12, 2024

Families can enjoy a spring hike on the trails with mom or grandma and take time with the wildflowers that are starting to bloom. Choose the nature trail of your choice to enjoy and be sure to stop by the nature center to get a certificate. All moms and grandmothers receive a flower to plant a home. Registration is not required.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Blake Farms

May 12, 2024

Celebrate the extraordinary women in your life at Blake Farms’ Mother’s Day Brunch. Savor a delightful spread of savory dishes, decadent desserts and refreshing cidermosas.

Mother’s Day events in Oakland County

Dino and Dragon Stroll
Photo credit: Canterbury Village

Moms Rock at Canterbury Village’s Dino and Dragon Stroll 

May 11-12, 2024

In May, Canterbury Village guests will stroll through this outdoor dinosaur adventure and get up close and personal with almost 75 life-like creatures, reptiles and life-size dinosaurs. Moms and grandmothers enjoy free admission for Mother’s Day weekend!

Mother’s Day Hike: Warblers & Wildflowers at Indian Springs Metropark

May 12, 2024

All ages can join Indian Springs Metropark for a special hike along their nature trails to learn about the wildlife along the way, in honor of Mother’s Day. Registration is required by 4 p.m. May 11.

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at Kensington Metropark

May 12, 2024

All ages can enjoy a casual hike through the woods with their moms and discover the wildflowers at Kensington Metropark. Registration is required by 4 p.m. May 11.

Royal Oak in Bloom in Downtown Royal Oak

May 12, 2024

This annual flower and garden sale offers flowers, plants and landscaping items. Check out the vendors selling everything from perennials to copper sprinklers, annuals to trees, tomato plants to wind chimes, porch swings to etched stones.

Mother’s Day events near me in Washtenaw County

Photo credit: Joe Mooney

Mother’s Day Walk at Hudson Mills Metropark

May 11, 2024

All ages can enjoy a casual hike through the woods with their moms and discover the wildflowers at Hudson Mills Metropark. Light refreshments will be provided after the walk. Registration is required by 4 p.m. May 10.

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

May 11-12, 2024

Find Matthaei-Nichols-designed hanging flower baskets and container plants for sale during this annual Mother’s Day event.

MIOCA’s Mother’s Day 5K and Fun Run/Walk at Ann Arbor Running Company

May 12, 2024

Wear your teal and participate in a 5K or Fun Run/Walk in downtown Ann Arbor on Mother’s Day. This race will celebrate the incredible women in our lives and raise awareness for ovarian cancer. Registration required.

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Newton

May 12, 2024

Experience a unique collaborative event by local women-owned businesses at The Newton’s elegant garden courtyard. Enjoy a full brunch, create your own flower bouquet and group photos (digital photos included in ticket) at the elegant garden courtyard of The Newton.

Mother’s Day events in Wayne County

Young girl gives Mother's Day card to mom
Photo credit: iStock/Tijana87

Decorate a Mother’s Day ToteBag! at Detroit Public Library, Main Branch

April 29, 2024

Ages 13 and up can join the Main Branch to decorate a tote bag in honor of Mother’s Day. Supplies are limited. RSVP required.

Make A Gift for Mom! at Jefferson Branch

May 11, 2024

Come out to Jefferson Branch to use charms and beads to make a piece of jewelry to give to a special mom in your life on Mother’s Day. RSVP required.

Mother’s Day Cards at the Library at Redford Branch

May 11, 2024

Children can come out to Redford Branch to create a nice card for their mother figure for Mother’s Day. RSVP required. 

Mother’s Day Meander at Lake Erie Metropark

May 12, 2024

Ages 8 and up can come out to the Marshlands Museum for a guided stroll through the “Big Woods” and look for signs of moms in birds, mammals, insects and more. Registration is required by 4 p.m. May 11.


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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