Looking for ideas on what to do in Wichita for Mother’s Day this year? Here are suggestions to inspire you, from where to find gifts for mom to ways to spend time with her over the Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-12.

A woman sits on a motorcycle at Twister City Harlye-DavidsonBrowsing bikes at Twister City Harley-Davidson

Shopping With Mom

Mother’s Day falls on the second weekend of May, which coincides with Wichita’s 2nd Saturday – a day to find exclusive discounts at locally‐owned businesses within Douglas Design DistrictDowntownHistoric Delano and Old Town. Make it a full day of shopping, starting with the Saturday morning farmers markets before heading to special shopping events and markets listed in the events section below or exploring Wichita’s many shopping centers and local boutiques.

Miss Kansas checks out a pair of shoes at FartleksShopping for shoes at Fartleks

Shopping For Mom

If you’re not able to shop with mom, Wichita has many local specialty stores to shop for mom.

Find a wide selection of goods from local and regional makers at Clifton Collective plus bath and body products at Bungalow 26, jewelry and apparel at Lucinda’s, custom hats at Hatman Jack’s and DYI candles at Lola Candle Co. to name just a few.

Cultivate her hobby with a gift certificate or items from The Sewing CenterTwister City Harley-Davidson, kitchen and food gifts at Viva La Olive and running gear at Fartleks.

Stores hosting special Mother’s Day events and sales include Aida Stenholm, Aspen Boutique, All Things Barbecue and GROW Plant Bar.

Don’t forget the awesome gift shops inside our museums, as well as art galleries and studios including Infinity Art Glass and Karg Art Glass.

A woman relaxes while getting a face massage at A. Jay Health and WellnessRelaxing at A. Jay Health and Wellness

Helping Mom Relax

Schedule a day of pampering and relaxation – or pick up products that will give her an excuse to spend time on self-care – at The Health ConnectionThe Health Connection - EastBohemia Healing Spa EastBohemia Healing Spa Delano and A. Jay Health and Wellness.

Bring her a bottle of wine from Grace Hill Winery or a growler of locally crafted goodness from one of our breweries and cideries. Receive 20 percent off all sparkling bottles at Alzavino Wine Tavern on Saturday, May 11. For non-alcoholic options, pick up a kombucha tea from Apollo Fermentations or a bag of gourmet coffee roast or specialty tea from the The Spice Merchant & Company. Micro-roaster Local Roasters also has a storefront to sell their coffees, or stop by one of our many coffee shops.

A man and woman sip from the same milkshake at Old Mill Tasty ShopSipping sweets at Old Mill Tasty Shop

Splurging on Sweet Treats for Mom

From ice cream parlors to chocolate shops, popcorn makers and gourmet bakeries, have fun finding the perfect treat to satisfy mom’s sweet tooth in Wichita.

Treat her to a special ice cream at Papa’s Ice Cream & Treats, Andy’s Frozen Custard (College HillEast and West), Old Mill Tasty ShopChurn and Burn or Jimmie’s Diner (South and North Rock).

Order in advance from Cocoa Dolce Chocolates (Downtown, East and West) for pick up or take mom into one of their sweet lounges for an indulgent treat. Find more sweet and savory treats at Nifty Nut HouseKernel’s Popcorn Express and The Popcorner (East and West).

Get a slice of decadence at Wichita Cheesecake Co., Monica’s Bundt CakeBagatelle BakeryBakesale Treat Parlor or one of Wichita’s many other sweet spots.

An elderly woman focuses on her painting at CityArts in Wichita
Hands-on Creativity at CityArts

Creating With Mom

Take a culinary classes at The KitchenMark Arts and All Things Barbecue, both of which also carry giftable cooking necessities. Or number of Wichita museums offer classes and workshops in a variety of mediums.

Two women take a selfie with a giraffe at Tanganyika Wildlife ParkSee exotic animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park 

Attending a Special Event

Sometimes the best gift is time. Build your celebration around spending time together at one of these Wichita events happening during Mother’s Day weekend.

For more events and experiences, check out our calendar of events.