Mother’s Day is less than a week away!

Whether you’ve had the day marked in your calendar for months, and you’re looking for the perfect finishing touch to mark the occasion, or you’re looking for last-minute plans to show Mom how much she means to you, we’ve got you covered with a variety of ways to spend Mother’s Day!


From brunch at a historic hotel to a toast at a local brewery, a relaxing spa day to a Mother’s Day 5k (or 10k…or half marathon), here’s your guide to celebrating Mom in Milwaukee.

Breakfast marble Toast egg Oatmeal


A time-honored tradition, a sensational brunch to kick off Mother’s Day is a must. Take Mom out for the most important meal of the day and get Mother’s Day started on the right foot.

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Maybe Mom would prefer to sleep in! In that case, the East Troy Railroad’s Mother’s Day Dinner on the East Troy Railroad Museum will keep your plans on track with a three-course Saturday night dinner aboard the vintage dining cars as you and the whole fam roll along the lush, beautiful Wisconsin countryside.


Mother and son looking at the Hippo Haven exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo



Spend some quality time out and about with Mom. Whether she wants an athletically inclined family 5k or a trip to see her favorite zoo animals, a culinary-inspired afternoon at USA Today’s top public market or a creativity-infused paint and sip at Pomona Cider Co., enjoy a day exploring Mom’s passions or learning something new together.

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Clover Plant Shop


Show Mom how important she is to you with a thoughtful gift from a local small business.



Don’t forget the flowers! A classic Mother’s Day present, you can show Mom your love and appreciation with a bouquet of colorful, beautifully arranged flowers from one of Milwaukee’s many florists.


Maybe Mom’s more of a DIY green thumber than a floral lover. Pick up a new addition to her verdant collection of leafy pals with a plant from one of the area’s nurseries, plant shops or boutiques.

Sweets & Treats

Treat Mom to a sweet day with a special delight from local chocolatiers, bakers, and dessert makers.


Uncork a memorable Mother’s Day for Mom with outstanding selections of wine from around the world at some of Milwaukee’s finest wine retailers.

For even more Mother’s Day gift inspiration, visit our shopping page!