Make special Mother’s Day memories at these family fun events sure to make any mom feel loved and appreciated. Enjoy a casual family-style meal with delicious farm-to-table food and a special keepsake craft at the Farm To Table Mother’s Day Brunch in Chester, stroll through Sayen Park Botanical Gardens, and take in the beauty of blooming azalea shrubs at the Annual Azaalea Festival in Hamilton or celebrate mom at the races for Monmouth Park Racetrack Mother’s Day in Oceanport. And if you’re looking for more ideas, don’t miss our NJMOM Spring Bucket List. (featured photo credit: istock/Maryna Andriichenko)
Bloom Maker’s Market and Mother’s Day Brunch
May 13 – 14 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Spend Mother’s Day weekend at Renault Winery during a special event—the Bloom Makers Market—where curated makers will be sharing their handmade goods, such as jewelry, accessories, home decor, and more. As you explore the market, you can also listen to live music, snap family selfies at the photo wall, and participate in mommy and me activities (Saturday only) where moms and kids can decorate a candle, bead a bracelet, and visit with baby animals. And don’t miss the moment for dedication, where you can take a moment to express your gratitude and appreciation for the incredible mothers in your life. On Sunday, shop the market and then indulge in a special Mother’s Day Brunch in a beautifully decorated ballroom with delicious food, including carving stations, seafood, and specialty cocktails, while enjoying quality time with family and friends.
Renault Winery & Resort, 72 Bremen Ave. Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Mother’s Day
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, where you and your kids can take advantage of all the Boardwalk attractions, including Amusement Park, Aquarium, Adventure Lookout Ropes Course, Castaway Cove Mini Golf, Lighthouse Point Mini Golf, and the Fun House. And the best part? Moms are FREE on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th, with paying child. Weather permitting
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Ave N, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
The Dream Mother’s Day Experience
American Dream, the largest entertainment, retail, and dining center in the Northeast, is once again delivering a unique, memorable Mother’s Day experience for the special selfless women who make magic happen for their families every day. Whether you’re planning a day of pampering for the special lady in your life or mapping out quality time for the whole family, consider creating some core memories with mom at American Dream. Take mom for a ride on the Dream Wheel and enjoy New York City’s most astounding views or make your own Mother’s Day Card at TiLT, an original 3D street chalk museum from Tracy Lee Stum that incorporates visitors as part of the art. Looking to schedule some rest and relaxation? Leave mom feeling refreshed when you book a massage at Shiatsu Renu. If food is the way to mom’s heart, try a delicious fine dining experience at Carpaccio for top-tier Italian fare or celebrate at Jarana, where guests will experience an authentic, approachable take on Peruvian cuisine with open-fire grilling in a colorful and convivial atmosphere.
American Dream, 1 American Dream Wy, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Mother’s Day Victorian Tea
Every Weekend in May
Celebrate Mom in the month of May with Victorian Tea at Mathis House. Enjoy a 5-course meal, flowers for mom, a live pianist, and tours of the Inn. Seating times are 11 AM and 3 PM. Reservations recommended.
Cost: $40/pp weekdays and $50/pp weekends.
Mathis House, 600 Main St, Toms River, NJ 08753
Mom-A-Rama Free Festival at Monmouth Mall
May 6 at 11 AM
Shop from a mom for a mom at the 5th annual Mom-A-Roma extravaganza. This indoor, family-friendly day of fun will include local pop-up shops, 120+ local vendors, free swag bags for the first 100 moms, a Kentucky Derby hat contest, door prizes, Kid’s Zone with face paint, and much more.
Monmouth Mall, 180 New Jersey 35 Eatontown, NJ 07724
Annual Azalea Festival
May 7 at 10 AM
After 4 years, the Annual Azalea Festival is back. Spend the day among the bright blooms, where there will be local craft vendors, food, and gorgeous azalea shrubs. The rain date will be on May 8.
Sayen Gardens, 155 Hughes Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08690
The Monmouth Moms’ 2nd Annual Springtime Festival
May 7 at 11 AM
Enjoy a day full of fun at The Monmouth Moms’ 2nd Annual Springtime Festival. This event will feature 75+ vendors, food for sale, Mommy and Me activities, a character picture station, face painting, and lots of new activities added. Gift bags will be given out to the first 250 attendees. Registration is required.
Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
DIY Mother’s Day Gift Making Workshop
May 8 – 10, times vary
Do the kids want to make something special for Mom? At Abma’s Farm, children can create a custom gift for a mom, grandma, or any special caregiver in their life. The gift includes a burlap bag (customizable to decorate), soil, a live plant, and a Mother’s Day novelty pick. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate.
Cost: $16.99 per gift
Abma’s Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Mother’s Day Events at Garden Social Botanical Greenhouse
May 11 – 14 at 6 PM
Celebrate mom with Mother’s Day events hosted at the Garden Social Botanical Greenhouse. Activities include flower arranging, wreath making, candle making, and soap making.
Westfield Garden State Plaza, Macy’s Court, Garden Social; Level 2, Near Carlito’s and Shake Shack, One Garden State Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652
Holland Ridge Farms Mother’s Day Pop-Up Market
May 13 at 11 am
Pick up gifts for all of the special moms in your life, from one-of-a-kind handmade items to treats from local food purveyors. This event will feature plenty of fun for the whole family, including a petting zoo, kid’s activities, food trucks, and more.
Holland Ridge Farms, 86 Rues Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
Mother’s Day Expo: Indoor Shopping Experience
May 13 at 1 PM
This indoor shopping experience includes 20 + vendors, kids’ crafts, freebies for moms, and more.
267 Madison Avenue, New Milford, 07646
Mother’s Day Music Festival
May 13 at 7 PM
Treat mom with the gift of music this Mother’s Day. Fantasia, Ne-Yo, and Kenn Lattimore will perform steps away from the beach.
Jim Whalen Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Asbury Park Spring Bazaar
May 14 at 12 PM
There is no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a little shopping—Mother’s Day weekend will feature makers, local vendors, arts and crafts, and music experiences in both locations. There will be Mother’s Day photos and photo stations, fresh flower bouquets, kids’ workshops, and face painting.
Whitechapel Projects, 15 2nd Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740
Grand Arcade at Asbury Park Convention Hall, Grand Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Mother’s Day Mommy and Me Events at Rewax & Unwine
May 13-14 at various times
It’s Mother’s Day at this DIY candle workshop, where you can attend events like a tea party, charcuterie brunch, candles, and chair massages, mom’s night out, or mommy and me candle making.
Cost: Prices vary per event
Rewax & Unwine 2 Division Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Ocean Place Hilton Mother’s Day Brunch
May 14 at 10:30 AM
Indulge in brunch filled with bakery baskets, cold delicacies, hot specialties, and a dessert station, all for Mother’s Day. There are also complimentary family portraits available with the purchase of a brunch from 10 AM – 1 PM. Reservations are required.
Cost: $69+ for adults and $29+ for kids (5-12 years old)
1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch, NJ 07740
Farm To Table Mother’s Day Brunch
May 13 at 10 AM
Take tractor-drawn wagon rides around the farm, see friendly farm animals, take a self-guided museum tour, and visit the farm store and try some homemade ice cream. Then sit down for a tasty Mother’s Day Brunch with the whole family. The Tomasello Winery Outdoor Patio will be open for tasting and purchases; there will be live music and entertainment. There are add-on activities for the kids, including a pony ride, wagon train ride, and bounce house.
Cost: Starting at $249.99 for a table of 4
Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
Mother’s Day Weekend Arts Retreat at Appel Farm
Spend Mother’s Day Weekend at an overnight at Appel Farm. This two-day experience includes four art workshops, Saturday lunch and dinner, a campfire and special snack, late-night fun time, early morning activities, and a special Mother’s Day Brunch. All activities are geared toward ages 5 and up.
Cost: $100 for adult/child day pass or $250 for adult/child overnight (private bunking available for additional cost)
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise
May 14 at 10 AM
Take Mom on a scenic brunch cruise with a brunch buffet with breakfast, salads, chicken, fish, beef, pasta, and international desserts. There will also be a DJ at this event.
Cost: $67.95 for adults and $50.96 for children
401 Riverview Drive, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Mother’s Day Grand Brunch Buffet at Tomasello Winery
May 14 at 10 AM
Make those Mother’s Day reservations for a Grand Brunch Buffet at Tomasello Winery. Sample the carving station, try the Bananas Foster French Toast, or indulge in the Chocolate Mousse Shooters for dessert.
Cost: $49.95 for adults and $19.95 for children 12 and under
225 North White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Monmouth Park Racetrack Mother’s Day
May 14 at 10 AM
The tradition continues with free admission to the track for all women and includes giveaways and raffle drawings. Live racing begins at 12:40 PM, and there will be free Family Fun Day activities, including clowns, face painters, pony rides, and a bounce house in the picnic area.
