Things to do

5 to Try: Mother’s Day in Charlotte

Whether you're brunching or taking Mom on a high-speed adventure, Charlotte offers something for every Mom to feel like the Queen that she is this Mother's Day.

Photo courtesy of Bechtler Museum of Art

Get Artsy with Mom

Bechtler Museum of Art

Saturday, May 12 at 10am - 5pm, and Sunday, May 13 at 12pm - 5pm
Cost: Free for Mom, see here for all other admission prices

This weekend, peruse over Bechtler Museum’s vast collections and inspired art with Mom. Whether she’s into historical pieces, modern design or simply wants to appreciate the beauty of the gallery’s art, a day spent at the museum is sure to be a special one. Did we mention Mom gets in FREE? Plus Bechtler is offering 20% off items at the Museum Store all weekend for you to throw in a little something extra for your special lady.

Photo courtesy of 5Church Charlotte

Brunch with Mom

5Church Charlotte

Sunday, May 13 at 9am - 4pm
Cost: $40 per person, $18 for Kids 12 & Under           

Mimosas and omelets and French toast, oh my! Do brunch the upscale way at 5Church’s Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. Treat Mom to a delicious meal with an assorted menu that’ll satisfy her palate and an elegant setting sure to make her feel like a Queen. Once brunch is over, take a stroll around Uptown just to spend that extra quality time with her. Make reservations here.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Explore the Spring Blossoms with Mom

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden 

Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at 9am - 5pm
Cost: Free Admission for Mothers & Garden Members, $12.95 for Adults, $6.95 Kids 2 - 12 

A relaxing day at the garden is all Mom needs. The first 250 mothers to arrive at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden each day beginning at 9 a.m., will receive a free potted plant courtesy of Roundtree Plantation Garden Center. The garden is also holding a Wine Walk on Saturday where the mother in your life will receive a wine glass and can sample five wines at stations throughout the garden. If wine’s not her thing, perhaps an afternoon tea with Sproutycakes Bakery will do it. She’ll enjoy tea sandwiches and sweets to go along with her tea. Learn more about the events this weekend at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden here.

Photo courtesy of The Pit Indoor Kart Racing

Hit the track with Mom

The Pit Indoor Kart Racing 

Sunday, May 13th at 1pm – 8pm
Cost: Free for Mom, See race prices here.  

Does the mom in your life like to put the pedal to the metal? See how she does on the track at Mooresville’s The Pit Indoor Kart Racing where she’ll get one race free and half-price races the rest of the day. Make the day a full-on adventure with a game of laser tag or a round of black-light mini golf.

Photo courtesy of Latta Plantation Nature Center

Take a stroll with Mom

Latta Plantation Nature Center 

Sunday, May 13 at 2pm – 3:30pm
Cost: Free 

Sometimes it’s nice to just spend some quality time just Mom, the family and the great outdoors. If your Mom is adventurous and outdoorsy, then getting out and about in nature should be on your Mother’s Day to-do list. Latta Plantation Nature Center’s Mother's Day Family Hike lets you explore the trails and take in the unique beauty of the Prairie. Register your family here

Plus One

For the Sporty Moms

Bojangles’ ColiseumCharlotte Checkers vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Saturday, May 12 at 7:05pm
Cost: Varies based on selected ticket option. More info

Is your Mom a fan of the Charlotte Checkers or simply enjoys a bit of friendly competition? Round up the family and head out to root for the home team as the Checkers take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in game 5 this Saturday. For this match up, you can grab family pack tickets to save you up to 40%, so grab Mom some Checkers gear head out for an exciting night at Bojangles’ Coliseum.