Recommended Mother's Day Events in Austin

Celebrate that special maternal figure in your life

It's that time of year when we honor the mothers in our lives – whether or not they be our own. Austin is full of wonderful goods and experiences just waiting to be gifted to that badass woman who holds a special place in your heart. Let this little roundup serve as your guide to thinking outside the box; there's plenty more listed on our Mother's Day page.

Mother’s Day Ceramics & Florals

If you’ve got a little extra money to spend this year, may we suggest splurging on one of these lovely creations. The fresh flowers are grown locally by Green Gate Farms, and the vases are made by Era Ceramics. Both business are owned or co-owned by women. Order now for weekend pickup at Women & Their Work.

Women & Their Work
1710 Lavaca, 512/477-1064
www.womenandtheirwork.org

Pop-Up Shopping

If you’re still looking for a gift by Saturday, there are a couple of pop-up markets that should cover your last-minute shopping needs. Hotel San José will have a whole slew of vendors, along with drinks and DJ tunes by Mike Garrido to get you in the shopping groove.

A little farther down south the Little Darlin’ will host the Love Your Mama Pop-Up Market, with vendors, a photo booth, build-your-own-bouquet station, and music from Chansons et Soulards. Good Party ATX will be on-site collecting donations for Austin Pets Alive! and SAFE. (See the Facebook Event for the separate wish lists.) Additionally, the Little Darlin’ will donate a portion of frozen drink sales, so you can get sloshed and still give back to the community.

Hotel San José
1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2350
www.sanjosehotel.com/lounge

The Little Darlin'
6507 Circle S Rd., 512/814-0999
www.fb.com/TheLittleDarlin

Film Screenings

Does Mom like movies? The Alamo Drafthouse has programmed a Mother’s Day brunch series this year. Lakeline will screen Mrs. Doubtfire, and Slaughter Lane is putting on The Sound of Music. The ticket price includes three courses inspired by the films along with booze pairings. (Who needs to eat brunch in a crowded, aesthetically pleasing restaurant when you can just scarf your snacks in the dark?) Violet Crown and Sky Cinemas will screen Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird on Mother’s Day. If you’ve ever wanted to say “Mom I really love you” with a shared movie experience, here’s your chance to do so.

Alamo Drafthouse
Various locations
www.drafthouse.com/austin

Violet Crown Cinema
434 W. Second, 512/495-9600
www.austinvioletcrown.com

Sports

Or maybe you’d rather say “I love you” by striking Mom with a giant foam bullet. Mothers play for free at Dart’em Up on Sunday, May 13. It’s also a pajama party because we ain’t fancy™. Monster Mini Golf in Round Rock will have free-for-moms mini golf and laser tag all day. And if yours is more about mindfulness (and beer), check out Mamaste at Circle Brewing: an hour of yoga and a pint, and moms get in free.

Dartem Up
13776 U.S Hwy. 183, 512/735-1919
www.dartemup.com

Monster Mini Golf
3916 Gattis School Rd. #112, Round Rock
www.monsterminigolf.com/locations/round-rock

Circle Brewing Company
2340-B W. Braker, 512/814-7595
www.circlebrewing.com

Day Trip

If your mom is more of a history buff, she might enjoy the Historic Homes Tour at Pioneer Farms. Step back in time and see how people lived in the 1800s at Austin's immersive, living history museum. You can also catch some demos on quilt-making and basket-weaving.

Pioneer Farms
10621 Pioneer Farms Dr., 512/837-1215
www.pioneerfarms.org

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