9 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Greater Charlotte Area

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Need unique ideas on how to celebrate Mother’s Day? We’ve compiled nine events happening this weekend in honor of moms. Be pampered, go hiking or enjoy a story time with the kids.


Mother’s Day Sip and Shop at 7th Street Market. (May 10).

Gather your besties and head uptown to shop from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at this pop-up filled with local vendors. The first 100 people get a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Stick around and have dinner at one of the market’s restaurants and then go explore the Charlotte Shout events at First Ward Park. 

Mommy and Me: Storytime and Craft. (May 11).

Enjoy a special Mother's Day storytime and frost cupcakes at SAS Cupcakes. , 10:30 a.m. $6.

Mother’s Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. (May 11-12).

Moms get free entry this Saturday and Sunday! Enjoy family activities, including live music, family crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides (additional fee) and more. Lunch, snacks and beverages (including mimosas) will be available for purchase. The first 250 mothers admitted each day will receive a free potted plant courtesy of Rountree Plantation Garden Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., activities from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Brunch! (May 12).

Because moms like to have a nice meal, maybe a mimosa and no dishes to wash. Don't forget to book reservations

2019 Queen City Mother’s Day Festival. (May 12).

Celebrate the fabulous mother you are at this festival that includes a hair expo, live fashion show, dance performances, kids' activities, free mini makeovers, and food and drinks at the Carole Hoefener Center. 1-5 p.m. Free.

Mother’s Day Family Hike. (May 12).

Celebrate this special day by taking a stroll with the family at the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve in Huntersville.  2-3:30 p.m. Free.

Mother’s Day The Golf Club at Ballantyne. (May 12).

Moms get a free round of golf on Mother's Day with a paying adult companion.

Mother's Day Open House at McGill Rose Garden. (May 12).

Take time to smell the roses at McGill Rose Garden. Admission is free for moms. 1-5 p.m. Free.

Mutha Funny Comedy Show. (May 12).

Call a sitter and your best fun-loving mom friends and head out to Heist Brewery for an evening of solid laughs with some of North and South Carolina's funniest mom comedians. 5-6:30 p.m. $12, for one ticket; $18 for two.

Michele Huggins is the editor of Charlotte Parent magazine and mom to two boys, ages 9 and 3. She definitely wants brunch on Sunday.