Celebrate Moms! 10 Local Mother’s Day Events

Superheroes aren’t just in comic books: Mothers are superheroes who don’t wear capes.

They love, protect and guide us throughout our lives. They are our role models, best friends, mentors and shoulders to lean on. And just like superheroes, we know that moms are always there to swoop in and pick us up when we need it most.

Although one day is never enough, Mother’s Day is a great time to celebrate moms for all that they do. So treat a special mom (or yourself!) this Mother’s Day to a tasty brunch, some live music, an afternoon tea or one of these other area events.

1. Mother’s Day Garden Party

Sunday, May 13, 2-5 p.m.

Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Ln., Leesburg, VA

Enjoy a day in the sun with a wine glass in hand at Tarara Winery’s Mother’s Day Garden Party. Each reserved table includes a bottle of wine, a presentation of hors d’oeuvres, finger sandwiches, pastries and a pampering swag bag. The event also includes live music and lawn games – perfect for the whole family.  

2. Steadfast Supply’s Treat Your Mom Day

Sunday, May 13, 1-3 p.m.

300 Tingey St. S.E., Ste. 140, Washington, D.C.

Join Steadfast Supply for an afternoon of celebrating moms! Treat yourself to a wine tasting by District Winery, yummy samples by Killa Cakes and a calligraphy demo led by Painted Palettes.

3. Mommy and Me Teddy Bear Tea

Sunday, May 13 at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

2495 Annapolis Mall Rd., Annapolis, MD

Time to grab your fancy hats and stick out your pinkies! In celebration of Mother’s Day, daughters of all ages are welcomed to celebrate along with their mothers at this fun teddy bear-themed tea party. In addition to the typical tea party fare of finger sandwiches and tasty treats, kids will get to meet and take pictures with a real life teddy bear.

4. Mother’s Day Sip and Paint Brunch

Saturday, May 12, 2-4 p.m.

RedRocks on H Street, 1348 H Street N.E., Washington, D.C.

It’s time to get artsy. After a delicious brunch buffet (including bottomless mimosas), enjoy a creative painting session under the guidance of two experienced artists.

5. Spirit of Washington Mother’s Day Cruise

Sunday, May 13

Brunch Cruise: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Dinner Cruise: 7:30-10 p.m.

Departs from 600 Water St., Washington, D.C.

Treat Mom to a cruise aboard Spirit of Washington. Enjoy delicious buffet-style dining, DJ entertainment for dancing and amazing views from the water. Bring the whole family and create a special Mother’s Day memory. For a limited time, save 20 percent on your cruise purchase with promo code MOM20.

6. Acadian Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch

Sunday, May 13 (see website for times)

Acadian Restaurant, 1909 Windmill Ln., Alexandria, VA

Instead of the treat of burnt pancakes, dripped orange juice, crumbs in bed and other breakfast-in-bed pitfalls, enjoy a large brunch and live jazz music from musician Tony Gudell.

7. The Mother of All Comedy Shows

Saturday, May 12, 8-9:30 p.m.

The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., Silver Spring, MD

Moms will laugh out loud at this Mother’s Day-inspired comedy show presented by Improbable Comedy. The all women line-up includes Kandace Saunders, Michele Sometimes, Sandy Bernstein, Violet Gray and Sara Armour. Enjoy special giveaways and treats throughout the show.

8. Specialty Tea: Mother’s Day Tea

Saturday, May 12, 1 p.m.

Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda, MD

Take a break from the chaos of motherhood for an afternoon tea at The Shapiro Music Room at Strathmore. Sit back and relax as you enjoy a light lunch of tea savories and soothing music from local musicians. 

9. Mother’s Day Garden Tour

Sunday, May 13

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the morning in Tudor Place’s secluded historic gardens on an expert-led tour of their colorful landscape in bloom. Each visitor will get to take home a gift from Tudor Place as well as a coupon to Patisserie Poupon, a local café and bakery.

10. Mother’s Day Weekend at Mount Vernon

May 12-13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, VA

This isn’t your typical Mount Vernon trip; On Mother’s Day weekend, the “Mother of our Country” will be guiding attendees around Mount Vernon. Lavender sachets will be handed out to all mothers. Garden and landscape tours are free with admission.

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