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Things to Do for Mother’s Day 2024

She deserves extra-special attention for Mother's Day, so discover these fun things to do!

Don’t kid yourselves, moms absolutely want that extra special treatment on Mother’s Day! We’ve rounded up events just for her so you can make her breakfast in bed then take her out for a little fun. Be ready on Sunday, May 12!

Things to Do for Mother’s Day

May Community Day 
Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Glen Leven Farm
4000 Franklin Pike, Nashville
FREE. Take a tour of the farm at 8 or 10 a.m. and explore the new story walk featuring Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman.

Mommy & Me Paint Party
Sunday, May 12 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Pinot’s Palette
103 International Drive, STE 100, Franklin
Guided Mother’s Day art fun together. Cost is $39.

Moms Climb Free
Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Adventure Park Nashville
801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville
Climb through the trees for ages 7 and older ($52). This is a buy-one-get-one free offer for a three-hour experience.

Mother’s Day at the Zoo
Sunday, May 12 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Nashville Zoo
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville
Celebrate mom with performances by Nashville Opera throughout the day and a free flower at the zoo’s exit, while supplies last. General Admission tickets are adults & teens $16 – $28; ages 2 – 12 less $4; ages 2 and younger FREE.

Mother’s Day Market
Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mid-Tn Expo Center
1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro
The FREE market features 80+ vendors, door prizes, food and a photographer offering free pictures of moms with their kids.

Mother’s Day Summer Annuals Plant Sale
Sat., May 11 & Sun., May 12 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville
The newest and truest varieties of begonia, lantana, canna and more are being sold during Cheekwood’s regular operating hours.

Mother’s Day Tea Tasting — Must Register
Sunday, May 12 from 2:30 – 3:30
Frist Art Museum, Rechter Room
A family friendly tea party with a floral theme. Sample flowering teas and sample a macaron and mini tart. Cost is $40 for members; $55 for non-members. It’s also Family Sunday at the Frist — your admission includes gallery visits and parking.

Music in the Vines
Sunday, May 12 from 12 – 8 p.m.

Arrington Vineyards
6211 Patton Road, Arrington
Take in live jazz and bluegrass and relax in the rolling hills of the winery. FREE, except for purchases.

Jazz on the Cumberland Mother’s Day Edition
Sunday, May 12 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Cumberland Park
592 S. 1st St., Nashville
Enjoy FREE jazz together. Bring your blanket, chairs and picnic.






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Susan Swindell Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief for this award-winning publication and all-things Nashville Parent digital creative. She's also an Equity actress, screenwriter and a mom of four amazing kids.