13 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend Around Atlanta | 2023

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 13 Favorite Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day to take the stress out of planning while giving Mom and unforgettable weekend. 

Mother’s Day Weekend 2023
Friday – Sunday | May 12th – 14th

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 12th
    Get your passports ready to jet off for an evening around the world filled with deliciously crafted beverages, live music, and science activities! Atlanta’s favorite adult science night returns on Friday, offering exclusive Museum access after dark with a variety of themed activities for adults.
  2. Callanwolde Spring Concerts on the Lawn
    Friday, May 12th
    With its beautiful surrounding grounds, Callonwolde Amphitheater offers the perfect natural and historic setting. Bring your loved ones, a picnic, chairs, and blanket – And settle in for an evening filled with a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues music! VIP tables and Lawn seating are also available. Celebrate the weekend early on Friday night with a live performance from Luke Winslow-King!Callanwolde Spring concert Series
  3. Kirkwood Spring Fling
    Saturday, May 13th
    On Saturday, kick off Mother’s Day weekend by treating Mom to a beautiful day in the Kirkwood neighborhood! After the morning’s Festival 5K, stroll through the artists market, and catch some live music! Kids can work up an appetite with fun and activities before enjoying delicious food from local vendors. More than 100 artists typically participate in the Spring Fling, so pick out the perfect keepsake for Mom to remember the day together!
  4. Chastain Spring Arts and Crafts Festival
    Saturday – Sunday, May 13th – 14th
    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

  5. Cocktails in the Garden
    Thursday through Sunday
    Back by popular demand, the beloved weekly event  features another gorgeous season of bubbles and botanicals. Treat Mom to specialty cocktails, live music and entertainment, and an after-hours look at the newest Trolls: Save the Humans exhibit while spectacularly lit after dark!
  6. Mother’s Day Brunch
    Park Tavern | Sunday, May 14th
    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. 
  7. 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.
  8. Celebrate Mom at Georgia Aquarium
    Sunday | May 14th
    Celebrate the best mom in the entire sea! The special day of fish-filled fun includes a specially curated Mother’s day brunch menu by Chef Thomas Gagliardi from Wolfgang Puck Catering, magnificent views of the Aquarium’s exhibits, live entertainment, complimentary access to the Georgia Aquarium, and a cash bar. GA Aquarium Mother's Day
  9. Atlanta Rose Show
    Saturday | May 13th – 14th
    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 the whimsical “Fairytales and Roses.”
  10. Old Fourth Ward 5K
    Saturday | May 13th
    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. 
  11. Mother’s Day Storytime at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
    Sunday | May 14th
    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 storytimes, jam sessions, and a special art workshop to make a picture frame out of popsicle sticks to hold your memories together!
  12. Atlanta Cycling Festival
    May 13th – 20th
    Does the mom in your life love cycling or have an interest in picking up the hobby? Kicking off this Mother’s Day weekend, the annual festival includes 8 days of cycling fun all over Atlanta, including homegrown rides, events and opening and closing bashes.
  13. Art Pop Up + Shop in Town Brookhaven
    Through May 21st
    Calling all art-loving moms! The temporary gallery showcases an array of work including paintings, mixed media, photography, limited series prints, ceramics, jewelry and more. Don’t miss Friday’s Opening Celebration where you’ll meet the artists, listen to music, and enjoy light bites and libations!