Mother's Day Guide

North County San Diego

By Zulema Gomez, Publisher - Macaroni Kid San Marcos, Vista May 11, 2019

Welcome to your  Mother's Day Events & Activities Guide! In this Guide, you will find a list of fun activities to do on this special weekend dedicated to celebrating all things motherhood. You will find events in and around San Diego's North County area.  If you know of or if you are hosting a Mother's Day event  that should be included here please email 

Events for Mom

Annual Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast, $5-$20

May 11 @8:30 AM, Oceanside

Treat your Mother, Grandmother or Loved One to a delicious pancake breakfast over Mother’s Day weekend. Celebrate with us and bring your whole family!  The Club will be serving homemade pancakes fresh off the griddle, fresh fruit, eggs, sausage, and coffee.

Mother's Day Keepsake Box at Mint Studio, $40

May 11 @10:00 AM, Carlsbad

Wood burn and create a custom brunch tray, memory box or gift box with your special touches for MOM this year! Suggested Tip: Print out a quote or logo ahead of time that you would like to trace onto the box!

MOMentum Pre-Mother's Day PopUp Shop & Playdate, FREE

May 11 @11:00 AM, San Marcos

Kick off your Mother's Day weekend at our next PopUp Shop & PlayDate celebrating all the amazing moms in our community!  This event will feature: 25+ Local Vendors *Food Truck, Donuts & Coffee *Soccer Demos, Hip-Hop Class *Obstacle Course *Live Hula Performance *Crafts, & More! 

First Mother's Day Party at Gymboree, FREE

May 11 @11:15 AM, Oceanside

Come celebrate your first Mother's Day at Gymboree! This FREE event is open to everyone who is celebrating their first Mother's Day. You'll enjoy a 45 minute BabyLab class with your baby.  A special keepsake, photo opportunity, and some social time with other new moms are all part of the celebration!

Mother's Day Is Sweet, $20/adult, $10/child or $45/family pack

May 11 @2:00 PM, Oceanside

Looking for a fun way to treat the mama in your life on Mother’s Day weekend? Participate in the inaugural Mother’s Day Is Sweet tasting event. Visit participating restaurants to sample delicious desserts and sip on beverage pairings. Dessert tastings will include gluten-free and vegan offerings. Beverage pairings will include non-alcoholic options and local craft beer and wine for those 21+. The event will include a sidewalk chalk activity for kids.

Oasis Camel Farm Mom's Day Weekend, $8-$12, Children 3 and under FREE

May 11 &12 @1:00 PM, Ramona

Come celebrate your mom with our moms!  All moms get a free gift.... a beautiful lobby card celebrating our newest mom Knuckles and her baby Amina.  Plus Camel Rides, Camel Milk Chocolate, Mini Sheep Town and our 1:30 Bird/Animal Show

Mother's Day Yoga Flow at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, $20

May 12 @10:00 AM, Carlsbad

Show Mom your love with a full day of what she needs most. Start the day with a refreshing yoga flow class on the lawn.

Mother's Day Beer & Chocolate Pairing, $18

May 12 @11:00 AM, Vista

Show Mom how much you love her by getting her buzzed at the Tap House! Seriously though...this chocolate pairing is incredible and we want to share it with you.  Featuring 4 barrel-aged beers from our 4Seasons program and 4 decadent, hand-selected chocolates from local So Rich Chocolates.  To make sure the kids are entertained we are offering free face painting as well so make sure the family is in tow! 

Hangin' out with Mom 

Chocolate Festival at the San Diego Botanical Garden, $ FREE w/Garden Admission

May 11 @10:00 AM,  Encinitas

The Chocolate Festival is the day before Mother’s Day, so it makes a perfect gift for Mom. Come and enjoy the day relaxing in our beautiful garden oasis while sampling edibles made from the ground beans of the Theobroma cacao. Demonstrations and tips on creating delicious chocolate treats will also be featured at the Chocolate Festival.

Succulent Swap, FREE

May 11 @10:30 AM, San Marcos

If your Mama or Mom Friend is a succulent lover, this might be the event for her! GSD Hydro invites you to join them for a community Succulent Swap. All are welcome to bring succulent cuttings (or any other plant variety!), seedlings or full-grown plants to swap! There will be light refreshments served along with free raffle prizes.

IMacrame Mimosa Shelf Workshop, $48

May 11 @1:00 PM, Vista

Get crafty with mom at this macrame shelf workshop! Hosted by Teresa of 2nd Door on the Right. All levels are welcome!

All supplies will be provided to make a macrame shelf hang. Mimosas and light snacks will be provided! 

