For me, the mere mention of the holiday calls to mind so many classic childhood memories. As kids, my sister and I would work tirelessly on our handmade cards, before searching our backyard for the prettiest wildflowers to make a bouquet. In the morning, we would use all the culinary skills we possessed to craft a world-class breakfast-in-bed: cereal, with toast on the side.
If you’re anything like me, you believe that your mom is the most generous, capable, kind-hearted woman on the planet. And if you’re like me, every Mother’s Day you find yourself stumped in trying to convey to your mom just how much you appreciate her. A construction-paper card isn’t half as charming now as it was when you were eight. But it doesn’t feel like enough to simply give her a piece of jewelry or a box of chocolates either. What you both want most is just to spend time with each other, making memories that will last a lifetime.
So this Mother’s Day, if you’re searching for a memorable experience that you and your mom will both love, Macomb County has plenty of exciting events for you to try out. Check out our list of the top five things to do this Mother’s Day weekend!
Made in Michigan Show
The fifth annual Made in Michigan show takes place in downtown Mount Clemens on Friday and Saturday. In years past, over 65 Michigan-based vendors have made their mark at the show, selling everything from homemade pasta, to alpaca-fur clothing, to cedar picnic tables, and everything in between! The show is located on Macomb Place, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The Essential Garden Make and Take Workshop
Does your mom have a green thumb? Come to Willow Pond Farm in Armada on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to learn tips from master gardeners, along with prize giveaways, live demos, recipes, and many products to take home with you!
St. Peter’s Car Show and Sock Hop
Let your mom’s nostalgia take over on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., by taking her out to the car show and sock hop at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eastpointe! Admission is free, and includes dancing, games, old cartoons and movies, and the community’s finest classic cars. Hot dogs, pulled pork, and more will be on sale at the event—so bring the whole family!
Brunch and Baseball at Jimmy John’s Field
Take in a baseball game and a hearty brunch with your mom for only $20 per ticket! On Sunday at 12:30 p.m., watch the Eastside Diamond Hoppers face off against the Utica Unicorns while you enjoy French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, pastries, and so much more.
Wolcott Mill Metropark: Tea and Mill Stroll
On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy a refreshing tea with your mom at the Wolcott Mill Farm center in Ray Township. Then from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., take a stroll around the spacious grounds of the Historic Center, and enjoy cookies and punch while learning all about the Wolcott family. It’s going to be a beautiful day, so get outside and enjoy a bit of nature and history with your favorite lady.
Whatever you decide to do this weekend, enjoy your Mother’s Day. In the end, your mom’s favorite Mother’s Days won’t be the ones where you got her the most expensive gifts—they’ll be the ones she got to spend making lasting memories with you.
Jenna Russell is a summer intern with the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development. She is a senior at Oakland University.