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Mother’s Day Meals & Events in Philadelphia

Treat mom to a day she'll never forget! Take a look at some of our favorite events taking place in Philadelphia for Mother's Day 2023.

Are you looking for a way to treat your mother, sister, or spouse like the queen she is this Mother’s Day? Lucky for you (and her), plenty of restaurants and organizations in Philadelphia are hosting events that will help make that special woman in your life feel like royalty on her special day 👑

Whether she prefers spending her day sipping bubbly, shopping, enjoying hands-on activities, or going to a museum, there’s something for every kind of mom to enjoy in Philly this upcoming Mother’s Day.

Below are some of our favorite Mother’s Day events & activities taking place next weekend, May 13-14. 

Best Meals For Mother’s Day

What better way to start your day than with French toast and bottomless mom-mosas? Some of the tastiest restaurants in the city are offering holiday brunch specials that mom won’t want to miss.

Mother’s Day at Village Whiskey

May 14

Village Whiskey, 118 South 20th Street 

Village Whiskey invites Mom and the family to celebrate on Mother’s Day with their special, the Whiskey Queen burger. 

Positano Coast – Mother’s Day Brunch + Dinner

May 14

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti, 212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor

Photo by Adriano Martino. Image Credit: Garces Trading Company

Treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch or dinner at one of the city’s most beautiful outdoor patios and indoor dining rooms. Enjoy a delicious seafood menu in the heart of Old City. Reservations are now available through the website, OpenTable or by calling 215-238-0499.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Forsythia

Mother’s Day Signature Dinner Cruise

May 14 

Penn’s Landing, 401 S Christopher Columbus Boulevard 

This Mother’s Day, create family memories that will be treasured forever with an amazing Mother’s Day signature dinner cruise on the Delaware River. While onboard, treat the mom in your life to a special day with their holiday buffet, classic cocktails, and Philadelphia’s most incredible views. 

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Olde Bar

May 13 & 14

The Olde Bar, 125 Walnut Street 

Image Credit: Garces Trading Company

James Beard award-winning and Iron Chef Jose Garces celebrates Mother’s Day with not one but two days of a special Mother’s Day Brunch at The Olde Bar, located in Old City District. Mom will enjoy a complimentary mimosa to start her special day.


Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square Mother’s Day Buffet

May 14

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square, 120 South 17th Street


Image Credit: Garces Trading Company

Mommy & Me Yoga Brunch

May 13

The Lawn at uCity Square, 37th & Filbert Streets


Celebrate the joys of motherhood and spend special time with your mini yogis at The Lawn this Mother’s Day Weekend. This gentle Saturday morning session is for all-levels. The playful poses will relax the body, clear the mind, and leave all feeling healthy and happy.

Brunch provided immediately following the 1-hour yoga flow.

Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch

May 14 

Jerry’s Bar, 129 W Laurel Street


Enjoy a jazz brunch at this cozy neighborhood bar in Northern Liberties. 

Mother’s Day Bellini Brunch

May 14 

Figo Italian, 1033 N 2nd Street


All moms receive a complimentary bellini at brunch at Figo Italian.


The fun doesn’t stop there! There are plenty of ways to spend some quality time with mom this weekend. Bring the whole family along and celebrate the holiday at one of these special themed events. 


Photo courtesy of Cherry Street Pier

Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar

May 13 & 14 

Cherry Street Pier, 121 N Christopher Columbus Boulevard


Don’t miss this two-day market featuring 60+ curated craft vendors, plus enjoy make-and-take crafts. If you shop up an appetite, enjoy food by Bourbon & Branch (vegan and non-vegan options), in addition to the amazing Pier concessions, like French Toast Bites.



Join Cut + Paste Photo Booth for a mini Mother’s Day photo shoot at kith + kin! Christina will capture you and your family in a stunning color or black + white photo session, using her photo booth! Go solo, include a couple generations, or capture your immediate family, however you wish to build a memory. 

Mother’s Day Fun for the Whole Family: Philadelphia Zoo “Staying Power: Be Distinct, or Go Extinct!” Exhibit with Beech-Nut

May 13 & 14

Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W Girard Avenue


Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend (May 13 and 14) with a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo’s “Staying Power” exhibit, where the Dino Dig is sponsored by Beech-Nut® Nutrition Company. Kids (moms & mother figures) of all ages can channel their inner paleontologists as they discover dinosaur fossils at the Dino Dig while also enjoying Beech-Nut’s new Dino Biscuits. 


Photo courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution

Mother’s Day Weekend 2023 at the Museum

May 13 & 14 
Celebrate inspiring, trailblazing women this Mother’s Day weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution. Plus, pick up a free carnation on Sunday, May 14, courtesy of the Museum to wish a happy Mother’s Day to the revolutionary mother figure in your life.

Mother’s Day Botanical Dyeing Workshop

May 14

Ray’s Reusables, 935 N 2nd Street 

Join Lucy at Ray’s Reusables on 5/14 for a fun and unique experience bundle dyeing with flowers and food wastes! While you wait for your fibers to steam, enjoy a complimentary drink next door at Cantina Dos Segundos. You will leave with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind silk scarf to wear in your hair, wear around your neck, use as wall artwork or gift to a friend.


Mother’s Day Community Service

May 14 10:30 am – 1 pm

Beehive at Bok, 1901 S 9th Street, Philadelphia


Join the Mompreneurs on Mother’s Day at Beehive at Bok as they teach kids about community service, enjoy kids crafts, snacks, and (BYO-) mimosas, and raise money for Moms Demand Action. $20 donation requested.

By treating mom to one of the experiences above, she’s bound to have the perfect day. From our family to yours, Happy Mother’s Day💗 We hope you have a fun holiday!

If you’re looking for more family-friendly activities in the city this month, you can find up-to-date events on our Philadelphia Family Calendar.

Lead photo by G. Widman for GPTMC George Widman-for Visit Philadelphia


This article was updated by Eleanor Linafelt

Writer for Philadelphia Family. Email tips to lani@familyfocus.org.