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Mothers Day Weekend in Wichita: Events and Deals

Mother’s Day in Wichita will be fun if the weather plays nice! This year Mothers Day is on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

We’re compiling a list of things to do for Mother’s Day near Wichita, including free admission, things to do and restaurant specials.  If we learned anything last few years, it’s that you don’t need a long list of events. You can still celebrate Mom and all she’s done for you – and it doesn’t have to be super expensive.

Mother Day Weekend Wichita

We have some ideas based on what’s available here in the Wichita area. We finally have confirmed free admission deals (yay!). Other ideas might include a Mother’s Day brunch to go, a beautiful vase of spring tulips, and a heartfelt greeting card or note.

This list is a work in progress that we’ll keep adding to as we find deals and changes start to unfold in the metro. If you know of a Mother’s Day special please email us at wotcinfo@gmail.com.

Mother’s Day Events and Ideas in Wichita

FREE Admission on Mother’s Day (May 12):

Explore with Mom:

Unique Shops/Gifts to Get Mom a Gift:

  • The Wichita Flea Market  is taking a break in May, so we will have to wait to shop there! Maybe give Mom an IOU to do thrifty Mother’s Day shopping at the flea market another month.
  • See what you can find at a Bin Store. They get their items from retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, Dollar Tree, and Target. Prices you can’t beat. Wichita Bin Stores
  • Enroll Mom in a Class with Evolve. Wichita Activity Guide. – Summer Guide is not out yet but will be soon. 
  • Get tickets for Mom to a Twilight Tunes on the Terrace concert at Botanica. Checkout the schedule HERE
  • Uptown Cheapskate Wichita. They have nice, gently used clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories. Uptown Cheapskate
  • Check out our Citywide Garage Sale list. Find your mom a unique gift! 2024 Citywide Garage Sales 
  • Shop at the Outlets and Discount Stores in Wichita 

Special Events on Mother’s Day Weekend 2024: 

  • May 4th (a little early) – Taco & Tequila at the Wichita Boathouse
    • 12 pm – 9 pm
    • Free to attend (food and drinks will be sold from local vendors)
    • Tequila Tasting from 2 pm – 5 pm = $40
    • Taco & Tequila website 
  • May 11 – Old Town Farmers Market
  • May 11 – Kansas Grown! Farmers Market at Sedgwick County Extention Office & Derby Central Park
  • May 11 – SHiNE Dance Fitness at Naftzger Park
    • Free class for ages 8 and older
    • 10 am – 11 am
    • More info
  • May 11 – Mother’s Day at the Bramble Cafe
    • 1/2 off mimosas and sangria
    • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • More info
  • Saturday, May 11 – County Concert with Rowdy Decker at the Stockyards
    • $15 at the door
    • Doors open at 7 pm/concert at 9 pm
    • More info
  • May 12 – Chicken N Pickle
    • Free to attend
    • 10 -2 Sunday Brunch and Bingo (last year they had a MOM-OSA bar – will it return??)
    • stay tuned for More info
  • May 12 – Botanica
    • Mom and Members get in for FREE. everyone else is general admission
    • 9 am – 5 pm
    • Learn more HERE
  • May 12 – Wichita Art Museum Mothers Day
    • FREE general admission; special exhibits do cost $12 for adults
    • 10 am – 5 pm
  • May 12 – Mother’s Day at Sedgwick County Zoo
    • Moms get in FREE with a paid admission
    • 9 am – 5 pm
  • May 12 – Moms get in free to Cowtown
    • Everyone is always FREE on Sundays. More Info
  • May 12 – Wichita- Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Mother’s Day Membership Deals:  

Botanica Membership Deal: 

  • Receive $10 off all Memberships from May 1 – 31
  • You must come to Botanica to purchase, no discount online or over the phone.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Fresh bouquet or live plant Many stores have special Mothers Day items available for sale now. At Aldi, you can often pick up a spring tulip bouquet for only $5. Whole Foods usually has specials on fresh flower bouquets as well. Or you can pick up a pot of blooming flowers, a cool succulent planter, an easy-to-grow houseplant, or other kinds of live plant at almost any local garden center or farmers market right now. Trader Joe’s has a handy how-to video for making a Fancy Schmancy Bouquet.

Tulip bulbs from Botanica It’s hard to predict how long they’ll last, but the annual Botanica tulip bulb sale is on now, every Friday morning until they sell out. Bulbs are just 15 cents. Of course, they’re not blooming so add these beauties to a basket of gardening gifts for Mom.

Free Trees Mom is a big deal so if you’re going with plants why not go all out for some threes. The Arbor Day Foundation offers 10 FREE trees with a six-moth membership. Memberships start at $10.

Fuel Points Dillons has a huge selection of gift cards available and – just in time for Mothers Day – you can download a coupon that will get you 4 times the fuel points on a gift card purchase. So, for example, a $50 gift card gets you 200 fuel points, which is worth 20 cents off per gallon on one fill-up. If your mom is frugal like me, the gift card is nice but the fuel points are awesome! Ha ha.

Give the Gift of Time If the mom you’re celebrating has young kids, giving her the gift of time is likely to be treasured. That could mean watching the kids for a few hours or maybe she just wants to spend the time with you! Give her the choice and make it happen.

Clean the House What a great gift this would be! Some moms wouldn’t appreciate you  doing this and would consider it an affront, so proceed with caution. But you can clean MY house all day long and I would be thrilled. (Actually, let me revise that: if you live in my house, you have my wholehearted support in cleaning it. 🙂 )

Mother’s Day Dining Deals for Wichita, KS, 2024

More info coming soon…

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