Impress Mom by being completely prepared (gasp!) for Mother's Day this year — with a weekend full of fun activities she'll love. We've got your guide to the best Mother's Day brunches in Boulder and events to make sure the whole family has a great day (or entire weekend) in Boulder.
Named the No. 1 Farmers’ Market in the country by readers of USA Today, the Boulder Farmers’ Market is a fun place to start a Saturday. Established in 1986 by a handful of local farmers looking to sell farm-fresh produce directly to the public, the market is now the largest in Colorado. It is a growers-only market, and shoppers can enjoy seasonal produce, eggs, cheeses, meats, herbs, flowers, wines and gourmet food products. Plus, the market enjoys a lovely setting next to shady Central Park and the Boulder Creek, at the doorsteps of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. Every Saturday 8am-2pm (April-November) and Wednesdays 4-8pm (May-October).
Pedego Bikes in Boulder is open and providing tours to small groups. They fully sanitize their bikes between uses, and their experienced guides wear face coverings. If you’ve never tried an e-bike, you’re in for a treat. You'll feel like a superhero zooming up hills with the greatest of ease. This tour takes you through historic downtown, along the Boulder Creek Path and up to the foot of the Flatirons. With nubby, fat tires, you can do these tours in most weather. Find more bike tours here.
It could just as easily dump snow on April 4 as it could be a warm, sunshiney day. If the trails are clear, you might spot some early wildflowers like pasque flowers and spring beauties. Here's a guide to Boulder's wildflowers and which trails to find them on.
Some of Boulder’s best public art is included on this easy, downtown walking tour, every step of which is detailed here. And you’ll find plenty of spots to stop for beverages and snacks along the way. Boulder's collection of 90+ murals is worth exploring, too. There are also 19 alley doors painted by artists throughout downtown Boulder.
Downtown Boulder’s brick-paved Pearl Street Mall is filled with flowerbeds that bloom with upwards of 15,000 tulips in springtime. The timing of the buds’ opening is, of course, up to Mother Nature, but you will often see the tulips begin to pop up in early April, with peak time often happening early May. Bring a camera and make a day of it with Pearl Street’s amazing shopping and dining. Downtown Boulder is also bringing an entire month of Tulip Fairy & Elf Celebrations to Boulder!
Cheery, friendly ambiance with always-delish cuisine.
Centro Mexican Kitchen
Innovative Mexican cuisine with a great patio.
Chautauqua Dining Hall
A classic brunch spot with a wraparound porch at the foot of the Flatirons.
The Greenbriar Inn
A special setting offering entrée and dessert specials, mimosas, bellinis, unlimited champagne and Bloody Mary cocktails.
An exceptional spot, perched on a mountainside above Boulder.
Come celebrate with a delicious brunch and learn with Food Lab so you can re-create the meal at home. The menu will include sweet potato and spring vegetable hash with hollandaise and poached eggs, creps with lemon curd, and roast carrot salad.
Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar
Creative sushi and a hip atmosphere.
Japango Sushi Restaurant
Devour-able sushi and great cocktails on Pearl.
French Provencal cuisine and a lovely patio with hanging flower pots.
Delicious fare and mimosas for mom.
River and Woods
Comfort food taken to the next level, with a leafy courtyard, too.
Roadhouse Boulder Depot
Delicious food in a welcoming space with historic significance.
Delicious New Mexican fare created by a "Top Chef" champion.
A charming Italian eatery right on Pearl Street.
Spruce Farm & Fish
A gourmet brunch selection in this historic spot.
West End Tavern
A rooftop patio and elevated pub fare.
Health-conscious meals with a twist.