Mother’s Day: Events & Activities in the DC Metro Area (2023)

Mamas it’s time for you feel a little extra special now, because Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

And to make sure you have a lot of al well deserved fun, we’ve searched high and low to find you some amazingly fun activities and events for the whole family!  

Whether you are looking to get out of the house or would prefer to stay in, there is something for everyone. 

Here’s all the Mother’s Day fun to be had in the  DC Metropolitan area…

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Mother’s Day Events

If you’re looking for a special Mother’s Day event for mom and the whole family, these are some great options.

Mimosas & Buttercream Bouquets: Mother’s Day Cupcake and Cookie Decorating

May 13, 2023 | Yoga in Daily Life (2nd Floor) 2402 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria

DC Area Cake Artist – Cakes by Christa will teach you basic decorating skills then let you loose to create. Create and edible cupcake bouquet for all the moms. You CAN decorate your cake and eat it too! This event is for all ages, and there are mimosas for adults!

Afternoon Tea at McCrillis Gardens

May 6, 2023 | McCrillis Gardens, MD

Enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea and a private tour of the gardens at McCrillis Gardens hidden in a quiet tree-lined neighborhood.

Image of a huge cruise in river
Source: Mother’s Day Cruise in Annapolis

Silver Spring Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Spring Fair @ Veterans Plaza

May 7, 2023 | Silver Spring, MD

Over 70 artisans and crafters, independent consultants and small businesses are coming together to the annual Silver Spring Arts and Crafts Spring Festival just in time for Mother’s Day!!

Support your local small businesses and find the perfect gift for moms!

Family Games: Celebrate Mother’s Day

May 13, 2023 | Glenarden, MD

Bring your special person to enjoy a wide selection of board and card games.

young adult playing board game with his mother

Heritage India Festival – Mother’s Day Weekend

May 13 – 15, 2023 | Dulles Expo Center

Enjoy tremendous shopping, delicious cuisine from the area’s top South Asian restaurants and more, all under one roof. It is regarded as D.C. area’s largest and longest-running festival Mother’s Day Weekend.

Mother’s Day Cruise

May 14, 2023 | Annapolis, MD

Moms treat yourself a lovely cruise this Mother’s Day. And enjoy live music by Chris Button, charcuterie boxes by Vintage Views Bar, and a signature drink, The Momosa.

Mother’s Day at Fullness Church

May 14, 2023 | Chesapeake, VA

Experience energetic worship, a relevant message, and an exciting kids program.

Mother’s Day Improv Workshop

May 14, 2023 | Bethesda, MD

Bring your mom to an improv comedy workshop! Beginner friendly, good time guaranteed

Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration

May 14, 2023 | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Henrico, VA

A beautiful opportunity for kids, moms, and loved ones to spend time together! This year, Incanto: An Oasis of Lyrical Poetry offers an enchanting experience along with M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!, beautiful blooms and more.

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Mothers Day Event

May 14, 2023 | Great Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville, MD

Cuddle the baby kid goats, baby lambs, baby calves, baby chicks, baby ducklings, baby bunnies, baby, baby, do they have babies! Mother’s and kids bonding time at the petting farm!

Mother’s Day Airshow

May 14, 2023 | Flying Circus Aerodrome Bealeton, VA

Enjoy the airshow with your families and a special flower drops for all the Moms!

The Great Zucchini Hosts Mother’s Day Festival

May 14, 2023 | Shipgarten 7581 Colshire Drive Mclean, VA

Event is on May 14th from 1-6PM. See The Great Zucchini Host Mother’s Day Festival at Shipgarten!

poster of the great zucchini
Source: Eventribe

Mother’s Day Activities

Remember, Mother’s Day doesn’t always have to be celebrated with a fancy brunch or an expensive outing. There are some great alternative activities to celebrate the day.

Here are some great Mother’s Day activities.

#1 Take a hike

Some great options are:

#2 Look for spring wildflowers

There are still plenty of spring wildflowers to see out in nature, or even a garden, in May. Here’s 25+ places to see spring wildflowers in Northern Virginia and beyond.

#3 Visit a nature center

Nature centers are surrounding by beautiful natural areas that provide great ways to connect with nature and family. Here are 19 nature centers in the DC area.

landscape picture of cherry tree overlooking waterfront
Source: The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission

#4 Visit the Water

Visit the Bladensburg Waterfront Park and take an inexpensive boat tour.

Or stroll along one of the boardwalks over a marsh like Huntley Meadows or Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

#5 Visit the Gardens

This area has some many beautiful gardens. Some of our favorite options include:

Man with a huge water lily inside the lake
Source: National Park Service

#6 Visit a Farm

What better way to enjoy mother’s day than seeing animals and spending time with your kids? Frying Pan Park is one of our favorite.

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