Celebrating mom is a year-round affair, but why not make Mother’s Day extra special this year by dedicating an entire weekend ( or longer ) to the important women in your life. From where to enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch to Spa offers, Special Events and more, our Mother’s Day Guide offers an array of the many ways to enjoy this special day with her.
GRAND PRIX BEACH PARTY
For mom’s who want to experience all the racing action and more, the Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Beach Party will not disappoint. Throughout the weekend, attendees can get in the action beachside, and celebrate the arrival of the Formula 1 in South Florida. The event is free to the public with advance or onsite registration and features food, fashion, fitness, live music, cocktail experiences, race viewing and more. Pre-Register for the complimentary fitness classes Saturday and Sunday morning, or the Saturday evening movie screening of The Art of Racing in the Rain. View details at: grandprixbeachparty.com
FRIDAY NIGHT SOUND WAVES
The excitement is in high gear this dual Mother’s Day / Grand Prix weekend and the weekly free concert series presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale BID competes for attention. Slated to perform at Friday Night Sound Waves is South Florida’s Premier Classic Rock Band, Mr. Nice Guy, featuring the return of lead singer, Jeffrey James Harris. Free to the public, the concert will be held at the Las Olas Promenade Park along the Intracoastal from 6:30 – 9:30pm. View Details.
BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDENS
Enjoy Mother’s Day at Bonnet House with the gift of art and culture. Saturday, May 7 the three-week Colored Pencil Drawing & Painting Workshop commences, providing the opportunity to learn colored pencil techniques that will help you create great-looking artwork. View details on pre-registrations on BonnetHouse.org. On Sunday, May 8, all Mom’s also enter free of charge from 11am to 4pm with one full-paid adult self-guided admission. Step back in time and experience life as it was in the 30s and 40s as you tour the historic house museum filled with a delightful collection of art and personal treasures from the Bartlett family, as well as explore the nature trails filled with native plants, trees, and an occasional monkey or swan. No other discounts apply. Tickets are sold at the Welcome Center.
FULL MOON YOGA & SOCIAL
Treat Mom to a post Mother’s Day experience at Glow with the Flow: a Full Moon Yoga experience at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Coinciding with the lunar eclipse on Sunday, May 15, the evening’s journey is intended to ignite your inner fire as you release stuck emotions, invigorate your radiant energy, inspire you to break out of your limiting patterns of thinking, unleash your divine power to be liberated, unapologetically authentic, raw and fully expressed!. View details
MOTHERS DAY DINING
The rustic seafood eatery Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits invites families to celebrate mom with an indulgent Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8 from Noon to 4PM. While taking in the captivating ocean views, guests can indulge in a la carte brunch offerings such as Zak’s Brioche French Toast with caramelized peaches and cream; Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich topped with bibb lettuce, pickle and maple hot sauce; Spicy Farmers Delight Omelet with hot peppers, onion, squash and pepper jack cheese; and Huevos Rancheros with pulled pork, black bean puree, sour cream and ranchero sauce on corn tortillas. For the occasion, the restaurant will also feature fresh Raw Bar offerings and for $39++ per person guests can add-on a Bottomless Beverage Package which includes cocktail favorites such as Mimosas, Poinsettia, Rum Punch, Bloody Mary’s and Campari Spritz. The complete brunch menu can be viewed – HERE. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. For reservations, please call: (954) 302-6430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Situated on the lobby level, oceanfront, with direct access to the beach, Le Marché offers freshly made breads and pastries, salads, paninis, pizzas, gelato, Starbucks coffee and gourmet products. Celebrate the most special lady in your life and enjoy delicious plates from our specialty weekend menu on May 7 & 8 as well as live entertainment and a rosé tasting bar, by the wonderful Bodvar Rose. For additional details and to make your reservation, call (754) 244-6275 or email FLLFS_FB@Hilton.com
LONA COCINA & TEQUILERIA
Lona Cocina & Tequileria, invites guests to celebrate Mom with an enhanced Beachside Mother’s Day Brunch, priced at $55 per adult and $45 per child (ages 12 and under). On Sunday, May 8 from 11:30AM to 3PM, guests can indulge in chef-attended brunch stations and bottomless cocktails. In addition to the much-loved Guacamole Bar, Tacos Station, Ceviche Station, Omelet and Waffle Stations, Lona is adding a Quesadilla Bar, Trompo Station, Gourmet Ice Cream Bar and a Tequila-Infused Snowcone Station, just for the occasion. Of course, no brunch is complete without refreshing libations and bottomless Margaritas, Mimosas and Bloody Marys are all included. In addition, Lona is offering a specialty Mother’s Day cocktail, the Mezcalita, which features flavors of tamarindo and passionfruit. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Lona is located at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Telephone (954) 245-3069; www.lonarestaurant.com.
