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May 25, 2024

Mother's Day May 12

Mother’s Day, May 12: All-Things Mom!

Celebrate Mom leading up to Mother's Day with fun ideas & more!

Celebrate the moms in your life on Sunday, May 12. Hurry and make your reservations now if you’re going to eat out. But take a look at these upcoming events, too!

Mother’s Day

May 4

Mums, Moms and Music Hall Tour
Spend special time with mom during this 90-minute outdoor tour of Music Hall. Moms will get a bouquet of flowers from Gia & The Blooms. Outdoor Walking Tour begins at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, Oh; 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.; $25;

May 8

Pick from two options to get moving with your kiddos: Little ones can take the music and dance class offered at 9:15 a.m., and moms can babywear and move and groove during KangaMoves at 10:15 a.m. Both options feature Mother’s Day-themed music and a small gift for moms in attendance. Lilypad Play, 2008 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Oh, $15, includes play pass; 513-321-1379 or

May 9

Kiddos can create a special handmade gift for the mother or grandmother’s in their lives; there will also be kid-friendly yoga after the art-making session. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E 6th St., Cincinnati, Oh; 10:30  – 11:30 a.m.; $5 per non-member child, free for members and families with a valid SNAP or EBT card; 513-345-8400 or

May 11

HURRAY FOR MOM! (register)
Many animals have close relationships with their mothers. From the gentle jaws of an alligator to the comfy pouch of a wallaby, come learn about zoo moms. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Oh; 10 a.m.  – 12 p.m.; $25 per non-member, $20 per member, free for ages 3 and younger; 513-559-7730 or

May 12

Meet barnyard babies! See how barnyard moms take care of their young, make a craft and enjoy a snack. Winton Woods, Parky’s Farm, 10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati, Oh; 11 a.m.  – 12 p.m.; $10 per child ages 2 and older + vehicle permit required; 513-521-7275 or

Hop aboard BB Riverboats and treat Mom to views, food and a souvenir photo. BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky; Brunch Cruise: 1 – 3 p.m. Dinner Cruise: 5:30  – 7 p.m.; $56 adult, $34 ages 4  – 12; 800-261-8586 or

(May 12)

Forno Osteria & Bar
Brunch buffet from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Brunch reservations through 12:30 p.m.

Metropole ON WALNUT
Mother’s Day menu from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Newport Syndicate
Brunch from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Seasons 52
Brunch from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; a Mother’s Day “Green Box” To Go is also available.

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).