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Your mom is special. She’s the one that kissed your boo-boos, changed your diapers, and forgave you for all the *!@# you put her through in your teens. Though we should thank our mamas every day for being there for us, Mother’s Day is here to make sure she gets an extra-special dose of appreciation.
If you’ve been scrambling for ideas on what to do for Mother’s Day 2017 in Beaver County, fear not! We’ve done the work for you, with bonus events for Saturday, too. Keep in mind that it’s still a good idea to call for reservations for brunch or dinner – just click the links to get to each location’s event page.
Mother’s Day Fun Events In & Around Beaver County
Sat. May 13, 8AM – 4PM
Is your mom a shopping diva? You can’t beat the unique stores in Beaver’s shopping district. Visit all your favorites, and be sure to stop at the new boutique, Bumblebee Trading Co., for its Grand Opening!
Sat. May 13, 9AM – 5PM
Riverside Drive Park, Bridgewater
A day early, but perfect for the artsy, cultured mama! Music, arts, & eats for a triple win! If nothing else, stop by on your own for a last-minute crafty homemade gift from one of the local vendors.
Sat. May 13, 12PM – 5PM
The Lodge, Bradys Run Park
Not a “Mother’s Day” event, per se (though I heard they’ve got special gifts for moms), but still a fun way to spend part of the weekend with the family while supporting a cause. This fundraiser supports the Arthritis Foundation, in the honor of 10-year-old Mariah Aquino-Truss, who has been battling juvenile arthritis since age 5.
Sat. May 13, 1PM – 5PM
Merchant Street, Ambridge
For the vino mammas (sorry if I butchered that, Marc & family – I’m not the Italian expert in our YBC bunch), head down to Ambridge to sample fine wine & hor d’oeuvres from across the globe! Purchase tickets online via the link or call 724-266-3040.
Sat. May 13, 1PM – 8:30PM
Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland
Enjoy live music, art vendors (including student artists), live painting, and of course – FOOD! Papa Duke’s Food Truck will have the eats, and you can wash it down with specialties from Fountainhead Café.
Sat. May 13, 2PM – 3:30PM
Beaver County YMCA, New Brighton
Free to the public! Live music, food, art, and a free day pass to the Y for your fitness-loving mom.
Sat & Sun. May 13-14, 9AM – 4PM
911th Airlift Wing, Coraopolis
Free admission + free parking. Does Mom like the USAF Thunderbirds? OF COURSE SHE DOES! Watch aeronautic acrobatics from the best in the air, and tour some of the coolest planes to cruise over Pittsburgh. Note: for public safety reasons, there are some limitations to what you can bring along. Check out the list here to save yourself a trip back to the car.
Sun. May 14, 12PM – 5PM
Tour Old Economy Village
Old Economy Village, Ambridge
Moms get in free for Mother’s Day! Now is the perfect time to tour one of Beaver County’s oldest historical sites – the flowers are in bloom and the gardens are gorgeous! A great choice if your mom is into local history. Check out our guide to visiting Old Economy Village here.
Mother’s Day Brunches, Lunches, & Dinners
Sun. May 14 10AM – 1PM
The Gathering Place, Darlington
If you haven’t been to this classy-country venue in the northern neck of the woods, this is a wonderful opportunity. Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet (kids’ options available) and a gorgeous lake view from their newly-completed island gazebo. Plus, there’s a complimentary “mom-osa” bar with your food!
Sun. May 14, 10AM – 5PM
Heirloom Restaurant, Beaver
Call to reserve your spot for brunch at one of Beaver County’s best locally-sourced restaurants, with gluten-free and vegan options available. Healthy & fresh for the favorite lovely lady in your life, care of Chef Eric!
Sun. May 14, 11AM – 4PM
1810 Tavern, Bridgewater
The Tavern has an incredible lineup on its menu: everything from Tavern (Eggs) Benedict to Shrimp & Grits, and it’s all reasonably priced! You don’t have to break the bank to take Mom out for a special brunch in a historical building.
Sun. May 14, 12PM – 8PM
Wooden Angel, Beaver
For a fine dining experience, The Wooden Angel is a must. Dress to the nines and take Mom out for an elegant meal. Be sure to ask for recommendations from their extensive wine cellar! Read about Andy’s his visit to The Angel here.
Sun. May 14, 10AM – 3PM
Sun. May 14, 2PM – 9PM
Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub at Olde Stonewall Golf Club, Ellwood City
Let Mom feel like the queen she is with gourmet food at Beaver County’s closest castle. This venue strikes me with awe every time we walk through the giant wooden doors and transform into royalty for the day. Reservations are required, so call before you miss it! Oh yes, and there’s a free gift for Mom with brunch. 🙂
Remember, over anything else, Mom just wants to spend time with you! Tell her you love her, make her a card, bake her some cookies…and give her a big hug and kiss for being the best!