Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching our fair city! Indianapolis is a special place all year round, but Mother’s Day is a time where we remind our mothers how much they have meant to us in our lives. Here in Indianapolis, we have some of the best places in all of Indiana to celebrate Mother’s Day. Check out some of our recommendations below on ways to treat mom in style this Mother’s Day!

Lovefest: Mother’s Day Concert (May 12)

Tank, Donell Jones, and Dave Hollister live in concert Mothers Day Weekend, Friday, May 12 at one of Indy’s best concert venues, The Pavillion at Pan Am. Come and enjoy a night full of smooth R&B, in a wonderful atmosphere with you closest friends and loved ones.

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Indianapolis Zoo (May 13 – May 14)

Celebrate your mom with all of ours! Join us as we put the spotlight on all mothers, both human and animal, during a weekend full of family fun. The Zoo is home to lots of animal matriarchs, and a beautiful spring day is the perfect opportunity to discover them all.

The recognition begins right as you enter the Zoo with a special “Proud Mom” sticker. The fun is just beginning as the whole family participates in the Zoo-wide scavenger hunt. Follow the clues to discover several Zoo mothers and interesting animal facts along the way. For example, did you know that a mother elephant carries her calf for 22 months? Or that the whole group, or pod, of dolphins, help to raise young dolphins? Once you finish the exciting hunt, stop in the White River Gardens Gift Shop to receive a special gift!

To remember your special day, there will be tasty treats and a Mother’s Day photo opportunity located along the main pathway. Special Mother’s Day cards can be found in the Dolphin West Lobby for your little ones to decorate from 11am-2pm, too!

Are you a brand new mom? Don’t forget to check out the Nursing Mom’s Nest presented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health while you’re here. Located in Flights of Fancy, this private space offers a place for moms to change diapers and breastfeed their babies.

Mother’s Day Weekend activities are free for Zoo members and included with regular Zoo admission.

Hopwood’s Annual Mother’s Day Special (May 14)

Hopwood’s Annual Mother’s Day Special
Make Mom’s day and treat her with chocolate fondue and her favorite wine!
Chocolate fondue $5 /person – FREE for Moms!

No tickets or RSVP’s needed!

Mother’s Day Buffet at Tina’s Traditional Old English Kitchen (May 14)

Come and enjoy our traditional English Mothers Day Buffet. Reservations Required. Limited availability. Please call 317 565 9716 to schedule table times.

Mother’s Day Memorial Butterfly Release (May 14)

Forest Lawn Community Outreach will host the “Mother’s Day Memorial Butterfly Release” on Sunday, May 14 at 4 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 South S.R. 135, Greenwood, IN. This is a free community event open to anyone affected by loss of a mother as well as any mother who has lost a child. The event will include a live butterfly release and a special dance performance from a mother/daughter duo. Forest Lawn Community Outreach is committed to offering quality healing experiences for all those affected by loss.