Mother's Day Weekend Asheville

Mother's Day Weekend in Asheville

May 8-9, 2021
Looking for things to do with moms and grandmothers in Asheville and the North Carolina mountains on Mother's Day Weekend? Here are plenty of ideas and events to make great memories together. From hunting waterfalls to discovering amazing art, find something for all interests. If you are bringing the kids, also see our Top 10 Family Things to Do. Pic: North Carolina Arboretum

It's always a busy weekend, so make your reservations early for both lodging and dining - along with any spa treatments!

Mother’s Day Yoga at Sunrise at Chimney Rock State Park May 9, 2021, 6:15 - 7:15 AM. Elevate your mind and body during this early morning yoga session with Namaste in Nature. The picturesque backdrop of a sunrise from the Chimney makes for an ideal setting while connecting your spirit with nature. Lightweight yoga mats will be provided by your certified yoga teacher. This class is open to all levels of expertise. Cost: Includes Park admission: $35 Adult, $25 Adult Annual Passholder. Advance registration required on Chimney Rock State Park's website. 

Mother's Day Brunch Top Picks

  • Blue Ridge Dining Room at the Omni Grove Park Inn, 12-4 PM, their famous over-the-top artisanal buffet with many choices - including a dozen desserts. Call 1-800-438-5800 for reservations.
  • Isa’s French Bistro:  Share a special meal with Mom this Mother's Day! In addition to the full Brunch and Dinner Menus, they will offer a special Brasstown Beef Chateaubriand for 2 served with a seasonal vegetable medley for $82. Open for Brunch at 7 AM and will begin serving our Chateaubriand for 2 at 10 AM until 9 PM. As seating is limited, reserve your table now. 

  • Hemingway’s Cuba: Enjoy a meal on Mother's Day from 3-9 PM. In addition to the dinner menu, they'll offer 2 Paellas: Paella Mariscos with shrimp, mussels and lobster and Paella Valenciana with rabbit, chicken, and chorizo for $35. Try The Mother May drink special with Eddy's grapefruit, St Germain and lemon juice for $12. As seating is limited, make your reservations now.  

  • See more Weekend Brunch Restaurants.

Mother's Day Weekend Top 12

Find Waterfalls
Hunt Waterfalls
Welcome to the Land of the Waterfalls! There are so many waterfalls in nearby state and federal parks (with no admission fee) to discover. While many require a walk or hike to reach, several are roadside. Take one of our waterfall drives to enjoy several. See our favorite 60!
NC Small Towns
Weekend Getaways: Discover Top 40 Coolest Mountain Small Towns Near Asheville
There are lots of options if you want to plan a few fun day trips while you are in Western North Carolina. Explore our favorite cool small towns in the NC mountains near Asheville, each with its own personality, local shops and restaurants, friendly residents, and relaxed atmosphere.
Take a Hike
Take a Hike
To really appreciate the natural splendor of our mountains, explore by foot. There are hiking trails for all fitness levels, from a short woodland walk to strenuous hikes to mountain peaks, including both the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Many of the hikes are along the Blue Ridge Parkway and are easy to find. Easy in-town hiking too. See our Top 75.
Top 20 Picnic Spots
Dine outdoors in nature! Plan a picnic at some amazing locations where you can enjoy sweet views.
Biltmore House
Experience Biltmore
Take in the grandeur of our country's largest home, the "Downton Abbey" of America. Explore the many rooms inside the house, walk through breathtaking landscapes and gardens, taste vintages at the winery and enjoy fine dining. See many things to do with our detailed insider's guide!
Extraordinary Art
Meet Artists in River Arts District
Our top pick for art lovers is exploring the River Arts District to watch artists at work, ask them about the process and buy art as a souvenir of your visit! More than 200 artists work in 25 buildings, including old warehouses and factories along the river near downtown and Biltmore. 
Downtown Asheville
Explore Downtown Asheville
During the day, downtown Asheville bustles with shoppers browsing more than 200 galleries, antique shops and local boutiques. Each evening, enjoy street entertainers, restaurants, breweries, festivals and music. Walk the Urban Trail and tour historic sites. See our Top 25 things to do downtown.
Foodie Heaven
Find Foodie Favorites
Check out our very diverse and passionate food and drink scene. Be a little adventurous and try something new. Or, enjoy time-honored classics. In downtown, walk to 60+ locally-owned innovative restaurants, many with outdoor dining. From crafted cocktails to local brews, there's plenty to drink. Forage for food, visit a farm or tour a vineyard.
Winery Tours
Wineries Near Asheville
Find many fun, friendly wineries for sampling local wines, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery at their vineyards. Many are located near each other - perfect for visiting several in a day.
Spas in Asheville, NC
Get Pampered at a Spa
Be it a simple weekend of relaxation, a romantic couple’s getaway in the mountains or a chance to improve your health, Asheville is the ultimate destination for those seeking spas and wellness. Take some time for yourself for relaxation and rejuvenation. See our Top 15 spots.
North Carolina Arboretum Asheville
North Carolina Arboretum
Stroll through a variety of gardens and on peaceful woodland trails, located in Asheville adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Don't miss their impressive bonsai garden exhibit and many special events during the year.
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Mother's Day Weekend Top Events

Biltmore Blooms
Biltmore Blooms
Thursday, April 1, 2021 to Friday, May 21, 2021
This festival of flowers celebrates two months of spring blooms that include 75,000+ tulips, orchids, azalaeas and elaborate floral displays inside Biltmore House.
Tryon International Equestrian Center, NC
Saturday Night Lights
Saturday, May 2, 2020, Saturday, May 9, 2020, Saturday, May 16, 2020, Saturday, May 23, 2020, Saturday, May 30, 2020
Watch horse jumping and riding with the best jockeys in the country at the impressive Tryon International Equestrian Center with an exciting atmosphere featuring music, food, kids' activities and Venetian carousel rides. Events vary each week. Free admission.
Spring Go Chimney Rock
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Lots of fun in Chimney Rock Village with a pancake breakfast, Cow Pie Bingo, recycled garden art contest, llamas strutting their stuff in a Main Street parade, a grilled dinner and a special outdoor performance at the Gathering Place.
Fiber Weekend
Fiber Weekend
Saturday, May 9, 2020 to Sunday, May 10, 2020
Craftspeople at the Folk Art Center share their inspiration and expertise in a variety of textile arts. Saturday demos include quilting and appliqué, doll making, weaving, mixed media fiber arts, clothing, printing design, tapestry weaving and natural dyeing. Two fashion shows on Sunday (Mother's Day)! Free admission. 

For events throughout the year, see our list of seasonal calendars.

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