Cinema Club: Casablanca, $ FREE

May 11 @1:30 PM, Carlsbad

Does your mom enjoy classic cinema? Join the Carlsbad City Library for this Free screening of "Casablanca" (1942, PG, 1h 42m) Be transported to the Golden Age of Hollywood as we revisit Rick’s café and hear Sam play “As Time Goes By” again, for old times’ sake. 

Man of La Mancha with the Oceanside Theatre Company, $19-$34

May 11 @7:30 PM & May 12 @2:00 PM, Oceanside

Enjoy a night out (or an after-brunch matinee show) with a special Mom in your life at the Brooks Theatre. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”

Flower Fields Closing Day & Mother's Day Celebration, $9-$18

May 12 @9:00 AM,  Carlsbad

Join us on the final day of our season for Mom’s special day. The stage will be filled throughout the day with the colorful dancing of the Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Ballet Folklorico.

Ranunculus - Mixed Media, $35

May 12 @1:00 PM, Carlsbad

Give Mom the perfect Mother's Day gift! Join Master Artist, Susie Romain to explore the world of mixed media painting "Ranunculus" . Mixed media simply means using more then one material in a painting. For this class, you will be using acrylic paint, tissue paper and molding paste. The completed work will have a 3D affect with lots of texture. Canvas size is 12x12. Oak+Elixir offers wonderful Family Estate Wines, Craft Beer and a delicious menu!

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch at Decoy, $65 Adults, $29 Children 12 & under

May 12 @9:00 AM, San Marcos

This Mother's Day, treat mom to an endless brunch buffet at Decoy featuring free-flowing champagne and live music.

Mother's Day at Park 101, $Menu prices vary

May 12 @10:00 AM, Carlsbad

What better way to celebrate Mom than by joining us for brunch on May 12th! We're serving up lots of dishes the whole family is sure to love: Specialty brunch dishes, Mega-mosas, Cupcake Prosecco, FREE complimentary mimosa for moms. Reservations highly encouraged.

Mother's Day Brunch at the San Diego Zoo Safari, $19.95-$49.95 Members $65.95-$105.95 Non-Members

May 12 @10:00 AM & 1:30 PM, Escondido

Celebrate Mother's Day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, with a delicious spring brunch. Two separate seatings are available at Hunte Nairobi Pavilion—at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Guests will be seated at their own reserved table, set according to their guest count.

Mother's Day Brunch by the Coast, $Menu Prices Vary

May 12 @10:30 AM, Carlsbad

Treat mom to Chef Teri's Mother's Day Brunch by the beach at Cape Rey Carlsbad. Children 4 & under eat free! 

Mother's Day Brunch on the Golf Course, $18, Children 12 and under half-off, children 5 and under FREE

May 12 @10:30 AM, Oceanside

Are you looking to do something special this Mother's Day, to show your love and appreciation? Join the Fairways at Arrowood Golf Course for an amazing Sunday Brunch! 

Mother's Day Brunch at Apotheque Lifestyle Spa, $25

May 12 @11:00 AM, Oceanside

We are hosting a Continental Buffet Brunch on Mother's Day! Your ticket includes: Open access to the buffet table with coffee, tea, pastries, hors-d'oeuvres, and light faire, 2 glasses per person of a drink of choice (mimosas, house wine, or craft beers), & Live music with Olivia Rhode from 12 pm to 3 pm on the Bunker House patio garden.

Mom's Day at Bagby Beer, $Menu prices vary

May 12 @11:00 AM, Oceanside

Celebrate Mom's Day at Bagby Beer. They will have a fun breakfast burrito bar and will feature a mini brunch menu. Beer, Cocktails, and Coffee will be on hand as well! Moms will get to take home a sweet little succulent treat (while supplies last). Reservations are highly encouraged. 

Mother's Day Vegan Brunch + Market, $39, 3 and under FREE

May 12 @11:00 AM, Encinitas

Let's show some love to the mamas and mama figures out there who love us every day in every way!  Let's give back by treating them to a day of pampering, shopping and nourishing their body with great food! Join us for a beautiful, delicious vegan brunch provided by EVE Encinitas and shop our Mother's Day Market featuring over a dozen local makers, creatives and businesses. 

Mothers Day Brunch at the Key Creek Lavender Farm, $Prices Vary by Menu

May 12 @11:30 AM, Valley Center

Join us this mothers day weekend to celebrate the women who raised you, who sculpted your life and gave you love during it all. This year we are excited to host our Mothers Day Brunch with special curated catering overlooking Valley Center and our beautiful Lavender Farm. Children under 12 are half price. Bring your whole family and enjoy all the love that can be shared at Keys Creek Lavender Farm.

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