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Mother's Day Weekend Festivals and Events in the Southeast


For something fun to do with Mom during Mother's Day weekend, these festivals and events in the Southeast are good choices for a weekend getaway, day trip or special outing. Weekend dates and times vary. To find out about more festivals and events taking place in May, visit the Spring Festivals and Events Guide.

Also see: Mother's Day - Ten Great Ideas for Day Trips and Weekend Getaways

Biltmore Blooms

A Vanderbilt-style Mother's Day in Asheville, North Carolina
Spend the day or the weekend strolling the grounds and gardens, touring the amazing house and enjoying Biltmore Blooms entertainment and demonstrations. On Sunday, there are a few different Mother's Day brunch options. Also see: See Fun Things to Do at Biltmore Estate

Callaway Gardens Fitness Series - Duathlon

A Great Day of Fitness and Nature in Pine Mountain, Georgia
One of the original duathlons in the Southeast U.S., this annual event of the Callaway Gardens Fitness Series includes a 5k run, 30k bike race and 5k run within the scenic grounds of Callaway Gardens. A special Fitness Series Overnight rate is offered, including admission to the Gardens each day of stay and day of departure. Also see: Spring at Callaway Gardens

The Carthage Buggy Festival

A Day in the Country for Mom in Carthage, North Carolina
Each year, beginning on the Friday evening before Mother's Day weekend, Carthage, North Carolina (located eight miles north of Pinehurst) celebrates its rich history and the famous Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory with a county community festival.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

A Camelot Experience for Mom in Fairburn, Georgia
Located just minutes south of Atlanta, the annual Renaissance Festival features eight weeks of weekend spring fun including colorfully costumed performers and nonstop entertainment, an Artisan Market, thrilling rides and games, parades, great food including the popular Ren-Fest turkey legs, jousting contests, period activities and much more.

Mothers Day House Tour

A Special Day with Mom in the lovely Museum District of Richmond, Virginia
Enjoy this annual Richmond Mother's Day tradition, now in its 20th year. The tour features some of the most beautiful examples of Richmond architecture, as well as lovely gardens, in one of Richmond's most interesting neighborhoods.

PANorama Caribbean Music Fest

Go Caribbean with Mom at Virginia Beach, Virginia
Celebrate the music and culture of the Caribbean at Virginia Beach, where musical performances and steel drum competitions will take place throughout the weekend as part of the Virginia Arts Festival. Also see: More about Visiting Virginia Beach

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