Check Out These Mother’s Day Freebies and Events!

By Julia Bauer
Mother in field lifting son into the air

While we should demonstrate appreciation for our moms every day, May 12 calls for a little extra. Make the most out of this Mother’s Day by taking advantage of all these Mother’s Day freebies and events!

1. Mother’s Day Brunch at Embers

Enjoy an 11 a.m. Mother’s Day brunch at Embers! There will be delicious food, cocktails and live music.

2. Free Entry to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

On Mother’s Day, all moms get free admission into Kanapaha Botanical Gardens!

3. Mother’s Day Branford Farm Stand U-Pick Flower Fest

U-Pick Flower season at Branford Farm Stand begins Mother’s Day Weekend with Flower Fest! On May 11 and May 12, you can enjoy flower picking, photo ops, live music, a vendor market, hay rides, food and more!

4. Mother’s Day at The Bryer Patch

At the annual Mother’s Day at The Patch event May 11 and May 12, moms can pick their own farm flower bouquet, pet the farm animals, enjoy a hayride, listen to live music and more!

5. Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at the Best Western Gateway Grand

Your family can enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Best Western Gateway Grand! Take a peek at the food menu here.

6. Amber Brooke Farms Mother’s Day Sundown Social

At this golden hour Mother’s Day event, you can enjoy a complimentary s’mores package, a wagon tour, dinner, live music and more. There will also be blueberry u-pick and sunflower u-pick. Also, moms get complimentary beverages!

7. Mother’s Day Weekend at Cannon Farms

Saturday, May 11, your family can go flower picking, enjoy a hayride, listen to live music, get your face painted, visit the petting zoo, explore craft vendors and food trucks and more!

8. FAFO’s Symphony Under the Stars

At FAFO’s Symphony Under the Stars, bring food and drinks and enjoy this family friendly event on Mother’s Day! Watch a performance by the Ocala Symphony Orchestra followed by a Fireworks display.

9. Swallowtail Farm Mother’s Day Dining Experience

At the Swallowtail Farm Mother’s Day Dining Experience May 11, celebrate mom and enjoy a farm dining experience featuring chef Charlie Keller Of Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille for the final Swallowtail Farm dining event of the season.

10. Mother’s Day Brunch at Sweetwater Branch Inn

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Sweetwater Branch Inn and enjoy an event full of love, laughter and memories. Event tickets include brunch buffet, dessert bar and one mimosa ticket.

11. UF/IFAS Mother’s Day Family Fishing

On Saturday, May 11, enjoy one of the UF/IFAS Family Fishing Days for Mother’s Day!

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