We want to help you give Mom (or that special lady in your life) the incredible day she deserves. Here is a list of events, offers, brunches and ideas in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region to show her how much you care.

Mom and Son at The Strong National Museum of Play

Mother's Day Events

Attractions and venues around Rochester pay tribute to Mom with these special events.

Mother’s Day Card Printing, May 4

Not your macaroni art cards--treat Mom to a handmade paper card for Mother's Day from the paper lab at The Flower City Arts Center. You make the paper then letterpress print your greeting. This is a great way to surprise Mom with something unique or handmade, or go WITH Mom and have a great afternoon creating together. This event is free and all are supplies included. Flower City Arts Center

Cat & Nat #Momtruths Live, May 8

In tandem with their book release, Cat and Nat are hitting the road to share never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom. Join them as they shine a witty light on some of the hardest topics in motherhood, all while celebrating this amazing community of women who come from all walks of life but are united in the idea that we’re all just doing the best we can. Kodak Center

Listen to Your Mother, May 11

13 local writers will present a live, staged-reading of their stories of motherhood. Proceeds will benefit the Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC), which supports children and their families in the Rochester community. Hochstein Performance Hall

Mother’s Day at Genesee Country Village & Museum, May 12

Mothers are free at the museum on Mother’s Day. Celebrate opening weekend while the village is bustling with activities with special focus on Mom. Genesee Country Village & Museum

Mother’s Day: Ice Cream & WineMay 12

Mom’s get a free ice cream cone and wine tasting when they family visits Long Acre Farms for Mother’s Day. Long Acre Farms

Mother’s In ArtMay 12

Docent-led tour to highlight some of the mothers in our collection. Memorial Art Gallery

Saturday Mother's TeaMay 12

Treat that special lady in your life to an elegant high tea in the Sonnenberg Mansion. Dine on assorted sweets, teas, scones, tea sandwiches and more. You will be served by “maids” in period dress and be entertained by piano music. Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens

Mother’s Day at Little Cafe with Stringplicity, May 12

Celebrate Mother's Day in The Little Café. Enjoy music with Stringplicity, along with light dinner, desserts, espresso drinks, tea, and wine and beer. Little Cafe at the Little Theatre

The Temptations & The Four Tops, May 12

The Motown sound returns to Rochester! Get ready for a special Mother's Day performance with The Temptations & The Four Tops! Kodak Center

Brunch Erie Grill

Mother’s Day Brunch

Take her out for a special meal in her honor.

Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12 l RIT Inn & Conference Center

Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12 l I-Square

Mother’s Day Brunch
May 12 l The Wilder Room

Pampering Mom

Ape + Canary on Strathallan
Ape + Canary on Strathallan is full-service and Rochester's only urban spa.

Del Monte Lodge - Hotel and Spa
Treat mom to a variety of relaxing services including rejuvenating facials and massage. 

One L Salon
A perfect little salon specializing in blowouts and event hair.

Spa Del Lago
Give mom a local getaway with a with a retreat package at Spa Del Lago, including an overnight stay, breakfast and two 50-minute spa treatments of choice.

The Spa at Woodcliff  
Pampering services with environmentally friendly products in a tranquil, serene atmosphere.

Spending Time with Mom

Whether you are spending Mother’s Day in the Finger Lakes Region or not, surprise Mom with a trip to Rochester, NY for one of these special activities.

Rochester is home to over 140 festivals each year. See our list of upcoming events. You are sure to find one she will love, including the 121st annual Rochester Lilac Festival, which falls over Mother's Day Weekend. 

Mother and Daughter at Lilac Festival












Food, Beer and Wine Tours

Take Mom out for a tasty tour with Finger Lakes Food Tours, Flower City Food Tours, Crush Beer and Wine Tours, or Rochester Pedal Tours. See the full list of tour services in our region.

New Adventures
For the adventurous Mom take her on a fun and challenging course that is sure to bring the family together at places like Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures, Central Rock Gym, RocVentures, Roseland Wake Park, RPM Racing, or hitting the links at one of our 60+ golf courses.

Bring the Family. Closer. 
What mom really wants, is to spend meaningful time with the ones she loves. Discover some of the family-friendly attractions and experiences in Rochester that will help you Bring the Family. Closer.