7 Mother’s Day Events For Families {Updated for 2021}

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th, 2021. We rounded up some of our favorite special events happening around Milwaukee this year so that your family can celebrate together and make it an extra-special day:

1. Mother & Daughter Hike at Hawthorn Glen Outdoor Education Center | Ages 5+

Saturday, May 8⋅1:30 – 3:00pm1130 N 60th St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USAWebsite

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Hawthorn Glen offers a family-friendly nature trail & more.

Spend a day with your daughter or mom at Hawthorn Glen. Strengthen your personal mother-daughter relationship by taking a hike together & making a craft. The activities will guided by one of their professional naturalists, and you are free to spend time together on your own at the nature center.

2. Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day Screenings at Avalon Theater | Ages 13+

Saturday, May 8⋅12:30 – 2:30pm

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The Avalon Atmospheric Theater is screening “Mamma Mia” this weekend only.

Join the Avalon for special Mother’s Day screenings of MAMMA MIA! featuring a delicious brunch menu of Butterscotch French Toast (house-made brioche soaked in sweet egg custard and fried until crisp) with Fresh Fruit Salad, and a Passion Fruit Mimosa. All tickets are only $6. Brunch items sold separately.TICKETSSat 5/8 12:30pm: https://bit.ly/3tX3BSsSun 5/9 12:30pm: https://bit.ly/2Pk9ObO

3. Mommy & Me – Mermaids @ Farmhouse Paint Bar | All Ages

Saturday, May 8⋅5:00 – 7:30pm


Join in-person or virtually for a Mother’s Day Special with your little one. They will teach you step by step how to paint with acrylic paint on stretched canvas. Insider “how to’s” and “pro tips” make this class a fun learning experience.

4. Make a Gift for Mom – Planter Workshop at Lammscapes!

Various dates and times

LAMMSCAPES! (2708 Sherman Rd, Jackson, WI 53037, USA)Event website and Registration

Create a gift for Mom at Lammscapes’ beautiful facility in Jackson. The craft includes a small pot with spring flowers & a Mother’s Day card.Planter workshops are located outdoors and in the greenhouse. Bring a pair of gloves and dress for the weather. Participants can wear a mask and tables are spaced out for social distancing.

5. Mother’s Day at the Zoo | Free admission for Moms

Sunday, May 9

Milwaukee County Zoo (10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA)


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Moms get in free to the Milwaukee County Zoo on Mother’s Day.

All moms receive FREE admission on their special day; parking & concession fees still apply. Face Masks are required.

Stop by and say hi to Patty The Lioness, the Zoo’s newest mom. She lives with her two daughters. You can also say hi to the mother/daughter giraffe duo, Maya & Marlee.

Hippo Haven is also now open for the season. Check in on Happy the Hippo and he swims around his giant watering hole.

6. Muffins with Mom Little Leapers at Sky Zone Waukesha | Ages 1-7

Sunday, May 9⋅9:00 – 11:00am

Sky Zone Trampoline Park (W229 N, 1420 Westwood Dr, Waukesha, WI 53186, USA)

Join Sky Zone in Waukesha for Muffins with Mom Little Leapers for $12.99 per kid! Kids walking to age 7 can jump for 120 minutes, create a special craft, get a temporary tattoo, enjoy a muffin and beverage, and take a mother and child photo! Reserve your spot*Parents do not need to purchase a ticket as only kids 7 & under will be permitted to jump during Little Leapers. Price does not include SkySocks; SkySocks can be purchased for $3.99 per pair. Capacity is limited; tickets can be purchased online to guarantee your spot.

7. Mother’s Day at JB’s on 41 | All Ages

Sunday, May 9⋅12:00 – 8:00pm

JB’s On 41 (4040 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53221, USA)

Want a unique alternative to Mother’s Day brunch? Get some family time at JB’s! Treat a Mom in your life to FREE BOWLING Grab a Family Special to bowl, play arcade games & eat. Text “JBS41” to 55678 for a bonus reward.

For more events happening this weekend, check out our Events Calendar, updated regularly!

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