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Best Mother’s Day Events In Sacramento

May 10, 2013 5:00 AM

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Sacramento is the best place to be on Mother’s Day. The city is filled with activities and events that season the spring air. Moms, who have nurtured and played a significant role in the lives of their children, whether biological or surrogate, are recognized on this special day.  It’s about mom, who has shown love and admiration, even through difficult times. Return the nurture and give mom a day to remember, pampering her and remembering the intuitive perception she used to raise you.

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HornBlower Cruises And Events
Old Sacramento L St. Dock
Sacramento, CA 95814
(888) 979-7116
www.hornblower.com

Set sail on the Sacramento Delta, cruise the Sacramento River on Mother’s Day and seek out the historical and modern sites while spending quality time with family. Mom will be elated when she learns that you have planned a mini cruise on her special day, and she will have a blast.  This Mother’s Day Cruise boat will leave Sacramento’s L Street dock at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., choose whichever departure time is good for mom and the family. The cruise vessel will start boarding 15 minutes prior to each departure. Treat mom with care and let her order what she wants because it’s her day.

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Sacramento River Train
400 N. Harbor Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(800) 866-1690
www.sacramentorivertrain.com

Sacramento offers one of the finest train rides that will take mom and the family on an adventurous open-air cozy ride around the Sacramento area. Mom and the family can board the Sacramento River Train on Mother’s Day at 11:30 a.m. in Woodland, CA, just about a 15- to 20-minute drive from Sacramento. On the train, mom and the family will enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch which includes unlimited juice, coffee and champagne while railing around the river city. Get on board, purchase a rose for mom and enjoy touring the city of trees.

Photo Credit: Carri Stokes

Photo Credit: Carri Stokes


Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Ancil Hoffman County Park
2850 San Lorenzo Way
Carmichael, CA 95609
(916) 489-4918
www.sacnaturecenter.net

Maybe mom is a naturist and loves the outdoors, especially during the spring when natural habitats are blooming into full beauty. You must take her to Effie Yeaw Nature Center, where she will enjoy a Mother’s Day stroll in the natural habitats. As she is guided on this nature walk, she will see the connection between animals and nature. Mom and the family will have a spring blast on their journey. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop which offers games, books, shirts and adventurous reminders of this day. Contact Effie Yeaw Nature Center and place mom and family on the list for this Mother’s Day journey.

Strawberries (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Strawberries (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)


Placer County Fair Berryfest
800 All American City Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 786-2023
www.placercountyfair.org

For this Mother’s Day weekend, Berryfest is dedicated to mom. Bring the family to be entertained starting with a pancake breakfast, moving on to the classic car shows, a strawberry pageant and kids zone. Does mom have skills? Encourage her to show off her skills and be a vendor at the Berryfest. Click here for more details regarding vendors. She will have a Mother’s Day blast while showing off her unique skills to family, friends and the community.

run like a mother
Run Like A Mom
Central Park
Davis, CA 95616
www.runlikeamotherrace.com

Moms are known to run – sometimes for enjoyment or exercise and sometimes just after their children. Although mom seems to be supermom, she must find time for herself. Run Like a Mom is not only a day to race, but empowers moms with educational and training toward good health and wellness. Mom and family involved in this race will run beyond the finish line to festivities, fun and activities.

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Stephanie Reed, a freelance writer in the Sacramento area, covers family and parenting issues for Examiner.com. She works and volunteers for local agencies and organizations promoting healthy family living. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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