13 Ways to Celebrate Mothers Day Around Atlanta

Spring is in full bloom, which means it’s that special time of year again – The time to celebrate the Mom in your life! Mother’s Day is quickly approaching on Sunday, May 14th, 2017.

We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to treat Mom this year.

Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Atlanta Rose Show
    Saturday – Sunday | May 13th – 14th
    Join Mom at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens where the Atlanta Rose Society will feature roses of every variety and color. While taking in the Atlanta Rose Show, don’t miss the Rose Garden, which is in full bloom! Hours run from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days.
  2. Decatur Concerts on Square
    Saturday | May 13th
    Every Saturday through May, Decatur’s favorite live music series takes place at the Old Courthouse Square in Downtown Decatur. Purchase a meal from a nearby restaurant and enjoy a picnic with mom as you take in the scenic neighborhood, beautiful evening weather, and a live Mother’s Day performance!
  3. Fernbank After Dark
    Friday | May 12th
    Treat Mom to an evening out with exclusive Museum access after dark and a variety of hands-on activities for adults! The evening will also include live, after-hours access to all indoor exhibits and giant screen films. Craft beer and cocktails and tasty small plates will be available for purchase. May’s theme, Botanicals in Alcohol, uncovers botanicals and their uses in gin and other spirits through demonstrations from event partners.
  4. Sweet Auburn Spring Fest
    Saturday – Sunday | May 13th – 14th
    One of the largest outdoor festivals in the Southeast, the Spring Fest is fun for the whole family! Test your nerve on the 150-foot zip wire before hopping on over to the Kidz Zone for a day filled with child-friendly fun. The fest will be filled with food, a huge walking tour, and hours of entertainment throughout!
  5. Roswell Colors Festival of Arts
    Saturday – Sunday | May 13th – 14th
    A Roswell Mother’s Day tradition! Browse the juried Artists’ Market to find that special handmade gift for Mom and treat her to a day of live performances, music, delicious food, and family fun. the Festival of Arts is held at the Historic Square in Downtown Roswell.
  6. Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour
    Saturday – Sunday | May 13th – 14th
    Landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners will showcase their exquisite designs across 10 private gardens through Metro Atlanta. The event will feature works that take visitors through the most tranquil settings to intimate urban oases. Tickets for the self-guided tour are available at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
  7. Chastain Park Arts Festival
    Saturday – Sunday | May 13th – 14th
    From the youngest art lover to the more seasoned artists, Chastain Park Arts Festival is an annual favorite! In addition to fine art from over 185 artists, families will enjoy interactive activities, a special children’s areas, and live artist demonstrations. Food trucks will be on the scene, and live acoustic music will fill the air for a complete Springtime experience to commemorate Mother’s Day!
  8. Dunwoody Arts Festival
    Saturday – Sunday | May 13th – 14th
    The 8th annual celebration transforms Dunwoody Village Parkway into a shoppers’ paradise with a whimsical artists market, featuring arts and crafts and a variety of artwork for sale. Highlights include Children’s Activities, Local Food, Live Music, and special fun for Mom!
  9. Concerts By The Springs
    Sunday | May 14th
    The Heritage Sandy Springs annual outdoor concert series is free and open to the public. On Mother’s Day, Douglas Cameron takes the stage to perform Big Band hits for an evening to remember! Performances run from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn. Pack a picnic with Mom’s favorite foods or treat her to a picnic from one of the vendors onsite. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
  10. Zoo Atlanta
    Sunday | May 14th
    Treat Mom to a day to remember, and watch animal mothers around the Zoo enjoy themed Mother’s Day surprises. Mothers will enjoy free admission with purchase of any regularly-priced child’s or adult’s general admission ticket!
  11. Children’s Museum of Atlanta
    Saturday – Sunday | May 13th – 14th
    The Museum will host a variety of family-friendly activities – all with Mom in mind! Enjoy a special storytime reading of The Night Before Mother’s Day, snap a keepsake photo with mom, join the Mother’s Day Disco Dance Party, and get crafty in a variety of hands-on activities to enjoy with the mom in your life!
  12. Mother’s Day Free Open House
    Sunday | May 14th
    Roswell’s Southern Trilogy Historic House Museums will be open for free visits this Mother’s Day. Visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable item or canned good, which will be donated to North Fulton Charities.
  13. Dine Out with Mom
    Many local restaurants will be offering special fare for the mom in your life, offering treats from free mimosas to prix-fix menus. Celebrate at one of Atlanta’s top restaurants for a special brunch, lunch, or dinner she is sure to remember.