Northern Virginia Mother’s Day Weekend Activities

I hope everyone enjoys this upcoming Mother’s Day!  It will be my very first one and I’m so excited.  Okay, okay, so I admit that we celebrated last year when I was pregnant, but this year will be so much more special.  I already received my present: Wilton’s cake decorating classes at Michael’s.  I had my first class this morning and I LOVE it!  If you haven’t already noticed, I’m a big foodie and I have a cooking blog: Noms by Nikki.  Go check out my goodies!

Below are just a handful of things going on this weekend.  I would’ve posted WAY more, but my 6-month old was quite the energy sucker today and I need my vino.  If none of these tickle your fancy I’m sure you can find something, somewhere thanks to your preferred search engine.

Have a great weekend!

mothers day cupcakes


Free Mother’s Day Tours

  • Date: 05/08/11
  • Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: (703) 746-4242
  • Visit Website
  • Admission: free for moms and grandmothers with their children. Cost $5 for all other adults and $3 for children (ages 5-12)

Mother’s Day in Old Town

  • Date(s): 05/08/2011
  • Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Throughout Old Town
  • Phone: (703) 746-4242
  • Admission: Free for Mom’s

Mother’s Day at the Athenaeum

  • Date(s): 05/08/2011
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Location: Athenaeum The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone:  (703) 548-0035
  • Visit Website
  • Admission: $10.00 per person

Reston Town Center

11th Annual Pet Fiesta Exhibition & Pet Adoption – A Celebration for Pets and Pet Lovers! This premier outdoor festival draws thousands of pet owners out for an exciting day of demonstrations, exhibitions, furry fun, and animals galore!
  • Date(s): 05/07/2011
  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: Reston Town Center
  • Phone:
  • Admission: Free admission, rain or shine. On-leash pets of all kinds

Fair Oaks Mall

Sears Saturday Family Fun “Kids Workshop”

– Make a Flower Pot Planter at the Sears Kid’s Workshop

  • Date(s): 05/07/2011
  • Time: 12 pm- 3pm
  • Location: Fair Oaks Mall
  • Phone:
  • Sears
  • Admission: Each Kit costs $5.00 and can be purchased the day of the event.
    A kit includes: 1 kit, goggles & an apron! Ages 4-10 are recommended.  Note: 60 kids per workshop event.  First come first serve.

Round Hill

Mother’s Day Flower Sale – Because mom needs flowers!

  • Date(s): 05/07/2011
  • Time: 8am until the flowers are sold out
  • Location: Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department
    4 Main St
    Round Hill, VA 20141
  • Phone:  540-338-7982
  • Admission: N/A


The Importance of Being Earnest Dinner Theater – Enjoy Run Rabbit Run Theatre’s production of Oscar Wilde’s romantic comedy of nonsense and nomenclature alongside a gourmet buffet meal in the comfort of Grandale Farm Restaurant’s beautiful Assembly Hall.

  • Date(s): 05/06/2011 – 05/08/2011
  • Time: Fri-Sat and Sun 5/8 6pm seating, 7pm show; Sun 1pm seating, 2pm show
  • Location: Run Rabbit Run Theatre
    14001 Harpers Ferry Rd
    Hillsboro, VA 20132
  • Phone:  540-668-6000
  • Admission: $45/person for performance, buffet and gratuity


Art in the Foothills

  • Date(s): 05/06/2011 – 05/08/2011
  • Time: Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm; Artist’s Reception Fri 5-8pm
  • Location: Friends of Bluemont
    The Stables at Bluemont Vineyards
    18755 Foggy Bottom Rd
    Bluemont, VA 20131
  • Phone:  540-554-2809
  • Admission: Free

The Plains

86th Virginia Gold Cup Races

  • Date(s): 05/07/2011
  • Time: 10am gates open
  • Location: Great Meadows
    5089 Old Tavern Rd
    The Plains, VA 20198
  • Phone:  540-347-2612
  • Admission: General admission car passes are $75 in advance, $85 the week of the race (allows entry of car with up to 6 occupants).


2nd Annual Loudoun Bluegrass Festival

  • Date(s): 05/07/2011
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Loudoun County Fairgrounds
    17558 Dry Mill Rd
    Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Phone:  571-521-0646
  • Admission: $18/person, $8/child age 7-13 years, free/child 6 years and younger

Mother’s Day Weekend at Casanel Vineyards

  • Date(s): 05/07/2011 – 05/08/2011
  • Time: Winery open 11am-6pm; last call 5:40pm. Live music Sat 1-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.
  • Location: Casanel Vineyards
    17952 Canby Rd
    Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Phone:  540-751-1776
  • Admission: Free performance; food and wine available for purchase.

Brunch, Wine Tasting & Mimosas at Willocroft

  • Date(s): 05/07/2011
  • Time: 12-4pm
  • Location: Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
    38906 Mt. Gilead Rd
    Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Phone:  703-777-8161
  • Admission: $15/person

First Saturday Plantation Tours at Oatlands

  • Date(s): 05/07/2011
  • Time: 11am and 1pm
  • Location: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
    20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln
    Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Phone:  703-777-3174
  • Admission: $10/person for plantation tour only, $15/person for combination mansion and plantation tour.


Mother’s Day at Loudoun Valley Vineyards

  • Date(s): 05/07/2011 – 05/08/2011
  • Time: 11am- 6pm
  • Location: Loudoun Valley Vineyards
    38516 Charles Town Pk
    Waterford, VA 20197
  • Phone:  540-882-3375
  • Admission: Free tastings for moms. Lunch available for $15/adult and $8/child.


Mom’s Health & Pampering Day! – For Mother’s Day, Fields of Athenry has created a heart healthy event to show mom just how much she means to you! We will have a presentation from Dr. Lolin Hilgartner entitled “Mom’s Heart Health: Good Fats/Bad Fats”. Stick around and enjoy a barbecue lunch and/or a glass of wine (both available for purchase). Visitors are encouraged to tour the farm and see the animals. Children can harvest their own eggs. The Farm Shop is open with fresh meats and cheeses available for purchase, as well as wines, spices, cookbooks, organic chocolate, and more. Let us put together a special Mother’s Day Gift Basket!

  • Date(s): 05/07/2011
  • Time: Brunch & presentation 11am-2pm; farm & shop open 11:00am-6:30pm
  • Location: Fields of Athenry Farm
    38082 Snickersville Tpk
    Purcellville, VA 20132
  • Phone:  540-338-4800
  • Admission: Free event; food and wine available for purchase.


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