10 Northern Michigan Mother’s Day Specials

Celebrate the woman in your life who loves you unconditionally! Whether it’s your mom, mom-in-law, grand-mom, step-mom—any woman who has helped make you who you are—she deserves the best. Check out these Northern Michigan Mother’s Day specials and other May 12 events. 

If you can’t make it out, try these decadent spring-inspired Mother’s Day recipes at home.

Mother’s Day Brunch | Black Star Farms

Sunday, May 12 | Seatings at 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., noon, 12:45 p.m., 1 p.m. 

Pamper mom this year with a trip to the beautiful winery estate at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. Indulge her with an incredible culinary spread provided by Chef Jack Wenz and his inspired culinary team. The elegant vaulted Aquarius Room at the Inn will be the backdrop for this multi-station brunch, including a Mimosa Bar! 

Cost: $35 adults; $16 children

Mother’s Day Tea Party and Workshop | Floral Underground

Sunday, May 12 | Noon

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a cup of IndieGrow herbal tea, local sweets and treats and a hands-on floral design workshop with Alissa Thomson. Bring mom to a fun interactive tea party with IndieGrow Flower Farm at Floral Underground in Traverse City and design a fabulous arrangement to take home. Hang at the build-your-own flower crown bar, enjoy sweets from She Bakes A Lot and shop candles made by In The Stars Candles and ceramics by Schyler The Potter.

Cost: $80 adults

Rosé and Roses Festival | Petoskey Wine Region

Sunday, May 11–12 | 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Petoskey Wine Region celebrates moms May 11–12. Stop by each of the 12 member wineries for an amazing selection of rosés and 2018 vintage releases. Purchase a tasting and receive a free rose!

Cost: FREE!

Stella! Mother’s Day Concert | Sleder’s

Sunday, May 12 | 3–5 p.m.

Check out Stella!, a talented trio of women who combine songwriting with three-part harmonies and fine musicianship on guitar, banjo, bass and percussion. This collaboration creates the music of Stella! and their music will surely bring some Mother’s Day magic to the Sleder’s Porch in Traverse City. 

Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door

Take a Mom Mountain Biking Day | Norte & Timber Ridge Resort

Sunday, May 12 | Noon

Yay for moms on bikes! Give your mom the gift of shred this Mother’s Day. She’ll love it, promise. Meet at Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort at 11:45. Rolling at noon. All moms as well as kids of all ages and abilities welcome. All routes are marked with very orange arrows, but this is not a guided ride. It’s a group ride for families!

Cost: FREE!

Moms Taste Free! | Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

Sunday, May 12 | 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Celebrate Mom with a visit to the Brys Estate tasting room on Old Mission Peninsula where she’ll be delighted by the gorgeous view. Brys will be offering complimentary wine tastings to moms in celebration of Mother’s Day—they’ve earned it!

Cost: FREE!

Free Slice of Pie | Grand Traverse Pie Company

Sunday, May 12 

A special treat awaits the mom in your life. Bring your mom into one of the Grand Traverse Pie Company shops on Mother’s Day and the staff will be honored to share some much-deserved love with her.

Cost: FREE!

Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch | Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach

Sunday, May 12 | 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Head to the Traverse City shoreline of West Grand Traverse Bay for West Bay Beach’s Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch with the Jeff Haas Jazz Trio performing from noon to 3:30. Moms will receive free flowers as well as free Mother’s Day crafts for children. See the full menu. 

Cost: $29.95 adults; $14.95 children under 12

Martha’s Mother’s Day Brunch | Martha’s Leelanau Table

Sunday, May 12 | 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Sunday brunch at the European-style cafe in Suttons Bay. In addition to their regular menu, there will be a special Mother’s Day menu, which has not yet been released.

Free MOM-osas | MAWBY

Sunday, May 12

Treat yourself to free MOM-osas for all moms, all day. The classic mimosa with a dash of Mawby is famous throughout the North. The tasting room in Suttons Bay will be open from noon to 5 p.m.

Cost: FREE!