25+ Things to Do for Mother’s Day 2023 in Houston

A highly manicured gardens of pink and white flowers with a plantation style house in the background
Celebrate moms with a Mother's Day Weekend at Bayou Bend Collections & Gardens | Courtesy of MFAH

Secure your title as “favorite kid” with our top picks for markets, concerts and sweet gestures to help better celebrate mom this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2023.

This year, show the mothers in your life how special they are with a slate of events around Houston that can help convey that appreciation, from concerts to signature Mother’s Day experiences across Greater Houston.

2023 Mother’s Day Celebrations, Markets, Events & Things to Do in Houston

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The annual Mother’s Day market returns to the Mercantile promenade in the Heights | Courtesy of Heights Mercantile

Pre-Mother’s Day Events in Houston

A crowd of people spread out on blankets on the Hermann Park hill to watch a performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre
Celebrate Miller’s centennial with back-to-back night of ballet on Mother’s Day weekend | Courtesy of Miller Outdoor Theatre
  • Mother’s Day Books & Brunch Experience at Book Readers Venue | Saturday, May 13 – Head to Humble for this celebration of books and moms. Featuring spoken word artist Zen Ase, who will talk about life after divorce, a “book tasting,” book giveaways, mimosas and more, it’s a great way to honor mom and a love of reading. $75. 10am to noon.
  • Bouquets & Brunch with Mom at Houston Botanic Garden | Saturday, May 13 – In South Houston, the scenic gardens of HBG are the site of a fresh-cut bouquet workshop where you’ll craft your own arrangement and enjoy a brunch of mimosas and pastries. $45. 10am to noon.
  • Mother’s Day Vendor Fair at Pearland Town Center | Saturday, May 13 | FREE – More than 40 vendors will set up in Pearland for last-minute gift shopping ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday. Enjoy raffles and prizes, games, live music and more while you shop. 10am to 5pm.
  • Mother’s Day Tea at George Ranch Historical Park | Saturday, May 13 – Bring Mom along for a ’40s-style tea party at the Fort Bend historical park. Ms. Mamie George will guide you through fashion, etiquette and flowers while enjoying traditional tea and cakes. Registration required. $25; $15 for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. Seating at 11am and 2:30pm.
  • Heights Mercantile Mother’s Day Market in the Heights | Saturday, May 13 | FREE – The annual artisan pop-up market on Yale Street fills the promenade with vendors and craftspeople doling out one-of-a-kind gifts for your last-minute needs. Kids and pets are welcome. 11am to 6pm.
A family walks on the grounds near the house of Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens
Mother’s Day Weekend at Bayou Bend offers multiple days of relaxing tours on the grounds | Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Mother’s Day Vibe Market at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, May 13 | FREE – Stroll through more than 75 artists, creatives and makers at this Saturday afternoon market in Sugar Land. Enjoy an afternoon of live music, professional photo minis, delicious eats and more. Noon to 5pm.
  • Mother’s Day Fair at B-52 Brewing | Saturday, May 13 | No Cover – Sip small batch brews and creative drafts from the tap while you shop a mini-market of local vendors in Conroe. Noon to 5pm.
  • Moms & Mimosas at Waters Edge Winery | Saturday, May 13 – All ages are welcome at this cake decorating activity at the Richmond winery and bistro, complete with food and mimosa specials available for purchase. $60 per person. 1pm to 3pm.
  • Mother’s Day Candle Making & Mimosa Bar at Love & Make DIY Workshop | Saturday, May 13 & Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14 – Held at five different sessions over the weekend, this workshop in Rice Village will guide you through creating two custom soy-wax candles while you sip from the mimosa bar. $65 per person. Times vary.
  • Mother’s Day Weekend at Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens | Saturday, May 13 & Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14 – Bayou Bend in River Oaks celebrates Mother’s Day Weekend, giving moms the chance to be surrounded by the beauty of nature while enjoying art, music and more. There will be live music by harpist Hope Cowan and guitarist Mark Seale, and complimentary cookies, lemonade, and water. $12.50; free for moms. 1pm to 5pm.
A green, Victorian-era building exterior in Galveston
The historic 1880 Garten Verein hosts its annual Mother’s Day brunch | Courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

Events on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2023

  • 5K Mamas Fun Run at MacGregor Park – Kick off your Mother’s Day by pounding some pavement together at this fourth annual fun run in Third Ward, followed by a post-race party with live music, food, drinks and kids activities. $40. 7am to 11am.
  • Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch at the 1880 Garten Verein – Held in one of Galveston’s most historic buildings, the 1880 Garten Verein, this festive brunch will feature a special gift, a Mother’s day corsage, live music, and more. $85; $95 with a homes tour. 10am to noon.
  • Mother’s Day Soul Food Sunday Brunch at Grooves of Houston – The Third Ward hotspot serves up a Sunday brunch for Mother’s Day with live entertainment and a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet. $39.99; $29.99 for ages 56+; $19.99 for ages 11 and under. 11am to 4pm.
  • Mother’s Day at Kemah Boardwalk – Explore the Bay Area boardwalk and enjoy lunch or dinner as a family, plus rides and live music throughout the day. Score a $5 discount on an all day ride pass with one purchase. 11am to 9pm.
  • Mother’s Day: Yo Momma Joke Contest at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. | No Cover – Have a little light-hearted fun at your mother’s expense at this open-to-all competition where contestants offer their best oneliner “Yo Momma” jokes. Plus, moms can compete in the Chancla Chunking Contest, win Mother’s Day prizes, and enjoy drink specials and discounted beers for mom in the taproom. 2pm.
Singer Annika Chambers hold the microphone to the crowd during a performance
Vocalist Annika Chambers brings the blues to Houston Botanic Garden for a Mother’s Day concert | Courtesy of Annika Chambers
An aerial view of the Houston Botanic Gardens
The Houston Botanic Gardens hosts a weekend of activities for Mother’s Day | Courtesy of Houston Botanic Gardens

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins always keeps an eye out for what's ahead on Houston's horizon while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston. When he's not passing along the latest events, destinations and hidden treasures in H-Town, he loves diving into the city's food scene, shopping local and learning about Houston's rich history.