As the founding city of Mother’s Day, Philadelphia goes all out each year to honor Mom. This Sunday, check out the best ways you can push (some extra) love to the woman who raised you.

Push Love this Mother's Day in Philadelphia

Whether you were raised by you mom, an aunt, grandmother, sister or are a new mom yourself — we all should take one day to shower that rockstar female in our lives with some extra love. If you’re local, here’s some great ways to celebrate the holiday in the City of Motherly Love.


The Active Mom

One of the best ways to celebrate mother’s day is to give back! Sunday morning, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will be hosting their 27th annual Race for the Cure by the Art Museum. Why should you get involved? One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Also, in 2016, Komen announced their Bold Goal: to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent within the next decade. That could translate into 20,000 fewer deaths. Every registration you encourage and every dollar you raise or donate will help fund the aggressive and immediate action required to advance this bold goal.

Beyond the 5k run/walk, there are ways for everyone in the family to be a part of the celebration; including the one-mile Fun Walk and Kids for the Cure Dash to Make a Difference. For those unable participate in the more physical parts of the event, there are plenty of ways to get involved as a volunteer or a sponsor! Not to mention, one of the highlights of the event — the Survivors Parade of Pink. This march of triumph is an astounding crowd of women and men who have, against all odds, survived Breast Cancer. All in all, it’s truly a great way to celebrate moms and women everywhere!

The Foodie Mom

There’s nothing that can cheer you up like your favorite homemade dish from mom. Chances are she gets the same feeling making it for you. But why not give mom a break in the kitchen this Mother’s Day and treat her to a nice breakfast! Weather permitting, Parc and Talula’s Garden offer some great outdoor brunches with yummy food, cozy vibes, and scenic views. In our historic neighborhood of Old City, restaurants Fork and Little Lion are offering up a brunch curated just for the holiday! See all restaurants doing brunches for Mom.

Of course, there are some moms that get joy and relaxation from the art of cooking. For these cheffing ladies, you may want to try a cooking class, like the special dumpling making class offered by Five Spice or the cannoli workshop hosted by Brigantessa.

The Artsy Mom

If your mom is big into anything arts & crafts — she’s in luck! This weekend, there will be tons of art-focused events around the city. For lovers of fine arts or funky flea market finds, you may want to check out the Art Star Craft Bazaar or the Rittenhouse Square Art Festival.

This weekend also marks the opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park, which will have it’s first ever opening weekend festival. But don’t stress if you can’t make there, SSHP is up and running until October 1st. In the case of inclement weather, our neighbors over at The Clay Studio will be hosting a soap making workshop!

For those who are not celebrating Mother’s Day in our fine city, make sure you do something to show your mom, grandmother, wife, aunt, etc. how special she is to you and how much you appreciate all she’s done and still does for you every day. If not a fun event or a tasty meal, a card or bouquet of flowers will do. And of course, there’s always the steadfast macaroni necklace.