Mother’s Day: Events & Activities in the DC Metro Area (2024)

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.

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

April 28, 2024 | 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!

Heritage India Festival – Mother’s Day Weekend

May 11 – 12, 2024 | 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 12, 2024 | 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 12, 2024 | Chesapeake, VA

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

Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration

May 12, 2024 | 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 12, 2024 | 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!

The Renaissance Hotel Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12, 2024 | The Renaissance Hotel, Portsmouth, VA

Dine like a queen this Mother’s Day at The Renaissance Hotel. It’s a culinary journey that’s sure to delight!

Mother’s Day Airshow

May 12, 2024 | Flying Circus Aerodrome Bealeton, VA

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

Mother’s Day Kids and Family Festival at Shipgarten

May 12, 2024 | Shipgarten 7581 Colshire Drive Mclean, VA

Event is on May 12th from 12-6PM. See the Mother’s Day Kids and Family Festival at Shipgarten!

Source: Eventbrite

Mother’s Day Skate

May 12, 2024 | Cabin John Ice Rink, Rockville, MD & Wheaton Ice Arena, Wheaton, MD

Slide into the spirit of Mother’s Day with a frosty adventure at Cabin John Ice Rink and Wheaton Ice Arena. It’s a chill way to celebrate!

Mother’s Day Brunch with the Maryland Theater Collective

May 12, 2024 | 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD

Experience a brunch like no other with the Maryland Theater Collective. A feast with a twist that’s to leave a lasting impression!

Mommy & Me Mother’s Day Paint Date

May 12, 2024 | La Plata, MD

Unleash your creativity this Mother’s Day with a Mommy & Me Paint Date.

Mother and Daughter Tea

May 12, 2024 | Chesapeake, VA

Savor the warmth of Mother’s Day with a special Mother and Daughter Tea. Sip in a cup of love that’s sure to warm your hearts!

Mother’s Day: Facials, Stretch & Yoga for you and Mom!

May 12, 2024 | The Best Look, East Bayview Boulevard, Norfolk, VA

Embrace wellness this Mother’s Day with a day of facials, yoga, and stretching exercises. It’s a rejuvenating experience that’s all about you and mom! Enjoy your day, you deserve it!

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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