Opened in January 2022, LM Restaurant’s new concept, Moréa is a Mediterranean oceanfront dining oasis on Fort Lauderdale beach. Celebrate Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 7 or Sunday, May 8 from 11AM – 3:30PM with an Oceanfront Brunch. The restaurant’s menu features fresh, simply prepared small plates, mezze and wood-grilled meats and seafood, handcrafted cocktails, along with great wines on tap. Guests can choose from signature brunch dishes including the Avocado Toast; prepared with sourdough Texas toast, shaved radishes and crumbled feta cheese (can top with cured salmon or a poached egg), Eggs Florentine, and Waffles with Berry Compote. Compliment the meal with Morèa’s brunch cocktails including mimosas, and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with all the accouterments of your choosing. This ideal dining destination offers an indoor dining room, spacious bar/lounge area, and a gorgeous waterfront patio and bar. Moréa is located at 701 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard at the Paramount Condominiums. www.MoreaDining.com
RIVA at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Known for their lavish oceanview holiday brunch, Riva at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, will host their Mother’s Day Brunch from noon to 4pm inside the Ocean Ballroom. Selections include a seafood bar, antipasti station, composed salads as well as stations for omelets, crepes, French toast and pasta. There will also be several hot entrées such as carved filet mignon and cedar plank salmon as well as a dessert buffet with over 15 different options along with the signature Harbor Beach Famous Chocolate Fountain. $89 per adult and $39 per child (ages 5 to 12). To view menu and make reservations, visit OpenTable.com or call 954-525-4000.
STEELPAN KITCHEN & BAR
Join Steelpan Kitchen & Bar for an amazing Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8th from 11am-3pm. Enjoy waterfront views & mouth watering dishes featuring a Poke Bar experience like no other and Bottomless Classics with a build your own Bloody Mary Bar and a Build your own Bubbles bar featuring Spritzes, Mimosas & Bellinis. For reservations, call 954.302.5252. Seating times are 11a, 1p & 2p. View menu
WILD THYME OCEANSIDE EATERY
Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery is taking reservations for May 8. They are offering a prix-fixe menu and signature Brunch Boards. Priced at $59.95++ per person, and $29.95++ per child. Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys are also available for $18. The A la Carte menu is not available. For reservations and to view menu details, visit wildthymeoceanside.com
THE WRECK BAR at B OCEAN
If a morning of Mermaids and Mimosas is Mom’s thing you will certainly want to take a look at the celebratory brunch at the world-famous Wreck Bar from 11am-3pm. Famous since its inception in the 1950s, this historic destination is one of the few places in the world where you can enjoy the beauty of living mermaids from a porthole view. The curated brunch menu features breakfast staples to enhanced menu items and optional bottomless rosé wine and porthole interactions via “Mermaid Encounters” swim show. For complete details and reservations, visit www.bhotelsandresorts.com/thewreckbar
HEAVENLY SPA by WESTIN
Fresh picked treatments for Spring have arrived just in time for Mother’s Day at Heavenly Spa, the luxury sanctuary of serenity located at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Treat mom to a day of rejuvenation and tranquility with the spa’s bevy of seasonal treatments which are available throughout the entire month of May. Treatments include access to spa amenities, a selection of seasonal garden teas and light snacks, plus a celebratory Spring Floral Mimosa. Gift cards and special gift sets from Coco La Vie are also available for purchase. For more information or to book reservations, please call (954) 245-3040 or visit www.westinfortlauderdalebeachspa.com.