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Mother’s Day happenings in Nashville

Mom’s special day is coming up on Sunday, May 12. Show the mother figure in your life some love with these 10 happenings in Music City.

A child ziplining in a wooded area with an adult standing on platform in the background.

Have a tree-rific Mother’s Day. | Photo via The Adventure Park at Nashville

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, and if you’re still looking to celebrate the mother figure in your life — we have some ideas. You’ve done your gift shopping, now it’s time to choose an activity for the special day.

Mother’s Day Summer Annuals Plant Sale | Saturday, May 11-Sunday, May 12 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Cheekwood Estate & Gardens | Cost of admission and purchase | Stroll through the gardens, and then shop the newest varieties of begonia, lantana, canna, and more.

Mother’s Day Mad Hatter Tea | Saturday, May 11-Sunday, May 12 | Times vary | Makeready L&L, 200 4th Ave. N. | Cost of purchase | Go down the rabbit hole for a whimsical tea service and cocktails at this “Alice in Wonderland"-themed pop-up.

May Community Day | Saturday, May 11 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Glen Leven Farm, 4000 Franklin Pk. | Free | Tour the farm (8 a.m. or 10 a.m.) and check out the kid-friendly story walk featuring “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman.

Music in the Vines | Sunday, May 12 | 12-8 p.m. | Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Rd., Arrington | Cost of purchase | Listen to live jazz and bluegrass, try new wines, and snack on food truck eats.

A Day with Mom | Sunday, May 12 | JW Marriott Nashville, 201 8th Ave. S. | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | $25+ | Enjoy outdoor yoga, a flower shop pop-up, and brunch service in one place.

Moms Climb Free | Sunday, May 12 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Adventure Park at Nashville, 801 Percy Warner Blvd. | $52 | Score a BOGO climb ticket for an adventurous Mother’s Day in the trees.

Mother’s Day Tea Tasting | Sunday, May 12 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | $40+ | Join Nashville’s Suraj Spices & Teas for a floral-themed tea service with light bites from Little Gourmand and The Cupcake Collection.

A kangaroo with a joey in its pouch.

Venture through the zoo’s Kangaroo Kickabout to see the mothers with their joeys. | Photo via Nashville Zoo

Mother’s Day at the Zoo | Sunday, May 12 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pk. | Cost of admission | Celebrate mom with performances by Nashville Opera throughout the day and a free flower at the zoo’s exit, while supplies last.

Jazz on the Cumberland | Sunday, May 12 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Cumberland Park, 592 S. 1st St. | Free | Treat mom to an afternoon of live jazz.

2nd Annual Mother’s Ruin Mother’s Day Challenge | Sunday, May 12 | 10 a.m.-2 a.m. | Locations vary | Cost of purchase | If the mother figure in your life is up for the challenge, visit all the Mother’s Ruin locations (Nashville, NYC, and Chicago) in one day to receive one free beer a day for life.

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