Back in 1972, Stevie Wonder released a song that became an instant classic and won a Grammy for Song of the Year. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” is the perfect anthem for celebrating Mother’s Day 2016 here in The Valley of the Sun. As the song’s lyrics proclaim, “You are the apple of my eye, forever you’ll stay in my heart.”

So this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th, we should “Let the Sunshine In” and shower mom with warm affection. If you haven’t already made plans for showing you mom some love on her special day, now is the time to do so, since Mother’s Day is just around the corner.

Not only are we blessed with abundant sunshine here in Phoenix, we also live in a vibrant city that offers an array of exciting events and activities this Mother’s Day.  To save you some time, your Valley Honda Dealers have come up with the following can’t-miss list of 10 terrific ways you can make this Mother’s Day a memorable experience.

Mother’s Day at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale

Mother's Day at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale

Your mom’s spirits will soar as she experiences the amazing beauty of thousands of butterflies spanning 300 species housed in “America’s Largest Butterfly Atrium.” Groups with one adult and up to 3 children receive $3 off per admission. Moms receive a complimentary keepsake and are serenaded in the Conservatory by the acclaimed Scottsdale Strings.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SoMoCa) Mix, Saturday, May 7th

Your mom will enjoy a provocative presentation of Avant-Garde fashion and art with runway shows, live entertainment, gourmet bites, and mixed libations. Avant-Garde cocktail attire should reflect a palette of silver, black, gold, white, and red.

Mother’s Day Family Mix at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)

Treat mom to a fabulous and fun-filled free day of interactive family events at SMoCA. There will be an exciting fashion show, food-truck refreshments, and a chance to “walk the runway” with your fashionable mom. The event also features hair braiding, face painting, a chance to create unique fashion accessories, and other artistic activities for kids and moms.

Bruce Munro Sonoran Light at the Desert Botanical Gardens

Bruce Munro Sonoran Light at the Desert Botanical Gardens


Mother’s Day is the last day to experience internationally acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro’s stunning and awe-inspiring exhibit of light-based artistic creations using hundreds of miles of fiber optics and 30,000 individual spheres of light.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix Mother’s Day Celebration

Kids and moms will enjoy an exciting and fun-filled day as children get to make their own unique Mother’s Day card. Moms and Grandmothers admitted free on Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Tea at the Historic Hackett House, May 14th

Mother's Day Tea at the Historic Hackett House, May 14th

Your mom will enjoy a traditional Tea served in fine china cups featuring delectable scones, savories, and sweets. Champagne, mimosas, and wine are available for purchase. NOTE: This event happens the following Saturday after Mother’s Day.

Historic Downtown Glendale 9th Annual Mother’s Day Celebration May 7th

Mom will be amazed and delighted at all the exciting things in store for her as Downtown Glendale presents a dazzling assortment of activities on Saturday, May 7th. The first 250 moms will receive a free gift grab bag at the Glendale Visitors Center. And people are encouraged to contribute items to women deployed overseas as part of the Operation Women Warriors project. Various downtown shops and restaurants will be offering special deals and discounts for moms throughout the day.

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Kiwanis Recreation Center in Tempe

Mother's Day Weekend at the Kiwanis Recreation Center in Tempe

Kids and moms will have a splash and cool off at the massive Wave Pool. Moms get in free with one paid child’s admission.

Decantur Winery at D.C. Ranch’s Mother’s Day Brunch, 18221 North Pima Road, #100, Scottsdale

Mom will revel in a unique and sumptuous Chef’s Menu Brunch and wine tasting Mother’s Day event. There will be special surprises for mom, as well as fun activities for kids. Latin guitarist Miguel de Maria will entertain. Reservations a must.

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Farm at South Mountain

Mother's Day Brunch at The Farm at South Mountain

Mom and the entire family will enjoy a trip to the Farm at South Mountain for a delectable Mother’s Day Brunch in a verdant setting underneath a canopy of beautiful pecan trees. This annual event ranks as one of Phoenix’s best. Register online here.

Celebrate Mother’s Day With A New Honda From Your Valley Honda Dealers

Your mom will be thrilled to arrive at any of these outstanding Phoenix Mother’s Day events in one of our many stylish and well-equipped new 2016 Hondas for sale in Phoenix at your Valley Honda Dealers.

She’ll surely appreciate Honda’s legendary reliability and value. A recent HIS-Polk automotive survey determined that more than 78% of all Hondas sold in the past 25 years are still on the road today.

With an incredible selection of new Hondas, she’s sure to find the perfect Honda that will put a big smile on her face every time she gets behind the wheel.

Stop by a Valley Honda Dealer near you and let us show you just how easy it is to put a new 2016 Honda in your mom’s driveway with money-saving Honda lease specials and low APR financing. Save even more on our extensive selection of like-new Honda Certified pre-owned vehicles.

Click here to find a Valley Honda dealer close to you. Happy Mother’s Day!

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