Last-minute Orlando Mother’s Day roundup, 2018

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Due to popular demand from our readers, we’ve managed to gather some sure-bet events, brunches, and shin-digs that are happening this weekend in honor of Mother’s Day.

Also, before you say anything, we know a few of these are outside of our Downtown coverage area, but we think your mom deserves a day trip sometimes too.

4TH ANNUAL PEACH FESTIVAL 
Location: 5210 Thonotosassa Road [GMap]
Neighborhood: Plant City
What’s Up: This free event has peach everything, u-pick peach orchard, peach cider, live music, kids activities, food and craft vendors, and more. #peachemoji

BABY OWL SHOWER AT AUDUBON CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY 
Location: 1101 Audubon Way [GMap]
Neighborhood: Maitland
What’s Up: Raise funds for this amazing organization that works with baby birds of prey during their busiest time of year. Ad

CARIBBEAN FOOD TRUCK FETE
Location: 424 Barry Avenue [GMap]
Neighborhood: West Colonial
What’s Up: Rotie bake, salt fish stew, snapper, rice, and plantains and tons of curries for your mama to sweat over.

DELAND INDIE MARKET – SUMMER EDITION
Location: Artisan Alley
Neighborhood: DeLand
What’s Up: First of all, it’s in DeLand, so it’s amazing. Secondly, this is a completely curated event that only happens four times a year so all of the vendors actually have things that you’ll want to buy!

DIGRESS WINE POP-UP MARKET 
Location: 1215 Edgewater Drive [GMap]
Neighborhood: College Park
What’s Up: Shop local vendors and enjoy some fresh BBQ, wine, and beer at former Cavenaugh’s Wine Shop (Digress is their new name). But I digress.

FREE FOOD AT TIJUANA FLATS 
Location: All – click HERE for a list
Neighborhood: Central Florida
What’s Up: They’re offering one free entree for mothers, in honor of the day. This includes chips and salsa and will take place all day on Sunday.

K RESTAURANT
Location: 1710 Edgewater Drive [GMap]
Neighborhood: College Park
What’s Up: They’re serving up an a la carte brunch menu of cheddar herb biscuits, seasonal fish, lump crab cake benedict, and a petite filet. Brunch runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

MAYFAIRE BY-THE-LAKE ART FESTIVAL
Location: Downtown Lakeland
Neighborhood: Lakeland
What’s Up: Super-fun art festival on the shore of Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. The event is free to attend and runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT ACE CAFE 
Location: 100 W. Livingston Street [GMap]
Neighborhood: Downtown
What’s Up: Mom’s get a free entree and are entered in a giveaway to win designer goods from brands like Kate Spade and Coach. Brunch starts at 10 a.m.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT ALFOND INN
Location: 300 E. New England Avenue [GMap]
Neighborhood: Winter Park
What’s Up: Bougie brunch at one of the prettiest places in the region. $69 per guest, children aged 5-12 are $29.

MOTHER’S DAY AT EL BUDA
Location: 116 W Church Street [GMap]
Neighborhood: Church Street
What’s Up: Brunch it up on their outdoor patio. Mom’s get free flowers, bubbly mojitos, and a special box of chocolates.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT MAXINE’S
Location: 337 N. Shine Avenue [GMap]
Neighborhood: Colonialtown
What’s Up: Saturday and Sunday, the Maxine’s team will be giving out a free glass of champagne with their brunch orderers. PS – they have liquor now.

MOTHER’S DAY AND FUR BABIES AT THE HAMMERED LAMB
Location: 1235 N. Orange Avenue [GMap]
Neighborhood: Ivanhoe Village
What’s Up: Well-behaved animals are welcome, that includes your awful children. $5 mimosas and sangria, $7 froze specials.

MOTHER’S DAY AT LEU GARDENS 
Location: 1920 N. Forest Avenue [GMap]
Neighborhood: Audubon Park Garden District
What’s Up: Mom’s get into the gardens for free! Everyone else has to pay $10 though ($5 for kids under 17). Sugarbuzz Dezert Company and Peak Season Pops will be selling treats. Picnics aren’t allowed in the garden though, because litterers ruined it for us. The gardens are open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Sunday.

MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH AT THE BOHEME 
Location: 325 S. Orange Avenue [GMap]
Neighborhood: Downtown
What’s Up: Mom’s get an “artful feast” (whatever that means).

MOTHER’S DAY ORCHID SHOW
Location: 1909 Slavia Road [GMap]
Neighborhood: Oviedo
What’s Up: Chapman’s Orchids and Exotics is presenting beautiful orchids and custom arrangements for the perfect gift for your mummy.

WINE, CHEESE, AND CHOCOLATE AT QUANTUM LEAP
Location: 1312 Wilfred Drive [GMap]
Neighborhood: Park Lake/Highland
What’s Up: Enjoy pairings of five wines, four kinds of cheese, and four chocolate yummies from Peterbrooke Chocolatier. Tickets are $45 and the tasting begins at 7 p.m.

SNIFF AND SCHMOOZE AT THE BEAR AND PEACOCK 
Location: 1288 N. Orange Avenue [GMap]
Neighborhood: Winter Park
What’s Up: This is for all the fur moms in the house, you can bring your passive pooch to get pampered while mommy gets sauced inside. You also get free grooming stuff and a dog beer for your trouble.

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