This Sunday, May 13 is Mother's Day, a holiday in which we celebrate the mother figures in our lives with special gifts, meals and more.  

After you purchase your card, flowers and candy, treat your mom to the many events and deals taking place in the capital city this weekend. 


7. Owls Nest 2nd Location Ultimate Outdoor Market and Grand Opening


It's a shopper's paradise! Enjoy the newly refurbished Antique Mall & Flea Market while you peruse the 80 live vendors outside and over 200 vendors inside. Enjoy food trucks, local makers, various antiques, unique treasures, and more! 

When: Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 2901 SE Adams St

Cost: Free Admission


6. Mother's Day at The Old Moose

Join local crafters and vendors for a "Last Minute Mother's Day Sale" at The Old Moose. From tasty treats, to one of a kind collectibles, to boutique clothing and more! Stop by to pick a quick gift or bring mom to pick one out herself!

When: Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The Old Moose, 1901 N Kansas Ave

Cost: Free Admission


5. Country & Food Truck Festival 

Jazz & Food Truck Festival

Is your mom a little bit country? Take her to see Waterloo Revival at Country & Food Trucks Festival this Saturday in Downtown Topeka. Enjoy the tunes while you sample treats and wares from over 20 food trucks and vendors.

When: Saturday, May 12, 3:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: 9th and Kansas

Cost: Free Admission


4. Mother's Day Thank You at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Kansas Children's Discovery is saying thank you to all the incredible mothers out there by offering a half price admission to all moms this Mother's Day. Enjoy KCDC's nine unique exhibits, including the 4.5 acre Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom!

When: Sunday, May 13, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Cost: $7.75 for adults and kids, $6.75 for seniors, free for infants under 12 months and members


3. Mother's Day 5K – Running 4 Your Super Mom

SuperMom 5k

Run (or walk) for moms! A portion of the proceeds for this virtual race go to support VITAMIN ANGELS, an organization fighting to reduces global malnutrition by providing mothers and babies with the vitamins and minerals they need to achieve optimum health. All you need to do is sign up, run your race anywhere at any pace, log your miles, and receive a custom medal. 

When: Any time in May. 

Where: You choose your course!

Cost: $18. Includes a custom medal and bib that will be shipped directly to you. 


2. Mother's Day Open House at History Harley-Davidson of Topeka 

Riding for Reading Motorcycle Tour

Celebrate mom at the Historic Harley-Davidson of Topeka! Every department will be making mom feel special. Sweets will be available all day and a Mother's Day give-away will take place at 4 p.m.!

When: Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Historic Harley-Davidson of Topeka

Cost: Free Admission


1. Blue Moose Mother's Day Brunch

Copy of Blue Moose Salmon

Treat yourself (and your mom) to Sunday Brunch at the Blue Moose. Savor special menu items, including house-smoked salmon, root-beer braised ham, gourmet mac and cheese, biscuits and gravy, prime rib carving station and dessert bar. As a special treat each mother will receive a complimentary box of Russell Stovers Chocolates!

When: Sunday, May 13, starting at 9 a.m.

Where: Blue Moose Topeka

Cost: $23 for adults, $21 for seniors (ages 65+), and $0.99 per year of age for kids ages 4-11. Kids 3 and under are free. 

Still haven't made plans for Mother's Day weekend? Check out our Calendar of Events for even more fun things to do in the capital city!