It’s time to finally shake off those wintry woes and celebrate the most amazing woman in your life: your mom!

There’s plenty of Mother’s Day activities to take part in this weekend, including musical garden tours, brunches, craft making, ciderhouse tours, and more!

Without further ado here are 11 activities you can treat your mom to this Mother’s Day weekend.

Saturday

Quadra Village Day

While not strictly a Mother’s Day event, the community favourite Quadra Village Day features fun activities for kids and their moms.

Besides the live music, food, dancing, and other activities, kids at Quadra Village Day can decorate cards and choose plants to give to their parent.

  • When: Saturday, May 11th, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Quadra Village Community Centre, 901 Kings Road

Victoria Etsy Artisans Spring Mother’s Day Event

Bring your mum and come find the perfect gift for her and yourself at this island Etsy Artisans market!

Local vendors and crafters will be showcasing their one-of-a kind products, food, and more.

  • When: Saturday, May 11th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Tillicum Centre, 3170 Tillicum Road

Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour

Take a stroll with your adorable mother through some of Victoria’s most iconic gardens accompanied by live music by performers from Victoria’s Conservatory of Music.

Tickets and locations can be found online here, and funds generated from the tickets go towards supporting the conservatory. If you aren’t sure what your weekend plans are quite yet, don’t worry, the tours take place on both Saturday and Sunday.

  • When: Saturday/Sunday, May 11/12th, timing depends on tour
  • Where: 16 different gardens across Victoria

Sunday

24th Annual Royal Roads University Mother’s Day Paint-in and Craft Fair

Head down to Royal Roads University for a beautiful day full of activities at Hatley Park and gardens.

Take a stroll in the heritage gardens, watch painters capture the views on canvas, enjoy family entertainment, main-stage performances, children’s crafts, local artisans and vendors, free entry to the Hatley Park museum and more.

  • When: Sunday, May 12th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road

Mother’s Day High Tea

Treat your mother to an elegant day of high tea at the Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden.

The day’s menu includes four different courses and two types of silk road tea. Just don’t forget to reserve!

  • When: Sunday, May 12th, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden, 1964 Fairfield Road

Mother’s Day: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Sing-Along

Grab your mom and warm up those vocal cords, it’s time for a Mother’s Day Mamma Mia sing-along!

Head downtown and watch the hit movie while you sing along to your favourite Abba tunes at this 19+ event.

  • When: Sunday, May 12th, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street

Mother’s Day Brunch Bear Mountain Resort

Start your Mother’s Day off right by treating your mum to a delicious brunch!

The menu ranges from delicate pastries to fresh sea food and more. Reservations can be found online here.

  • When: Sunday, May 12th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Bear Mountain Resort, 1999 Country Club Way

Mother’s Day Concert – Attila Fias Trio

Head down to Hermann’s Jazz Club on Mother’s Day evening for a special celebratory concert!

The jazz trio will pay tribute to mothers and grandmothers from across the world, blending melodies of Brazil, Hungary, and India in a contemporary jazz setting.

  • When: Sunday, May 12th, Doors open at 5:30 p.m., concert runs from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street

Mother’s Day Crafternoon

Head downtown to the Makehouse for a day of family crafting!

Stations will be set up for you and your mother to make paper or fabric bunting, tulips, needle felting, and more. There’s lots of choice and room for creativity!

  • When: Sunday, May 12th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Makehouse, 2950 Douglas Street

Mommy and Me Toys & Tumbles

Mom’s in Sidney will be happy to hear that Toys & Tumbles will be free for parents and their children aged 2 – 5 this Mother’s Day.

Time to cut loose at this toddler-friendly enjoy gym! Space is limited, however, so you may want to call ahead.

  • When: Sunday, May 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Greenglade Community Centre, 2151 Lannon Way

Sea Cider May Day Celebrations | Mother’s Day Edition

Bring your amazing mom down and join Sea Cider for a day of fun-filled, family events at their Farm & Ciderhouse!

The day will include live May Day dancing, Spring inspired food, guided tours, children’s activities, a complimentary glass of cider or sparkling apple juice upon arrival, and more!

  • When: Sunday, May 12th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, 2487 Mt. St. Michael Road

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