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Mother’s Day Events & Brunches 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 2022.

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 watching a sporting event, 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 this weekend, May 7-8.

Best Brunches 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 8, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Village Whiskey – 118 South 20th Street, Philadelphia

Garces invites Mom and the family to celebrate on Mother’s Day with their full menu and brand-new expanded dining room – with a special Momosa (Cara Cara Mimosa) for $12.00 featuring Cara Cara oranges, blood orange and sparkling wine.

Positano Coast – Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8, 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

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

Photo by Adriano Martino. Image Credit: Garces Trading Company

Treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch at one of the city’s most beautiful outdoor patios, streeteries and sidewalk cafes, plus inside dining. Mother’s Day brunch runs from 11:00am to 3:00pm and features bottomless brunch options with a reservation for $28.00 for mimosas and sangria, plus features for Mother’s Day like the Belgium Waffle, Egg White Frittata, Avocado Toast, Crag Omelette and more. Reservations are now available through the website, OpenTable or by calling 215.238.0499.

Bridget Foy’s – Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Bridget Foy’s – 200 South Street, Philadelphia

Bridget Foy’s is mom’s favorite for a reason! Make reservations for brunch at Bridget Foys – enjoy pitchers of peach Bellini or mimosas or bloody Mary’s. Offering regular brunch menu plus additions such as Crab Cake Benedict with spinach & old bay hollandaise. Reservations thru Resy.

Mother’s Day Bubbles and Brunch at Craft Hall

May 8, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Craft Hall – 901 N Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia

Image Credit: Garces Trading Company

Celebrate Mom and bring the family for Mother’s Day Bubbles and Brunch at Philadelphia’s most family friendly restaurant! Mom will enjoy a free flower on Mother’s Day during this special brunch service with extended hours that run from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Two hour reservation and ticket times include Craft Hall’s endless brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas, house mixed drinks, beer and wine – plus ample space for Mom to enjoy brunch and bottomless while the kids play in the indoor playground. 

Mother’s Day Signature Afternoon Brunch

May 8, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Penn’s Landing Marina – 301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd #2

This Mother’s Day, create family memories that will be treasured forever with an amazing Mother’s Day Signature Afternoon Brunch cruise on the Delaware River. While onboard, treat the mom in your life to a special day with our holiday buffet, classic cocktails, and Philadelphia’s most incredible views. Celebrate with dining and dancing from the climate-controlled interior, or soak in the picturesque backdrop from the outdoor decks. Signature cruises are perfect for all ages!

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Olde Bar

May 7 & 8, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

The Olde Bar – 125 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

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 and the family can dine in the brand-new library-nook themed dining room. Upon seting, Mom will enjoy a complimentary Mimosa to start her special day.

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square – Mother’s Day Brunch

May 8, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square – 120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia

Executive Chef:  Edward Hancock

Reservations on OpenTable

Mother’s Day Brunch at Amada

May 8, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Amada – 217-219 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Image Credit: Garces Trading Company

Treat Mom to brunch at Amada by James Beard award-winning and Iron Chef Jose Garces. Garces invites you to enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch at Amada, in Old City, from Noon to 3:00pm. Pick from the a la carte menu or a special fixed price menu. Reservations available now on Opentable or by calling 215-625-2450.

Pop-Up Shopping Destinations

If your mom likes to shop ’til she drops, then a pop-up market is the perfect place to bring her on Mother’s Day. These markets will give you the opportunity to browse goods from local vendors together, munch on a quick snack, and buy mom a special gift.

Old Pine Community Center Mother’s Day Market

May 7, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

Old Pine Community Center – 401 Lombard Street, Philadelphia

Join Old Pine Community Center on Saturday, May 7th from 12 – 3 PM for our first Mother’s Day Market. Shop from a curated selection of Philadelphia’s finest vendors for mom or bring her along for a day of shopping and fun!

Mother’s Day Market at The Bourse Food Hall

May 8, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm 

The Bourse Food Hall – 111 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia


Come do some Mother’s Day shopping or bring mom for a fun day in Old City. Enjoy food and drinks by a variety of restaurants including Menagerie Coffee, Grubhouse Philly, Marino Brother’s Cheesesteaks, Freebyrd Chicken, Abunai Poke, Rebel Taco, Scoop Deville and More!

Over 20 Curated Craft Vendors will be set up within the first floor of the Bourse Food Hall, outside on the Patio at 5th, and Market Street Patio.

Chances to Create: Crafting & Painting

Let’s get crafty!🎨 If you’re looking for something interactive to do this Mother’s Day, why not create something together? At Painting With A Twist, for example, you and mom can sip wine while painting a themed piece with the help of a trained instructor. Other events, like craft pop-ups and glassblowing workshops, give families the opportunity to build something from scratch that they can keep forever.

ALL AGES PAINTING: Mommy and Me Flower Crown

May 7, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Painting With A Twist (Center City) – 611 South Street, Philadelphia

ALL AGES PAINTING: Mommy and Me Love Birds

May 7, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Painting With A Twist (Center City) – 611 South Street, Philadelphia

ALL AGES PAINTING: Mommy and Me Unicorn

May 8, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Painting With A Twist (Center City) – 611 South Street, Philadelphia


May 8, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Painting With A Twist (Center City) – 611 South Street, Philadelphia

About Painting With A Twist’s Mother’s Day Events:

KIDS PLEASE! This is a fun activity for adults and kids alike. The studio allows children ages 6 and up to participate. This event may take place on Painting With A Twist’s second floor studio.

Events are always BYOB, so be aware that there may still be alcoholic beverages present. (No Hard Liquor) The studio is small! Observers and infants cannot be accommodated in any class.

Mother’s Day Pop-Up with Nimble Craft

May 5, 9:30 am – 11:45 am

kith + kin – 3060 West Jefferson Street, Philadelphia

this will be a simple instructed 3 step process with kids and caregivers having full access to a medley of coloring materials and cutting supplies. have a little one not old enough to use scissors? no problem! the time we have together is for bonding as well as creating so caregivers are always welcome and required to assist, just not lead.

Mother’s Day Wavy Bowl Workshop

May 8, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

East Falls Glassworks – 3510 Scotts Lane, Philadelphia

Image by East Falls Glassworks

A one day workshop designed for the total beginner! Participants will be led through the process of blowing and shaping molten glass into a wavy bowl of their very own by one of our skilled instructors. East Falls Glassworks will provide all supplies and tools needed – no experience necessary!

Class structure will consist of 1 hour of instruction and introduction to the material first, followed by each student making a piece. Actual class duration may vary slightly based on enrollment.

More Mother’s Day Events in Philly

The fun doesn’t stop there! For the mom that loves to see a live show or game, there are plenty of options to keep her entertained this Mother’s Day weekend. Bring the whole family along and celebrate the holiday at one of these special themed events⚾️

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets: Herr’s Mother’s Appreciation Day

May 8, 1:35 pm – 4:00 pm

Citizens Bank Park – 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia

Promotion: Ladies Crossbody Clutch for women 15 and over

Jazz At Lemon Hill / Mother’s Day Community Concert!

May 8, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

Lemon Hill Pavilion – Lemon Hill Drive, Philadelphia

part of jazz in fairmount’s ongoing community concert series, this mother’s day program will feature two musical experiences for the whole family. jazz at lemon hill is a community-focused, family friendly, event featuring local artists, businesses, and neighborhood partners. all artists are local philly musicians ready to share their talent with our community.

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 and safe 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.


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