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Mother's Day GuideNow that April Break has flown by (seriously- where does the time go!?!?!) it’s time to turn our attention to our next big holiday: Mother’s Day!

Here at, we know how hard Mom works. That’s why we’ve put together the the ultimate list of ways to treat Mom to Connecticut Fun this Mother’s Day. From free events, to brunches, to museum visits, to family fun runs and everything in between, there is something to make every Mother Figure feel special.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Don’t fret! Keep checking this page- we’re also going to continue updating as more opportunities pop up in the next few weeks.

And, as always, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and check our events calendar for the latest in Connecticut fun.

Free Events:

May 6: Home Depot Free Kids Workshop: Looking for the perfect gift? Head to Home Depot for a free kid’s workshop! Make a DIY Flower Planter for Mom just in time for Mother’s Day. 

May 11: Crafternoons in the Hub: Kindergarten-8th graders may drop-in The Hub anytime between 3:30-5:00 for a fun afternoon of crafting. Each session will feature a new craft option and time for open-ended exploration with our arts and crafts supplies. 

May 13: Chester Squirrel Days: Chester Squirrel Days is a Family Friendly weekend of events including the Duck Race down the Pattaconk Brook and a dog adoption opportunity.

May 13: Mother’s Day Drop-in Craft: Join Lauren at Greenwich Main Library for a flower drop-in craft to celebrate mom. The craft will be held in the 3rd-floor program room between 1-3 pm.

May 14: Lowe’s Mother’s Day Flowers and Events: Celebrate Mom at Lowe’s. Visit site to register for a free flower and fun weekend activities! 

May 14: Mothers Day Yoga & Live Music on the Green @Quarry Walk: Mothers Day Yoga & Live Music on the Green @Quarry Walk is happening on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 11:00AM EDT at Quarry Walk and It’s Free! Free 60 minute all levels class to live music and Raffle prizes too!Please bring your own mat and bottle of water to class and arrive 15 minutes early! Beginners are welcomed and encouraged. Kid friendly for little yogis that would like to participate . Donations are appreciated 🤗 So grab a friend or a loved one and meet me on your mat on the green at Quarry walk. Enjoy some brunch , shopping and music after class! (Rain date 6/11/2023)

Mother’s Day Meals, Teas, and Brunches:

April 30: Hill-Stead Museum Birthday Tea: Children and their adult companions are invited to an unforgettable experience in the Museum, learning about Theodate Pope Riddle as a young woman and her inspirational life story. After the museum visit, guests will enjoy a springtime tea in the Glass Room. Come dressed in your finest for this lovely afternoon celebrating 76 years as a museum!

May 6: Essex Steam Train and Riverboat: Mommy & Me Tea: Dress your little ones in their finest and bring them aboard to celebrate for a special afternoon tea, in 1920s Pullman style.  Take in the beautiful spring scenery on this 1 ½  hour round-trip train ride through the Connecticut River Valley, as you enjoy this intimate family excursion. Delight in an assortment of teas, finger sandwiches, scones, sweets and more, aboard a beautifully restored 1920s era Pullman Dining car. Your car hosts will be providing top of the line care and service for you and your family and friends. Relax as the rhythm of the rails, accompanied by classical melodies, transports you to a simpler time of elegance that only we can provide.

May 13: Romp N Roll Mother’s Day Tea: Celebrate Mom at our Mother’s Day Tea Party! Mom, It’s Time to Celebrate YOU! Join us for a Mother’s Day Tea Party! Moon bounce & fun gym and art activities. A special tea party celebration. Our famous Bubble Dance Party!

May 13 & 14: Mother’s Day Weekend Reservations at Jones Family Farm: Enjoy a wonderful selection of Jones Winery wines by the glass, including our fabulous Mother’s Day “Momosa” blueberry-lavender wine cocktail and Mother’s Day Weekend flight of wine. From our Harvest Kitchen’s Mother’s Day menu, you can order a tastefully curated and beautifully prepared charcuterie plate featuring New England cheeses and our Jones strawberry chutney.  To top it all off, we will have Riley Johnson performing live music Saturday afternoon from 1 pm to 4 pm. Stay tuned for our Sunday afternoon artist.

May 14: Mother’s Day Grand Buffet at Anthony’s Ocean View: Treat Mom to a beautiful meal this Mother’s Day!

May 14: Mother’s Day Brunch and Ballet at the Wadsworth Mansion: Celebrate your mother with Ballet Hartford this Mother’s Day with a beautiful performance and delicious brunch!

May 14: Mother’s Day Brunch at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa: Treat Mom to an Award-Winning Brunch! Brunch Buffet 9:00 am – 5:00 pm $69++ per person Children 6-10 yrs $29++ 5 & under complimentary. Reservations Required Call 860-577-3511

May 14: Mother’s Day Grand Brunch Buffet at Hilton Mystic, Mystic, CT Celebrate Mom this year with our Mother’s Day Grand Brunch Buffet at Hilton Mystic. Give mom a well-deserved day off and let our chefs do all the cooking! Create new memories this Mother’s Day. Two Seatings: 11 a.m. | 1 p.m

May 14: St. Clements Castle Mother’s Day Brunch: Join us in celebrating that special mom in your life with a festive brunch on Sunday, May 14, 2023! View the menu below, one complimentary glass of champagne for MOM!

