Mother’s Day is coming up on May 12. How are you celebrating? Houston is filled with options to spend the day. Here are a few of our picks to help you plan. 

Houston Ballet at Miller

May 10, 11, 2024

DTN - STL - Miller Outdoor Theatre

Take your mom to the Miller Outdoor Theatre and experience together the magic of dance with Houston Ballet, the fourth-largest ballet company in the country. The internationally acclaimed company of dancers will take the stage, showcasing incredible athleticism and artistry from some of our most beloved ballets over the last 20 years. It promises to be an unforgettable evening under the stars, captivating first-time ballet-goers and dance lovers alike. All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are free.

Mother's Day Serenade at The Hobby

May 10, 2024

Hobby Center

The annual Mother's Serenade, presented by the Houston Latin American Philharmonic, pays tribute to the most noble being on the planet. Featured guest artists for this heartfelt concert include Mirtha Perez, Mariachi Los Gallitos, and Luis Martinez. The repertoire encompasses beloved pieces such as "Nave del Olvido," "Caballo Viejo," "Si Nos Dejan," "El Milagro de tus Ojos," a tribute to Jose Jose, and much more. Distinguished as the sole full-scale professional orchestra in the United States dedicated to promoting and uplifting Latin American music, musicians, and composers, the Houston Latin Philharmonic Orchestra is under the baton of Maestro Glenn Garrido, an American-Venezuelan conductor. Buy tickets here.

Elton John Tribute Concert at POST

May 10, 2024

Concierto en POST

Rocketman is coming to POST! Captain Fantastic: A Tribute to Elton John will be performing on the rooftop at the covered pavilion event space. Your mom will be delighted to hear some of the hottest classics and greatest hits, like Crocodile Rock, Bennie and the Jets, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Your Song, and more, with breathtaking skyline views as the backdrop. Seating for the concert is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure to come early and grab some food/drinks at the Food Hall, which serves local and international cuisine. Bars will be serving tasty beverages at the concert. Get your tickets here.

Mother’s Day at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

May 11 & 12, 2024

Bayou Bend tulips

Embrace Mother’s Day at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, immersed in the splendor of nature, art, and music. Wander through self-guided tours showcasing artworks that narrate the essence of motherhood in early America, with no reservations required. Delight in these highlights: Mothers enjoy free admission while complimentary cookies, lemonade, and water await all guests. Listen to the enchanting melodies of harpists Hope Cowan on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Caitlin Mehrtens on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mother's Day Walk at Houston Botanic Garden

May 12, 2024

Houston Botanic Garden

Nature-loving moms will be delighted to celebrate their day at the inaugural Mother's Day Walk at the Houston Botanic Garden. This event is designed to help moms and their families (all ages welcome) unwind, be inspired, connect, and have fun.

Family Adventure at The Ecape Game Houston

Escape Game

More adventurous moms will enjoy making memories with the family this Mother's Day at The Escape Game Houston (The Galleria and CityCentre). From May 1 to 11, you can buy three e-gift cards and get one free! (that's a 25% discount!). Gift cards are valid for games on any date and never expire. If you don't make it on May 12, enjoy your family adventure later. Just add the gift cards to your cart and get instant delivery via email! No promo code is needed.

Treat Her to a Tasty Meal

With more than 13,000 restaurants in Houston, choosing the best option to take your mom to brunch or dinner can be challenging. Our Guide for Top Mother's Day Brunches in Houston helps you make the right decision. Want to try new restaurants? Here is a sneak peek at a couple of them offering their inaugural Mother's Day Brunch this year.



Celebrate Mother’s Day in style with a touch of pink at PostScript, the charming all-pink restaurant nestled within the Shops at the Arrive that opened in February 2024. Treat mom to a delectable brunch featuring savory delights such as the Lobster Bene ($25), the Truffled Toad in a Hole ($24), and the Tarte Flambe ($24). If you are looking for something on the sweeter side, experience the Frenched Texas Toast ($25). Pair your meal with a classic brunch libation such as the Bloody Mary, Espresso Martini, or a refreshing Mimosa while enjoying special live entertainment in honor of Mother’s Day. Book your reservation through the restaurant's website, or via Resy.  



Cocody Restaurant & Bar, which opened in December 2023, invites you to celebrate this Mother's Day with a memorable experience from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Their curated menu honors mothers with exquisite dishes crafted to perfection—a four-course menu for $110 and a special $29 Kids Menu. The menu includes Scottish Salmon Gravlax, Open-Faced Duck Confit Ravioli, Island Black Cod Tournedos, Center Cut Chateaubriand,  and White and Dark Valrhona Chocolate Fondant. The kid's menu includes Tomato Bisque Soup, Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Crispy Cocody Potatoes and Baby Carrots, and White and Dark Valrhona Chocolate Fondant. Reservations are required.


Gift Her Something Local

Heights Mercantile Market

Support local makers in Houston and treat mom to something special. The Heights Mercantile Market will also be going on Sunday, May 12, so you can just hop on over to find local food and goods for Mom from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More local gift ideas are listed in our gift guide here

For moms with a sweet tooth, Dessert Gallery, a woman-owned and operated Houston bakery, has tasty sweet treats specially made for Mother’s Day. Treat your mom to hand-decorated cookies, petit fours, or cupcakes in a jar. 

Enjoy Afternoon Tea

Tea at Granduca

Make her feel special by inviting her to afternoon tea. Hotel Granduca will be serving afternoon tea all week long! From 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., you and Mom can indulge in smoked salmon crepes, sandwiches, scones, sweets and tea in a beautiful atmosphere at this Uptown-area hotel. Another great option is Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis. From Friday to Sunday, head over to their lounge and enjoy tea and small bites accompanied by the sounds of a harpist.

Give Her the Gift of Relaxation

Trellis Spa - The Houstonian

Treat your mom to a spa day at one of Houston's many luxury spas. Some notable places to book are Trellis Spa at the Houstonian, Fiori Spa and The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Houston, but there are others noted in this post. Make a day of it and include a service for yourself so that you can experience it together — win, win.


For more events during Mother's Day weekend, check out our Calendar.