Treat Mom with Gifts, Dining, Shopping and More for Mother’s Day 2023 in Gainesville and Alachua County

Celebrate mom in Gainesville and Alachua County. Scroll down for Mother’s Day 2023 event ideas in Gainesville and Alachua County including delectable dining, gift markets, nature tours and more.

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Mother’s Day Family Fishing Day at UF/IFAS Fishing Ponds
Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

mothers day festival at farmers market

Mother’s Day Festival at Alachua Farmers Market
Saturday, May 13, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Savor a Mother’s Day Brunch Menu Developed by a Collaboration of Chefs at Swallowtail Farm’s Brunch Experience
Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mother’s Day Floral Market with Sunny and Share Stems at 4th Ave Food Park
Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Browse Craft Vendors at the Mother’s Day May Market at The AUK Market
Saturday, May 13, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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Concierto de Dia de las Madres at Bo Diddley Plaza
Saturday, May 13, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

colorful flower blooms

Free Admission for All Moms at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Sunday, May 14, 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.

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Muffins and Mimosas Art Market at Artisans Guild Gallery
Sunday, May 14, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

lazy river at kulaqua river ranch

Kulaqua River Ranch Community Day, Free Admission for Moms
Sunday, May 14, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Mommy and Me Painting at Corks and Colors
Sunday, May 14, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Moms Throw Free at The Hatchetbury Axe Throwing Bar
Sunday, May 14, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Mother’s Day Fresh Floral Arrangement Workshop with Iron and Clay Flowers at Serpentine Plants and Provisions
Sunday, May 14, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

U-Pick Flowers at Mother’s Day at The Bryer Patch
Sunday, May 14, 2 p.m. – sundown

gainesville community band mothers day concert

Mother’s Day Concert with Gainesville Community Band at Saint Patricks Church
Sunday, May 14, 3 p.m.

Free Flan Dessert for Moms with Entree Purchase at Mi Apa Latin Cafe
Sunday, May 14

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu at The Swamp Restaurant
Sunday, May 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Sweetwater Branch Inn
Sunday, May 14, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Covey Kitchen and Cocktails
Sunday, May 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mother’s Day Menu at Great Outdoors Restaurant
Sunday, May 14, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

mom deserves mvp treatment

Mother’s Day MVP Menu at Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille
Sunday, May 14, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Mother’s Day with Free Beer for Moms and Jazz with JZNT at Blackadder Brewing Company
Sunday, May 14, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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