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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.


Afternoon Tea at Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Sunday, May 12, 2024, 3-5pm
Let mom be pampered for an afternoon and indulge in the Teahouse's freshly baked confections and world-class tea selections at their English Style Afternoon Tea.

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse afternoon tea

The Mother's Day Heart & Sole Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, May 12, 2024
More than 1000 runners, walkers and volunteers gather for this race, named “Colorado’s Best Half Marathon” at the Boulder Reservoir by Colorado Runner Magazine. For new moms, there is even a "baby stroller" category. Learn more and register online.

Mother's Day Stained Glass Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12, 2024
Celebrate momma with a fun flower-themed stained-glass class. In this 1.5-hour workshop, you will create a stained-glass project together for your mother-figure to take home. All tools and materials provided. Learn more and sign up.

Hazel Miller at The Dairy Arts Center

Sunday, May 12, 2024, 4pm
Colorado-based music icon Hazel Miller is joined by long-time pillar of the Colorado music community, Chris Daniels, who was inducted into the COLORADO MUSIC HALL OF FAME in 2013 with the likes of Judy Collins and John Denver. Tickets include a dessert buffet, flowers for the mothers and a complimentary glass of Prosecco (for those of age.) Get tickets here.

Mother's Day Drag Brunch with Kat Danger

Sunday, May 12, 2024, 11am
Indulge in a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day celebration at DV8 Distillery's The Danger Zone, where the spotlight shines on a mesmerizing drag show with a variety of dazzling performances. 

Second Saturday Art in NoBo Art District

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 1-4pm
NoBo Second Saturday is a free, self-guided tour of artists’ studios and creative businesses in the North Boulder Art District. Meet painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, artists and artisans along your stroll through the area, located along Broadway from Violet to Highway 36. Follow the bright-colored flags to find surprises around every corner.

Boulder Farmers Market

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 8am-2pm
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 at the doorsteps of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.

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

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 and up to the foot of the Flatirons. With nubby, fat tires, you can do these tours in most weather. Find 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.

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 in this easy downtown walking tour. And you’ll find plenty of spots to stop for beverages and snacks along the way. Boulder's collection of 135+ murals is worth exploring, too. There are also 30 alley doors painted by artists throughout downtown Boulder. 

Women taking pictures of the Street Wise Murals Behind Boulder Theater

Mother's Day Brunches

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

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
A feast for the belly as well as the eyes in this spectacular venue.

The Buff
A longtime local favorite with fluffy pancakes and cocktails.

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 a 3-course prix-fixe menu prepared by Executive Chef/Partner Samuel McCandless.

Dry Storage Bakery
Delicious baked goods made with locally milled flour along with lavender lattes and natural wine.

The Greenbriar Inn
A special setting offering a decadent buffet featuring chef-carved prime rib, leg of lamb, shrimp, eggs benedict, quiches, assorted salads, charcuterie and much more. Reservations required.

Foolish Craig's
A popular brunch spot on Pearl for the moms who want to let loose with a wide selection of breakfast cocktails.

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, crepes with lemon curd, and roast carrot salad.

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.

Jill's Restaurant & Bistro
Inside the elegant St Julien Hotel & Spa. Enjoy a "Grand Buffet Brunch" with classic breakfast selections, savory carving station, chilled seafood, a decadent dessert display, and bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys.

Lucile's Creole Restaurant
Creole specialties offered in a charming historic house near downtown.

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.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
A cheery and retro eatery, perfect for moms with a sweet tooth (Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes, anyone?).

Spruce Farm & Fish
A gourmet brunch selection in this historic spot.

Stella's Cucina
Cocktails, espresso drinks and Italian brunch.

Walnut Cafe
A sunny local spot with homemade cinnamon rolls and tasty breakfast burritos.

Health-conscious meals with a twist.