Make your mother’s day by visiting one of these local Wichita-area attractions where moms get free admission, or treat her to a special gift at a discount!
This is a list of all the Mothers Day deals or events in Wichita that I know of right now, but I imagine I’ll be adding to this list, so check back often!
Free Admission for Moms
Treat your mom to a day out with the family next weekend. Here is list of Wichita attractions where moms get in free this Mother’s Day.
Museum of World Treasures On Sunday, May 13, bring your mummy to one of the most fascinating museums in town. Mothers get free admission with a paying child at the Museum of World Treasures from noon to 5 p.m. on Mothers Day. They’re also having a special in the gift shop! 835 E. 1st St. N., Wichita, KS 67202, (316) 263-1311
Botanica Mothers Day Instead of just giving her flowers, give her the whole garden. Moms get in free at Botanica on Sunday, May 13. This is a beautiful time of year to see the gardens, which are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mothers Day. 701 Amidon Street, Wichita, KS 67203, (316) 264-0448
Sedgwick County Zoo Mom will get in free with a paying child at the Sedgwick County Zoo from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mothers Day. Along with all the regular exhibits, you’ll get to see the new zoo babies and their moms! (So sweet!) Regular admission applies for everyone else on Mothers Day.
Also, while you’re at the zoo stop by the Pavilion from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for an all-you-can-eat Chris Cakes pancakes and sausage brunch for just $5 per plate. 5555 W Zoo Blvd, Wichita, KS 67212, (316) 660-9453
Kansas Aviation Museum Moms get in free to Kansas Aviation Museum on Mothers Day weekend with a paid admission. Additionally, mom can enter to win a Mothers Day gift basket! 3350 S. George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS 67210
Carousel Skate Center Moms skate free on Sunday, May 13 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mothers Day Events in Wichita
Mother’s Day this year is Sunday, May 13, but some events will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday too.
[Thursday] Paint the Towne Paint a beautiful bouquet of pink roses while tasting wine and getting some free swag from Towne East retailers. The painting event is $25 per person for ages 16+.
[Friday] Train Concert at Hartman Arena (my commission link) Grammy-winning music group Train will make a stop in Wichita the Friday before Mothers Day. Hartman Arena has a “secret” sale: buy one ticket, get one free. When prompted, use the code TMN241 (And shh! Don’t tell ’em I told you.)
[Friday] Spring Art Fair You’re sure to find something lovely for Mom at this event at MarkArts. They’ll have beautiful handmade items from local artists for sale, like pottery, paintings, jewelry, prints, sculpture, enameling, and more. Food trucks will be onsite during meal times. The Art Fair is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 9112 E. Central in Wichita, KS 67206
[Friday and Saturday] The Sunflower Balloon Festival in Anthony, Kansas is going to be held over Mothers Day weekend this year, with a balloon flight (or balloon glow) and fireworks on Friday evening, many activities all day Saturday, and a last flight early Sunday morning. If you choose to go Friday or Saturday, you can spring for a hot air balloon ride for your mom!
[Saturday] Mimosas at Twister City Twister City Harley Davidson will have everything moms need from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Free breakfast pastry bar from 9-11 a.m., $3 mimosas and mixed drinks, live music from 2-6 p.m., free gift wrapping and raffles, a fun photo booth, free Italian lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a kids’ Mothers Day card-making station, motorcycle ride simulator, and more!
[Saturday] Tea at Botanica This special event is perfect for mom. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and hibiscus tea in the lovely Botanica Pavilion on the Pond at Botanica. Reservations are required and must be made by May 5. Tickets are $5 for Botanica members and $12 for non-members.
[Saturday] Blossom Festival at Elderslie Farm This sounds like it will be so special! Try out a new menu on opening day of Elderslie Farm’s Bramble Cafe, sip mimosas, beer, or wine (available after 11 a.m.), and enjoy listening to the Haymakers make some hay from 10:30 to 12:30. Special activities like a ride out to the field to “pick” berry cookies and visiting baby goats and horses will make it fun for the kids, too.
[Saturday] Tea on the Terrace at Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House Step back in time 100 years to enjoy high tea on the terrace, live music, and self-guided tours of this historic home in Wichita. Tickets are $25 or $40 for mother-daughter tickets. A very limited number of tickets are available; don’t wait.
[Saturday] The Support Local Law Enforcement Parade was rescheduled to May 12 because the weather was so chilly and wet in April, so that means we have yet another Mothers Day weekend event to add here! What mom doesn’t love a parade?
[Saturday] Old Town Farm & Art Market A beautiful and fun way to kick off Mothers Day weekend is to enjoy the Wichita Farm & Art Market in Old Town. They usually have live performances, free kids’ activities, and of course fresh, beautiful produce, flowers, and handmade goods.
[Saturday and Sunday] Wichita Art Museum Annual Art and Book Fair The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum will once again hold its annual Art and Book Fair at the museum on Mothers Day weekend. Admission is free! If Mom is a book or art lover, be sure to plan some quality time at this free festival of food, fun, and fine arts. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. in Wichita.
[Sunday] Bartlett Arboretum Celebrate Wine, Women, and Songs with mom on Mothers Day, May 13, at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plain. Freshly dug bulbs for all moms. Gates open at 3 p.m. Admission is $10.
