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.

Things to Do this Mother's Day Weekend

Carriage Rides at Gabis

Afternoon Tea at Gabis

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, Valparaiso

Dress up for an afternoon tea party with light desserts at Gabis Arboretum's Meyer Pavilion from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Carriage rides, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the Fairy House Garden exhibit are featured attractions along with the beautiful spring landscape. Reserve your tickets online.


Friendship Botanic Gardens

Mother's Day at the Gardens

Friendship Botanic Gardens, Michigan City

Stroll through the gardens with your family. All moms admitted Free!  Learn more about Friendship Gardens' event here.


Indiana Dunes Wildflower Hike

Wildflower Hike

Heron Rookery, Michigan City

Come see the woodland flowers blooming at the Indiana Dunes National Park. Ranger-led hikes begin at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Learn more about the Heron Rookery hike.


Cabela's Mother's Day photo

Free 4x6 Mother's Day Photo

Cabela's, Hammond

Remember this Mother's Day weekend forever with a free 4x6 photo from Cabela's. Customers may also purchase a package printed while they wait. Cabela's is also offering a free giveaway on Sunday to the first 75 to take a photo.


Dia de las Madres 5K
Dia de las Madres 5K

The Pavilion at Wolf Lake, Hammond

Start a new family tradition this Mother's Day with a 5K in Hammond. All will get a finishers flower at the end and there will be vendors on site to celebrate moms. This event is baby jogger friendly and dog friendly if they are on a leash! Learn more here.


Fair in the Air
Fun on the Farm

Fair Oaks Farms, Fair Oaks

Saturday, May 11, 2019 Fair Oaks Farms is hosting Fair in the Air - a day of kiting activities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Albanese Candy Factory

Sweets and Treats for Mom

Albanese Candy, Hobart

Don’t forget to pick mom up some of the World's Best Gummis, chocolates and so much more at Albanese Candy!


Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunches

Here are a few of the local places hosting brunches this Mother's Day. Find more things to do on our events page here.

Centennial Park, Munster - Seatings at 12:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The Farmhouse Restaurant, Fair Oaks - Call 219-394-3663 for reservations.

Byway Brewing, Hammond - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Email to make a reservation. Please include name, # of guests, time, and telephone number.

Lambstone Cellars Winery, Valparaiso - SATURDAY, May 11th - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Reserve your tickets today.

Villa Cesare, Schererville - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call 219-322-3011 to make a reservation.

The Market Events, Valparaiso - Seatings 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Purchase tickets here.