Mother’s Day in San Jose is about creating memories by attending events to celebrate this special occasion with family and friends. It’s the perfect time to return the favor. Find the best things to do in San Jose on Mother’s Day with a simple day trip to restaurants, unique attractions, and destinations in the city or along the coast!
Whether you’re searching for ideas to surprise your moms, here are great hints of the best things to do in San Jose on Mother’s Day that will make her enjoy the pleasure, luxuriate and loosen a bit from the daily hustles of life!
Photo by: African American Community Service Agency
304 North 6th St., San Jose, CA 95112
Phone Number: (408) 292-3157
May 6, 2023
Saturday | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join the AACSA and First 5 Santa Clara County for their Annual Mother’s Day celebration. The African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) is one of the only African American cultural centers in Silicon Valley. They provide quality educational, cultural, social, and recreational programs, services, and activities to perpetuate and strengthen African American identity, culture, values, traditions, knowledge, and family life, which are at the heart of all programs.
AACSA’s membership is open to everyone, regardless of race, religion, age, or disability. The Agency’s diverse activities and services offer a natural gateway to African American life.
Photo by: LB Steak
334 Santana Row, #1000, San Jose, CA 95128
Phone Number: (408) 413-3939
May 13, 2023
Saturday | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM | 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The time has come to toast the multitasking mavens of the world—moms! Think outside the (chocolate) box this year and treat the special mother in your life to a savory meal at LB Steak, where they’ll feature scrumptious menus made especially for moms.
Roland Passot’s Steakhouse on Santana Row delivers prime steak, fine food, and accessible wines in a stylish setting. Relax and enjoy the beauty of family as they attend to every detail. It’s never too early to start planning for reservations!
Photo by: The Alameda ArtWorks
1068 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
Phone Number: (408) 777-1213
May 13 – 14, 2023
Saturday – Sunday | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Shop and Tour 36 Artists’ studios, view art, and find the perfect gift this Mother’s Day weekend. Art, refreshments, music, and their first treasure hunt raffle. Enter to win a gift certificate towards art from your favorite artist. Be sure not to miss the Tree Challenge Wall.
Artists and students will create a painting using the same photograph. Sales from Tree Challenge Wall and treasure hunt raffle tickets will be donated to ALAS Dreams Foundation supporting local farm workers and their families. This is a free admission and parking event to celebrate Mother’s Day in San Jose.
Photo by: Flora Haven Studio
664 Youngs Court, San Jose, CA 95127
Phone Number: (408) 910-6414
May 14, 2023
Sunday | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join Minnie Uyen Thai for a mindful pop-up workshop with the family. She’s been passionate about connecting through flowers her entire life. Paint a custom pot and design a flower centerpiece for mom (materials included). Kids can have some fun too with free arts and crafts and is a wonderful chance to make some cards and flowers for mom.
The adult workshop is available for $55 with a flower kit included. Some special flower arrangements will be available for sale as well. Let’s honor Mom, give love, and connect to rebuild the community with flowers. Flora Haven Studio will surround you in nature, peace, and beautiful design in an uplifting safe space.
Photo by: Cultivate
754 The Alameda, Ste. 50, San Jose, CA 95126
Phone Number: (408) 295-1800
May 14, 2023
Sunday | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Join Cultivate Culinary Gatherings in the kitchen for exciting things to do this Mother’s Day in San Jose with its hands-on cooking classes. Gather in their festive kitchen and enjoy learning how to master some fun and unique brunch dishes alongside Mom!
Make these dishes together which include Grilled French Toast with Grand Marnier Infused Fruit, Candied Bacon, and Spring Frittata, and then enjoy a fun leisurely brunch. Share the delicacies you’ve created and discover how different varietals complement and enhance each course.
Photo by: Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 West San Fernando St., 1700, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone Number: (408) 971-9300
May 14, 2023
Sunday | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Come celebrate MOM and treat her to Mother’s Day at the Capital Club in San Jose. Bring the whole family and enjoy a buffet of traditional brunch selections, assorted pastries, seafood, desserts, and more. Savor chef-curated favorites and sip on ‘Mom-osas’ while you celebrate the queen herself. An annual tradition at the Club, make it your new tradition to celebrate Mother’s Day too!
