20 Local Mother’s Day Ideas in Pinellas


Looking for things to do this Mother’s Day in Pinellas County that aren’t just brunch? You’re in the right place! We’re two local moms and we rounded up Mother’s Day activities and gifts specifically in the Clearwater-St. Pete area.

Below you’ll find local deals and freebeis for moms on Mother’s Day. Then we dive into ideas for things to do on Mother’s Day in our area. We’ve organized them by outdoor and indoor activities since you never know when it’ll be too hot outside in Florida.

We wrap up the list with a few ideas for “shop local” Mother’s Day gifts that she’ll actually find useful and relaxing. They focus on supporting local businesses and vendors around Pinellas.

Let’s celebrate moms!

Mother’s Day Freebies & Discounts

We love our freebies around here! While there aren’t as many Mother’s Day freebies as there are birthday freebies, you can still enjoy some deals for being a mom.

Local Pinellas Mother’s Day deals

  • VERTICAL VENTURES: Moms climb free on Mother’s Day in 2024 (website)
  • HATCHET HANGOUT: Moms axe throw for free on Mother’s Day (Facebook)
  • CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM: 50% for moms during Mother’s Day Weekend (website)
  • FLORIDA AQUARIUM: Mother’s Day weekend BOGO admission for moms (website)
  • BOK TOWER: Free admission for moms to ‘Mother’s Day at the Garden’ (website)

Outdoor Mother’s Day activities

First up, here are some outdoor ideas of things to do on Mother’s Day in the Clearwater-St. Pete area.

Farmer’s Market

There are a few local Farmer’s Markets that happen on Sunday mornings, making them perfect for Mother’s Day. Grabbing a pastry and strolling the market is a great way to beat restaurant brunch crowds. Here’s a list of Sunday markets:

  • St. Pete Beach Corey Avenue Market
  • Safety Harbor Market
  • Pinellas Farmers and Flea Market
  • Indian Shores Market
chalkboard sign advertising the safety harbor farmers market with the market in the background

Keel & Curley winery

Keel and Curley winery is a little outside Pinellas, making it feel more like a special trip. You can sample wine, eat at their restaurant, explore the farm and more. This Mother’s Day they’ll also have live acoustic music.

Honeymoon Island

Is there a more picturesque place to spend Mother’s Day in our area? For even more beach beauty, you could take the ferry or kayak over to Caladesi Island.

honeymoon island beach in pinellas county florida

Florida Botanical Gardens

Florida Botanical Gardens is a 100-acre garden in Largo (it’s high on our list of favorite Largo activities). You could take a pretty stroller through the gardens. Or, if you have kids, check out the Majeed Discovery children’s garden, where your kids can run feral and mom can get a moment of peace.

The best part? The Florida Botanical Gardens are free!

Blueberry picking

Go u-pick blueberry picking as a family and then make mom a blueberry pie. Because who doesn’t love a pie.

U-pick blueberry season is April and May, so it’s perfect for Mother’s Day. Here’s our list of nearby u-pick blueberry farms close to Pinellas to help you find a spot.


DATE: May 4, 2024

Momapalooza is a festival celebrating moms and motherhood put on by the Museum of Motherhood and the Fairgrounds St. Pete. The festival is free and has activities, vendors and entertainment. You can find their website here.

St. Pete Pier

There’s so much to do at the St. Pete Pier but for moms, the real highlight is that they put a bar right next to both the playground and splash pad. Grab a pizza and a drink in peace while your kids run wild.

Angular small building with a triangular roof on the St. Pete Pier

Nature Center

Our area is full of awesome nature centers and they’re open on Sundays, making them a fun and cheap local Mother’s day activity. Here are some highlights:

  • McGough Nature Park: so, so many turtles to feed & a free little nature center
  • Moccasin Lake Park: bird sanctuary and easy trails to hike (and roaming wild peacocks!)
  • Boyd Nature Preserve: big nature preserve with trails and a tram nature tours (not free but you can get a free museum pass to go)

3 Daughters Mother’s Day Market

DATE: May 11, 2024

3 Daughters Brewing is holding a Mother’s Day market the day before Mother’s Day. Their parking lot will be full of vendors selling Mother’s Day gifts. You can find the Facebook event here.

Indoor Mother’s Day activities

Since May in Florida can already be entirely too hot, next up we have indoor things to do for Mother’s Day around our area.

Free Rock Climbing – Vertical Ventures

We listed this in our freebies section above but think it’s also worth highlighting as an indoor activity. Vertical Ventures in St. Pete is offering Mother’s Day freebie this year. Moms climb for free on Mother’s Day, details are available here.

Rays Game

The Rays are playing the Yankees at home on Mother’s Day in 2024. This could be a fun family activity for any sports-loving moms.

Aquarium Mother’s Day Specials

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch that is a unique spin on taking mom out to breakfast on Mother’s Day. You can find their brunch information here.

In previous years, the Florida Aquarium has offered free BOGO tickets for moms on Mother’s Day weekend. Dates for 2024 have not been announcement but you can find their mother’s day site here.

We love experience gifts around here

two toddlers standing in front of a tropical aquarium

Safety Harbor Spa

Sure, there are lots of spas in Pinellas but we are partial to the historical significance of the Safety Harbor Spa.

Museum Day

Take mom on a museum day for Mother’s Day feels like a little something extra and gives you an opportunity to spend a day together as a family. We’d recommend the Museum of Fine Arts or the Dali museum because they feel extra special.

Grab a Pinellas Library museum pass for free entry to many area museums. Learn how with our guide to the free museum pass program

front steps of the museum of fine arts in st pete florida

Museum of Motherhood

If you want to be really on theme, you can visit the Museum of Motherhood, located in The Factory in St. Pete. It is open on Saturdays but not Sundays so it’d have to be a pre-Mother’s Day activity.


I truly do not understand why the world has decided what moms really want is brunch on Mother’s Day. Anyway, it’s worth mentioning because basically every Mother’s Day event is a brunch. There are so many that we aren’t recommending any one specifically.

‘Shop local’ Mother’s Day gift ideas

Finally, here are a few ‘shop local’ gift ideas for mom on Mother’s day.

Solo hotel night

One of my good friends asked for a night alone at a hotel for mother’s day and I still think about how genius that was a lot. Plus, since Pinellas is such a tourist destination, there’s no shortage of great local hotels to try.

House cleaning

Part of me hates listing house cleaning as a gift because it makes it sound like moms exclusively shoulder house cleaning responsibilities. But let’s be honest, who doesn’t love the feeling of a professional cleaning? It’s such a treat and it does lessen the work load at home.

Family photos

There are too many local photographers and photography styles to make specific photographer recommendations. However, we’re a part of many local parents Facebook groups and you’ll find lots of photographers advertising upcoming mini-sessions.

Local annual pass

Give the gift that keeps on giving with an annual pass or annual membership to a local museum or attraction. ZooTampa, Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Tarpon Aquarium are some of our favorites for get annual passes.

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Need more gift ideas for mom? Check out our list of local experience gifts around Pinellas.

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