8 Fun Mother’s Day Events in Chicago!

5/12/2017 9:59:08 AM
8 Fun Mother’s Day Events in Chicago! - KidTrail Pick
This Mother’s Day 2017 in Chicago is going to be a beautiful day!  If you don’t have Mother’s Day plans yet, take a look at this list of things to do with your mom! Head to Lincoln Park Zoo for an indulgent Mother’s Day brunch, then spend the afternoon strolling through the zoo with the whole family.  Or, maybe you want to do something creative! Check out the many paint parties scheduled on Mother’s Day at Bottle & Botega locations throughout Chicagoland. Or, simply relax with a Mommy and Me Mani and Pedi. Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Brunch at Lincoln Park Zoo
LP Zoo – Café Brauer
2021 N. Stockton Drive
Chicago, IL

What: Treat mom to Mother’s Day brunch surrounded by Mother Nature at the zoo! Buy tickets today for one of three two-hour seatings at landmark Café Brauer, located among beautiful gardens next to the zoo’s Nature Boardwalk. After brunch, spend the day strolling at the zoo.

Date/Time: Sunday, May 14, 2017. 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. seatings

Adult (age 13 and older): $44
Child (ages 2-12): $20
Tiny Tot (24 months old and younger): Free

Mother’s Day Queen for the Day
Little Beans Play Café
Area: Lincoln Park
1809 W. Webster
Chicago, IL 60614

What: Come be Queen for a Day @ LBC, celebrating Moms & VIPs! Includes Mother’s Day gift making, “queen for a day” selfie photo booth, a complimentary tea or coffee drink, playspace admission, and a fresh flower to bring home. Included in a full price playspace admission but advance RSVP required to guarantee availability.

Date/Time: Friday, May 12, 2017 from 3 PM to 6 PM

Cost: Included in full price $14 admission. Advance registration recommended to confirm availability.

Mother’s Day Painting Party at Bottle & Bottega

All locations, please check website to find a location near you.


What: Looking for the perfect memory to make with your Mom this Mother’s Day? This Mother’s Day, create something together. At Bottle & Bottega we pride ourselves on teaching real art by real artists.   The image featured on our calendar is the piece we will teach for that day, but  it is subject to change based on enrollment. And you’re always welcome to select another image from our Artwork Library to paint whatever you’d like!

Date: Sunday May 14, 2016

Cost: Price varies by location, please check your location for pricing and to reserve a spot.

Pinstripes Chicago
Neighborhood: Streeterville
435 East Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611

What: Make this Mother’s Day special by treating mom to an expansive bottomless brunch fit for a queen!  Indulge in favorites like made-to-order omelets, carved prime rib and fresh shrimp, bagels with spreads and smoked salmon, flatbreads, waffles ‘her-way’ topped with berries, bananas foster or Nutella, plus a chocolate fountain for dessert.  Moms will be especially encouraged to sit back and relax with mimosas and bloody Mary’s as the kids are taken care of at the ‘Kids Corner’ station with pizzas, chicken fingers, Mac and cheese and more.

Date/Time: Sunday May 14, 2017 from 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $34, includes one mimosa, Kids 6-12 $15, Kids 5 & Under: Free

Mother’s Day Brunch or Dinner Cruise on Odyssey Cruise

Board at Navy Pier


What: Bring the entire family aboard the elegant Odyssey in Chicago and treat Mom to an experience she'll always remember. Enjoy creative cuisine, DJ entertainment, outstanding service and stunning views. With sophisticated affordability, there's no better place to make a memory with Mom and the whole family. Book online.

Date/Time: Sunday May 14, 2017. Three options: Mother’s Day Early Brunch Cruise, Afternoon Brunch Cruise and Dinner Cruise

Cost: $60 to $95 depending on time of cruise. Kids 12 and under are a different price. Please check website for details.

The Signature Room at the 95th of the John Hancock Center
Neighborhood: Mag Mile
875 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

What: Treat Mom to a gourmet celebration this Mother’s Day. Our expansive buffet of starters will include fresh seafood, seasonal salads, and a prime rib carving station.  From the a la carte menu, guests can order infinite entrees including Belgian Waffles with peach and vanilla compote, Eggs Benedict, Steak & Eggs, Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin and Seared Lamb Chops.  Diners will end their meal by indulging in a dessert buffet complete with a sundae bar. Live music and city views will make this a special occasion not to be missed.    
For reservations call 312.787.9596 or book online

Date/Time: Sunday May 14, 2017 from 10 AM to 6:30 PM

Cost: $80 per adult, $35 for Children under 12

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Mother’s Day Race for the Cure
The Race will be held at NEW LOCATION: 
Montrose Harbor
601 W Montrose Avenue
Chicago IL  60613

What:  Kickstart Mother’s Day with a walk or run to fight breast cancer. We are fighting every minute of every day to finish what we started and achieve our vision of a world without breast cancer. The Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen was established in 1997 and held the first Susan G. Komen Chicago Race for the Cure. With the support of our signature fundraiser, the Komen Chicago Race for the Cure, the Komen Chicagoland Affiliate has awarded over $10 million towards the fight against breast cancer by funding grassroots breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects, as well as national research.

The Race is a 5K route, which is approximately 3.1 miles. You may choose to walk or run the 5k route. If you are unable to walk or run, you can still register and join us on Race day. We are always looking for people to cheer on our runners and walkers.

Date/Time: The Race will be held on Sunday, May 14th, 2017. The Race start time will be at 9:00 A.M.

Cost: 40.00 for Adult, $35.00 for Breast Cancer Survivor, $25.00 for Youth, $40.00 for Virtual.  Race Day Registrations will go up to $50.00 for all onsite, day-of registrations, so register and fundraise ahead of time.



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