[Sunday] Market Madness vendor fair will be held at Hotel at Old Town on Sunday, May 13. This is a new event that will showcase Etsy makers and local vendors. Admission is free and the market will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 210 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS 67202
[Sunday] Countryside Market Bring mom for an afternoon filled with food, music, shopping, and crafts at the Countryside Mart and Outdoor Event Center, 2265 S. Greenwich from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mothers Day Deals in Wichita
Andover Summer Concert Let Mom be serenaded by Clay Walker and John Anderson at Andover’s new Concert in the Park just a couple of weeks after Mothers Day. You can buy her tickets now and tuck them into a card on Sunday morning. She’ll love you for it! Tickets start at only $10, and the concert will be a wonderful family activity.
All Star Wichita Nothing says I love you like taking mom out for a game of mini-golf. On May 12 (which is apparently National Mini-Gold Day), the first 100 visitors to the east or west location who buy a Golf Game or a Super Saturday Pass will get a FREE mini-golf season pass. (That’s a $59.99 value.)
1-800-Flowers: AARP members can use the code AARP2 for a 25 per cent discount on Mother’s Day flower bouquets.
Bonefish Grill : This isn’t just a Mother’s Day deal – in fact, it doesn’t expire until after Father’s Day. Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card free, until June 17.
Casa Martinez in Derby will have all-you-can eat tacos for $6.99 on Sunday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Funky Monkey Shaved Ice is offering FREE shaved ice for all mothers on Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. at 3350 N. Woodlawn in Wichita. (I believe that’s by the Home Depot?)
La Hacienda, also in Derby, will have a FREE dessert for Mom on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. The choices are: Flan, Fried Ice Cream, Sopapilla, or Churros. Plus, there will be live music on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.
LaMar’s Donuts: Mothers get a FREE Red Velvet Cake Donut or donut of choice (excluding specialty donuts) and a FREE small coffee on Mother’s Day.
Olive Garden : Get a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards. Offer good until May 13, 2018.
Outback : Purchase $50 in gift cards to receive a $10 bonus card.
Panera Bread : Buy $50 in gift cards for Mom (or for any other reason), and receive a $10 bonus gift card. Offer good through the month of May, and the bonus card redemption dates are from June 1 to June 30, 2018.
P.F. Chang’s : Buy $50 in gift cards, receive a $10 bonus reward. Offer ends June 17, 2018.
Red Lobster: For every $75 worth of gift card purchases, receive two bonus gift coupons, good for a free appetizer or $10 off your purchase. The first coupon is valid on visits from July 2 to August 5, 2018. The second is valid from August 6 to September 2, 2018. Also, Red Lobster is opening early for Mother’s Day brunch at 10:30 AM.
Regal Entertainment Group : Take Mom to the movies. For every $50 in Regal eCards purchased beginning May 9, receive a $15 Concessions Promo eCard, which is redeemable for movie treats at the concession counter in any Regal theater. The Regal eCards have no expiration date, but the Concessions Promo eCards are only valid from May 9 to June 9, 2018.
Mothers Day Brunch in Wichita
Not inexpensive, but you can save mom the chore of cooking (and cleaning up) with a special Mothers Day brunch so it’s a nice splurge if there’s wiggle room in the budget. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the nicer restaurants in Wichita.
For many (all?) of these, you’ll want to get your reservations in early!
Bonefish Grill is offering a brunch on Saturday and Sunday morning, starting at 10 a.m., which will feature signature items like Bang Bang Benedict and Crème Brûlée French Toast as well as heartier options such as the half-pound Wagyu Beef Burger and Filet Mignon & Lobster Eggs Benedict, or lighter items like fresh made-to-order omelets and grilled fish. Mothers Day Bloody Marys, Bellinis, Mimosas, and Sangrias will also be available.
If you need a gift, consider purchasing a $50 Bonefish Grill gift card and receive a free $10 bonus gift card through June 17.
Candle Club The club will be open to the public for Mothers Day brunch at LaVela Sunday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They’ll have an open buffet with prime rib, mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and other brunch favorites, along with a live musical performance. Adult buffets $25.99, children $10.99 Call to reserve your spot. 6147 E. 13th St. N., Wichita KS 67208
Best Western Wichita North The Country Kitchen at the Best Western will have a nice spread including Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Ham, Cod in Lemon Butter Sauce, an omelet bar, and more for mom. Plus lots of desserts! Adult buffets are $16.99, seniors get $2 off that price, and kids 6-10 pay $7.99. Kids 5 and under are free. Reservations are recommended by calling (316) 832-9704.
Wichita Hyatt Enjoy an extensive selection of fresh, delicious brunch buffet fare in the beautiful ballroom overlooking the Arkansas River. Mothers Day Brunch at the Hyatt is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for about $30 per adult; children 2 to 12 pay their age; children under 2 are free. You will definitely want to make reservations.
Ya Ya’s Treat mom to a brunch fit for a queen at Wichita’s Eurobistro. The buffet will include delicacies such as lobster, goat cheese and fresh herb au gratin potatoes, smoked salmon, marinated mussels, shrimp cocktail, a carving station and more. Adults $29.95, children 6 to 12 $12.95, and small-fry under age 5 eat free.
Besides these special Mothers Day Brunch buffets, Julie has rounded up a list of Wichita restaurants that offer brunch weekly, so be sure to check it out. Just remember that on special days like Mothers Day, prices may be different and every restaurant will be packed.
Where are you taking your mom for Mothers Day? Do you have any other suggestions that would be good for this list?
Even more events may be added as we get closer to Mothers Day, so stop back by!
This list will include any events we may have missed above: