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Treat her squarely this Mother's Day

Bleeding Heart and paver squares
Bleeding Heart and paver squares
Kathy Martin (

Draw a heart around these four square Mother’s Day treats. Regardless of which you choose, she will long remember the delight. Few places have pleased so many for so long as these historic squares.

Four squares that delight

First on the list is Franklin Square offering Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm. Best of all, the $25 brunch ticket includes access to both the Parx Liberty Carousel and the 18-hole miniature golf course designed after well-known Philadelphia landmarks. Besides, as one of the five original squares, Franklin Square surrounds an exceptionally beautiful fountain that has been restored to preserve the magical presence of when it was first turned on in 1838. More than 40 vendors are featured at The Food Trust’s farmer’s market at Headhouse Square. Opened on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm, it includes a tremendous selection of locally prepared foods and artisan goods nestled in historic Society Hill. Regardless of her Mother’s Day culinary favorite, the market at Headhouse Square is sure to offer a refined rendition. Consider treating her, and you, to market fresh treats. There’s canele and caramels that are made less than a mile to market and all imaginable artisan breads, cakes and pastries. Perhaps you prefer authentic Mexican tacos or artisanal ice cream. No matter what is your choice, this farmer’s market may have too many exceptional options to enjoy. The third annual juried fine craft, ranked in the top 100 nationally, is also well timed for Mother’s Day. Rittenhouse Square will again set a beautiful outside stage with 145 white tent canopies surrounding its lovely park. The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen feature their fine craft fair on Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm, as well as, from 11 am -7 pm on Friday and Saturday. This event features exquisite one-of-a-kind art including home décor, jewelry and handbags, clothing, pottery, and more. Even if she claims to need nothing, she is sure to suddenly find what she wants. Just southwest of Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square sponsors their annual Spring Fair this Friday and Saturday, from 10 am – 6 pm and 4 pm, respectively. Surrounding the fountain of this neighborhood park, there will be live music, a silent auction and flea market under the trees. Located between Locust and South Streets, this half acre park extends from 21st Street to the Schuylkill River. Plan on sampling some of the broad variety of baked goods, or buy some flowers, herbs or Fitler Square memorabilia in time for Mother’s Day. This low key weekend event provides lots of fun and all variety of music to please visitors of all ages. Plan your treats to create a memorable Mother's Day that is genuinely delightful.