Children’s Museum of Atlanta

We rounded up the best things to do with mom on Mother’s Day. You can show mom all of the love and appreciation she deserves by taking her to one of these events or out to eat.

Moms Get in Free: 

Zoo Atlanta

Visit on Mother’s Day and moms get in free with the purchase of one full price admission (adult or child).

Moms and Mimosas at College Football Hall of Fame

Moms get mimosas, manicures, massages and a gift from Stella and Dot (first 100 moms) plus free entry.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Create mom-focused art, enjoy hands-on games, stories and dance and moms get in free.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Moms get in free on Mother’s Day. Bring a picnic, enjoy the daily programs or walk the trails.

Family Fun at Woodruff Arts Center

Families can enjoy activities including an instrument petting zoo, interactive storytimes, art making workshops, drop-in acting classes and more.

Celebrating Moms at North Georgia Zoo

Moms get in free with paid child’s admission on Mother’s Day. “Zoo Mom” tours to learn about being a mom in the animal kingdom.

Festivals and Events:

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Take mom to view ten spectacular private gardens. Tickets valid both days of the tour. May 12-13.

Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park

Arts and crafts vendors, children’s area, live music and food. May 12-13.

Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother’s Day Pow Wow at Boling Park

Indian village and displays, traditional dance competition and drumming. Native Americans from around the country gather for this event. May 12-13.

Dunwoody Art Festival at Dunwoody Village Parkway

Live music, artists, children’s area, arts and crafts, rides, games and more. May 12-13.

Sweet Auburn Springfest at Sweet Auburn Historic District

Live entertainment, children’s area, international food court and more. May 12-13.

Mother’s Day Brunches: 

Reservations recommended

Brezza Cucina

From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., this restaurant is offering a brunch buffet, and all moms will receive a complimentary mimosa or mocktail. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-724-9700. $20; ages 11 and younger, $12.

City Winery

Jazz and blues brunch for moms and their families with an a la carte brunch menu from noon-3 p.m., doors open at 11:30 a.m. Custom-labeled “Happy Mother’s Day” wine bottles available for additional purchase. 650 North Ave. NE, Ste #201, Atlanta. 404-946-3791. $20 per person.

Valenza Restaurant

Two-course brunch menu with selections of starters and entrees from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Children’s menu available for ages 12 and younger. After 5 p.m., the restaurant is serving the regular dinner menu. 1441 Dresden Dr. NE #100, Brookhaven. 404-969-0700. Brunch, $24 per person

Punch Bowl Social

On Mother’s Day, Punch Bowl Social at The Battery will serve a buffet brunch from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Items include omelets, taco and salad stations, and other breakfast items. Moms will receive a complimentary mimosa, and if they can bowl a strike after one try, their entree will be free. 875 Battery Ave. Ste. 720, Atlanta. 470-443-1443. $25; ages 12 and younger, $12.

Wahoo! Grill

The restaurant will be offering an extensive version of its Sunday brunch buffet on Mother’s Day from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. 1042 W. College Ave., Decatur. 404-373-3331. Adults, $29; ages 4-12, $15; ages 3 and younger, free.

Park Tavern

Dine on eggs Benedict, salmon, green beans, a carving station and more at this buffet next to Piedmont Park. Reservation times between 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-249-0001. Adults, $34.95; children, $14.95; ages 6 and younger, free.

Local Three

Menu items include breakfast favorites, soups, mac and cheese, shrimp and more. A photographer will be available for family photos. Brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; dinner, 5:30-9 p.m. (with standard dinner menu). 3290 Northside Pkwy., Atlanta. 404-968-2700. Brunch: Adults, $39.93; ages 6-12, $19.93; ages 5 and younger, free.

Swan Coach House

Dine in a converted carriage house while enjoying a special mom’s day three-course meal from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Reservations required. Reservation times between 10:30-2 p.m. 3130 Slaton Dr. NW, Atlanta. 404-261-0636, Ext. 1. Adults, $45; ages 12 and younger, $25.

Ray’s on the River

Breakfast and dinner buffets including a salad bar, peel and eat shrimp, various meats and more from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. 6700 Powers Ferry Rd. NW, Sandy Springs. 770-955-1187. Adults, $47.95; ages 5-10, $23.95.

Sweet Auburn Barbecue

The Sunday brunch menu is served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with the addition of strawberry wine shortcakes made from strawberry wine reduction. Other items include waffles, grits bowls and more. 656 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-515-3550. Order from regular brunch menu.


Moms are treated to the brunch menu and a complimentary dessert. Bottomless mimosas available from 12:30-4 p.m. 3400 Around Lenox Rd. NE #304, Atlanta and 1 CNN Center #269, Atlanta. 404-705-8873. Order from regular brunch menu.

TWO Urban Licks

Complimentary photo booth, live music and brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mother’s Day dinner served from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta. 404-522-4622. Order from regular menus.


Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and complimentary photo booth. Dinner from 5-9 p.m. 1180 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-347-2220. Order from regular menus.

The Brasserie at PARISH

Mother’s Day brunch from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and complimentary photo booth. Dinner from 5:30-9 p.m. N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-681-4434. Order from regular menus.

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