Mother's Day in Pittsburgh

Fountain and stream surrounded by flours and plants at Phipps Conservatory
Peter C in Toronto Canada/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

She fed you, burped you, dressed you, hugged you, cheered with you, inspired you, drove you crazy and wiped away your tears... Most of all, however, she loved you unconditionally. There is nothing better than a Mom and now it's time to show her how you feel.

Mother's Day, dating back to the annual spring festival of ancient Greece, is a good day to celebrate your mother, as well as the other significant women in your life.

Whether you plan to surprise her with flowers, treat her to brunch, or spoil her with a day at the spa, we've got all of the information you need to pamper your mother this Mother's Day.

Sunday brunch is always popular with Mom and we have a number of nice ones around Pittsburgh. Just be sure to make reservations in advance!

Mother's Day Events in Pittsburgh

Looking for something special to do? From the Race for the Cure to free admission at the zoo, there are plenty of fun ways to celebrate Mother's Day in the greater Pittsburgh area. Here are the traditional, recurring events moms can expect in the Pittsburgh area. Check for current details.

Susan J. Komen Pittsburgh RACE FOR THE CURE
Sunday, Mother's Day
Schenley Park at Flagstaff Hill
This 5K run/walk and one-mile fun walk to raise breast cancer awareness and honor its survivors is an annual Mother's Day tradition in Pittsburgh. Each year, approximately 35,000 participate, including 2,000 breast cancer survivors.

Mother's Day Brunch at the Pittsburgh Zoo
Saturday of Mother's Day Weekend
Enjoy a beautiful Mother's Day Brunch filled with great food, calypso music, an animal presentation by local celebrity Henry Kacprzyk and other activities for kids and their moms. On Sunday, Mother's Day, the Zoo extends the fun with free admission for Moms when accompanied by their children, plus free chair massages and beauty tips.

Mother's Day Tea at Hartwood
Saturday, Mother's Day Weekend
One of the most popular events at Hartwood Acres Park is the Mother's Day Tea. Space is limited, and advanced reservations are required by calling 412-767-9200. Make your reservation early because the Teas fill very quickly!

Mother's Day Tour at Hartwood
Sunday, Mother's Day
Mothers receive a free tour of Hartwood Mansion when accompanied by their paying child. Reservations recommended (412) 767-9200.

Mother's Day Cruises - Gateway Clipper
Sunday, Mother's Day
Bring Mom and the rest of the family and spend time aboard one of four fabulous buffet cruises sailing on Mother's Day. It's a great time for all!

Brunch at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Sunday, Mother's Day
A brunch amongst the blooms is a lovely way to start Mother's Day. Make reservations for one of the seatings and also enjoy a day touring the gardens.

Phipps May Market
Friday & Saturday, Mother's Day Weekend
Visit the front lawn at Phipps for our popular annual May Market. Find the best plants and accessories for your garden, sold by knowledgeable garden clubs and horticulturists. Admission to Phipps is half price on Friday to celebrate National Public Gardens Day.

Lawrenceville Mother's Day Weekend
Friday through Sunday, Mother's Day Weekend
Travel down Butler street to see all that the local artisans, craftmakers, businesses, bakers, and more have to offer at this annual celebration of Spring.