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Mother's Day Activities in the Reno Area

Things To Do For Every Mom


Desert wildflowers near Reno, Nevada

Desert wildflowers near Reno, Nevada.

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Mother's Day 2013 is on Sunday, May 12. Mother's Day in Reno is full of opportunities to treat Mom and show her what a special lady she is.

Mother's Day Flowers

There's not much Moms appreciate more than a lovely bouquet of flowers. Choose from our selection of Top Reno Florists & Flower Shops or shop online for BloomsToday Same Day Flower Delivery Nationwide.

Mother's Day Brunch and Dining

For a special Mother's Day treat, take Mom to brunch or dinner treat at one of our excellent Reno, Sparks, or Lake Tahoe locations.

Events & Things To Do With Mom

Mother's Day Trunk Show at the Nevada Museum of Art
Saturday, May 11, 12 noon to 3 p.m. Come to the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno to find the perfect Mother's Day gift from the work of ceramics artist Dane Meier. Trunk Show admission is free. There are also numerous other events and exhibits at the Nevada Museum of Art for Mom to enjoy on her special day.

Reno Aces Baseball
Take Mom to Aces Ballpark for the game on Mother's Day, or any time during the home stand between May 7 and 14. The Sunday special promotion is Renown Children's Hospital Family Funday.

Reno River Festival
The final day of the 2013 Reno River Festival falls on Mother's Day. This family-friendly event is fun, exciting, and free. Even if Mom isn't into whitewater kayaking, she will enjoy the spirited competition and colorful surroundings at the Truckee River Whitewater Park.

Mother's Day Weekend at the Summit
Select stores and restaurants at The Summit in south Reno are featuring a Mother's Day weekend of special offers and activities. The specials will be available on May 11 and 12. The Summit is at 13945 S. Virginia Street in south Reno, at the corner with the Mt. Rose Highway.

13th Annual Moms on the Run
Sunday, May 12. Moms on the Run is a non-profit which raises money to help northern Nevada women with cancer. The event has several run and walk options so everyone who wants to participate can do so. Race day begins at 7 a.m. at Foster Field, Reno High School, with registration and a continental breakfast. Online entry fee is $40 through May 8. Mailed entry fee is $42 through May 3. After May 8, registration is $50. Kids under 10 are $10. You can register online at the Moms on the Run website through May 8, or mail your registration to Moms On The Run, P.O. Box 10994, Reno, NV 89510. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by May 3, 2013. Call (775) 826-8117 for more information.

Ride McKeen motor car #22 on Mother's Day
Saturday, May 11. Celebrate Mother's Day by taking Mom for a ride on the world's only operational McKeen motor car at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. This historic car ran on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad and has been restored by the Museum. On Mother's Day, May 12, the Edwards motor car will be running. There will be departures every half hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4 to 11, and free for kids 3 and under. Call (775) 687-6953 for more information.

Mother's Day Ride on the V & T Railroad
Make this Mother's Day a day to remember by taking Mom out on a fun-filled day on the V&T Railroad. You can buy tickets online for the 10 a.m. departure round trip to Virginia City. The train departs Virginia City at 3 p.m. for the return trip to the Carson City / Eastgate Depot. Gift Certificates are available by calling customer service at (877) RAIL-007 - (877) 724-5007.

Jackpot of Gems
Saturday & Sunday, May 11 - 12. Since most Moms like jewelry, the Jackpot of Gems show presented by the Reno Gem & Mineral Society might be something she would enjoy. The show will feature gifts and supplies and is the Society's main yearly fundraiser. The event will be at the Reno Livestock Events Center Exhibit Hall, 1350 N. Wells Ave. in Reno. There's plenty of free parking. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mother's Day Sunday. Admission is $6 adults, $4 children 6 to 12, $4 seniors. Kids under 6 with a paying adult are free. Parking is free. Call (775) 356-8820 for more information.

Mother's Day Shopping & Gifts

You can count on every store in the region featuring Mother's Day specials. To find some local Mother's Day sales, head over to Reno / Tahoe shopping malls or find something a bit more unusual in downtown Reno's Riverwalk District.

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