Bring mom Downtown for Mother’s Day! Many Downtown restaurants will open early for brunch, and special events take place throughout the day.
Special Mother’s Day events
Steampunk Mother’s Day Tea at Morris-Butler House
May 2 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Treat your mom to a special Steampunk-themed Mother’s Day tea. Circle City Aerodrome – Indianapolis’ own steampunk group – will explain the creative movement that blends steam-powered gadgets and 20th century marvels in a world of Victorian fashion, literature, art and history.
Mother’s Day Weekend at the Indianapolis Zoo
May 10 – 11 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Zoo is all about moms this weekend, whether they’re human or not. Take part in activities like a scavenger hunt, mom-themed keeper chats, Mother’s Day photo stations and more.
Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch at Old National Centre
May 11 at 1 p.m.
Considered by many to be the most popular brunch experience in the country, Gospel Brunch combines uplifting live music with a spectacular all-you-can-eat brunch.
Mother’s Day Jazz Affair with Will Downing, Euge Groove and Rick Braun
May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate mom’s days with live jazz!
Mother’s Day Gondola Ride
Various times; season opens May 11
Old World Gondoliers kicks off their season on May 11, just in time for Mother’s Day. You and mom will enjoy a 30 or 60-minute singing gondola ride as you are transported into Old Italy (or the Indianapolis Canal).
Brunches, lunches and dinners
Make reservations in advance for brunch at the Propylaeum – this has become an annual tradition for many Indianapolis families and sells out quickly. Seatings are available on May 11 at noon, 12:30, 2:30 and 3:15 p.m.
Market Table at The Alexander
Head to Market Table at The Alexander for Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Featuring: a chilled station with locally produced yogurt, a seasonal fruit display and salads, a sauté station, entrees including chicken and salmon, carving stations and desserts, including 12 flavors of locally produced gelato.
$32 for adults; $16 for children 7 – 12; FREE for children 6 and younger
Join the Rathskeller for their annual Mother’s Day brunch featuring quiche, bacon, sqausage, French toast sticks and fruit. A full lunch menu is also available. Brunch begins at 11 a.m. and the dinner menu starts at 3 p.m.
Enjoy an all-day feast with mom at Weber Grill. The restaurant will serve a specially crafted menu of sweet and savory brunch specials, as well as lunch and dinner dishes. Children can enjoy the “Kid’s Brunch Plate” and adults can choose from a variety of options including iron skillet hash, double smoked bourbon glazed ham and more. Brunch is served until 2 p.m.