Mother’s Day Events for Chicagoland Families

Treat Mom to a special event dedicated to her.

Chicago families can enjoy some family fun just in time for Mother’s Day. Take your mother figures out to brunch, to a painting class, to mini golf and more.

We also recommend printing out this list and circling your favorite ideas as a hint to enjoy with your own kids! There are also some gift markets where you can shop for your mother or to treat yourself.

Some of these great events have capacity requirements, timed tickets and early registration deadlines. Make sure to check their websites before heading out.

This article was recently updated on March 14, 2024 by Chicago Parent’s Audience Development Coordinator, Kari Zaffarano. The update included her adding Mother’s Day events in Chicagoland to the ChicagoParent.com‘s calendar and featuring the best events for families, aligning with Chicago Parent’s mission to provide the top parenting resources for local families. Questions? Please reach out to kari@chicagoparent.com.

Mother’s Day events near me in Chicago

Mother’s Day Pop-Up Card at Edgebrook Branch

May 11, 2024

Ages 6-13 can celebrate Mother’s Day by making a beautiful pop-up card for your mother figure. Supplies will be provided. Registration required.

Mother’s Day Tea Party at Normandy Park

May 11, 2024

Ages 12 and under can enjoy a tea party in the grass, music, crafts and a meet and greet with Alice in Wonderland. Bring your own blanket. Registration required. 

Love Trees With Mom and Me at Bottle & Bottega

May 12, 2024

Moms and daughters of all ages can enjoy painting an 11-inch-by-14-inch canvas of trees coming together to make a heart, in honor of Mother’s Day. Registration required. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Mother’s Day events near me in the North/Northwest Suburbs

Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk

May 12, 2024

Celebrating its 15th annual race, participants will receive a cake pop and finisher rose at the end of the race. Runners will also receive a t-shirt or a ladies fit tank top (for $5 extra.)

Mother’s Day Brunch at Lambs Farm

May 12, 2024

Lambs Farm’s Magnolia Cafe and Bakery is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch. There are two timed seatings available for reservations.

Mother’s Day events near me in the South Suburbs

Mother/Son Date Night at Tinley Junction Mini Golf

May 10, 2024

Mom and sons can dress up as their favorite superheroes and enjoy an evening of golf at Tinley Junction Mini Golf. This event includes dinner. Registration required.

Mother’s Day events near me in the Western Suburbs 

Mother Daughter Tea at Drury Lane

May 11, 2024

Mothers and daughters can enjoy afternoon high tea with unique pastries. Also, a Bespoke Tea Station for children, a tea flower selection and a custom tea for moms to take home. Reservations required.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Drury Lane

May 12, 2024

Treat your mom to a delectable celebration featuring unlimited champagne, French toast, eggs benedict, baked Atlantic salmon and more. Reservations recommended.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Morton Arboretum

May 12, 2024

  • Address: 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
  • Cost: $67/adult members, $35/ages 4-12 members, $77/adult guests, $40/ages 4-12 guests, free/ages 3 and under

Morton Arboretum will host a Mother’s Day brunch for kids and dads to celebrate mom sitting in the blooming backdrop of Meadow Lake. After brunch, spend the rest of the day exploring the Arboretum grounds.


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Chicago Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring new places with her son.
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