Also, the Capital Club will make sure that your mom leaves with a special gift that is sure to put a smile on her face. There’s no better way to show your Mom how much you appreciate her than with a delicious summer brunch atop the city skyline. Show Mom how much you care and make your reservation today!
Photo by: Hayes Mansion
200 Edenvale Ave., San Jose, CA 95136
Phone Number: (408) 226-3200
May 14, 2023
Sunday | 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Come and join for a memorable 2023 Mother’s Day brunch buffet experience at the Historic Hayes Mansion in San Jose with exciting things to do to celebrate Mom. Their exclusive menu features the mansion’s favorites, including a delectable raw bar, diverse carving stations, and its chef’s hand-selected array of desserts in honor of the holiday.
Due to space constraints, the maximum table size is 8 guests total (including children.) From its customized group events to resort-style amenities, they provide guests with engaging ways to maximize their experience this Mother’s Day in San Jose. Please book your whole family at one time to ensure a proper table is reserved.
Photo by: Signia by Hilton San Jose
170 South Market St., San Jose, CA 95113
Phone Number: (408) 998-1900
May 14, 2023
Sunday | 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Join one of the special events from Signia by Hilton San Jose to celebrate Mother’s Day with a unique brunch buffet featuring their kitchen’s favorite dishes and seasonal specialties. Their special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet prepared by its amazing Fountain Restaurant kitchen features Salad & Vegetable Harvest, Cheese & Charcuterie, Soup Cantina, Raw & Oyster Bar, Sweet & Savory Breakfast Items, Sushi & Sashimi, Carving Stations, Mains & Sides, and Desserts.
An elegant brunch with a wisp of French influence, Fountain Restaurant offers a refined and wholesome meal to begin the day for moms. Enjoy Fountain favorites and other specialty offerings from locally sourced California produce and an assortment of patisserie-inspired baked goods. Reservations are limited. Treat the mom to the Brunch Buffet at Fountain Restaurant!
Photo by: Kindful Being
Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone Number: (408) 247-2438
May 14, 2023
Sunday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Come to the deepest state of rest as you listen not only with your ears but deeply with every single atom of your being. Kindful Being is a Sound Practitioner/Therapist and a Sound/Song Ceremonialist. They created this event to share with you some resources to allow your body to reach a state of healing or just be. This event is called a Sound Ceremony because of the combined song circle and sound bath or sound meditation that will lead your somatic being into a deep, relaxed, and healing state.
The circle will sing a few songs in adoration to the mother of all mothers and mothers of the world (also called medicine songs or song lines). Afterward, participants will be on a Svasana (Corpse Pose or lying down in any position on their yoga mats or any type of mat/futon) finding their way to a comfortable and relaxed position. They will begin with a guided meditation and then nothing will be required from the participants, just their awareness of their breath throughout the sound journey and allowing themselves to surrender to the stillness, sound, and vibration that hold and lead their bodies into different healing states.
Photo by: Britannia Arms Almaden
5027 Almaden Expy., San Jose, CA 95118
Phone Number: (408) 266-0550
May 14, 2023
Sunday | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Treat mom to a traditional British High Tea served tableside at the Britannia Arms Almaden South San Jose (Almaden), one of the best things to do and a perfect place to bring your mom to celebrate Mother’s Day. Enjoy Princess Assorted Tea, and Finger Sandwiches featuring cucumber & goat chees, salmon salad, egg salad, hand & brie spread, and orange almond salad. You will also have a taste of hot quiche Lorraine or broccoli cheese & mini sausage rolls, plus scones with strawberries & cream sherry trifle and madeleines.
San Jose’s British pub, the Brittania Arms of Almaden Valley, is known for its welcoming atmosphere and classic pub fare, including housemade savory pies, bangers and mash, and fish and chips. But the 35-year-old establishment is a huge part of the local community, too, organizing toy drives and fundraisers on a regular basis. There will be raffle prizes and free gifts for moms!
Experiencing the lifestyle and heritage of San Jose is one of the greatest gifts you can give as a token of love to your mom on Mother’s Day. A little gesture that will touch her heart makes her day. Celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing your mom to one of these fantastic events in San Jose with so many fun things to do to make this occasion extra special!
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