20 Perfect Memories For Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 14th is Mother's Day! Consider giving Mom more than chocolates or flowers. Show her how much you love her with fun memories that will last long after she’s done with the perishable gifts. Here’s a roundup of 20 awesome events this Mother's Day (but feel free to spoil her with chocolates or flowers anyway!)

Butterfly Release Program, learn how to carefully release a newly emerged butterfly into the exhibit and receive complimentary people-sized antennae and a special Patrol badge, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.

The inaugural We ♥ MOM Craft Market on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9am– 2:30pm at the Mill Valley Community Center with over 40 vendors of handcrafted gifts for Mom including a “Make and Take” opportunity for children to make Mom a “surprise gift.”  

Enjoy a Mother Daughter Tea at the Candyland Mother Daughter Tea Party on Saturday, May 13, 2-4:30pm at the Corte Madera Community Center. 

Saturday, May 13 head to the Marin Country Mart Farmer’s Market for live music, kids crafts, and more! Plant a posy or strawberry for Mom at the Marin Country Mart Farmer's Market celebration of Mother's Day! marincountrymart.com

Create your own piece of art to give to your mom on Mother's Day at Mother's Day Art in the Park on Saturday, May 13, 11am-1pm. This event is self-paced, and encourages creativity in the beautiful outdoors. All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary, McNears Beach Park, San Rafael. 

Mother's Day Celebration of Single Mothers (and fathers) and playdate, Saturday, May 13th.  2pm - 6pm. The playground at Corte Madera Town Park. RSVP to ajvogt@gmail.com.

Flower Crowns for Mothers and Children, May 13, 10–11 am, Come make a beautiful botanical floral crown to wear with mom to celebrate Mother's Day. We'll use a variety of greenery and flowers to put together our crowns. A fun and festive way to spend the day! Sip some tea made from flowers while you craft away, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Mother's Day Family Campout at Slide Ranch on Saturady, May 13, 10:00am thru Sunday, May 14, 1:00pm for an amazing, hassle-free way to camp for the whole family. This special overnight program features food, nature, crafts, and camping at our coastal farm.

On Saturday, join Slide Ranch teachers for a day of farm activities, crafts and nature exploration. At night, gather for a family potluck dinner, a cozy campfire and camping under the stars. Sunday morning, enjoy a continental breakfast in our yurt, then everyone has a chance to help with farm chores before preparing homemade treats harvested from our organic garden.

Downtown Alameda’s 17th Annual Spring Festival is a Mother’s Day weekend tradition in Alameda and the San Francisco Bay Area. The annual street fair offers something for everyone… over 150 arts and crafts vendors, continuous live music on two stages, festival food favorites, local craft beer & wine sales, and a special kids’ area.

Celebrate Mother's Day with the LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER (LTYM) San Francisco show! LTYM is an annual live story-telling series that celebrates motherhood, featuring a diversity of stories from a dozen local writers who will perform their work on stage. After 6 years in the Bay Area, the LTYM grand finale show will be at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Saturday, May 13th at 7pm, with 10% of all proceeds benefitting The Homeless Prenatal Program. For ticket information, please visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2915244

Kick off Mother’s Day worshiping the ultimate mother, Mother Nature. Take in her magnificent beauty as you hike up to West Point Inn for a delicious Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 14th. Pancakes, sausage, and hot coffee are only $10 for Adults and $5 for Children. Scenic views, great company, and live music are free!

Mother's Day Picnic benefit for Audubon Canyon Ranch and Marin Audubon Society will be held on Sunday, May 14th in a secluded part of wildlife sanctuary that is rarely open to the public. Enjoy friends and family in a spectacular natural setting and take a guided walk or stroll on your own along two trails opened especially for this event. Tickets are $28 Adults and $12 Children (under 12). 

Enjoy a scrumptious brunch, make it a family affair, and relax at the Mansion for a few hours of activity Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday May 14th from 11am – 3pm at the Falkirk Center in San Rafael. Experience a Marin Open Studio Special Exhibition featuring five talented and local artists, Browse our artisan's market featuring vendors from our very own downtown San Rafael Farmer's Markets, Purchase fresh cut flowers and gifts for mom at the Mansion, kids can play in the Children's play zone, Roam the gorgeous grounds containing official demonstration gardens by Marin Master Gardeners and more.

Mother's Day—Free Day! Sunday May 14th ALL mothers—and especially Mamás Latinas—and their families are invited to a free day of fun at the Exploratorium. Enjoy music by Mariachi Mexicanismo, Making Flores de papel, performing arts from Cuicacalli and more!

Treat Mom to a Mother's Day Getaway and Bonus Sunset Cruise Tickets, Surprise Mom with a special Mother’s Day getaway to Angel Island State Park.

Olompali State Historic Park Mother’s Day Bird Walk It’s always an exciting time to bird watch at Olompali! On Sunday, May 14 at 10:30am beginning and experienced birders are invited to join leaders Janet Bodle and Rich Cimino to view Olompali’s diverse avian residents as we walk the old ranch road to the park's reservoir. Expect to see some migrating species as well as a wide variety of species who thrive in the park’s oak savanna and open grasslands: raptors, warblers, nuthatches, thrushes and – of course – many woodpeckers. Sharpen your bird-identification skills, gain a deeper appreciation for our local ecology and have a lot of fun along the way.

Mother’s Day…Tea Time with Giraffes, Our tallest animals invite you to enjoy brunch and some African iced tea on the Sonoma Serengeti!

Mother's Day •All Day, All mothers receive free Museum admission today! Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Moms on the Mudflat, Crown Memorial State Beach: Crab Cove Visitors Center at 9:30-11am. Celebrate Mother's Day by the Bay, as we discover what crabs, lugworms and other moms are doing to help their young survive. Wear mud boots to explore, as we look for mudflat moms in action! No registration required; drop-in program. For more information, call: (510) 544-3187.


Mother's Day BikeAbout 2017, 8:30-11am & Mother's Day Special, free admission to mothers who come to the Zoo with their children on Sunday, May 14.