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Mother's Day Weekend in Boulder

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.

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Boulder Farmers Market

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).

Woman buying produce at the Boulder Farmers Market

Tulip Time on Pearl Street

Downtown Boulder’s brick-paved Pearl Street Mall is filled with flowerbeds that bloom with upwards of 15,000 tulips in springtime — and right now is the peak time to see them. Bring a camera and make a day of it with Pearl Street’s amazing shopping and dining.

Yellow tulips on Pearl Street with Flatirons in Background
E-bike Tours

Pedego Bikes in Boulder is open and providing tours to small groups. 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.

Group stopped to look at the Flatirons during a Electric Cruiser Bike Tour in Boulder

Head to historic downtown Pearl Street or the Twenty Ninth Street shopping center for epic, open-air shopping. Boulder's shops are open for business with safety protocols and at a limited capacity.  

Island Farm

Wildflower Hikes

It's a great time of year to see some early wildflowers like pasque flowers and spring beauties. Here's a guide to Boulder's wildflowers and which trails to find them on.

Yellow Flowers and Trail

Art Walks

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. 

Women taking pictures of the Street Wise Murals Behind Boulder Theater

Mother's Day Brunch Options

Please note: The information below is for 2021. Check back for updated information in early 2022!

The following Boulder restaurants are offering brunch on Mother's Day. It's recommended you call the restaurants for reservations.

This contemporary Israeli restaurant is doing a special pop-up brunch.

Boulder Cork
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.

Brunch will feature an a la carte menu with classic beverages.

Get Mother's Day dinner to go with indulgent crab cakes, spring pea shoots, chopped salad, and a berry crisp for dessert.


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The Greenbriar Inn
A special setting offering entrée and dessert specials, mimosas, bellinis, unlimited champagne and Bloody Mary cocktails. 

Flagstaff House
An exceptional spot, perched on a mountainside above Boulder.

Frasca Food & Wine
Dine upscale for Frasca's annual rosé and champagne brunch. 

Food Lab
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.

Hotel Boulderado
Mother’s Day specials with three different locations to choose from: a charming brunch on Hotel Boulderado’s Mezzanine, brunch or dinner at Spruce Farm & Fish, or all-day favorites at The Corner Bar.

Japango Sushi Restaurant
Devour-able sushi and great cocktails on Pearl.

Jax Fish House
Delicious spring brunch or dinner, local flower baskets from Farmer Chet and organic mimosas with juice from Wonder.

Jill's Restaurant & Bistro
Inside the elegant St Julien Hotel & Spa. Enjoy a special brunch with classic breakfast selections, savory carving station, chilled seafood, a decadent dessert display and bottomless mimosas, bloody Marys or sparkling wine.

French Provencal cuisine and a lovely patio with hanging flower pots.

The Post
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.

Sforno Trattoria
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, three-course meal and optional flower arrangement from a local florist.

Health-conscious meals with a twist.