Mother's Day in Kansas City

Celebrate the mothers and grandmothers in your life with these special events and activities across Kansas City.

Note: This list was compiled by the staff of KC Parent Magazine and may not be reproduced in print or online without permission. Please email if you have an addition to this list.

Mother's Day Shopping Specials

50% Off Hanging Baskets for Mother's Day at Family Tree Nursery 3 Locations: 8424 Farley St., Overland Park, KS., 7036 Nieman Rd., Shawnee, KS, and 830 W. Liberty Dr., Liberty, MO. Present this ad to receive special. 

Mother's Day at Crown Center May 1-13 at Crown Center, 2500 Grand, Kansas City. Spend $50 at any Crown Center shop, restaurant or theatre during May 1-13 and get one FREE gift wrap. Simply take your receipts to Customer Service by May 13, during regular shopping hours, to redeem. 

Mom and Me Shopping Spree May 5 at Independence Center, 18801 E 39th St S Suite 2035, Independence, MO.  Enjoy special Mother’s Day deals and experiences throughout Independence Center. Shop for Mom or bring her along. 

Spinach Home- Mother's Day May 9 – 12 at Spinach Home, 9005 Roe, Prairie Village, KS. Special mom's shopping days with snacks and wine and cards available for your kiddos to color. 

Make a Gift for Mom

Windmill Planter Workshop May 5 at Home Depot Locations Across the Metro. Your child can build a model windmill that holds a beautiful seasonal flower or low maintenance herb just in time for Mother’s Day. Once your windmill planter is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin. 

Make it for Mother's Day May 5 from 10am-Noon at Lenexa Public Market, 8750 Penrose Lane, Lenexa, KS. $60 for first two family members, $10 for each additional family participant. Together, an adult and child(ren) will create a set of floral canvas paintings that will match to be hung together in a special place. Multiple children can participate, and all of the paintings will fit together. This would be a great family experience and gift for Mother's Day. All materials are provided. 

Muffins for Mom May 5 & 6 at Paint, Glaze & Fire, 12683 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS. Moms and kids painting with us on May 5 and 6 will enjoy FREE muffins on us, plus the whole group will receive 1/2 off studio fees! Offer good when you make a reservation and mention special. May not be combined with another coupon or offer. 

Mother's Day Celebration Week at Paradise Park May 6 – 13 at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee's Summit, MO. Discovery Play center theme of the week: Moms! Specially designed for safe, clean, interactive, fun, imaginative and educational play, Paradise Park’s Discovery Play center offers 20+ unique areas, including Pretend Village, Water Table, and KCPT Learning Room, Miniature Play, Block Play, Art Studio, Cooking Studio, and a 2-acre Children’s Garden with a dinosaur dig, pretend fishing pond and 18-hole jr. mini golf course and age-appropriate climbing structures. This week’s theme the week before Mother’s Day helps kids prepare to celebrate moms, grandmothers and anyone who plays that special role in their lives. 

Mother's Day Weekend Events

Mother's Day at the Zoo May 13 at Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO. What better way to celebrate Mom than with a relaxing day at the Kansas City Zoo. Moms will receive complimentary admission on Mother’s Day. Visit the Zoo’s doting moms and see them interact with their adorable babies. Bring Mom to the Zoo for a wild time with her cubs! 

Mother's Day at Worlds of Fun May 13 at Worlds of Fun, 4545 Worlds of Fun Dr, Kansas City, MO. Worlds of Fun is all about families, friends and FUN! Celebrate mom by bringing all of these together on Mother’s Day this year. Gold and Platinum passholders may purchase up to 4 Bring-A-Friend tickets at an exclusive discount on Sunday May 13th, available at any front gate ticket window. Families come in all shapes and sizes, including friends that are like family, so take the time to honor all of the special ladies in your lives and make it a Mother’s Day event with all of your loved ones at Kansas City’s family amusement park. Create lasting memories and experience the thrills of Falcon’s Flight and Mamba, enjoy a relaxing train ride on the Worlds of Fun Railroad and a leisurely drive on Le Taxi Tour. Then be sure to take to the seas on the newest addition to Worlds of Fun the Nordic Chaser, featuring boat-shaped seating bobbing along a wavy circuit. 

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak, Kansas City, MO. Admission: FREE. Parking: $8 in the museum garage.) is one of Kansas City’s crown jewels. Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day brunch in the Rozzelle Court Restaurant, then spend a day enjoying fine art. Brunch is  $35 members / $39 adults / $16 children 12 & under. 15% service charge added to total bill. Celebrate the special women in your life with an extravagant buffet amidst strolling violin music in the beauty of Rozzelle Court. Selections include smoked seafood, roasted meats, omelets, artisan breads and the museum’s signature desserts. Full bar available. Call 816.751.1278 (Option 0) for reservations. After brunch, explore exhibits from around the world.  For added fun, use our Nelson-Atkins scavenger hunt and take photos of your finds! For little ones, we offer a pre-reader scavenger hunt on, as well. Form teams and race against each other to complete the scavenger hunt or try to complete one as a family project. And, the pre-reader hunt features objects found in multiple works of art. Track how often you find any one thing or try the hunt more than once to discover there is more than one way to solve it.

