mothers day Atlanta 2017

We rounded up the best things to do with mom on Mother’s Day, some area attractions even let moms in for free! You can show mom all of the love and appreciation she deserves by taking her to one of these fun events or on a special meal out.

Moms Get in Free:

Zoo Atlanta

May 14. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Visit on Mother’s Day and moms get in free with the purchase of one full price admission (adult or child). 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta. 404-624-9453. Adults, $25.99; ages 3-12, $17.99; ages 2 and younger, free.

College Football Hall of Fame

May 14. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
During the Moms and Mimosas event, bring the family to play while mom gets in free then gets a complimentary massage, manicure and mimosa. Don’t miss your chance to enter all-day raffles to win jewelry and gift cards from Kendra Scott.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

May 14. noon-5 p.m.
Moms get in free on Mother’s Day.  9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770-992-2055. Adults, $10; ages 3-12, $6; moms and ages 2
and younger, free.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

May 13-14. Sat.-Sun. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Enjoy Mother’s Day storytime, a photo booth, music and movement, build a ring organizer and decorate a picture frame. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta. 404-659-5437. $14.95; younger than 1, free. Moms get in free Sunday, May 14 only.

Events:

Pops in the Park

East Cobb Park
May 13. 7-9 p.m.
Enjoy a Mother’s Day concert with mom from Symphony on the Square.  3322 Roswell Rd., Marietta. 770-874-8525. Free.

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour

Atlanta Botanical Garden
May 13-14. Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Take mom to view ten spectacular private gardens. Tickets valid both days of the tour. 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. 404-876-5859. Adults, $28 before May 11; $35 at the door; ages 11 and younger, free.

Dunwoody Art Festival

Dunwoody Village Parkway
May 13-14. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Live music, artists, children’s area, arts and crafts, rides, games and more.  1449 Dunwoody Village Pkwy., Atlanta. 678-427-6450. Admission, free.

Barefoot in the Park Festival

Buford Town Park
May 13-14. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Artist market, a learning village, live entertainment and food. 2200 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-677-0172. Admission, free.

Sweet Auburn Springfest

Sweet Auburn Historic District
May 13-14. Sat.11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 1-8 p.m.
Live entertainment, children’s area, international food court and more. 230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta. 404-594-3939. Admission, free.

Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Pow Wow

Boling Park
May 13-14. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Indian village and displays, traditional dance competition and drumming. Native Americans from around the country gather for this event. 1098 Marietta Hwy., Canton. 770-735-6275. Adults, $15; ages 6-12, $5; ages 5 and younger, free.

Brunches:

Expensive:

Horseradish Grill

May 14. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Enjoy fine dining in a rustic, yet sophisticated atmosphere with a special menu of soup or salad, choice of entrée, and dessert. 4320 Powers Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-255-7277. Adults, $49.99; 10 and younger, $29.99.

Ray’s on the River

May 14. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Buffet includes salad, peel and eat shrimp, breakfast items, various meats, made-to-order omelet station and more. 6700 Powers Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta. 770-955-1187. Adults, $45.95; ages 5-10, $22.95. raysrestaurants.com/raysontheriver

Villa Cristina

May 8

Gourmet brunch for moms and their families. Reservations recommended.  4000 Summit Blvd., Atlanta. 404-303-0133. Adults, $58; ages 6-12, $25; ages 5 and younger, free.

Mid-range:

Local Three

May 14. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Includes a walk through the kitchen brunch buffet with photographer on hand to help commemorate the special day. 3290 Northside Pkwy., Ste. 120, Atlanta. 404-968-2700. Adults, $39.93; children, $19.96.

Park Tavern

May 14. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Dine on eggs Benedict, cheese grits, green beans, sweet potato souffle, assorted muffins and more at this deluxe buffet in the park. 500 10th St., Atlanta. 404-249-0001. Pre-register. Adults, $34.95; children, $14.95; ages 6 and younger, free.

Swan Coach House

May 14. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dine in a converted carriage house while enjoying a special mom’s day menu. 3131 Slaton Dr., Atlanta. 404-261-0636, Ext. 1. Adults, $39; ages 12 and younger, $19. Prices include entrée and dessert.

Cheaper:

Seasons 52 

May 14. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Features pasture-raised egg brunch entrees and refreshing cocktails.  3050 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta. 404-846-1552 and 90 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody. 770-671-0052. $8-$16.

Wahoo! Grill

May 14. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Special buffet features hot and cold cuisine, including carved meats, shrimp and grits, French toast, eggs, salads and more. 1042 W. College Ave., Decatur. 404-373-3331. Adults, $26; ages 4-12, $12; ages 3 and younger, free.

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