Mother’s Day is coming and it’s time to celebrate! Flowers, chocolate, and chubby little arms wrapped around your neck are always wonderful on Mother’s Day (or any day). But if you’re looking for fun activities or delicious food, keep reading and plan a special family day.

Give Mom a beautiful, delicious takeout dinner from Simply Elegant this year. You can order this three-course dinner online (but order must be received by May 2, 2022, at 3 pm). You can pick it up at Simply Elegant in the northeast on weekdays between 12 and 3 pm, or you can get it delivered for a fee, to make things even easier. You can even add on decorations or flowers if you need the extra boost!

Find the perfect gift for Mom and support local businesses in Calgary with the Mother’s Day Market at Southcentre Mall, in partnership with Collab YYC. On May 6 and 7, 2022, you can join Southcentre Mall to honour and celebrate the mothers and mother figures in our lives. Shoppers can expect to find a locally-curated selection of goods ranging from apparel and art, to food and beverage, to home décor and jewelry.

Personally, my favourite part of Mother’s Day is eating brunch out with the family! Find some ideas on where to make reservations on May 8, 2022, with our Mother’s Day Brunch Guide.

The Calgary Reads Big Book Sale is back and we couldn’t be more excited! It starts on May 6, 2022, and runs all Mother’s Day weekend.

On Mother’s Day weekend, take the whole family to Alberta Ballet’s Cinderella. It’s a family classic but your last chance to see it is May 6 and 7, 2022.

Moms of little ones love to see their children’s faces light up and kids will love A Day Out With Thomas at Heritage Park. On May 7 and 8, 2022, indulge your train lovers and spend a day in the spring sunshine. (But this event books up quickly, so hurry!)

Take Mom to The Best of Billy Joel + Elton John with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra on May 6 and 7, 2022. The era-defining music of Piano Man Billy Joel and Rocket Man Sir Elton John comes to life in orchestral glory and classic rock character.

If Mom would prefer some classical music, check out the Calgary Civic Symphony, as they present Spring is in the Air, on May 8, 2022.

Is Mom into Star Wars or Lord of the Rings? Then you’ll want to check out the shows at the Bert Church Theatre! On May 6, 2022, you can catch One Man Star Wars and on May 7, 2022, you’ll find One Man Lord of the Rings.

Take advantage of a special deal at The Hangar Flight Museum and visit Calgary’s aviation history on May 8, 2022.

Does Mom like to get outside and be active? Check out some new-to-you wheels at the Calgary Bike Swap on May 7 and 8, 2022.

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has a specially-themed Mother’s Day Brunch on May 8, 2022, for a delicious meal and a fun family time at the zoo.

Maybe Mom would like a High Tea. You can spend Quali-Tea time with Mom at the Calgary Farmers Market with their delicious high teas on May 8, 2022.

Whatever you do for Mom this year, make it special by making sure Mom doesn’t have to do any work and make the most of your time together. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!