10 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 13th, 2018.

From festivals to a night on the town, there’s something special for every Mom’s taste! No matter where you’re celebrating, we have you covered with our  list of the Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Mom Around Atlanta this year.

Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour
    Saturday – Sunday | May 12th – 13h
    Join Mom at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens where the beloved tour showcases 10 spectacular private gardens, giving gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to explore impressive garden designs! Both experienced garden connoisseurs and inquisitive garden novices will delight in this self-guided tour. Gain inspiration from the exquisite ideas showcased by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners.
  2. Chastain Park Arts Festival
    Saturday – Sunday | May 12th – 13th
    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!
  3. Decatur Concerts on Square
    Saturday | May 12th
    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!
  4. 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, Trains, Plans & Automobiles, explores how transportation systems move more than just you!
  5. Atlanta Rose Show
    Saturday – Sunday | May 12th – 13th
    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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Children’s Museum of Atlanta
    Sunday | May 13th
    The Museum will host a variety of family-friendly activities – all with Mom in mind! Guests will enjoy creating their own picture book for mom in the Art Studio. The Science Bar will also host activities paying tribute to motherhood: engage in hands-on games to learn about different types of animal moms and how they care for their sweet and sometimes furry infants!
  10. Mother’s Day Free Open House
    Sunday | May 13th
    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.