Make The Most of Mother’s Day 2022 in San Antonio
Mother’s Day is an annual reminder to express your love and appreciation for the mom or mother figures in your life. If you ask us, this should be a daily occurrence as mothers, in all forms, truly are everyday superheroes.
So go above and beyond this year by treating her to an unforgettable Mother’s Day in San Antonio – we have made it easy for you and narrowed down a list ideas for your celebrations!
See a Show at the Tobin Center
Take her to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts for an unforgettable performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, featuring the young dancers of the San Antonio Youth Ballet. You won’t want to miss it!
Rock out at a Live Concert
Live music is back and better than ever in San Antonio this Summer. For those with musical mama’s out there, consider a local concert on Mother’s Day weekend. On May 6th, rock out to American blues singer Guy Forsyth and his band at Sam’s Burger Joint.
Make her Laugh at a Comedy Club
Give mom the gift of laughter this Mother’s Day by attending a comedy show. It’s no joke- these acts performing in San Antonio are the real deal and will have you laughing for more.
- Marcus Combs (May 6th at Upstage Comedy Lounge)
- William Lee Martin (May 6th-May 7th at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club)
Explore an Exhibit at McNay
If your mother is a patron of the arts, there are plenty of exhibits that will pique her interest.
The McNay Art Museum, Texas’s first modern art museum, is home to some of the finest contemporary art and sculpture collections in the southwest U.S. Catch the final weekend of the renowned Georgia O’Keeffe and American Modernism collection or tour and explore other exhibitions that include The Great Stage of Texas, San Antonio native Donald Moffett’s Nature Cult, Jenelle Esparza, and more.
Shop Till You Drop
Shopping with mom on Mother’s Day is a fail-proof way to get her what she really wants with the added benefit of being able to spend time together, which can make the gift even more memorable.
Surrounded by quick-casual and fine dining options, The Shops at La Cantera offers visitors an assortment of eateries and bars to make for a complete (and fun!) weekday or weekend outing.
A favorite of newcomers and locals alike, this area is bustling with culture and entertainment. Spanning 3 blocks of San Antonio, Historic Market Square houses 100 local businesses selling goods of all kinds – so there’s plenty for mom to choose from.
Blue Star Arts Complex
From a fabulous art selection to a variety of unique gifts options, Blue Star Arts complex is the go-to spot for those with an eclectic taste. When you’ve hit your limit, cool off and rest your legs at one of the tasty breweries or restaurants nearby.
Fiesta at a Local Festival
There’s a variety of festival fun taking place in San Antonio this Mother’s Day weekend. Treat her tastebuds to an adventure at one of the following culinary fairs.
Becker Vineyards 23rd Annual Lavender Festival
If you’re in for a day trip, make your way to Becker Vineyards for a Mother’s Day brunch, lavender lunch, or just some wine and lavender bites. Reservations need to be made ahead of the event, so act now! Artisan vendors, live music, wine tasting, and concessions will also be available.
Happening Saturday, May 7th, upgrade your Sea World experience with more than 60 fresh global cuisine choices to pair with nearly 50 beer, wine, and cocktail selections. Tickets start at $49.99.
San Antonio Zoo’s “On A Stick! Festival”
Celebrate your WILD mama with fun food, drinks, and music as you explore the Zoo! Held on both Saturday and Sunday during Mother’s Day weekend, the event is included with standard zoo ticket entry.
Take an Educational Trip Down the River Walk
Join San Antonio African American Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) for 100 minutes of Black History on the beautiful San Antonio River Walk with a Black History River Tour and learn about the impact of African Americans in the center core of San Antonio.
Exercise Your Endorphins
Escape to the outdoors and work up an appetite with some fit-friendly Mother’s Day activities.
Run This Mother Half-Marathon & 5K
Who run this mother? Girls. Notably one of the few women’s-only races, choose the half-marathon or 5K race to honor the woman/women who run your world! Both occur on Sunday, May 8th at 7 AM.
Marti Ewing Yoga’s Second Sunday Garden Fitness Class
Sunday, May 8th from 10-11 AM, Marti Ewing Yoga is holding a class at the garden at Ivy Hall hosted by the Good Kind Hospitality Group. A delicious brunch will be served afterward starting at 11 AM.
Whip up Some Fun with a Cooking Class
Create or strengthen that culinary kinship with your mother and take a cooking class together. Central Market and Sur La Table San Antonio locations are both offering in-store classes all weekend long. But make sure you reserve your spots online first, classes fill up fast
Central Market Cooking School San Antonio
Czech Kolaches (Saturday, May 7th ,12PM)
Sharpen Your Knife Skills (Saturday, May 7th, 3:30PM)
Afternoon Tea: Spring Fling (Sunday, May 8th, 3PM)
Sur La Table In-Store-Classes at La Cantera
Family Fun: Baking Together (Saturday & Sunday, May 7th & May 8th ,1PM)
Mastering French Macarons (Sunday, May 8th, 9AM)
Perfect Spanish Paella (Sunday, May 8th, 4PM)
Plan a Picnic
Prepare a spread jam-packed with mom’s favorite foods and head out to any of the following parks for a picture-perfect picnic.
Brackenridge Park, one of San Antonio’s most beloved attractions for more than a century, has plenty of picnic spots to spare stretching along 2.2 miles of the serene San Antonio River.
For a unique picnic experience, this spectacular piece of property is both a free public library and community garden space. Open from Tuesday through Saturday of each week.
Fine Dining Finale
Last but certainly not least, you simply cannot go wrong by surprising her with a fine dining experience at any of the following local hot spots in town. Remember, reservations are a must!
Biga on the Banks
If you are wanting classic fine dining along the riverwalk, try what is locally known as “Biga”. A come-as-you-are ambiance with top-rated cuisine, Biga is one of the most highly suggested places to for special occasions.
Ivy Hall Events: Mother’s Day Brunch
Treat the special maternal women in your life to an elegant brunch in the beautiful gardens at Ivy Hall Events. Brunch and live jazz music are sure to make for a special day. Be sure to purchase your tickets!
Spend Mother’s Day in San Antonio
San Antonio has an array of activities to offer up for Mother’s Day weekend. Whether it’s a picnic in the park, jamming out at a live concert, or a full-blown weekend getaway, there are many ways to say “thank you” to one of the most important people in your life.
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