There are plenty of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Charlotte in 2023!
After our list of ideas for celebrating, we have a list of Mother’s Day freebies and discounts. And after that we have a big list of all the events that are on our calendar for Friday, May 12, through Sunday, May 14, 2023. If you’re ordering a gift online, make sure to check out this Mother’s Day Gift Guide, with discounts.
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Mother’s Day Gifts, Meals and Celebrations
Enjoy Mother’s Day brunch from a Charlotte restaurant
We have put together a list of places in the Charlotte area for Mother’s Day Brunch. We include both dine-in and take-home options.
Go on a hike
Get out and enjoy one of our beautiful greenways, parks or nature preserves. Not sure where to start? Here’s a list of more than 50 hikes and walks near Charlotte.
Mother’s Day at Lowe’s
Lowe’s is hosting a Mother’s day celebration with a flower giveaway, as well as other fun activities and giveaway. The event takes place at participating locations on Sunday, May 14, 2023, starting at 10 a.m. To receive a free 1-pint flower you’ll need to register. Registration opens on April 30, 2023, at midnight.
Enjoy a free outdoor concert
The Charlotte area boasts a huge number and variety of free outdoor concerts, and Mother’s Day Weekend is no exception. This weekend there are free concerts at Birkdale Village, Stowe Park in Belmont, the Whitewater Center, Camp North End, the Davidson Village Green, and more. Check out the whole list of free outdoor concerts around Charlotte.
Moms get free general admission to both Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph on Sunday, May 14, 2023. Just tell them at the front desk that you’re a mom. The free admission does not include the Picasso exhibit at Mint Museum Uptown.
Take a walk in a garden
Visit one of these Charlotte area botanical gardens. There are 8 on the list to choose from and all are wonderful. If you go to Stowe Botanical Garden on Mother’s Day Weekend (Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, 2023) moms get in for free, and the first 275 moms each day get a free mini potted plant.
Hi-Wire Brewing, at 340 West Tremont Avenue, Charlotte, is hosting MOMday FUNday on Sunday, May 14, 2023, from 12 to 4 p.m. While moms enjoy free childcare, coffee, ice cream and mimosa flights, and non-alcoholic slushies, kids will make them cards in the craft corner. Free event.
Both locations of Primal Brewery are hosting Mother’s Day parties on Sunday, May 14, 2023, from 1 to 6 p.m. There will be music, vendors, and free home-made brownies for moms, while supplies last. 164321 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, and 52 Ervin Street, Belmont.
Extreme Ice Center, at 4705 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail, NC, is offering FREE skating to moms for Mother’s Day. (A day early.) On Saturday, May 13, 2023, moms get free admission with the purchase of a child’s admission, from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be free face painting for kids from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Buy Local Chocolate
Treat your mom to some excellent chocolate from one of these Charlotte area chocolate makers.
Buy a museum membership
Buy your mom a membership to one of Charlotte’s great museums, so that she can visit as much as she’d like.
And here’s a special deal for one of the museums. From May 12 to 14, 2023, get 20% off a membership (new or renewing) for Bechtler Museum with promo code MOMSDAY23.
Here are the links to join some Charlotte museums:
- Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
- Mint Museum of Art
- Charlotte Museum of History
- Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture
Shop for discounts
If you can’t find what you want locally, shop Groupon for flowers and other gifts. Make sure to look at the top of the page to see if there’s an extra discount.Subscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap
Mother’s Day Freebies and Deals
All offers are at participating locations only. Call ahead to make sure the one you’re visiting is participating.
- TCBY: Moms get 6 ounces of free frozen yogurt at participating TCBY stores.
- Auntie Anne’s: These deals are valid only for Auntie Anne’s Rewards members. Buy one pretzel or drink on May 14, 2023, and get 50% another of equal or lesser price. Through June 25, 2023, get a free Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel with any online gift card purchase. The freebie is valid for 28 after reward unlock in the Auntie Anne’s app.
- Bechtler Museum: From May 12 to 14, 2023, get 20% off a new or renewing membership for Bechtler Museum, with the promo code MOMSDAY23.
- Cracker Barrel: Treat your mom to a pancake brunch May 13 or 14, 2023, and she’ll receive a free $10 digital Bonus Card gift.
- Community Culinary School of Charlotte: Bring your mom to the cafe from May 8 to 12, 2023, and she’ll get a free cupcake. 9315-D Monroe Road, Charlotte.
- Jamba: Loyalty members get 20% off orders $25 on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12 to 14, 2023.
- Hooters: On Sunday, May 14, 2023, moms can receive 10 free wings, any style, with the purchase of 10 wings, any style, at participating locations. Dine-in only. Also on May 14, kids under 12 get a free kids’ meal (dine-in only) with the purchase of any adult entrée.
- Huntersville Ice Cream Shop: Buy one Get One Free Waffle Cone on May 14, 2023. Announced on Facebook. 100 S Maxwell Avenue, Huntersville, NC.
- KFC: Buy a KFC Nuggets of Appreciation meal. It includes eight pieces of Extra Crispy chicken tenders or chicken on the bone, two large homestyle sides, four biscuits and dipping sauce. The meal comes with a bonus of 12 FREE KFC nuggets and a downloadable, Mother’s Day card. The holiday meal is available only online via KFC’s site or app, at participating locations, from May 10 to 14, 2023.
- Primal Brewery: Both the Huntersville and Belmont locations of Primal Brewery are offering moms free home-made brownies, while they last, at their Mother’s Day celebrations on Sunday, May 14, 2023, from 1 to 6 p.m. 164321 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, and 52 Ervin Street, Belmont.
- Schlotzky’s: From May 12 to 14, 2023, Schlotzky’s rewards members get one free Cinnabon when they purchase one at participating Schlotzky’s locations. Offer must be activated through the rewards app.
- Whole Foods Market: From May 10 to 16, 2023, get a 15-stem bunch of tulips for $9.99. Prime members only.
- Zaxby’s: From May 12 to 14, 2023, purchase an adult meal and get a free kids meal. Valid only for purchases on the Zaxby’s app.
Things to do Mother’s Day Weekend
Friday, May 12, 2023
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Sunday, May 14, 2023