Show your love and appreciation for Mom this Mother’s Day by treating her to one of Houston’s many attractions and activities. Whether she loves shopping, art or a great performance, Houston has something for Mom to enjoy this Sunday, May 13. Read on for our favorite ideas.

Treat Her To A Performance

DTN - HI - Miller Outdoor Theatre

Mother’s Day weekend in Houston is filled with exciting performances for moms who love the arts. Pack up a picnic and take her to one of three free performances (May 11-13) of the Houston Ballet’s “Don Quixote” at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Don’t mind splurging? Surprise her with tickets to see the award-winning musical, Hamilton, showing at the Hobby Center. 

Theater loving moms may enjoy a visit to the Alley Theatre to see comedian Steve Martin’s play, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” which contemplates what Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso may have discussed when they meet at a bar in Paris in 1904.

If music is more to her liking, the Houston Symphony’s “Brahms & Sibelius” concert and the “Mother’s Day Serenade” by the Houston Latin American Philharmonic will delight your mom. 

Spend A Day At The Museum


On May 13, moms get free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and its two ticketed exhibits, Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India and Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples. Mom also gets free admission to Bayou Bend and Rienzi so she can enjoy its beautiful gardens, art and history. 

Take Her Shopping

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston has endless opportunities when it comes to shopping, but if your mom loves a little retail therapy, skip the mall and head over to these local markets. Stop by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft on May 12 and 13 for Two Of a Kind: Pop-Up Earring Sale, which features an array of fine, unique and beautifully crafted earrings, plus bubbly and refreshments. On May 12, shop for baked goods, gifts and crafts at the Heights Mercantile Mother’s Day Market.

Enjoy Afternoon Tea

Kiran's afternoon tea service

Perfect for a mother-daughter outing, afternoon tea will make any mom feel special. Indulge in an elegant multi-course tea service at Kiran’s where your mom is sure to feel like queen. Tea service is available on Friday and Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. Make sure to call ahead to make reservations. 

Go Out For Brunch

Steak 48 Brunch

You can never go wrong with taking mom out for brunch on Mother’s Day. Not sure where to go? Check out our Mother’s Day brunch guide for options.