Treat Mom with Gifts, Dining, Shopping and More for Mother’s Day 2022 in Gainesville and Alachua County

Celebrate mom in Gainesville and Alachua County. Scroll down for Mother’s Day event ideas in Gainesville and Alachua County including delectable dining, gift markets, nature tours and more.

the air dinner

Treat Mom to an Elegant Farm-to-Table Dinner at Swallowtail Farm
Saturday, May 7, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
“The Air” themed dinner highlights the air in all its forms, from distributing seeds with the wind to nourishing plants and the earth. The menu features ingredients fresh from the farm composed by Chef Jeffrey Allen of Cheffrey’s Food Trailer and Special Events.

colorful flower blooms

Free Admission for All Moms at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Sunday, May 8, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
24 major plant collections span 68 acres. The gardens feature the largest public display of bamboo in Florida and the largest herb garden in the southeast.

wildlife tour

Mother’s Day Safari Tour at Carson Springs Wildlife
Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Visit Tosh, the baby Clouded Leopard, Henry the Rhino and witness big cat feedings.

May Market at The AUK Market
Saturday, May 7, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Shop a variety of handmade goods, art, plants, vintage and more.

Archer Mother’s Day Festival with Little Jake and the Soul Searchers
Saturday, May 7, 6 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the R&B and Soul performance by Little Jake and the Soul Searchers.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffett at Best Western Gateway Grand
Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mother’s Day Mini Market at 4th Ave Food Park
Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Browse curated gift vendors and dried floral arrangements by Garden and Grace Florals.

(sold out) Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Sweetwater Branch Inn
Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

mom moo ket

Critter Creek Mother’s Day Moo-Ket
Sunday, May 8, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Browse vegan food and gift vendors and visit rescued cows and pigs. Admission is free.

mothers day art market

Mother’s Day Art Market at Artisans’ Guild Gallery
Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Meet local artists on the porch and browse unique gifts inside and outside the gallery. Enjoy the art market with live music and a food truck.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Blackadder Brewing Company
Sunday, May 8, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
All moms get treated to a signature “Momosa” on the house, or a pint if preferred. Everyday Amore serves their menu of Italian favorites and PairODocs performs live music from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Mother’s Day Concert with Gainesville Community Band at Highlands Regional Ministry Center
Sunday, May 8, 3 p.m.

Next Generation Presents Mother’s Day Ballet Concert at Eastside High School Theatre
Sunday, May 8, 4 p.m.

Looking for more things to do?
Find events happening around town in our What’s Good weekend event guide.

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