Treat your mom! Here is a list of special Mother’s Day events in Columbus this year. If you’re looking to dine out for Mother’s Day, check out this list of over 50 options for Mother’s Day Brunch or dinner in Columbus.
Mother’s Day Weekend Special Events
Dining out for Mother’s Day in Columbus
- Over 50 options for Mother’s Day Brunch in Columbus (plus special dinner options)
Mother’s Day at Easton
Mother’s Day Brunch 5K: Celebrate Mother’s Day with a little fun, food, and fitness on May 12! Kick off the day with a 5k at Easton Town Center! Stick around after the race to enjoy bRUNch items from Panera Bread at the finish line. This family friendly event benefits Healthy New Albany, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital. Registration is $40.
Mother’s Day photo at Easton: Get a complimentary photo with mom at the Central Park Fountain from 1-4 pm on May 12. Photos are weather dependent.
Mother’s Day Carriage Rides at Easton: Take a Carriage Rides around Easton on Mother’s day! Rides run from 3-7 PM. Rides are $10 per adult and children under 15 are free with a paying adult; weather dependent.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Mother’s Day at the Zoo: Mom’s and Grandma’s get in free to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with paid child or grandchild on Mother’s Day, May 12.
Columbus Modern Dance Company’s Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden at Topiary Park: Bring your mom – or the whole family – to this annual immersive arts experience, taking place outdoors in the full glory of springtime in Topiary Park on Mother’s Day weekend. The open outdoor space allows even small children to experience modern dance in an approachable atmosphere. Tea & cookies will be served at intermission. The performance plus refreshments will run approximately 2 hours.
- Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2 pm: (Note: Saturday performance will be stationary. Families with small children and those who have difficulty standing are invited to join us for this special accessible showing. Please bring a folding chair or picnic blanket to attend the Saturday performance.)
- Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2 pm: The audience will be guided on a walking journey through the garden with site-specific dance works throughout the park.
Columbus Museum of Art
Free admission to the Columbus Museum of Art on Mother’s Day (and every Sunday)
Franklin Park Conservatory: Featuring Blooms and Butterflies and the Children’s Garden; plus all of the amazing exhibits inside and out.
- Saturday, May 12, 2 pm – 3 pm: Family Fun – Plant a flower for Mom. Decorate a flower pot and plant a flower for Mom. Free with admission
- Sunday, May 13 at 2 pm: Second Sundays with the Columbus Zoo. Family friendly presentations feature different animals each month. Included with admission.
Kings Island Mother’s Day
On Sunday, May 12, Gold and Platinum Passholders may bring up to four (4) friends for only $15.99 each when you purchase online in advance, or at the Front Gate for $18.99. Simply present your Season Pass at the front gate admissions window to take advantage of this Gold and Platinum Pass benefit. No passes yet? Surprise mom with a pass, or buy one for yourself so you can take her on Mother’s Day!
Shopping for a Mother’s Day gift?
Check out one of the many plant sales, and some other great places to pick up a gift in the next two weekends.
Schedule a unique yoga class with her. There are so many fun yoga classes in Columbus, including Goat Yoga, Yoga with Cats, Paddleboard Yoga, and Yoga + Beer or Wine.
Spring Flea at Seventh Son Brewery: Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Seventh Son Brewing Company. There will be vendors selling art, vintage clothes, refurbished furniture, books, vintage & handmade jewelry, and plants.
Spring Powell Street Market: Sunday, May 5 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, featuring a collection of over 100 vendors lining the streets of Downtown Powell with antiques, hand-made arts & crafts, edibles, and specialty products.
Vintage Sales and Barn Sales: Dates vary
Inniswood Annual Spring Plant Sale: May 4-5
Chadwick Arboretum Spring Plant Sale: May 9-11
German Village GartenMarkt: May 11
Herb Day and herb sale in Gahanna: May 11
Dawes Arboretum Spring Plant Sale: May 18 (after Mother’s Day, but make a date to take her that following week!)
You could even take mom to one of these beautiful public gardens in Columbus for a walk or a picnic! Most moms would rather spend time with children than receive a gift!
Dining deals coupons for Mother’s Day:
- Sonic: Half price shakes after 8 p.m.
Don’t forget to check out the list of places to dine out for Mother’s Day on this page.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019