Cost: Free for moms and $6, children under 12 are free
175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ 07757
Hopewell Valley Vineyards – Mother’s Day Brunch
May 14 at 11 AM
Ricotta pancakes, breakfast pizza, and baked goods are all being served up for mom this Mother’s Day. Come for the brunch and stay for the wine.
Cost: $38.95/adult + gratuity & tax ($46.74 + tax), $13.95/child 10 and under + gratuity & tax ($16.74 + tax), and children under 2 are complimentary
Hopewell Valley Vineyards, 46 Yard Road, Pennington, NJ 0853
Mother’s Day Brunch
May 14 at 11 AM
Try delicious selections with the special women in your life at Brook Hollow Winery Mother’s Day Brunch. Enjoy live music, complimentary flowers to all mothers, an open all-you-can-eat buffet, and a Build-Your-Own Sangria Bar.
Cost: $25. Pricing is different for children under 12.
Brook Hollow Winery, 594 NJ-94, Columbia, NJ 07832
Chauncey Mother’s Day Brunch
May 14 at 11 AM
This lavish brunch buffet is the perfect way to show Mom how much she is appreciated. You can upgrade your brunch with a mimosa or bloody mary. Seating times are at 11 AM and 1 PM.
Cost: $19.95 – $49
Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center, 1 Chauncey Road, Princeton, NJ 08541
Mother’s Day Walk
May 14 at 11 AM
Take the special woman in your life on a guided walk with a TNC Environmental Educator. This is the perfect opportunity for a pretty photo op with the family. All ages are welcome.
Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670
Mother’s Day Brunch at Sweet Water Riverdeck
May 14 at 11 AM or 1:30 PM
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch at Sweet Water Rickerdeck. Enjoy everything from classic breakfast favorites to delectable lunch entrees. You can sip on mimosas as you take in stunning views of the water and enjoy quality time with your loved ones.
Cost: 0 – $65
Sweetwater Marina and Riverdeck, 2780 7th Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Mother’s Day Bazaar and Brunch
May 14 at 12 PM
Take mom shopping for the perfect gifts from a curated market of makers from the Jersey Shore and beyond. Kids can make their own jean jackets, have their faces painted, stop by for a selfie at the flower wall, and make a bouquet for mom. After, the brunch will have a family-style selection of appetizers for the table, a choice of entrees, and a chef’s selection of desserts.
Cost: Tickets for Mother’s Day brunch: $20 – $48. Kids 12 and under $20
The Whitechapel Projects, 15 2nd Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Mother’s Day Extravaganza 2023
May 14 at 12 PM
Dress to Impress for this Mother’s Day extravaganza featuring a gourmet luncheon, live music concert, dance affair, and fabulous hat contest. The live music concert will feature Soul/R&B/Jazz vocalist Stephanie Jeannot, Caribbean/Island Music, P&H Band, and “Blue Magic” Group Lead Singer Robert “Buddy” Williams. Lunch will be served at 1 PM sharp.
Galloping Hill Inn, 325 Chestnut Street Union, NJ 07083
New Jersey Mother’s Day Signature Brunch Cruise
May 14 at 12 PM
Create beautiful family memories on this New Jersey Mother’s Day Cruise. Take a sail on the Hudson and East Rivers while you enjoy a signature holiday buffet, classic cocktails, and New Jersey and New York’s most incredible views.
Cost: +$99 for adults. $84.90 for children. Ages 2 and under are free.
1500 Harbor Blvd, Weehawken, NJ 07086
Mother’s Day Screening – Mamma Mia!
May 14 at 1 PM
Come out for this screening of Mamma Mia! at the Princeton Garden Theatre. Experience this unforgettable musical, showcasing the best songs from ABBA, with the special woman in your life.
Cost: General (Garden) $13.50
The Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542
Mother’s Day at Terhune Orchards
May 14 at 2 PM
Create a special Mother’s Day experience at Terhune Orchards. Enjoy the general store, cafe, fire pits, strolling the vineyard, and Just Jeff in The Winery.
Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise
May 14 at 4:00 PM
Take a cruise in the calm inland waters of the Manasquan River, Point Pleasant Canal, and Barnegat Bay. Enjoy a variety of dinner choices while on the water.
Cost: $75 for adults, $35 for ages 4-12, and free for 3 and under
800 Ashley Ave., Brielle, NJ 08730
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