Mother’s Day Events in Central Iowa 2017

Mother’s Day Events in Central Iowa 2017

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14th. Mark your calendars! Here are some great ways to celebrate this special day your mother. Some of these events require registration. Note: If you have an event you would like to add, email me.

Make sure to check our event calendar for additional events and activities!

ILOH at the Mother/Son Prom 

Friday, May 12th 

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Kirkendall Public Library

Kirkendall Public Library is hosting a mother/son prom. Some special superheroes may make an appearance. Register with Kirkendall Public Library.

Mother-Daughter Tea

Saturday, May 13th 

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Giovannetti Shelter, Urbandale

Celebrate Mother’s Day by having a tea party and decorating a May Basket. Everyone is encouraged to dress-up. $10 per person. Registration deadline is May 8th. You must register with Urbandale Parks and Recreation.

Terrace Hill Mother’s Day Tea

Saturday, May 13th 

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Enjoy sweets and savories. Sit and sip in the Victorian Terrace Hill. $40 per ticket. Purchase tickets here.

Viva la MAMMA!! Mother’s Day Class

Saturday, May 13th 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Cooking with Alessandra 

You can come and cook for your mother or cook with her. This is a great activity to do with your mom for Mother’s Day. $60 tickets. Purchase tickets here.

Mommy & Me Tea 

Saturday, May 13th 

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. 

Altoona City Public Library 

Enjoy tea or hot cocoa and treats at the library to celebrate Mother’s Day. There will be games and crafts. All ages are welcome. Registration is required with the Altoona City Public Library.

Glazed Expressions

Sunday, May 14th 

12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Grab breakfast or lunch, then head to Glazed Expressions for the afternoon. Spend the day creating some artwork with your mom and for you mom.

Mother’s Day 5k & 10K Run/Walk

Sunday, May 14th 

Race time starts at 8:30 a.m. 

Run or walk a fun Mother’s Day themed race with your mom. Every finisher receives a rose and a tasty cake pop. This is a great event to get out and be active with your mom. Register here.

Mother’s Day at Reiman Gardens

Sunday, May 14th 

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Walk through the beautiful gardens at Reiman Gardens. In honor of Mother’s day all moms are admitted free of charge. No registration required.

Mother’s Day at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden 

Sunday, May 14th 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Take your mom out to enjoy the beautiful gardens at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. All moms are admitted free of charge. Grab a yummy lunch a Trellis Cafe too.

Des Moines Cycle Club Mother’s Day Picnic Ride

Sunday, May 14th 

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Colby Park, Windsor Heights

“Are You My Mother?” Mother’s Day Picnic Ride. Pack your own picnic lunch and grab your mother. There will be a trail ride starting at Colby Park in Windsor Heights. Enjoy some beautiful views of Des Moines in this 24 mile round trip bike ride. Fun for the entire family. Everyone is welcome.

Urbandale Open Swim

Sunday, May 14th 

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Grab the entire family and celebrate mom while splashing in the pool.

Fancy Nancy at Des Moines Community Playhouse

Saturday, May 13th or Sunday, May 14th 

1 p.m. & 4 p.m. 

Take your mom to a show at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Dress up fancy, grab some lunch and watch this classic show. Purchase tickets here.



Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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