- May 8, 2014

Mother’s Day Events and Freebies – 2014


Sunday, May 11, 2014 is Mother’s Day!  Don’t worry if this special day snuck up on you.  There are plenty of fun ways to spoil the special mama in your life this weekend, many of them free.  We’ve rounded up a few for you!

Shakespeare in the Park – Thursday, May 8, Friday, May 9, Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 at 8 p.m. Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater in coordination with Austin Shakespeare present William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, a romantic comedy. FREE admission. Audience in costume welcome! Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Drive, Austin.

Shakespeare at the Market – Friday, May 9, Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11. Seating at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Join Present Company for Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on the Whole Foods rooftop! All ages welcome. Be sure to arrive early for the pre-show. FREE with a $10 suggested donation. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin.

Safari Champ (Round Rock) – Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. All kids can play for $1 during the Small Business Fair.  On Sunday, May 11, kids can play for $3 all day. 1400 East Old Settlers Blvd # 200, Round Rock.

Dia de las Madres (Round Rock) – Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This FREE Mother’s Day event features a performance by The Biscuit Brothers at 11 a.m. Other performers include the Stony Point High School mariachi group, the Isaac Sisters and Round Rock Ballet Folklorico. Other activities include: arts and crafts for kids, a chance to take pictures with mom, and FREE carnations for mothers. The event promises to be full of music and fun for the entire family! Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Michaels – Saturday, May 10, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Kids can express their undying love for Mom at the Everlasting Flower Mother’s Day Event. The event is $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate to reserve your spot.  Also on Saturday, from 1 – 4 p.m., kids can paint a portrait for Mom.  This event is FREE with the purchase of a canvas and no RSVP is required. Be sure to take along this coupon for 40% off one regular priced item. 

Cedar Park Spring Craft Fair (Cedar Park) – Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Stop by to shop for Mother’s Day, or just to find that perfect item you have been looking for. Children can enjoy train rides, inflatables and other kid-friendly activities (fees may apply). Food concessions will be available. FREE! Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St, Cedar Park.

Lakeshore Learning – Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Kids can make Mom a coupon book for FREE. Take along this store coupon for 20% off. 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Whole Foods Market – The Domain – Saturday, May 10, from noon – 3 p.m. Calling all moms and kids who love their moms! Celebrate with some store-wide sampling of some favorite foods. Make gifts for mom from noon-3 pm. Silly Angel Cards will be leading a card-making activity at 1 p.m. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

A Mostly Handmade Mother’s Day at Whole Foods Market – Gateway – Saturday, May 10, from noon – 3 p.m. Show Mom you care with ideas from Whole Foods Market Gateway. Enjoy live music, store-wide sampling, custom Terrariums by Local supplier Slavonk and Hortus, and more! FREE! Whole Foods Gateway, 9607 Research Blvd, Austin.

A Mostly Handmade Mother’s Day at Whole Foods Market – Bee Cave – Saturday, May 10, from noon – 3 p.m. The store will feature stations to help you plan the best Mother’s Day yet! Kid’s Handmade Crafts for Mom–Bring in the kids to make a FREE, special craft for Mom! She will melt for these adorable gifts! Food demos–try some of Whole Foods’ favorite foods to make for a special brunch for Mom! Whole Foods Market Bee Cave, 12601 Hill Country Blvd, Austin.

Up-cycled Tea Candles for Mom at Whole Foods Market – Lamar – Saturday, May 10 at noon. FREE, but space is limited.  Call the store to sign up. 525 N. Lamar, Austin.

Mother’s Day Crafts at Lake Travis Library
– Saturday, May 10, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Stop by the library to make a special gift for the most important lady in your life. The library will have everything you need to create a craft for Mom. All ages are welcome! FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Mother’s Day Tea Party (Pflugerville) – Saturday, May 10, from 2 – 3 p.m. Enjoy a FREE Fancy Nancy Marvelous Mother’s Day Tea Party! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Musique dans le Parc – Saturday, May 10, from 6 – 8 p.m. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. with music beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5; children under 5 years of age are free. Come enjoy classical music by French composers and performed by the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble. Musique dans le Parc is part of this year’s French concert series with ACWE. There will be kids’ activities, concessions, including wine and beer for sale. Remember to bring your picnic blankets and chairs. Pets on leashes are welcome. French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street, Austin.

Cinematic Symphony Presents Broadway Bound – Saturday, May 10 at 7 p.m. Whether you saw them on the stage or the big screen, these Broadway hits are bound to be some of your favorite scores! Wicked, Rent, Sweeney Todd, Fiddler on the Roof, and more! Grab your Mom as a pre-Mother’s Day surprise, and don’t miss this FREE concert. Bethany Lutheran Church, 3701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

Mother’s Day at the UMLAUF – Sunday, May 11, from noon – 4 p.m. Celebrate Mother’s Day at the UMLAUF. Free admission, coffee, cake and a photographer this Sunday! 605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin.

Austin Moms and Brides Day Out – Sunday, May 11, from noon – 3 p.m. For Austin women looking for a fun and FREE event to show your Mom she is special or the “Bride to Be” planning her special day come and listen to music and shop 30 local exhibits from Austin Businesses this Mother’s Day at the Palmer Events Center. Receive free gifts from vendors and enjoy the day with local businesses who are here to spoil you. FREE Tickets can be found here. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Planet K Concert at Bullock Museum – Sunday, May 11 at 6 p.m. Bring your family, a picnic dinner and a blanket or chairs to the Bullock Texas State History Museum’s Lone Star Plaza to enjoy a FREE concert by the Staehely Brothers Band and Casual Interference. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave., Austin.

Austin Symphonic Band Mother’s Day Concert – Sunday, May 11 at 7 p.m. What better way to close out a great day with Mom than by taking her to a FREE concert at the Texas State Capitol in her honor? The band will perform well-known tunes, including marches and musical numbers, that you and your Mom are sure to enjoy! Get there early to select the best seating… this concert gets more popular every year. Texas State Capitol South Steps, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin.

Mother’s Day Freebies:

Boston Market – Sunday, May 11.  Buy one individual meal, get one for Mom FREE! Click here for details.

Playland – Sunday, May 11, from noon – 5 p.m. Moms skate FREE with the purchase of a child’s admission. 8822 McCann Drive, Austin.

Starbucks – Sunday, May 11. Buy one Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Latte, get one FREE. (You can also get a half price Frappuccino from 3 – 5 p.m. every day through May 10.)

TCBY – Sunday, May 11, from noon – 10 p.m. Mothers can get a FREE frozen yogurt! 303 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Austin and 5701 Slaughter Lane, Bldg B, Suite B100, Austin.