Mother's Day Cruise. Photo courtesy of Hornblower Cruises
Mother's Day Cruise. Photo courtesy of Hornblower Cruises

20 Awesome Things to Do in Washington DC for Mother's Day 2021

Mother's Day is practically here, and what's a mother to do? Naturally, we have a lot of ideas for you, beyond the usual (but always appreciated) brunch options!

Whether mom is in the mood to hang out with goats and alpacas, sip wine and picnic at a free outdoor concert, or stay home and paint with chocolate, we have all the bases covered, and we're adding new options daily, so be sure to consult our Washington DC events calendar for more ideas.

If you need more inspiration, we also have some great Mother's Day gift ideas, DIY Mother's Day card tips, and make-at-home Mother's Day brunch recipes kids can prepare without too much supervision.

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Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Sully Historic Site
upcoming events
(Wed Mar 31, 2021 - Wed May 26, 2021) Dairy Days-Ice Cream Making & Butter
(Thu Mar 11, 2021 - Thu May 27, 2021) Hidden in Your Backyard: The History of Cain's Branch

Occoquan Regional Park
upcoming events
(Sun Jun 6, 2021) Super Hero 5K
Growth and Change
Hidden Oaks Nature Center - 9:30 AM Pick
Georgetown GLOW
Georgetown - 10:00 AM Pick
Renewal 2121
Artechouse - 10:00 AM
Groundswell
Waterfront Park, - various times
Stemtastic Virtual Birthday Parties
stemtastic - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides