Wishing all the moms a very happy Mother's Day!
Mother's Day is May 9, and we've put together the ultimate celebration guide! This weekend, treat mom to a variety of fun happening in the DMV. We've got brunch specials, an outdoor plant sale, or even a live concert if that's her jam. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, May 7, to Sunday, May 9.
*Keep in mind with the shifting circumstances of COVID-19 events may be canceled or rescheduled. Please refer to the event's websites or social media pages for more information regarding safety guidelines.*
Events on Friday, May 7
Black Arts Poetry Showcase (Virtual) | Washington, DC | Friday
Explore the rich tradition of spoken word poetry with this virtual literary event! Host Regena "Sonray" Robinson will oversee the night's talented local poets and discuss the history of the art form, from the Harlem Renaissance to now. Brought to you by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.'s Rho Mu Omega Chapter and DC Pearls III Foundation. Poetry fans can tune in from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free--all you'll need to do is register. Get the details here.
Georgetown GLOW—Light Pavilion | Intersection of 32nd & K Streets NW | Washington, DC | Friday
Calling all photographers—it's time for a Washington Photo Safari. Guided by professional photographer E. David Luria, attendees can grab their camera for a nighttime photo session snapping shots of art installations around Georgetown, including the GLOW installation Light Pavilion at Georgetown Waterfront Park. If you're a night owl who loves photography, then this is for you! The session starts at 7:45 p.m. and costs $79 per person. Buy your tickets here.
Atlas Arts on Air: Atlas' Youth Summit hosted by City at Peace (Virtual) | Atlas Performing Arts Center | Washington, DC | Friday
FREE event! Join Atlas Performing Arts Center for an exclusive peek inside the Atlas Youth Summit this Friday at 5 p.m. Featuring local art collectives and their organizers, watch clips of their incredible work with a guided discussion by City at Peace Director Sandra Holloway. Between the creativity on display and the engagement of civil rights and social justice, this is too important to miss. Find out more here.
Events on Saturday, May 8
Del Ray Artisans Spring Art Market 2021 | Nicholas A. Colasanto Park | Alexandria, VA | Saturday
Del Ray Artisans is back with their annual art marketplace! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., browse hand-crafted goods from a variety of artisans ranging from ceramics and photography to eclectic jewelry. Unique and one-of-a-kind, these goods would make the perfect present for Mother's Day, birthdays, or any occasion fit for celebrating! The event is held rain or shine, and admission is FREE! Check it out here.
Paint & Brunch | The Sangria Bowl | Culpeper, VA | Saturday
This Mother's Day, embrace your creative side with the help of The Sangria Bowl! Sip your choice of mimosa or Bloody Mary while creating your own bouquet painting you get to take home. Their delicious brunch will also be available for purchase, so you can give mom the whole experience! The class starts at 10 a.m. and tickets are $35 per person. Buy them here.
Spring Plant Sale | Locust Grove Nature Center | Bethesda, MD | Saturday-Sunday
Attention, green thumbs—you won't want to miss the Spring Plant Sale! Browse a colorful array of regional plants and blooms at Locust Grove Nature Center between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. From wild strawberries to fresh herbs, you're sure to find something special to plant in your garden. Just in time for Mother's Day weekend, too! The selection will be quite limited, so don't wait! Read about it here.
Events on Sunday, May 9
All Good Presents: Grace Potter | Frederick Fairgrounds | Frederick, MD | Sunday
Rock queen Grace Potter is coming to town! See the Grammy nominee perform from her latest release Daylight and dazzle you with her immense talent. As part of the Showtime at the Drive-In Series, event proceeds will support mental health charities across Frederick. Music fans have been waiting for this moment, and this is a great way to kick things off! Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets start at $45. Buy them here.
Mother's Day Brunch & Bouquets | Dirt Farm Brewing | Bluemont, VA | Sunday
Unsure how to celebrate your mom this weekend? Let Dirt Farm Brewing do the work for you! Experience your pick of tantalizing entrees and desserts prepared by Chef Justin Garrison and browse floral arrangements on sale from Fleur De Leah Flower Farm. Between the flowers and the food, it'll be a scenic weekend your mom won't forget! Tickets are $24 per person and bouquets are $25. Kids can eat at half price. Find out more here.
Mother's Day Special | Green Meadows Petting Farm | Ijamsville, MD | Sunday
FREE admission alert! Green Meadows Petting Farm is giving all moms free entry into the farm this Sunday! Mom can enjoy a peaceful afternoon cuddling the animals along with hayrides, pig races, and more. If you want to get the whole family together, there's no better place to be! The farm is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. General admission is $16. Read about it here.
Mother's Day Celebration | Gray Ghost Vineyards | Amissville, VA | Sunday
Join Gray Ghost Vineyards for a laidback Mother's Day in wine country! There'll be live music from Robbie Limon and food from Talk of the Mountain Seafood—you won't want to miss their delectable crab cakes! Visitors are even welcome to bring their own food for an outdoor picnic. The celebration is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., so buy your mom some bubbly, kick back, and relax. Check it out here.
Happy Mother's Day to all who celebrate!
How will you be celebrating Mother's Day this weekend? We'd love to hear your plans in the comments.