Y’all know I am the biggest fan of all things holiday… gimme all the festive fun! Given the niche of my little blog space, I couldn’t go without sharing a local Mother’s Day Activities Guide! If you’re local to the Okanagan, here are some fun ways to celebrate Mom, from brunch (this appears to be the bulk of the events), to wineries, to workshops. Enjoy and Happy Mother’s Day to all of you incredible Mamas!
Brunches are by far the most popular Mother’s Day event. I wonder how many Moms actually love celebrating this way? In any case, here is an ever-growing list of local Mother’s Day brunches:
When: Sunday May 12, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Kelowna Cruises, 230 Queensway Avenue Kelowna
What: Come and enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch on the water! Eggs, bacon, fruit, and pastries. $50 per person, reservations are required: 778-753-5888. Book early as this event sells out every year!
When: Sunday May 12, 9 am
Where: Bonfire Restaurant, 4205 Gellatly Road, West Kelowna
What: Enjoy a delicious buffet brunch and views of the spring blooms overlooking the waterfront. Adults $39.95; seniors $32.95; children ages 5-12 $19.95; children under 5 are free. Reservations are required: 250-707-1810.
When: Every Sunday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Hotel Eldorado, 500 Cook Road, Kelowna
What: Regularly voted the Best Brunch in the Okanagan, this brunch features an omelette station, daily market fresh selection of seafood, bountiful desserts, various fresh fruits, all traditional breakfast offerings and much more. Adults $39.95; seniors $32.95; children 5-12 $19.95. Reservations recommended.
When: Sunday May 12, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Where: Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club, 4320 Gallagher’s Drive West, Kelowna
What: Enjoy delicious chef attended stations, breakfast items, gourmet lunches, dessert and more. Seating’s available at 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm and 1 pm. Call 250-861-4240 Ext. 211 to reserve.
When: Sunday May 12, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Masa’s Grill at the Harvest Golf Club, 2725 K. L. O. Rd, Kelowna
What: Call 250-862-3103 for details and reservations.
When: Sunday May 12, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (1st seating 10 – 11:45 am; second seating 12 – 1:45 pm)
Where: Hillcrest Farm Market, 700 Hwy 33, Kelowna
What: A brunch buffet with a wide variety of delicious food served buffet-style, including pancakes, bacon & eggs, granola and yogurt parfaits, Barb’s butter chicken, aloo gobi, rice, and naan, and melt-in-your-mouth prime rib with roasted veggies! Tea, coffee, and juice will also be served along with a selection of our favourite dessert squares and a special treat for Mom. Tickets must be reserved or purchased ahead of time as there is limited seating available. Adults $35.75; seniors $30.50; children 5-12 $15.75, Children under 4 free.
When: Sunday May 12, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Match Eatery & Public House, 1300 Water Street, Kelowna
What: Mom’s eat free with the purchase of a regular brunch item!
When: Sunday May 12, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Okanagan Golf Club, 3200 Via Centrale, Kelowna
What: Brunch will include seasonal fresh fruit, house made granola, an omelette station, carving station and much more.$34.95 per person; children 4-12 yrs $16.00; children under 4 are free. Plus, take 30% off all women’s apparel and accessories. Reservations required: 250-765-5955.
When: Sunday May 12
Where: Kelowna Yacht Club, 1370 Water Street, Kelowna
What: A brunch spread filled with delightful sweet and savory dishes. From classic brunch favourites, to Chef-attended omelette & benedict stations, classic sweet treats and much more. KYC Members & Guests $34.95; adults $40.95; children 6-12 $17.95; children 5 & under are free. Reservations are required: 778- 478-8215.
When: Sunday May 12, 11:00 am and 2:30 pm
Where: The Lindon House, 1449 Ethel Street, Kelowna
What: Moms will be pampered a with a vast array of delectable Murchie’s Teas, along with an impressive display of both savoury and sweet menu items. This event is semi-formal, so dig out your fancy frocks, and gather your family for a special afternoon of tea and treats. The vintage costume trunk will be on site, so be prepared to take some memorable photos, and stroll the lovely gardens at the house. Children are welcome to attend, but discounted tickets are not offered. $50 per person.
When: Sunday May 12
Where: Davison Orchard
What: Enjoy a pre-packed picnic lunch, an orchard tour through the blossoms and time to relax and celebrate with friends and family. Free family photos available 11:30 am – 3:00 pm. More details coming soon!
