The Weekender Mother’s Day edition

12 May 2017

This Sunday, Mothers across South East Queensland will plan on sleeping in and not doing much at all while their little minions (er, kids) make breakfast and allow them one day of rest and relaxation! Sometimes expectations can exceed reality! But it doesn’t have to with these top, fun events across the South-East. Happy Mother’s Day all!

GOLD COAST

ALL WEEKEND

Mother’s Day Psychic and Holistic Fair

For a Mother’s Day with a difference, head to Carrara Market’s Event Arena and have a mystical weekend of discovery and enlightenment. There will be more than 50 spiritual and holistic experts as well as live psychic readings and pampering. + READ MORE

SUNDAY MAY 14

Gold Coast Botanic Garden Food Truck Picnic

Gold Coast Botanic Gardens will be celebrating Mother's Day with a Food Truck Picnic from 12pm - 6pm with tantalising food selections, free live music and family fun. + READ MORE

Mother’s Day Classic

Celebrate mums and support breast cancer research by participating in the Mother’s Day Classic! The event, held at Pratten Park Broadbeach has walk and run options, plus live entertainment, a variety of food options and lots of extra activities for kids and adults! + READ MORE

Bundall Market

Every Sunday morning from 6am - 11.30am the Bundall Farmers’ Market at The Arts Centre Gold Coast (TACGC) is a hive of activity with local farmers bringing their just-picked produce to the market for local residents and visitors alike. The perfect place for a relaxed Mother’s Day breakfast. + READ MORE

BRISBANE

ALL WEEKEND

Eat Street Markets

The Eat Street Markets is always great, but did you know it’s also opened on Sunday brunch onwards? Let mum relax while everyone eats their way around the world to the sounds of live music overlooking the Brisbane. + READ MORE

SATURDAY MAY 13

Mother’s Day at Stafford City

Last minute gift shopping? collect your FREE Cristina Re new-bone china teacup and saucer, complete with signature gift box, when you spend $60 or more in Specialty Stores or $150 or more at Woolworths, Big W or Aldi, between Tuesday 9 and Saturday 13 May. + READ MORE

Roma Street Parkland celebrates Mother’s Day

Enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Roma St parklands, pack a picnic and take part in some fun activities and events held on the day, including craft workshops, floral crown making and get moving with Grandance. + READ MORE

Stick around later in the evening for a special Mother’s Day movie night of Notting Hill, followed by Dirty Dancing. Food trucks will be on-site to feed the family! + READ MORE

SUNDAY MAY 14

Eagle Street Pier Mother’s Day Celebration

Have it all – a special Mother’s Day market, plus exciting dining offers this Mother’s Day at Brisbane’s premier dining precinct – Eagle Street Pier. Many of the restaurants, including Georges Paragon Seafood, Fratelli Famous, Aria, Bavarian Beer Café, Pony Dining and Il Centro, all have great offers especially for mum. You can even take a Mother’s Day cruise with Kookaburra Showboats. Click here to read all the great offers. + READ MORE 

Stones Corner Market

A great place to celebrate mum is the Stones Corner Market. Fast becoming the largest street market in Brisbane, expect to see street performances, buskers and live entertainment while you stroll through the treasure trove of unique, trendy stalls. + READ MORE

Mother’s Day Music in the Park

Head to George Willmore Park for a day of free live music and entertainment – part of The Hills Festival, held from May 5 to 27. + READ MORE

SUNSHINE COAST

SATURDAY MAY 13

Cooroy Fusion Festival

Escape to the beautiful hinterland town of Cooroy for the annual Cooroy Fusion Festival – a celebration of local artists, entertainers, artisans, food, community groups and much more. + READ MORE

SUNDAY MAY 14

Mother’s Day Classic

Celebrate mums and support breast cancer research by participating in the Mother’s Day Classic! The event, held at Brightwater Sports Ground has walk and run options, plus live entertainment, a variety of food options and lots of extra activities for kids and adults! + READ MORE

Cotton Tree markets

Head to Cotton Tree for a relaxing morning of breakfast and a wander around the markets. For 20 years’ the market has featured local artisans, designers or inventors selling their own unique and creative works within a precinct designed for purveyors of fine cafes, fashion and wares. + READ MORE

Check our EVENTS PAGE for even more great events on this weekend!

Looking for more Mother's Day weekend inspiration?

Check out our South-East Queensland Market Guide, pack a picnic and head to one of favourite picnic spots in Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast or retreat to one of our favourite cafes with kids areas. Have a top weekend!

Written by

Belinda Peters

Belinda is a journalist, blogger and editor with more than 15 years’ experience in print and online journalism. As our digital editor, Belinda immerses herself in scanning the web for the latest in parenting news, products and opinion for the Kids in the City/Kids on the Coast online community. When she’s not kid wrangling two energetic boys, Belinda lives for trying out the ever-expanding array of cafes, restaurants and bars in her home town of Brisbane. While her caffeine addiction remains strong, she also finds her Zen with yoga and attempts to find her balance by stand up paddle boarding.

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