As the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, we also celebrate our moms (or the mother figures in our lives) in the month of May! Here are some great activities and events in Fort Wayne, Indiana to celebrate mom on her special day.

Mom and kids at the Zoo

Mother's Day Brunch at the Zoo

May 13 & 14

Come celebrate Mother's Day by having a fantastic brunch at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo! On May 13 and 14, the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo will be hosting brunch from 10am to 12pm.

Mothers and families can enjoy: Assorted Danishes, Assorted Muffins, Waffles with Berries, Biscuits & Gravy, Fresh Fruit, Crudites, Scrambled Eggs, Roasted Potatoes with Veggies, Sausage, Bacon, Carved Ham, Coffee, OJ, and Apple Juice.

Along with all this food, families can also appreciate strolling through the zoo alongside mom on her special day. 

This year it will be presented by Vera Bradley!

Location: Parkview Physicians Group Pavilions in the African Journey

Brunch Tickets: Adult - $22  Child - $11 (NOTE: Separate Zoo admission required)

Babies two and under eat free

For more information click here!

People step onto a trolley while shopping in downtown Fort Wayne.

Mother's Day Weekend Downtown

May 13 & 14

Mother's Day weekend downtown is nothing to pass up. During the day on May 13 and 14, families can come downtown and enjoy many fun activities!

Whether you're shopping at downtown Fort Wayne's great boutiques, or savoring a delicious meal at a great restaurant, there's so much to enjoy downtown. Plus, on Saturday, May 13, three trolleys and two shuttle buses will provide transportation to guests, with 12 stops along the route through downtown! Grab a seat on the trolley as you travel to the 48 retail stores and 50+ food and drink spots.

While you're out exploring, don't forget to take a picture with the many decorated window displays — part of the Fort Wayne in Bloom Spring Window Contest!

Find more information on these fun downtown days.

Mother and daughter at the Botanical Conservatory

Mother's Day in the Garden at the Botanical Conservatory

May 13 & 14

If you know your mother loves flowers, then head to the Botanical Conservatory. On May 13 and 14, mothers and their families can enjoy a special day filled with bright colors and wonderful smells. In addition to this, mothers get in FREE on Mother's Day weekend and can be a part of a plant giveaway!

Don't forget to enjoy the current exhibit, Color in Motion: Live Butterfly Exhibit.

Learn more about Mother's Day in the Garden.

Mother's Day Brunch Workshop at Cedar Creek Candles

May 13

Celebrate mom and all the wonderful things she does! Treat her to an afternoon of brunch and candle-creating! Cedar Creek Candles invites you to a DIY Candle Workshop complete with brunch, mimosas, and photo ops with mom.

Tickets: $60/person


Learn more!

So Amazing, Mother's Day Salute with Special Guest Fatima Washington

May 14 / The Clyde Theatre

The Fort Wayne Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo invites you to celebrate and cherish the mother figure in your life with an electrifying performance by Luther Relives featuring William "Smooth" Wardlaw.

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Additional Activities on Mother's Day 

TinCaps Baseball Game

Get outside and enjoy downtown Fort Wayne during a TinCaps baseball game! Catch a homestand from May 9-14, with tickets starting at just $7.

Schedule and Tickets

pink and purple tulips in bloom at foster park
Pictured: Tulips in bloom at Foster Park

Mother's Day Walk

Another great way to spend time with mom is taking her on a lovely spring walk. This time of year is perfect to catch up with your mom and enjoy all the blooming flowers. Take a stroll through Foster Park, Lakeside Park, West Swinney Park, and many more! To find parks, trails, and other great outdoor activities to do with mom check out the Fort Wayne Outdoor Pass!

Mother's Day Sweet Treats

Everyone has a sweet tooth, so why not spoil your mom. Stop by DeBrand Fine Chocolate, swing by Cookie Cottage, or browse the options at Kilwins to see what perfect treat you can find for mom. Click here to find all the best stops this Mother's Day.