Calling all moms, grandmas, stepmoms and even dads who stand in as a mom. Mother’s Day is all about you. Treat yourself to one or a few of the following Mother’s Day activities along the South Shore.


Mother's Day at Taltree

Free Admission at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, Valparaiso

You don’t need a vase of flowers when you can walk through the wildflowers at Taltree. Moms get in free on May 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are also offering 15-minute carriage rides for $3 provided by the Carriage and Sleigh Association of Northwest Indiana! The carriages will be there from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Patrician Banquet Center Mother's Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch, Schererville

Eat your heart out at the Patrician Banquets in Schererville. Your family will also enjoy the carved meats, plenty of breakfast options pastas and a variety of cakes and pastries. Call 219.864.4000 for reservations.


Friendship Botanic Gardens

Free Admission to Friendship Botanic Gardens, Michigan City

Stroll through this gem for a relaxing Mother’s Day at Friendship Botanic Gardens. Admission is normally $6/person but moms get in free on May 14.


Mother's Day at Aftermath

Mother’s Day at Aftermath Cidery, Valparaiso

Celebrate mom at Aftermath with two glasses of cider, a cheese board and four chocolate covered strawberries on May 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reservations required by calling 219.299.VINE.

Cabaret at Theatre at the Center

Cabaret, Munster

Take in a show at the Theatre at the Center. You’ll be transported to the Kit Kat Klub in the 1930s when you watch Cabaret. Performances run Thursdays through Sundays until June 4. Tickets are available online at


Byway Brewing Hammond

Byway’s Mother’s Day Brunch, Hammond

Byway will offer a special Mother’s Day Brunch menu on May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Don’t forget to enjoy an award-winning beer during your visit.


Mother's Day Brunch at Sage

Sage Brunch Buffet, Valparaiso

Enjoy Chef Joe’s special brunch buffet at Sage on May 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 219.464.7243 to hold your place. This special buffet is $28/person (kids 5-11 are half-off.)


Bulldog Brewing Mother's Day Brunch

Bulldog Mother's Day Brunch, Whiting

Bring the family to Bulldog Brewing Co. to enjoy eggs, French toast, ham and prime rib with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa. Make a reservation by calling 219.655.5284.


Albanese Candy Factory

Albanese Confectionery, Merrillville

Don’t forget to pick up something sweet at Albanese Confectionery in Merrillville!