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It's Time to Celebrate Mom in Ames!
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It's Time to Celebrate Mom in Ames!

What better way to celebrate mom than with a weekend full of food, flowers and fun?

Reiman Gardens

Spring Fling Weekend

Celebrate spring and early season color in the Gardens! The two-day event includes guided tours, special admission offers, a free seedling giveaway, youth activities and more!

National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 6, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy free admission and a seedling giveaway.

Plant Sale Extravaganza

Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8

Stock up on gems for your home garden. 

Mid-Iowa Woodworkers Woodworking Show

Saturday, May 7, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

View carving contest entries, watch carving demonstrations and participate in a hands-on lesson in whittling.

Mother's Day Special

Sunday, May 8, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In honor of Mother's Day, all moms are admitted free of charge!

While there, take in the 47,000 tulip bulbs in bloom, the "Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® bricks" exhibit, and the "In Living Color" display in the Hughes Conservatory.

Mother's Day Brunches

Gatherings by Farmhouse Catering, Nevada

Sunday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate with a delectable brunch and a donut cake!

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Sunday, May 8, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This delicious event will include a variety of stations featuring breakfast, lunch, and dessert favorites and complimentary mimosas.

Hilton Garden Inn

Sunday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Treat mom to a variety of hot dishes, fresh salads, a carving station, made-to-order pancakes, succulent desserts and more!

Creative Spirits

Saturday, May 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Bring some cheer for this spring season and celebrate Mother’s Day painting "Happy Little Flowers." Bring your beverage of choice (beer/wine/soda) and snacks to enjoy while painting!

Cooks' Emporium

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.

Spring brings rhubarb and it's tart flavor is a perfect compliment to the rich flavor of pork. A quick made-in-a-skillet dish is perfect for dinner tonight. Enjoy a demonstration, recipe and tasting!

Live Music at Snus Hill

Sunday, May 8, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy the day in the beautiful countryside near Madrid, Iowa, with mature trees and expansive lawns. You can listen to the music of Bill Martin Group on multi-level decks or relaxing on the lawn, and a free glass of wine for mothers!

Farmers' Markets-Opening Weekend

Ames Main Street Farmers' Market

Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Local Iowa vendors/producers offering seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, arts, crafts, fresh flowers, plants along with live local entertainment and free children’s activities!

Food Truck Showdown

Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Vote for your favorite Ames and Central Iowa food trucks during the season opener of the Ames Main Street Farmers' Market!

North Grand Farmers' Market

Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Locally grown, seasonal fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs and herbs plus baked goods, jewelry, baskets and more.

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  1. Travel Iowa Team
    Travel Iowa Team
    Truly terrific recommendations! Thanks for contributing to the Travel Iowa blog!
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