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 11 & 12

Come celebrate Mother's Day by having a fantastic brunch at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo! On May 11 and 12, 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 - $30  Child - $15 (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 Downtown

May 1 - 11

Enjoy 12 days of Mother's Day with special discounts at shops downtown. 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.

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!

Mother and daughter at the Botanical Conservatory

Mother's Day in the Garden at the Botanical Conservatory

May 11 & 12

If you know your mother loves flowers, then head to the Botanical Conservatory. On May 11 and 12, 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.

Petal Picasso: Crafting Masterpieces for Mom

May 10

Craft a heartfelt floral mason jar with or for your mom at Promenade Park! One jar is included in your family registration, so multiple kids can work together creating the perfect gift, or you are welcome to register for multiple jars.

Registration deadline is May 8, and the fee is $8 per family. 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Mother's Day Brunch & Book Launch

May 11

If you have served in the place of "motherhood" in any capacity, this event is for you! They have planned the perfect day just for Mamas with a delicious brunch, panel discussions, live music, photo stations, pamper stations, giveaways and more.

This event is held in the International Ballroom at Purdue Fort Wayne's Walb Union from 10am - 5pm.

Tickets are $40.

Mother's Day Cake and Sip Brunch

Join for a delightful Cake & Sip Brunch event on Mother's Day, May 12th, at the stunning Visions Event Center from 1PM-4PM. Hosted by COUTURE CAKES, this event promises a memorable experience filled with creativity, celebration, and fabulousness.

$55 per person, or 2 for $100

Front of the Bell Mansion, an impressive stone structure with round stone patio

Mother's Day Brunch at the Bell Mansion

Spend a lovely day with the "mom" in your life at the beautiful, historic Bell Mansion.

$40 per person, event runs from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

Mother's Day Chalk Walk and Craft Show

Presented by Midwest Shooting Center, come to their location on Coldwater Rd for a chalk walk, kids crafts, prizes and more!

Attendance is free, and the event runs from 11:00AM - 6:00PM

Restaurants with Mother's Day Brunch

Chop's Steaks and Seafood

Make a reservation for Mother's Day dining at Chop's Steaks and Seafood. Enjoy a brunch buffet from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Call 260.436.9115 to reserve your table.

Chop's Steaks and Seafood
260.436.9115 | 6421 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Smoked Pork Hash Brunch item at Conner's Kitchen + Bar in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Conner's Kitchen & Bar

From 10:00am - 3:00pm enjoy a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet complete with carving station and build-your-own waffle and omelet bar.

Conner's Kitchen + Bar
260.467.1638 | 1150 South Harrison Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Mother's Day Brunch at Granite City Brewery

Enjoy Mother's Day Brunch at Granite City Brewery 9:00am to 3:00pm. Reserve your table soon and savor the delicious brunch options from carved ham, pesto tortellini, hot honey fried chicken, and don't forget the mimosas!

Granite City Brewery
260.471.3030 | 3809 Coldwater Rd.

Additional Activities on Mother's Day

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.