10 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend Around Atlanta | 2024

Mother's Day BrunchMother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate the mom in your life! Still looking for that unique wow-factor to make Mom feel extra special? While you can still treat her to an incredible meal over at Inman Park, we have put together our Top 8 Favorite Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day to take the stress out of planning while giving Mom and unforgettable weekend. 

Mother’s Day Weekend 2024
Friday – Sunday | May 10th – 12th

From smelling roses to sipping rosé, there’s something special for every Mom’s taste! Experience scenic views of ocean creatures, an array of local art, or even the Atlanta skyline – all while enjoying specially crafted food, scrumptious sips, and live music!

Moms do so much for us. so, what better way to celebrate her than to turn the holiday into a weekend filled with family time, fresh flavors, and even a moment of respite?

Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Fernbank After Dark
    Friday, May 10th
    Step right up and learn about the fascinating science happening behind the scenes and under the big top! Features after-hour access to Fernbank’s exhibits, themed activities, music, and more! Music provided by Chequered Blue, a five-person band who plays a fun collection of guitar-driven classic rock and blues with a little old-school soul, R&B and Motown sprinkled in.
  2. Chastain Spring Arts and Crafts Festival
    Saturday – Sunday, May 12th – 13th 
    Enjoy a leisurely day of taking Mom shopping  among the unique works of painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers, and more! Fine local and regional artists and artisans will showcase their works along the scenic, tree-lined Park Drive in Chastain Park.

    Festival Highlights:  Fine Arts and Crafts, Children’s Area, Local Food & Beverage Concessions, Gourmet Food Trucks, Local Acoustic Musicians, Live Artist Demonstrations, and Hands-on Art Activities

    Callanwolde Spring concert Series

  3. Alice’s Wonderland at Atlanta Botanical Garden
    Opens Saturday, May 11th
    Alice’s Wonderland Returns features 38 larger-than-life sculptures in seven installations inspired by Lewis Carroll’s timeless tales, plus Shaggy Dog and the now-iconic Earth Goddess, two pieces in the Garden’s permanent collection from the 2013-14 exhibitions Imaginary Worlds: Plants Larger Than Life and A New Kingdom of Plant Giants. Let imagination be your guide as you enter the Garden through giant Storybooks. Sneak past the grinning Cheshire Cat looking on as you discover Alice spinning in a whirl of teacups and playing cards. Watch out for the Queen of Hearts and her Chess Set army as you greet the new Singing Flowers on your approach to the 27-foot-tall White Rabbit floating in the Skyline Garden. 
  4. Mother’s Day Brunch
    Park Tavern | Sunday, May 12th
    Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch in the park! Overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown city skyline, Mom will enjoy a delicious brunch made fresh at chef-attended stations, including an option for all-you-can-sip champagne & mimosas for just $10 more. 
  5. Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens
    May 11th – June 4th
    Does the mom in your life have an eye for design? This year, the 8th annual Showhouse will host a variety of events, from book-signings to history lessons and festive celebrations! Guests will also be regaled with the talents and creativity of esteemed designers from the Southeast. This year’s residence is situated on an acre in Buckhead off Normandy Drive.
  6. Atlanta Rose Show
    Saturday | May 11th – 12th
    Join Mom at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens where the Greater Atlanta Rose Society will feature roses of every variety and color. While taking in the annual Atlanta Rose Show, don’t miss the Rose Garden, which is in full bloom! This year’s theme is “Roses Around the World.”
  7. Old Fourth Ward 5K
    Saturday | May 11th
    Lace up those tennis shoes with Mom for a great cause! The race kicks off in the Historic Old Fourth Ward park across from Ponce City Market, running throughout the O4W, including Auburn Avenue where the MLK Jr. Historic District is located. Participation in the event benefits Hope-Hill Elementary, a traditional K-5 elementary school educating more than 430 students in the Old Fourth Ward. 
  8. Mother’s Day Storytime at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
    Sunday | May 12th
    Happy Mother’s Day from the Children’s Museum of Atlanta! Celebrating all the amazing moms, grandmas, aunts, and other mother figures, the Museum invites you to enjoy special story times, jam sessions, and a special art workshop to make a picture frame out of popsicle sticks to hold your memories together!