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Charlotte is the Queen City of springtime beauty! Treat the Queen of your family to a Mother’s Day under the beautiful Carolina blue sky and enjoy the delights of Charlotte’s spring flowers and sunshine!

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens will be welcoming all matriarchs with MOTHER’S DAY AT THE GARDEN 2016. May 7-8th, Daniel Stowe offers free admission for all mothers and the first 250 moms will receive a free potted plant! Music, carriage rides, family lawn games food and snacks, and a five-station Wine Walk will be included in this fun, family opportunity.

Romare Bearden Park in Uptown will offer moms and families a day of family activities on May 7th. From 12-5pm, music, food and much more will be offered at ROMAREFEST.

True Southern moms love their Carolina BBQ! Symphony Park at Southpark Mall will host the BEER, BOURBON &BBQ FESTIVAL on May 7th. Meet and learn from the teams of the Carolina BBQ League for the Charlotte BBQ cook-off, on-site Bacon tastings and, special beer and bourbon selections. Live Rock and Bluegrass bands and shopping at vendor exhibits will give moms a wonderful and delicious day to remember!

Wing Haven Gardens 22nd GARDENER’S GARDEN TOUR will be May7-8th! Enjoy touring five private gardens as well as strolling the beautiful Wing Haven. Live music presented by Community School of the Arts will add a musical beauty to the gardens!

The MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL will be at South Piedmont Community College on May 6-7th. Arts and dancing demonstrations, crafts, and a soccer game are just a few of the many fun activities!

Running moms will enjoy the Hunstad Kortesis MOTHER’S DAY 5K in the Southpark area. The entire family is welcome to enjoy the 5k, kids activities and community spirit. The fun run begins at Symphony Park!

Moms with a heart for pups can fulfill their need for cuddling canines at TAILS OF THE TRAIL-MOTHER’S DAY HIKE with shelter dogs from the Humane Society. On May 8th moms and families can do their part to reduce euthanasia rates by socializing and hiking homeless hounds. A 2-3 mile hike along the scenic Catawba River will meet at Sheba’s Doggy Day Camp for a bus ride to the hiking destination.

SOUL OF THE SOUTH UPTOWN FOOD TOUR is a sampling, sipping stroll through some Southern Uptown favorite restaurants. Participants will hear from chefs and restaurant owners about the delicious influence of Southern Heritage in their cuisine. On May 6TH!

Music outdoors has a special enjoyment all its own! Several locations throughout Charlotte offer outdoor music free to the public. Enjoy SUNSET at the METROPOLITAN 2016 SPRING MUSIC SERIES !Every Thursday in May welcomes shoppers and families to enjoy a variety of musical genre and special features offered by restaurants and retailers.

WHITEWATER RIVER JAM will begin at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on May 5th! Free concerts take place every Thursday and Saturday through the end of September. The music will be 7-10pm and food, drinks and craft beers will be available.

BLAKENEY’S SUMMER CONCERT SERIES is at the charming and convenient Blakeney Shopping Center in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte. This free series offers outdoor music in a large, green area with picnic tables. Many people bring their own lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy, or pick up something delicious at the many restaurants surrounding the green area. Fridays and Saturdays through August, 7-10pm.

STONECREST SUMMER CONCERT SERIES is in full swing every Friday and Saturday, 7-10pm through October. This popular venue is free and can find you relaxing by fountains, tapping your toes while the little ones dance about!

Sunshine on Mother’s Day couldn’t be finer in Carolina than at the WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP! All attendees are asked to wear pink in honor of mom! Mother’s Day sunrise service will be 7:00 am on the 18th hole. Tee times approximately at 8:00am.

Moms in Charlotte are the Queen City’s finest crown jewel! Show mom what a true treasure is by taking her outdoors in the Carolina sunshine and treating her to her favorite musical, athletic, culinary event!



















hands and feet

South Charlotte knows how to pamper busy moms with a plethora of pampering places!

Moms are the busiest people on earth and often need a quick pick-me-up that doesn’t interfere with their well-tuned schedules. When your hands and feet look their prettiest, then all that business can be done with style!

South Charlotte nail salons have many convenient pop-in locations and just the right efficiency for rushing moms!

Aloha Nail Salon located in Blakeney Crossing (between Pet Smart and Best Buy) is known for its quick, efficient service for those on the go. This chatty, non-stuffy spa has many regulars (always a good sign), so making an appointment if possible can make your experience even less stressed. 704 845-2600.           9935 Rea Rd

Polished Nail Bar actually IS a nail bar! Located in the Stonecrest Shopping Center in Ballantyne, this award winning (Charlotte Magazine’s BOB award) nail salon has two manicure bars and lots of pedi-chairs. Have a cold drink and plop in a chair while your hands and tootsies are pampered to their prettiest. Other South Charlotte locations include South End, Southpark and Myers Park. Ballantyne location 980 819-8330.

Moms needing the luxury of ever so precious, relaxed, languishing personalized attention; a slower atmosphere is required!

