12 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Charlotte: 2023

From constructing greens to hitting the scene to rubbing elbows with drag queens
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Sharpe House Mother’s Day Garden Tea Party (May 6)

Put on your finest duds and head to one of the most elegant venues in the state to celebrate mothers, grandmothers, and the special ladies in your life. Enjoy tea, delicacies from the kitchen, a viewing of King Charles’ coronation, and carriage rides. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 402 S. Center St., Statesville

Buff Faye’s “Mommie Dearest” Drag Brunch (May 13)

Join Queen of the Queen City, Buff Faye, and local drag queens as they dramatize “Mommie Dearest” like never before. 11 a.m. seating, noon showtime.

Kings Mountain Smooth Jazz Festival (May 13)

Head to King’s Mountain for an evening of easy listening featuring Neika Simone, Jakiem Joyner, The Black Coffee Quartet, Terron Parks and V Siren. Comedian Ketta Keet hosts. The event begins at 5 p.m. 202 S. Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain

Mother’s Day Celebration Weekend at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (May 13-14)

Stroll through the renewed spring blossoms, listen to live music, shop the Garden Store, and nosh on food and beverages from food trucks. The Garden is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and entry is free for all moms on Saturday and Sunday.

A Mutha Funny Comedy Show (May 14)

Laugh through the evening with a trio of comics—Julie J, Blayr Nias and Randi Skye—in this celebration of motherhood. 5 p.m., Heist Brewery Barrel Arts. The brewery will be open with a full bar and menu.

Baby Goat Yoga (May 14)

Mom will relax with the help of some adorable creatures at the Historic White House in Rock Hill. Stick around for photos afterward! 12 and older. 10 a.m., 258 E. White St., Rock Hill

Mommy & Me: Afternoon of Art (May 14)

Visit the McDowell Nature Center for an afternoon of crafting. Get in touch with your artistic side as you create nature crafts at this drop-in from 2-4 p.m.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Primal Brewery Belmont (May 14)

Come in for a pop-up market from 1-6 p.m. and live music from 3-6 p.m., plus free house-made brownies for all moms (while supplies last). 1-6 p.m, 52 Ervin St., Belmont

Mother’s Day DIY Terrarium Building (May 12-14)

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a gift that’ll supply cheer all year: Bring mom to PlantHouse for a DIY terrarium building. Special pricing for Mother’s Day! Select your 1-hour time slot online.

Mother’s Day 5K (May 14)

Kick off your Mother’s Day festivities at this event that promotes a healthy lifestyle. All members of the family are encouraged to attend. After the race, ladies receive a free MOMosa, and kids will have the opportunity to make a card for mom. 5K starts at 8 a.m., Kids Dash is at 9:15 a.m. Dillard’s at SouthPark Mall

Not Your Normal Mother’s Day 2023 (May 14)

Learn tricks and aerial silks in this workshop geared toward moms and kids ages 7 and up. 4 p.m., Aerial CLT

Jazz Room Special Edition with Branford Marsalis (May 14)

Treat mom to a special night featuring legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis, performing his album “Romare Bearden Revealed.” 7 p.m., Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.