7 Mother’s Day events for the whole family

Celebrate this Mother’s Day Milwaukee-style with one of these local events:

Family Poster Workshop (Ages 6+)

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Bay View Printing Co. (2702 S. Howell Ave.)


This letterpress poster class is open to families wanting to create a poster of their family name, motto or quote. We’ll supply all the paper, the ink and the press know-how you could possibly need; you bring the creativity and any snacks or beverages you might want to enjoy while you’re here! ($40 per family)

Milwaukee Museum Mile Day

Sunday, May 13th, 2018


All five locations offer free/reduced admission, children’s activities, free guided tours, refreshments (while supplies last), kid’s activities and raffles at each museum. Free Shuttle and Parking – Bus runs continuously every half hour between all museums beginning at 11am from Saint John’s On The Lake and ending at 4pm.

Free Admission:Charles Allis Art MuseumJewish Museum MilwaukeeSaint John’s On The LakeVilla Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Reduced Admission:North Point Lighthouse Museum: Ages 12+, $5 • Under 12 & Seniors 65+, FREE

Mother/Daughter Tea – An Elegant Afternoon Tea at Blu at The Pfister

Blu hosts an elegant Afternoon Tea for mothers and daughters Mother’s Day weekend with multiple seatings available Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13. Located on the 23rd floor of The Pfister, Blu offers an enchanting location for moms and daughters to celebrate the holiday while taking in one of the best views in the city. Reservations can be made for the Mother/Daughter Tea Experience at Blu for 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, May 11 – May 13.

Reservations for tea can be made by calling (414) 935-5950 or by visiting http://www.blumilwaukee.com/specials-events/afternoon-tea.

Mother’s Day 5K & 10K Run/Walk

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Veterans Park


This family-friendly events includes a Kids Dash before the main event, a rose for every finisher, and cake pops for all. Strollers are allowed, and the event benefits the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

Mother’s Day Event at Boerner Botanical Gardens (Free!)

Sunday, May 13th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


The Gardens are officially open for the season! Mother’s Day is the perfect time to take a stroll through the gardens with the whole family. The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens will be offering FREE kids activities including make-and-take gifts for mothers and grandmothers! Garden admission not included as part of the FBBG event. You can also enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch with Zilli Hospitality Group (brunch not included in FBBG event). For pricing or reservations, call 414-409-3959 or visit ZHG’s website at boernerrestaurant.com.

Symphony Sunday

Sunday, May 13th from 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

The Pabst Theater, 144 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


Children’s Program Notes at 2:45 p.m. in the east lobby. With four concerts each season, the Symphony Sundays—Classical Music for All Ages concert series makes classical music accessible to everyone, including single adults, couples, seniors, music students, families, and children. Symphony Sundays are informal events that welcome newcomers and established symphony enthusiasts alike. The historic Pabst Theater offers relaxed, yet elegant surroundings for these afternoons at the symphony. On Mother’s Day, the Symphony Sundays’ season will conclude with “Legends and Masters,” a captivating concert of celestial music brings folktales to life. The program will feature Carl Maria von Weber’s “Overture to Der Freischutz,” Johannes Brahms’s “Intermezzo in A Major, op. 119, no. 2” (Black Swan), Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Prelude to Hansel and Gretel,” and Jean Sibelius’s “Symphony no. 7, op. 105, in C Major.”

Kid-friendly Brunches

Free admission / beverages for Mom

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