The Nail Bar Spa located in Ballantyne offers an uncrushed experience in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Go ahead and get the Signature treatment, the wonderful of aroma of the sugar and fresh orange exfoliation will soften your mood and your skin! Manicures, pedicures, waxing and facials are all offered at this nail salon tucked away at 16015 Lancaster Highway. 704 544-7665

Zen Nails in the Promenade on Providence is known for its extra clean, relaxing atmosphere. Make sure to ask for the Deluxe treatment to get the most out of your experience. 704 814-0689 5349 Ballantyne Commons Parkway

An extra special splurge involving all day luxuriousness is needed for that extra special mom! Go ahead! Take the entire day to feel pampered like a Queen!

Modern Salon and Spa is a terrific place for hands and feet to receive the most decadent treatment! Recently relocated, but still in South Charlotte, this full service spa is located in the upscale Phillips Place off of Fairview Road. Your luxurious experience doesn’t have to stop with your feet! Go for it all! Bask in the experience of a Rosemary Mint Awakening Body Wrap, a Chakra Massage along with your Stress Fix Manicure! The offerings at this spa are endless! 704 339-0909. 6908 Phillips Place court

Voci Spa is unobtrusively and quietly situated in the Stonecrest Shopping Center. Known for its Body Treatments and massage, by simply adding in an attentive  mani-pedi with some maintenance cosmetic injections: you will feel like a whole new, refreshed person! This spa is very attentive to the whole woman and her personal needs. 704 752-8030. 7808 Rea Road

The Spa at Ballantyne is located in the beautiful Ballantyne Resort. The posh facilities will make you feel like royalty as you relax in your pedi-chair and have your hands massaged for your manicure while you enjoy the view of the rolling greens of the golf course. Your pampering begins the minute you put on your soft luxurious robe and step into the quiet waiting area. Massages, facials, body wraps and a steam room and sauna all await you! You can swim in the pool, dine in their restaurant and get your hair styled all in one lovely place. Stay the night and really relax!       704 752-8030. 10000 Ballantyne commons Parkway

All moms deserve to be treated like royalty! Treat yourself to well deserved day of pampering or drop a hint for a Mother’s Day to relax and enjoy!








Mother’s Day in the Queen City is a day of royal treatment for every mom! Finding a way to celebrate your special outdoorsy mom, elegant mom or musical mom is easy in Charlotte!

A touch of class for the elegant mommy can be found at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge. A Mother’s Day Tea will be served on Saturday, May 10th. Tea sandwiches and sweets can be enjoyed in the main lobby. On Sunday, May 11th, families can enjoy a savory selection at a Mother’s Day Brunch, 11am-3pm. Seasonal entrées and live entertainment will be sure to please mom!

The beautiful and historic Morehead Inn offers a gracious setting with fine antiques: a perfect setting for your sophisticated mom! The brunch buffet will include soufflés, seafood, carved ham and turkey. Extraordinary fresh pastries, baked on-site, will be a yummy way to end a delicious meal!

Toscana Ristorante in the sophisticated Southpark area of Charlotte will host a Mother’s Day authentic Tuscan three-course cuisine. The menu includes appetizer platters to share, a second course including everything from classic benedict to veal saltimbocca and ending with a selection of Italian mignon. A children’s menu is available for the little ones celebrating mommy.

You can celebrate with your musical mom at several foot stomping venues throughout the Queen City! Rocker moms will enjoy a Pink Floyd tribute show by Brit Floyd. Considered the most authentic tribute to the incomparable world of music that is Pink Floyd, a Brit Floyd concert will happily take mom down memory lane. The music starts at 8 pm on May 10th at Ovens Auditorium. If Folk Rock is more your mom’s style, treat her to a folksy evening with Paul Ellis. Ellis will be performing at the Evening Muse on Sunday, May 11th at 8 pm.                                                                                                                                                                                         A very eclectic, folk inspired musical evening with Susan Vega will be at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Vega’s hushed tones and beautiful lyrics will give mom a tranquil evening of fun.                                                                                                                       A spiritually inspired musical afternoon on Mothers Day can be found at Christ Episcopal Church. Tom Burgie, trombonist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will perform with Rob Ridgell, director of Music and the Arts. English High Tea will follow in the Blue Room. The concert will begin at 3pm on Sunday, May 11th.

Flowers are always a must for moms who love their gardens! Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens offer a beautiful afternoon for families! Moms will receive a free potted plant on May 10-11! Families can stroll through the magnificent garden filled with amazing plants and fountains. Pre order a picnic basket lunch to enjoy and don’t forget to visit the Orchid Conservatory and capture the moment with Greg Briley photographers! Wing Haven 20th Annual Gardeners Tour will be held on May 10th, 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday, May 11th, 1:00-5:00pm. Each stop, at seven private gardens, as well as Wing Haven, promises to embrace Charlotte’s rich growing seasons.

Charlotte celebrates all moms with amazing meals, terrific music and beautiful gardens! Indoors or out, the Queen City is the place to royally treat your family’s Queen!