The Okanagan offers some incredible wines and beautiful wineries! Stop in for a tour, tasting, or workshop to celebrate you!
When: Sunday May 12, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Vibrant Vines, 3240 Pooley Road, Kelowna
What: Join Shannon Wilson for this “Bouquet of Flowers” workshop. Paint a beautiful bouquet of hydrangeas while sipping on some outstanding wine from The Vibrant Vine. Talent is not required because a professional artist will guide you through the painting process so that you can have fun expressing your purest artistic vision. You will receive step by step lessons, a glass of wine, and all the art supplies. $45 per person, registration is required.
When: Sunday May 12, 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Where: The View Winery, #1-2287 Ward Road, Kelowna
What: Enjoy a fun afternoon of wine tasting and shopping Moms receive complimentary tastings and a free gift with purchase. A selection of local vendors will be on-site from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
When: Sunday May 12, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: House of Rose Winery, 2270 Garner Road, Kelowna
What: Presented by Okanagan Wine Festivals Society. Event includes a special gift for Moms, special tastings for everyone, and a beautiful picnic area to enjoy a glass of wine and a picnic. This is a free event.
When: Sunday May 12, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Westside Wine Trail, Various Wineries
What: The Westside Wine Trail is having a wine and garden party event where visitors will be able to enjoy complimentary tastings of the featured wine at each winery. In celebration of the garden party theme, the wineries will be giving away seeds to help you get a head start on your summer gardens. There will be a different seed at each winery, ranging from floral and herb to vegetable seeds.
More Workshops, Activities & Events
When: May 1st to May 10th, 10 am – 4 pm (drop in to the photo lab during these time frames, no registration required)
Where: London Drugs in Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Vernon!
What: Bring your children in to have their feet stamped and create a beautiful butterfly mug. This makes for a great gift for Mom or Gramma! $15.99 per mug, text on the back can be customized.
Mother’s Day Tea
When: Sunday May 12, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Gerstmar Park (corner of Springfield and Gerstmar Rd., Kelowna)
What: An afternoon tea for Mother’s and their children. Enjoy a sweet snack and take home a beautiful gift. $20 (includes Mom and child), $5 per extra child. Limited tickets available call: 250-300-1820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve. This event is in support of the Imagination Travelers Girl Guide fundraising for the 2019 Montreal trip.
When: Saturday May 4 and May 10, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Rustic Chalk Decor,
What: An hour-long workshop to make a lovely keepsake photo clip board for or with Mom. All supplies provided. $40 per person, registration required.
When: Sunday May 12, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Stuart Park, 1430 Water Street, Kelowna
What: Organized in support of mental health programs at the Canadian Mental Health Association. Join the 1km (12 and under) for $25; or the 5k or 10 k for $50. Participants receive a race shirt, finisher’s bracelet, and finisher’s swag bag. Get active and support a great cause!
When: Sunday May 12, 9:00 am
Where: East Kelowna Hall, 2704 East Kelowna Rd., Kelowna
What: Shop small and support local at the East Kelowna Farmer’s Market
When: Sunday, May 12 10 am – 4 pm
Where: 7655 Fintry Delta Rd., Kelowna
What: Celebrate spring with Viking battles, pipers, live music, kids’ activities, yummy food and more on the century-old grounds of the Manor House built by Capt. James Dun-Waters. Admission is $5.
When: Sunday May 12, 1 pm – 2 pm
Where: Pritchard Park, West Kelowna
What: In this workshop hosted by Stems and Stones you will be provided with all the tools and supplies needed to create your own unique terrarium. We will talk about layering and terrarium techniques as well as the wonderful world of succulents! Tickets are $35 and nearly sold out.
When: Thursday May 16, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Passionate Blooms Floral, #13-1515 Westgate Rd, West Kelowna
What: Learn how to create a whimsical floral arrangement in this hands-on workshop. This workshop includes fun unique materials and spring blossoms including premium fresh flowers, interesting accents with a lush variety of greenery. Students will be guided with everything you need to construct a long lasting design in a gorgeous container. Includes two glasses of wine and snacks and beverages.
How do you celebrate Mother’s Day? My husband works every Mother’s Day, so I’m usually flying solo with our girls. We love keeping it simple and hitting a coffee shop and the park!
I’d love to send a Special THANK YOU out to all those Mamas who are following along with my story. This blog space is a passion for me and I especially love sharing all the festive fun with fellow local moms! Happy Mother’s Day to each and every amazing Mama out there. YOU are incredible! xo