May 11, 2023 - Things to Do

How to celebrate Mother's Day in New Orleans this weekend

A second-line proceeds down a New Orleans street, where cars are parked on each side. In the roadway are dozens of social aid and pleasure club members who, dressed in yellow and holding fans and other props, dance through the street.
Members of the Original Big Seven Social Aid & Pleasure Club march in the 7th Ward on June 1, 2013. Photo: Rusty Costanza/Getty Images

Have you called your mom lately?

Driving the news: This Sunday is Mother's Day, so here's your reminder to buy some flowers and make plans to spoil the mom (or motherly figure) in your life.

🍽️ Get your table: Mother's Day is always a popular day for local restaurants, so now's the time to snag reservations, if you haven't already. Here are some options from our list of 14 places we love for brunching it up that still had tables available as of Thursday:

🎵 Yeah, but she's a cool mom: The Music Box Village is hosting a special Mother's Day show with Meschiya Lake.

🎷 And after brunch: The Original Big Seven Social Aid and Pleasure Club's Mother's Day second line begins at 1pm.

🙅 Alternatively: Mother's Day isn't for everyone, especially for those navigating loss of any kind. If that's you, we hope you find some peace and joy this weekend. Here are three other ways to spend your Sunday:

  • Pick up some pastries and coffees at Ayu Bakehouse and take a walk through Crescent Park.
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