Mother's Day Activities in the Reno Area

Things To Do For Every Mom

Celebrate Mother's Day in Reno, Nevada, NV
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Mother's Day 2014 is on Sunday, May 11. Mother's Day in Reno is full of opportunities to treat Mom and show her what a special lady she is.

Mother's Day Flowers

There's not much Moms appreciate more than a lovely bouquet of flowers. Choose from our selection of Top Reno Florists & Flower Shops or shop online for BloomsToday Same Day Flower Delivery Nationwide.

Mother's Day Brunch and Dining

For a special Mother's Day treat, take Mom to brunch or dinner treat at one of our excellent Reno, Sparks, or Lake Tahoe locations.

Events & Things To Do With Mom

Mother's Day Trunk Show at the Nevada Museum of Art
Saturday, May 10, 12 noon to 3 p.m. Come to the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno to find the perfect Mother's Day gift of clothing from the work of textile artist Jill Altman and jewelry by Kady Elson of Silver Creek Designs. There will be a wearable art stroll with chez louie from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Trunk Show admission is free. There are also numerous other events and exhibits at the Nevada Museum of Art for Mom to enjoy on her special day.

Reno Aces Baseball
Take Mom to Aces Ballpark for the game on Mother's Day, or any time during the home stand between May 6 and 13. The Sunday special promotion is Kids Eat Free / Keep Calm and Mommy On.

Reno River Festival
The final day of the 2014 Reno River Festival falls on Mother's Day. This family-friendly event is fun, exciting, and free. Even if Mom isn't into whitewater kayaking, she will enjoy the spirited competition and colorful surroundings at the Truckee River Whitewater Park.

Mother's Day Weekend at the Summit
Select stores and restaurants at The Summit in south Reno are featuring a Mother's Day weekend of special offers and activities. The specials will be available from May 5 through 11. A special WOW MOM day will be on Saturday, May 10, followed by a Mother's Day Wine Walk on Sunday, May 11. The Summit is at 13945 S. Virginia Street in south Reno, at the corner with the Mt. Rose Highway.

14th Annual Moms on the Run
Sunday, May 11, 2014. Moms on the Run is a non-profit which raises money to help northern Nevada women with cancer. The event has several run and walk options so everyone who wants to participate can do so. Race day begins at 7 a.m. at Foster Field, Reno High School, with registration and a continental breakfast. Online entry fee is $40 through May 7. Late registration is $50. The kidlets race (for under 10 years old) is $10. You can register online at the Moms on the Run website.

Call (775) 826-8117 for more information.

Rastro of Reno
Sunday, May 11, 2014. Rastro of Reno is an open air market in downtown Reno modeled after an event is Spain that has been going on for hundreds of years. Rastro of Reno features crafts, food, a farmers market, jewelry, apparel, entertainment, and much more. It's a great outing for Mom on her special day. Rastro is held every Sunday through September at the ReTRAC Plaza, corner of N. Sierra Street and W. Commercial Row, near the Reno Arch. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is free.

Jackpot of Gems
Saturday and Sunday, May 10 - 11, 2014. Since most Moms like jewelry, the Jackpot of Gems show presented by the Reno Gem & Mineral Society might be something she would enjoy. The show will feature gifts, supplies, demonstrations, minerals, fossils, gems, geodes, books, raffles, and more. It is the Society's main yearly fundraiser. The event will be at the Reno Livestock Events Center Exhibit Hall, 1350 N. Wells Avenue in Reno. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mother's Day Sunday.

Admission is $6 adults, $4 children 6 to 12, $4 seniors. Kids under 6 with a paying adult are free. There is lots of free parking. Call (775) 356-8820 for more information.

Mother's Day Ride on the V & T Railroad
Make this Mother's Day a day to remember by taking Mom out on a fun-filled day on the V&T Railroad. You can buy tickets online for the 10 a.m. departure round trip to Virginia City. The train departs Virginia City at 3 p.m. for the return trip to the Carson City / Eastgate Depot. Gift Certificates are available by calling customer service at (877) RAIL-007 - (877) 724-5007.

Mother's Day Shopping & Gifts

You can count on every store in the region to be featuring Mother's Day specials. To find some local Mother's Day sales, head over to Reno / Tahoe shopping malls or find something a bit more unusual in downtown Reno's Riverwalk District.

Mother's Day Paddlewheeler Cruises on Lake Tahoe

Take Mom for a sightseeing or dinner cruise aboard one of Lake Tahoe's two paddlewheelers. Cruises and dining are scheduled both Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11. Reservations are recommended. Be sure to call ahead as schedules are subject to change and both boats may not be available due to low water levels at Lake Tahoe this year. The information phone number at Zephyr Cove is (775) 589-4906.