Mother's Day! Just in case you used up all of your best ideas planning your Derby party, I've compiled a list of Louisville Mother's Day events to make things easier on you. Any one of them would be a great treat for your mother on her special day.
Where: Locust Grove
What: This event offers visitors a chance to purchase flowers, herbs, perennials, shade plants, and planters along with a variety of tools, artistic and practical gardening accessories, wrought iron sculptures, water gardens and antique yard furniture.
Where: Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
What: The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, located at 715 West Main Street, has hosted Mother’s Day inspired hands-on workshops. Even if they don't have one, there is always something to see and a great gift shop.
Where: The Louisville Zoo
What: Runners and walkers alike enjoy spending the morning with the animals at the annual Throo the Zoo 5K Run/Walk. The race fee includes healthy post-race refreshments, door prizes, and free Zoo admission for the day.
Norton Commons Neighborhood Arts and Crafts Show
Where: Norton Commons Neighborhood
What: The annual Norton Commons Art Show features local, regional, and national artists. Art of all types will be available, from oil paintings to photography to pottery. Expect to meet painters, jewelry makers, sculptors, potters, woodworkers, and many others displaying their wonderful wares. There is also live music and plenty of food and drink.
Brunch at Corbett's
Where: Corbett's, An American Place
What: Corbett's, An American Place has a weekly Sunday brunch. The cost is per person. The three-course prix fixe menu will be served during brunch hours, call for details
Where: Morton's The Steakhouse
What: Morton’s The Steakhouse plans the ultimate way to celebrate Mother’s Day with a special Mother’s Day menu available only on mom's special day.
Where: Throughout Louisville
What: Don't want to go out for brunch but are interested in grabbing a treat? If you are in the mood for dessert, but are not up for baking your own pie or cake, head to one of these Louisville sweet spots.
Where: Louisville Stoneware
What: Tour one of the oldest stoneware factories in the United States. See craftspeople at work, and have an opportunity to buy their wares in the gift shop. It is a fun tour, historical and fun to see.
Where: Louisville shopping malls
What: Spend an afternoon looking at outfits or searching for the ideal piece of furniture for your home. It is more fun to shop with someone else, so why not go with mom. Plus, maybe she will find something she loves, you'll be able to buy it then, or reserve the knowledge for an upcoming holiday gift.