In a perfect world, celebrating amazing moms would be something that we do every day.
But as we all know, this world isn’t perfect. So the very least we can do is spend this weekend treating our mothers like fabulous individuals they are.
It doesn’t matter whether your mom’s idea of fun is sipping on a glass wine, getting creative, or being pampered, there is no shortage of special events to celebrate Mother’s Day in Columbus.
What: The Zoo is full of moms and new babies, which makes it the perfect place to take your mom to celebrate! Grandmas and moms will receive free admission to the Columbus Zoo with a paid child’s admission. Due to COVID-19, all tickets to the zoo will be timed to help with social distancing.
When: May 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, Ohio 43065
What: Plants and cocktails sound like a great way to celebrate mom. Oakland Green Interiors and ROOT 23 have teamed up to bring this virtual event to life. Learn how to make the perfect gin swizzle, then sip on it while you create your unique candle and succulent planter.
When: May 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual event
What: Whether you’d like to stay at home or take mom out for a meal, J Gilbert’s has what you need. They’re offering Surf n Turf carryout kits or you can swing by the restaurant for their Mother’s Day Weekend Prix-Fixe menu. You can get all the details at their website above.
When: May 8-9, Mother’s Day hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 1 E Campus View Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235
Mother’s Day Carriage Rides
What: Easton Town Center is pulling out all the stops for Mother’s Day. Grab your mom and stop by the Central Park Fountain for free Mother’s Day photos. After that, you can hop into a horse-drawn carriage for a relaxing ride around Easton’s North District. Tickets for the carriage ride are $10 per person, kids 15 and under ride for free with a paying adult.
When: May 9, photos from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., carriage rides from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus, Ohio 43219
What: The Franklin Park Conservatory will be celebrating Mother’s Day all weekend long. You can create handcrafted gifts or treat her to an evening in the gardens at Chihuly Nights. Space is limited so make your reservations now.
When: May 8
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43203
What: Ready to treat mom to a delicious meal in-person? Several Cameron Mitchell Restaurants will be offering a special brunch menu, which you can view here. If you’d prefer a carry-out option, you can order a Mother’s Day meal from The Pearl.
When: May 9, hours vary by restaurant
Where: Various locations