May 14: Mothers Day at Stone Acres Farms: Join us at the historic Stone Acres Farm Manor House for Mother’s Day brunch catered by our 85th Day Culinary Team. Enjoy a beautiful stroll through our gardens and visit the Stone Acres Farm stand to purchase a handpicked flower arrangement for mom on Mother’s Day! Specialty cocktails and drinks will be available for purchase a la carte. The three course adult menu and a two course kids menu will consist of locally-sourced ingredients.

May 14: Stone Row, Willimantic, Mother’s Day Seating: Stone Row Kitchen + Bar is a equal parts polished and casual that combines the charm and character of a local neighborhood bar, with the quality of a chef-driven restaurant.  Ingredient locale and what’s in season lead the menu this Mother’s Day. 

May: Old English Mill Tea Room: Take Mom to a traditional afternoon tea with the queen. Reservations required. 

May: Take Tea, A British Style Tea Room: Visit this traditional tearoom to spoil Mom with an elegant afternoon tea service. 

May 14: Fire at the Ridge Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet: Let’s spoil Mom with all of her favorites on Mother’s Day. May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mother’s Day Markets, Museums, Workshops and More:

May 6-7: Attend a Yard Goats Game: Enough said. Mom can enjoy excellent food and fireworks on Saturday, or let the kids run their energy out on the bases on Sunday. It’s fun for the whole family! 

May 12: Mother’s Day Bloom Bar: Treat Mom to a personalized Mar Floral Arrangement this Mother’s Day Weekend! 10 Main Street in Essex Village will have a beautiful display of fresh, seasonal stem flowers to arrange the perfect gift!

May 13: Mother’s Day Floral WorkshopJoin us for a relaxing afternoon of floral arranging at The Inspired Kitchen and take home your own design for yourself or your mom! This workshop is designed for all skill levels. Cost is $85 per person and tickets are non-refundable.

May 13- 14: Mothers Day Trolley Rides at Shore Line Trolley Museum:  Celebrate Mom All Weekend! Moms and Grandmas can celebrate this special weekend by taking a relaxing ride along the scenic Farm River in a real antique trolley car with free admission on Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th. To make this weekend even more special, Mother’s Day Weekend Visitors can enter into a Spa Gift Basket giveaway drawing.

May 13-14: Mother’s Day Market at Connecticut Valley Brewing Company: Connecticut Valley Brewing is excited to host their annual Mother’s Day Market on May 13th and 14th, 2023 from 10am to 2pm. The event promises to be a delightful experience for all those attending, with a wide range of vendors showcasing their unique products.

May 14: Sip and Pour Candle Making:Create something special this Mother’s Day with your special lady at our unique Sip & Pour candle making experience!

May 14: Mommy and Me Candle Making Brunch: Come create a scented candle with mom. 1 ticket includes the entry of 1 parent and 1 child. Child must be 8 years old and older

May 14: Riverquest Mother’s Day Cruise: Spend some quality time with Mom! On this special day, MOM IS HALF PRICE!On this 60 minute cruise you will learn about the nature and history of the lower Connecticut River and see the beautiful Spring Foliage! Let Mom have a relaxing morning, maybe breakfast in bed, a light brunch, then come aboard for an intimate cruise with family and friends.

Active Mother’s Day Events:

May 14: Mother’s Day 5 K: Mother’s Day 10K- Come run the Mother’s Day 10K race in Norwalk this May! 

May 14: Brookfield Mother’s Day 5K: ♥ ♥ ♥ 12th annual Mother’s Day WeCare 5K ♥ ♥ ♥  Presented by Brookfield High School’s National Honor Society  ∼ proceeds to benefit  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of the Mix Family- Certified 5K USATF course  •  chip timing  •  T-shirts to first 150 registrants  •  Refreshments  •  Awards 

May 14: Vernon Mothers Day Dash 5K: Vernon Mothers Day Dash 5K with Mother-Son and Mother-Daughter Team Competition; Al entries must register using the online system at WWW.RUNSIGNUP.COM; Divisions: Overall Male and Female, Age Divisions:0-14,15-18,19-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over; Mother-Son Category, Mother-Daughter Category

May 14: Milford Campus Bridgeport Hospital Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Run: For over two decades the Milford Campus Bridgeport Hospital (the former Milford Hospital) has hosted a Mother’s Day Run & Walk to promote wellness & health. All abilities are invited to join us as we celebrate the day!  

May 14: Ridgefield Run Like a Mother 5K: Come run the Run Like a Mother 5K – Ridgefield race in Ridgefield this May!


Have a fun Mother’s Day event to share? Comment below or email [email protected] and we could feature it here! 

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