It’s the most wonderful time of the… Oh, wait, sorry, that’s Christmas. And honestly, May is actually not the most wonderful time of the year, at least not here in Florida. Why? Because with May comes the end of the school year and the beginning of the extreme Florida heat I know we all love so much! But May also includes Mother’s Day, and who doesn’t love an excuse to celebrate themselves, uhhhh, I mean motherhood?! If you’re still in need of plans for Sunday, no worries! We’ve got you covered with this list of unique Mother’s Day events in Tampa Bay!
Teddy Bear Tea Party
May 7th @ 11:00am – 2:30pm
Bearadise Ranch – 6908 245th Street East, Myakka City 34251
Create special memories with the Mamabear in your family and celebrate Mother’s Day with our bear family, too. View our beautiful brown bears in a natural setting to learn about and admire them. So, join us for this special event to honor all the Mamabears in our lives and make memories to last a lifetime.
Mother’s Day Cruise on the Lost Pearl
May 8th (Multiple cruise times available)
Tampa Convention Center – 333 S Franklin St, Tampa 33602
Aye, ’tis Mother’s Day this eighth day of May. Batten down the hatches and bring mom on a cruise that’s fun for all the little buccaneers. Child and adult beverages are already free at sea, but there’s some extra bounty in it for ye mom – she’ll get free champagne from our grog bar and ye boarding photo for free.
Give mom something fun this Mother’s Day so she doesn’t make ye walk the plank!
Mothersday Weekend on the Farm
May 8th @ 9:00am – 9:00pm
Raprager Family Farms – 16907 Boy Scout Road, Odessa 33556
Bring mom this weekend for the grand opening of The Wholesome Hen, a farm to table kitchen concept in the country. All produce sourced from local farms including ours. Hours are Friday, from 11am to 9:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 9pm. Tickets are NOT required to enter the farm. If you can’t stay to eat, swing by to get some delicious homemade fudge or farm fresh eggs for mom. Be sure to check out the progress we’ve made on our ⅓ acre butterfly garden and meet our new Scarlet Macaw “Kiko.”
If you have been here before, we have made some important changes. You no longer need to purchase tickets to enter the farm during non-festival times. The common areas of the farm will now be free to the public during our open hours. This includes the Wholesome Hen (breakfast, lunch and dinner), the Sweet Shop (fudge, cinnamon roasted nuts, ice cream and coffee), the corn pit, Fort Merlin, yard games, and the butterfly garden. Wrist bands are available for purchase online or in person to access our other activities which include the animal pasture petting zoo, 80’ bounce pillow, 40’ hay chute slide, hayride, and newly planted fruit orchard.
Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the country at Raprager Family Farm. There is something for the whole family!
Take Mom to The Movies for Mother’s Day!
May 8th @ 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Studio 131 – 9025 131st Pl N, Largo 33773
Why sit in a crowded and noisy restaurant with the kids complaining there is nothing to do? Come join us for family-friendly-fun at Studio 131 in Largo this Mother’s Day for two action-packed hours of food, music, creativity, and fun!
Your Ticket includes:
- All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Food Stations by Bellyrubbers Catering
- Choose from “Momosas,” Beer, Wine, Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, and Mom’s Day Mocktails at our CASH BAR provided by Hook, Line & Drinker while dining in Studio 131’s beautifully decorated Dining Room.
- Live Entertainment by KathySings4u: Special Musical Performances from The Movies – from Disney to 007
- Dance Music and Mini-Lessons by Karen Aucoin Dance Professional; Sing-Alongs for the Entire Family
- “Kid’s Kreate” Space – Kids will use their handprint to make a special arts & crafts gift for the Moms, Grandmas, and/or Aunts in their lives.
- “Big Blue Bounce House” – Who doesn’t enjoy this?
- “Studio 131 Movie Theater Room” – Enjoy some popcorn and watch musical scenes from family-friendly movies.
- “Be Zen” Yoga Demonstrations – for the whole family! Just a peek of what we offer in our classes!
All Moms receive a Very Special Gift: A FREE VIP Membership for June at Studio 131, valued at $75 – take Yoga, Dance, and other fun classes for Free or at a discounted rate throughout the month of June.
Reserve a table for 16 and save $95 when you choose “Tampa Bay Moms Table for SIXTEEN!.” This exclusive deal includes tickets for any six adults (13+), four Seniors (55+), and six children between 4 and 12! ($420 Value – Save $95 – That’s like getting a FREE Ticket for MOM and TWO GRANDMAs!) Please make sure to add a FREE ticket for EACH child under 4 when booking your table so we have your table set-up for you! – Please let us know if you need a highchair!
May 6 @ 4 PM – 10 PM
May 7 @ 10 AM – 10 PM
The Riverwalk Tampa–600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa 33602
Riverfest is a public, two-day, free event that is held the first weekend in May each year. The festival spans the entire length of the Riverwalk including several parks and features family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa’s cultural institutions, local musicians and restaurants. The festival includes Taste of Riverwalk on Friday night and TacoFest on Saturday. There is also a full concert series of local bands on the main stage in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and a balloon glow at sunset both nights. Other activities include a wiener dog derby, a lantern parade, yoga and a paddle invasion.
May 8th @ 10am – 3pm
HarvestMoon Fun Farm – 15990 Stur Street, Masaryktown, 34604
Visit HarvestMoon Fun Farm for a fun, healthy and wholesome day out on the farm with your entire family or with friends. During our Spring Season come pick a beautiful bouquet of Sunflowers through our maze like paths, visit our petting farm, jump on the jumping pillow and more!
*The Sunflower Festival runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 30th.
The Cake Drip
May 7th & 8th (Reservations required. See website for time slots)
The Cake Drip – 1625 W Snow Cir, Tampa 33606
(18+ only) There is nothing sweeter than spoiling your mother on Mother’s Day, and what better way to do that than at The Cake Drip in Hyde Park Village? On May 7th and 8th, you can reserve a table through Opentable for the celebration. Pro tip: Walk, don’t run, because they will sell out, and you will get a serious case of FOMO!
🕚1.5 hour experience in our boutique studio
🍾Bottle service for mimosas
🍫Each guest gets to customize and make your own chocolate bar
🍓Indulge in delectable desserts including chocolate, fruit, croissants & more
🍵Followed by high tea
Need more ideas? Check out our Guide to Mother’s Day Brunch Around Tampa Bay.
What are your favorite Mother’s Day events in Tampa Bay? Share with us in the comments below!