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.
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 by Aldo Lamberti, 212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor
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.
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.
May 13 & 14
The Olde Bar, 125 Walnut Street
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, 120 South 17th Street
Image Credit: Garces Trading Company
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.
Jerry’s Bar, 129 W Laurel Street
Enjoy a jazz brunch at this cozy neighborhood bar in Northern Liberties.
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.
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.
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.
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