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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom

Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is May 14. Celebrate with your mom by spending some time together or buying her a thoughtful present.  


  • Enjoy the outdoors by spending Mother’s Day at York River State Park at their annual Mother’s Day Surf & Turf on Sunday, May 14 from 2-5 p.m. Treat mom to a day on the water and fossil hunting.  This ranger guided program takes our guests to Fossil Beach to search for relics of the prehistoric era.  Mom paddles for free with paid guest.  Canoes are $9/person or $6/person (family of 4+), solo kayaks are $16, and tandem kayaks are $11/person.  Please call 757-566-3036 for reservations.
  • If your mom enjoys wine, take an afternoon and enjoy the Williamsburg Winery. There is a great online-only offer that includes a tour, tasting and lunch for only $35 per person. This includes a tour of the winery, a tasting of seven wines with a souvenir glass and lunch at the Gabriel Archer Tavern. If your mom enjoys oysters, make sure to check out the Wine & Brine Lounge on weekends featuring fresh oysters.
  • If mom loves history, make sure to take her to Jamestown Day on Saturday, May 13. Jamestown Day celebrates the 410th anniversary of the settlers landing in Jamestown. Both Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement participate in Jamestown Day. A variety of family-friendly programs on Powhatan and English weaponry, military and maritime demonstrations, and traditional music and entertainment will take place at both sites. Admission is required to both Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, but a value ticket may be purchased that also includes two Yorktown sites.
  • Get creative by attending a class together at a local art studio such as Artfully Yours Art Studio or Wine & Design. This is a fun way to spend time together!
  • Take mom strawberry picking at MillFarm Christmas Trees & Berry Farm and then go home and whip up a delicious treat! Make sure to check their Facebook page for updates on the crop.


  • Shop a variety of specialty retailers and vendors at the Mother's Day Expo at Williamsburg Premium Outlets on May 6 and 7. Discover the perfect gift for Mom with this weekend long celebration filled with in-store activation's, beauty demos, a vendor expo and much more!
  • Tickets to upcoming events make a great gift for Mother’s Day including tickets to the 2017 Kingsmill Championship (event dates are May 15-21) or Uncorked and Unplugged at the Williamsburg Winery on June 10.
  • A gift certificate to the Williamsburg Salt Spa. The Williamsburg Salt Spa has a therapeutic salt cave, float tanks (also referred to as sensory deprivation tanks) and massage services.
  • If you are searching for flowers to gift your mom, we suggest Morrison’s Flowers (online ordering is available) or Seasons of Williamsburg.

Want specific weekend events for Mother’s Day? Make sure to check out the weekly things to do in James City County list.

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