Mother’s Day is right around the bend—that’s Sunday, May 14th, for all you bad sons and daughters out there—and now’s the time to start thinking about how to show Mom you care. Although flowers, chocolates, and a card would make any mother smile, why not challenge yourself this year? Check out these 11 incredible weekend events to turn the traditional Mother’s Day on its ear!

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch

Held at the Boulders Resort & Spa’s Palo Verde restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ, this special brunch will help you celebrate Mom with delicate bellinis, sparkling mimosas, and a selection of finger foods. Oh, and bottomless champagne. Reservations are required, so be sure to grab your tickets early for this Mother’s Day brunch. Check their site for more information.

Phoenix Art Museum’s Free Family Weekend

Our peers and friends from Discount Tire help sponsor this enchanting weekend event at the Phoenix Art Museum. Travel from exhibit to exhibit, activity to activity, and let Mom enjoy the day with the entire family. Read more about this free Mother’s Day event here.

Rob Lowe_Stories I Only Tell My Friends

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Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends

Eighties heartthrob Rob Lowe will take the stage at the Mesa Arts Center on Friday, May 12th, where he’ll flash his pearly whites for all the moms in the crowd. Oh, he’ll also be performing his one-man show based on his autobiography. Grab Mom some tickets here.

Prescott Valley Quilt Show

While it may not excite you, the annual Quilt Show in Prescott, Arizona, might turn into a grand old time for Mom. From May 12th to the 13th, this event will entice your mother to pick up the knitting needles and start creating your Christmas gift. It’s a win-win for everyone. Read more about this free event here.

Schnepf Farms Peach Festival

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Schnepf Farms Peach Festival

Starting at the beginning of Mother’s Day weekend, the Annual Peach Festival in Queen Creek, AZ, will kick off with a Peachy Pancake breakfast. It’s free to attend, so gather Mom and the rest of the family for free hay rides around the orchard, live music, and (of course) tons of peach pies to consume. You can pay a little extra to sample some other food, as well. Visit the Schnepf Farms website to read more about this great family-friendly event.

Wine Tasting in Phoenix

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Wine Tasting in Phoenix

If your mom has been known to indulge in vino every now and again, she’ll certainly enjoy sipping the reds and whites at the Hidden Track Bottle Shop in Phoenix. Locally owned, this winery offers wine tastings every Saturday afternoon, so be sure to plan around a late-afternoon nap. Check out www.hiddentrackbottleshop.com for details.

Marana’s Mother’s Day 5K Race

Steer clear of a filling brunch and let Mom jog her way through the gorgeous Gladden Farms Park in Marana, AZ. Roses will also be handed out to all mothers at the finish line! So grab her some new kicks and sign the family up for a bit of Mother’s Day exercise.

Beehive – The 60s Musical

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Beehive – The 60’s Musical

Is your mom a fan of musicals? Did she grow up as a sixties child? If so, then it’s probable that tickets to Beehive will be a gift that’s right up her alley. Held at the Phoenix Theater on May 12th, this show will feature music from female icons like Janis, Aretha, Tina, and more. Buy your tickets online before they sell out!

The 23rd Annual Payson Wildlife Festival

With the wave of a magic wand, Payson’s Green Valley Park will transform into a fun-for-all area on May 13th. Mom and the rest of the family can fish and relax in the morning sun, take a hike, explore the wildlife sanctuaries, or play games. Heck, you can take on all the activities before the park closes at mid-day. Visit paysonrimcountry.com to start planning your Saturday before Mother’s Day.

Tucson Botanical Gardens Weird Plant Sale

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Tucson Botanical Garden’s Weird Plant Sale

There’s more in Arizona than cacti, and this Weird Plant Sale will prove it. Beginning on Saturday, May 12th, the Tucson Botanical Gardens will open the doors to the public, allowing them to view, purchase, and learn more about some truly unusual flora. If your mom is already a member of Gardens, you can take her to Friday’s members-exclusive preview. Find more details about this Mother’s Day event at tucsonbotanical.org.

Verde Valley Wine Festival in Clarkdale, AZ

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Verde Valley Wine Festival in Clarkdale, AZ

Wine again! This festival, now in its second year, will start on Saturday and flow over to Sunday evening, allowing your mom to celebrate Mother’s Day by popping a cork—literally. Get a two-day ticket to ensure she has the time of her life. View all available packages here.

Buy Mom a New Car from Valley Honda Dealers

Spending Mother’s Day in celebration mode is a must, but if your mom deserves something more—and let’s be honest, every mom does—you should browse through our various Honda lease deals in Phoenix. We offer incredible seasonal Honda specials that will make any frugal mother proud. Find your nearby Phoenix Honda dealers today and bring Mom in to test drive any of our new Honda models. We have Honda dealerships throughout Phoenix, including Mesa, Surprise, Chandler, and Avondale, AZ.

To each beloved mom out there: Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Valley Honda Dealers!

 

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