Dine at Charleston's 8817 State Line Rd, KC, MO. Located just a mile from AMC Ward Parkway 14, Charleston's modestly priced menu features traditional American classics prepared from scratch daily. Go for a classic Hickory Burger, the popular Walt's Champagne Chicken Salad or The Original Chicken Tender Platter. We also offer a selection of fresh fish, slow-roasted prime rib, grilled pork chops and much more. No visit to Charleston's is complete without a slice of Key Lime Pie, featuring a graham cracker, pecan and walnut crust!

FREE Admission for Mom to visit Art of the Brick Union Station 30 W. Pershing, KC, MO. This Mother's Day, it's FREE ADMISSION for Moms at internationally acclaimed THE ART OF THE BRICK! Sunday, May 13, only, Moms get free admission with the purchase of any full price child or adult admission. Sunday hours 12-5pm. Available in person at Union Station's Box Office only.

Mother's Day at Powell Gardens Powell Gardens, Kingsville, MO. Moms and Members are FREE. Join Bar Love Fitness for Yoga in our Heartland Harvest Garden Vineyard. Enjoy free, hour-long yoga sessions at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sessions are first-come, first-served, be sure to bring your own mat! Afterward, relax with a mimosa or bloody Mary in the Grand Hall and then make your way to the Missouri Barn for free chair massages by students from WellSpring School of Allied Health! Massage sign-ups are at the Missouri Barn and are first-come, first-served. Enjoy a delicious brunch in Cafe Thyme! Experience the opening weekend of the seasonal exhibition BIG Backyard, an array of gigantic backyard objects!

Goat Yoga - Mother's Day Event May 13 at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd., Lee's Summit, MO. $15 plus tax. We are excited to partner with Sunset Stables and Core Balance Yoga to create an opportunity for our guests to experience Goat Yoga! It combines basic yoga (accessible to all) with the fun, playful nature of baby goats as they interact with participants in the beautiful setting of our Outdoor Pavillion. We will feature the young goats (less than a year old) and no feeding so that the animals are curious and focused on you. After yoga, you’ll have the opportunity for youngsters of all ages to play with the baby goats in a friendly petting zoo. 

Mother's Day at Powell Gardens May 13 at Powell Gardens 1609 US Hwy 50 Kingsville, MO. All Mothers receive FREE admission. Enjoy and hour-long yoga session in the Vineyard at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. no additional charge (first-come, first-served) . Free chair massages for Mothers under the eaves of the Missouri Barn from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (first-come, first-served sign up at the barn when you arrive) and get access to the BIG Backyard an interactive exhibition featuring oversized backyard objects. General admission applies.

Mother's Day on the Plaza May 13 at Country Club Plaza, 41st and Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO. Start Mother’s Day (May 13th) off right with brunch on the Plaza! Plaza restaurants are offering special Mother’s Day menus. Reservations are recommended. 

Ellis at the Alcove May 12 at Acoustic Alcove, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, Lees Summit, MO. Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door (general admission). With a new look, lots of new songs and the same infectious laugh and charm, we welcome back the incomparable Ellis to our stage for the third straight year. Ellis’ performances are transformational and inspiring. This year’s show falls on the eve of Mother’s Day Doors open at 6:45 pm; beer, wine & refreshments available; the Coffee Shop will be open; parking is free and the Unity Village grounds will be showing off their Spring colors. Come out to the Alcove for an evening you’ll never forget. 

Heartland's 6K Trail Race May 12 at Heartland Center, 16965 NW 45 Hwy, Parkville. MO. Runners of all levels are encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event. The course is fun, challenging, and hilly, boasting over 600 feet of elevation gain. Nestled on 320 wooded acres in Parkville, MO, you'll forget you're just outside of the city! What better way to spend your Saturday or to celebrate Mother's Day weekend with your family! 

Spring Concert Overland Park May 13 from 3-4:30pm. The Overland Park Orchestra will be performing their free 2018 Spring Concert at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. Performance to feature: Overture to Die Fledermaus by Strauss, Symphony No.7 in D Minor, Op. 70 by Dvoƙák and a special solo by the winner of the Young Artist Competition.

Midwest Mother’s Day Classic Sponsored by Holiday Inn Express Shawnee May 13  at Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex and Wyandotte Sporting Fields.This year the Midwest Mother’s Day Classic reached a record number of 310 teams including international competition. Three levels of play (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) ensure that every team finds itself matched against similar competition. In addition to providing excellent competition, this newest addition to the Heartland tournament series is formatted to be particularly family friendly. The tournament will be hosted at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex and Wyandotte Sporting Fields, where siblings can enjoy the multiple playgrounds, the skate park, or the tennis courts. Mothers will be honored on Sunday, when each player will be given a flower to present to their mother.

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