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What to do on Mother’s Day

Atlanta Parent pulled together an awesome list of THINGS TO DO ON MOTHER’S DAY.

So if you are still trying to figure out your plan, or if you just remembered that this weekend was Mother’s Day, check out their list below for some inspiration!

Moms Get in Free: 

Zoo Atlanta

Visit on Mother’s Day and moms get in free with the purchase of one full price admission (adult or child).

MomVP at College Football Hall of Fame

Moms get free entry with the purchase of a regular-price ticket as well as mimosas, manicures and massages.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Moms get in free on Mother’s Day. Bring a picnic, enjoy the daily programs or walk the trails.

Second Sundays

Families can enjoy free admission to the High Museum of Art and participate in activities including interactive storytimes, art making workshops, and a tour.

Atlantic Station Tiny House Festival

Tours of more than 20 tiny houses, shipping container and school bus homes, kids’ activities, food trucks and more. Moms get in free on Mother’s Day with the purchase of a regular-price ticket.

Celebrating Moms at North Georgia Zoo

Moms get in free with paid child’s admission on Mother’s Day. “Zoo Mom” tours to learn about being a mom in the animal kingdom.

Festivals and Events:

Flower and Butterfly Festival at The Rock Ranch

Hand-feed butterflies, enjoy the butterfly house and cut your own flowers this Saturday at Rock Ranch, just an hour south of Atlanta.

Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park

Arts and crafts vendors, children’s area, live music and food. May 11-12.

Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Pow Wow at Boling Park

Indian village and displays, traditional dance competition and drumming. Native Americans from around the country gather for this event. May 11-12.

Dunwoody Art Festival at Dunwoody Village Parkway

Live music, artists, children’s area, arts and crafts, rides, games and more. May 11-12.

Sweet Auburn Springfest at Sweet Auburn Historic District

Live entertainment, children’s area, international food court and more. May 11-12.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

Artist demonstrations, juggling, games, rides, festival foods and more. Through June 2.

Mother’s Day Brunches

Reservations are recommended or required for most restaurants. Call for availability.

Park Tavern

Dine on eggs Benedict, a biscuit bar, blackened salmon and more during a brunch buffet overlooking Piedmont Park. Mother’s Day Bubbles option includes all-you-can-sip champagne and mimosas. Reservation times between 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-249-0001. Adults, $34.95 ($44.95 with Bubbles option); children, $14.95; ages 6 and younger, free.

Swan Coach House

Dine in a converted carriage house while enjoying a special mom’s day three-course meal from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Reservations required. Reservation times between 10:30-2 p.m. 3130 Slaton Dr. NW, Atlanta. 404-261-0636, Ext. 1. Adults, $50; ages 12 and younger, $25.

Ray’s on the River

Enjoy Mother’s Day breakfast and dinner buffets from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Call for reserved seating. 6700 Powers Ferry Rd. NW, Sandy Springs. 770-955-1187. Adults, $55; ages 5-10, $27.50.

Sweet Auburn Barbecue

A full Sunday brunch is served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with menu items including waffles, BBQ, grits bowls and more. Moms will receive free peach cobbler with ice cream. 656 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-515-3550. Order from regular brunch menu.

TWO Urban Licks

Complimentary photo booth, live music and brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mother’s Day dinner served from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta. 404-522-4622. Order from regular menus.

The Brasserie at PARISH

Mother’s Day brunch from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and complimentary photo booth. Dinner from 5:30-9 p.m. N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-681-4434. Order from regular menu.

The Shed at Glenwood

A special Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. features traditional favorites, shrimp and grits, and more. 475 Bill Kennedy Way SE., Atlanta. 404-835-4363. Adults, $35; children, $15.

STK Steakhouse

Enjoy live music and a special Mother’s Day brunch with classic menu items, raw bar and a dessert “playground.” from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1075 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta. 404-793-0144. Adults, $79; children, $22.


Moms can enjoy a special brunch menu and bottomless mimosas in the Buckhead and Midtown locations.   3400 Around Lenox Rd. NE #304, Atlanta and 1 CNN Center #269, Atlanta. 404-705-8873. Order from regular brunch menu.

Hampton and Hudson

The May 12 brunch at Hampton and Hudson includes croque madame, English pea and smoked salmon omelette, and New York cheesecake. Moms will receive a half-price entree with purchase of a full-price entree. Reservations recommended.  299 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta.  404-948-2123. Order from regular brunch menu.

Local Three

The Mother’s Day brunch menu includes seasonal breakfast and lunch favorites. A photographer will be available for family photos. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 3290 Northside Pkwy., Atlanta. 404-968-2700. Brunch: Adults, $39.93; ages 6-12, $19.93; ages 5 and younger, free.

Brezza Cucina

In honor of Mother’s Day, Chef Andrew Cacioppo will present a four-course, family-style brunch menu.  Reservations times between 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. 404-724-9700. Brunch: $45 per person.


Moms and their families can enjoy a special Mother’s Day prix-fixe menu. 10:30-2:30.  1441 Dresden Dr. NE, Suite 160, Brookhaven. 404-969-0700.  Brunch: $24 per person; additional menu items may be purchased separately.

Punch Bowl Social

A special brunch menu features dishes such as Sausage and Egg Panini, Cast Iron Chile Frittata and a “Momosa” bar with sparkling wine and juices.  Kids can enjoy free arcade games and a Kids Buffet. 875 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 470-443-1443.  Order from regular brunch menu.


Valenza will feature a special Mother’s Day prix-fixe menu. 10:30-2:30.  1441 Dresden Dr. NE, Suite 100, Brookhaven. 404-969-3233.  Brunch: $26 per person; additional menu items may be purchased separately.

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