Mother’s Day is just days away on Sunday, May 9. If you’re scurrying for plans for dear ole’ mom, here are some events taking place around Birmingham that are sure to make her smile.
1. Sweet Ham Alabama & Wild Honey Flower Truck – Mother’s Day Event
On Mother’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a bouquet of flowers. Build your mom-inspired bouquet during the Sweet Home Alabama & Wild Honey Flower Truck event at RealtySouth on Thursday, May 6.
When: Thursday, May 6, 10AM
Where: RealtySouth Homewood, 1690 Reese St, Homewood, AL 35209
2. Mother’s Day Special & Vendor Festival
Want to surprise your mom with something special this Mother’s Day? Then take her to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera for a day of festivities and an old fashioned train ride.
During the festival expect:
- Lawn games
- Photo ops
- Food trucks
While you’re there, take a 75-minute train ride through the majestic woods of Shelby County. Train rides take place at 10AM and 1PM.
When: Saturday, May 8 | Festival 9AM | Train Rides 10AM + 1PM
Where: Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Price: Festival Admission – Adults $13, Kids $13 | Train Tickets – Caboose tickets $25, Locomotive tickets $35, *Moms Ride FREE with purchase of regularly priced ticket
3. Mother’s Day Market
Shopping for that special gift for mom this Mother’s Day? Cahaba Brewing Co. has teamed up with 50 local artists, vendors, makers and creators for a full day of shopping, food trucks, live music and more.
Don’t miss vendors like:
- Charm on 2nd
- Cottage Industry Soap Company
- Morgan Cocke Art
- Thrifty Things and Earrings
- Woodlawn Jewelry Co.
When: Saturday, May 8, Noon-5PM
Where: Cahaba Brewing Co, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
4. Mad Hatter’s Mother’s Day Tea Party
Dress in your tea party best and head to Paisley Pig in Bessemer for tea, goodies and shopping on Saturday, May 8 during the Mad Hatter’s Mother’s Day Tea Party. For every $25 you spend, you’ll be entered to win a Mother’s Day gift basket.
Be sure to dress to the nines because at $20 gift card to Paisley Pig will be awarded for:
- Best Mad Hatter themed hat
- Best overall tea party attire
- Biggest hat
- Most flamboyant hat
Winners are announced live on Facebook on Saturday, May 15.
When: Saturday, May 8, 10:30AM-5PM
Where: Paisley Pig Bessemer, 1904 2nd Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020
5. Mother’s Day Market
A delicious meal and a day of shopping await your mom during the Mother’s Day Market at Meals by Misty in Trussville. Expect local vendors selling jewelry, boutique clothing, sweet treats and more.
For a Mother’s Day meal, order here.
When: Saturday, May 8, 9AM-3PM
Where: Meals by Misty, 108 Watterson Pkwy, Trussville, AL 35173
6. No Show Mother’s Day event
On Saturday, May 8, the St. Vincent’s Foundation Junior Board is hosting a No Show Mother’s Day Brunch so you can treat mom to a special mean while supporting the Ascension St. Vincent’s Women and Children’s Center.
On the menu:
- Ready-to-bake frozen breakfast casserole with fruit + muffins from Christian Catering.
- Orange juice + bottle of Prosecco ($100 purchase)
Have your meal delivered or pick it up via drive-through when you order by Wednesday, May 5.
Event proceeds will be used to purchase state-of-the-art Giraffe OmniBeds that provide premature newborns at Ascension St. Vincent’s with a controlled environment that is optimal for their health and development.
When: Saturday, May 8, 10AM
Where: Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham Bruno Conference Center, 1130 22nd Street South, Suite 1000
Birmingham, AL 35205
Order here by Wednesday, May 5 or call 205.558.3850.
7. Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Put mom’s mental power to the test during a Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, May 8.
Activities are fit for all ages, just be sure to wear comfortable shoes because there will be some walking involved. *Masks are mandatory.
The first clue will be revealed the morning of the event with following clues sent via text or Facebook messenger.
Mother’s Day gifts will be given to the registered mom of each group.
When: Saturday, May 8, 11AM-2PM
Where: Railroad Park, 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Price: Mom + 1 – $20 | Mom + 3 – $40
8. Walkup Market Opening Day
Make your mom the ultimate Mother’s Day meal when you pick up delicious ingredients at The MarketPlace at Lee Branch. There will also be live music and a strawberry tasting. Moms get a free flower when they stop by the kids’ tent.
When: Saturday, May 8, 8AM-Noon
Where: The MarketPlace at Lee Branch, 611 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242
9. Mother’s Day Drum Circle
Drum your hearts out mamas during a Mother’s Day Drum Circle at Avondale Park with John Scalici of Get Rhythm. Drums and toys will be available. Seating is limited, so bring your own chair in case.
When: Sunday, May 9, 4-5:30PM
Where: Avondale Park Historic District, 3839 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
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