Go Above and Beyond for Mom

Make Mother’s Day memorable this year.

Sure, all mothers enjoy fresh flowers on Mother’s Day. But this is your opportunity to say thanks and show her how much you love her, so why not get a little creative and make the day unforgettable?


May 5

Wilmington Flower Market

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The 96th Annual Wilmington Flower Market is held in Rockford Park in Wilmington on Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7. The Flower Market offers plants and flowers of all kinds, plus arts and crafts—plenty of gift options for mom.

May 6

Live for Chocolate

If your mom has a sweet tooth, take her to the annual Live For Chocolate event on Friday, May 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Seaford. The event includes food, wine tasting, games, education, shopping, music and more. For a complete list of the evening’s activities, participating vendors and an event map, visit www.nanticoke.org/liveforchocolate. The event is meant to promote women’s health and is sponsored by Nanticoke Health Services, the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seaford.

Downtown Seaford
304 High Street

May 7

Wilmington Garden Day

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If your mom has a green thumb,  spend the day strolling through some of the Brandywine Valley’s most enchanting gardens. Enjoy a self-guided tour or plan a day that fits your schedule. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at www.wilmingtongardenday.org.

Hagley Museum & Library
298 Buck Road


May 8


Why not try something new with mom this Mother’s Day, like belly-dancing classes? Classes are offered in a three-week series (May 1, 8 and 15) and are either $15 at the door or $32 in advance. It’s a great way to have fun and bond with mom all at once. To learn more about Zahra and belly dance, visit zahranoor.com.

Take the Lead Studio
320 Lantana Drive

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Mother’s Day Dinner Train

Treat Mom to dinner aboard the Wilmington and Western Railroad as it travels through the bucolic Red Clay Valley on a two-hour round-trip to Ashland. Dinner is served buffet-style and includes an appetizer, salad, entree, assorted desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. The train departs at 5 p.m. Reservations are required. 

Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike

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