Mother's Day events
Great Mother's Day Race
The 5K run saluting mothers includes a T-shirt, goodie bag, prizes and medals for everyone. $20-$30. Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. (813) 586-4637. 8 a.m. Sunday.
Mother's Day Carnival
Families dig into a brunch buffet with an omelet station, carving station, muffins, danishes, bagels, chicken and tilapia. Kids can play in a carnival featuring a bounce house, magician and balloon art, while Mom kicks back for unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys. $35, $12 children, $15 bottomless drinks. Beach Bar, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. (813) 281-8900. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
Mom can have her choice of brunch or dinner aboard a yacht with reserved table and DJ dancing. $49.95, $29.95 children (brunch); $74.95, $39.95 children (dinner). Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 223-7999. 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mother's Day Tribute
John Timpanelli presents a Mother's Day dinner show tribute. $25. King of Kings Lutheran Church ELCA, 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey. (727) 457-4899. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Northside Baptist Luncheon
Mothers and their children of all ages can enjoy lunch, live music and prizes. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. Northside Baptist Church, 6000 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 410-1141. Noon-2 p.m. Saturday.
The lights and sounds are down and a "cool down" room has been added for a session geared toward special needs children. Mom gets in free until 4:30 p.m. with one paid child's admission. Regular admission: $10, $9 seniors, one and younger free. Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-8992. 10 a.m.-noon Sunday.
Mother's Day Pamper Package
If Mom likes to gamble and pamper herself, give her a 50-minute "Beautiful Body Treatment" with a raw cane sugar exfoliation finished off with an aromatic body butter. Add on a facial and she gets a free "Eye Candy" treatment. $99. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. (813) 627-7625. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.
Mother's Day Yard of Ale
Take Mom to dinner at Yard of Ale and get 15 percent off your entire tab. Sunday's also feature giant Jenga games, life-size Connect 4 and cornhole. No cover. Yard of Ale, 406 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 251-4433. Noon Sunday.
This festival celebrating moms features mixed media works by 15 area artists, craft beers and food trucks. Free. Coppertail Brewing Co., 2601 E Second Ave., Tampa. (813) 231-2579. 4-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday.
Mother's Day Buffet
The Sirata ballroom is filled with ice carvings for a Mother's Day seafood buffet. $36.95, $34.95 seniors/kids, $17.95 ages 11 and younger. Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Toll-free 1-877-934-2799. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.