Mother’s Day Events in Chicagoland

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 that you can shop for your mother or to treat yourself.

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

Chicago

Mom and Me Mermaids

May 7, 2022

Moms and daughters of all ages can enjoy painting an 11×14 canvas of two mermaids, in honor of Mother’s Day. Advanced registration required.

Mother’s Day Stories and Crafts

May 7, 2022

School-age children are invited to listen to stories and complete a craft in celebration of Mother’s Day. Open to children ages 5 and up.

Afternoon Tea

May 8, 2022

Treat mom to an afternoon of tea this Mother’s Day at The Bar at Hotel Zachary. Guests will enjoy an afternoon tea in honor of the mother figures in their live. It will also include adult bites such as spinach and artichoke tart, cucumber salmon bites and more. Our Children’s tower features everything from ham and cheddar sandwiches to strawberry chocolate covered Oreos. Specialty cocktails available to purchase separately.

Mommy and Me at the Lake Set

May 8, 2022

Moms and daughters of all ages can enjoy painting an 11×14 canvas of two lake sets that go together, in honor of Mother’s Day. Advanced registration required.

Mother’s Day at Disney’s Winnie the Pooh

May 8, 2022

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disney’s Winnie the Pooh at Mercury Theatre Chicago. Join Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and more in the Hundred Acre Wood for a performance with a special photo op with Kanga and Roo after the show.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

May 8, 2022

There will be a brunch buffet, omelette station, carving station, pancake and French toast station, dessert station and more. Reservations required.  

North/Northwest Suburbs

Mother’s Day Celebration

May 7, 2022

Treat you mom to a pottery painting party on her special day. Light lunch and iced tea and lemonade will be served. Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

Mother’s Day Tea Party

May 7-8, 2022

Moms and their budding chefs ages 2-8 will celebrate with a tea party made entirely from scratch. From strawberry shortcakes with hand-whipped cream to freshly brewed sun tea, this fun Mother’s Day tradition is a way of saying thank you for all that moms do. Festive tea party attire welcome. This class is designed for kids and parents to cook together. Pre-registration required.

Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk

May 8, 2022

Celebrating its 12th annual race, kids ages 11 years and younger can participate in the Kids Fun Run and receive an untimed bib, cake pop and finisher rose. A shirt and medal can be purchased during registration. Kids ages 8 and younger can take part in a free race, a 100-meter dash where all finishers get a ribbon at the finish line. 

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8, 2022

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

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8, 2022

  • Address: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
  • Cost: $64/adult members, $34/ages 4-12 members, $58/adult guests, $28/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.

South Suburbs

Mother’s Day Paint n’ Sip Tea Party

May 7, 2022

Ages 7-13 and their mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, sisters or aunts will enjoy a painting and tea party. Dress for the occasion.

Mom and Me Golf

May 8, 2022

Mom golfs free with a paid round of golf at Tinley Junction Mini Golf for Mother’s Day. Concession specials available, too.

Western Suburbs

Mother’s Day & Rosé

May 6, 2022

Ages 21 and up can celebrate Mother’s Day with painting and wine event. No art experience is needed. Each registered guest will receive a complimentary glass of wine and snacks. Childcare available for an extra fee.

Spring Fling

May 7, 2022

Join North Riverside Park Mall for Spring Fling, a Mother’s Day Celebration! This event will feature live music by Luis Alfredo, Mariachi Singer and a dance performance by La Academia Folkloric Dancers. The first 200 kids will receive a DIY flower pot.

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8, 2022

Treat your mom to a delectable celebration featuring an incredible buffet-style menu with fresh seafood, carving stations, omelet bar and desserts. There are even kid-friendly favorites at the Children’s Corner. Reservations recommended.

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8, 2022

  • Address: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
  • Cost: $64/adult members, $34/ages 4-12 members, $58/adult guests, $28/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.

Mother’s Day Concert

May 8, 2022

Rosie and The Rivets perform music of the ’50s and early ’60s as well as some modern hits with a retro twist at this Mother’s Day event. Not your typical “oldies playing oldies” band, they perform a high energy show that’s perfect for all ages.

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