Mother’s Day in Denver 2017

Here in The Mile High City, we love to dote on our mothers and we know how to do it in style. This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a fun filled day of making memories that she won’t soon forget. With so many events happening around town dedicated just to our moms, there really isn’t any way you can go wrong.

Mother’s Day Events

Denver Potter’s Association Spring Show and Sale

Where: Sixth Avenue United Church
When: May 11th – May 14th
Time: Sale hours vary
Cost: Free Admission

The Denver Potters Association Spring Show will bring together over 40 top local artists. In addition to one-of-a-kind functional and sculptural ceramics, the show and sale will feature the best in jewelry, glass, and wood creations.

Mother's Day 2017 | Potter's Association Spring Sale

Spring Plant Sale

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens
When: May 12th & May 13th
Time: Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission

Fifteen plant divisions feature quality flora and are staffed by experts who can answer your plant questions and offer excellent advice. This year’s divisions are Aquatics, Annuals, Container Planting, Fruits/Berries/Veggies, Grown at the Gardens, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Houseplants, Mixed Succulents, Perennials, Plant Select®, Rock Alpine/Bonsai, Roses, Summer Bulbs, and Water-Smart.

Mother's Day Events 2017 | Spring Plant Sale

Colorado Chocolate Festival

Where: Denver Merchandise Mart
When: May 12th & May 13th
Time: Friday 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: Admission – $5

If you like chocolate than you will love the Colorado Chocolate Festival, featuring 30,000 square feet of chocolate heaven with over 80 vendors. This events turns Mother’s Day weekend into one long cocoa high. Hopped up chocoholics cruise from booth to booth trying chocolates that span the spectrum. Enjoy chocolate contests, baking demonstrations, a Miss Chocolate crowning, and a Mother’s Day gift market with jewelry, clothes, crafts, and imports.

Mother's Day 2017 | Colorado Chocolate Festival

Chocolate, Bubbles & Cheese

Where: Cheese + Provisions
When: May 13th
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $50

If you ask Cheese + Provisions, bubbles go with everything. And cheese is no exception. But some cheese and bubble pairings are truly extraordinary. Treat Mom to a special day with our Mother’s Day Bubbles+Cheese class. Whether you want to learn how do your own pairings, or you just want an excuse to come eat two of life’s great pleasures, this is a class not to miss.

Mother's Day 2017 | Chocolate, Bubbles & Cheese

Mother’s Day 5K & Brunch

Where: Denver’s City Park
When: May 14th
Time: 9:30 am
Cost: Registration Starting at $35

This year, help Mom celebrate Mother’s Day her way at the 2017 Mother’s Day 5K & Brunch on Sunday, May 14th. The starter’s gun goes off at 9:30 am at Denver’s City Park. With a brunch following the race, this year’s 8th MD5K promises to be a treat for Mom!

Each registration includes race entry, a tech t-shirt with gender specific sizes, and brunch in the park following the race for all participants. Again this year, we’ll have race-time childcare, the annual kids race, a fabulous post-race expo, awesome prizes, and much more that the whole family can enjoy. Join us for the 2017 MD5K – it’s what Colorado Moms do on Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day 2017 | Mother's Day 5K

Mother’s Day Family Show

Where: Comedy Works Downtown
When: May 14th
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: $10 – $20

Celebrate Mother’s Day at this family friendly show, fun for all ages! Get your daily dose of laughs with comedian and magician, John Heffron. After winning the second season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, John Heffron’s popularity grew tremendously. Along with appearances on The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, HBO, FX, VH1, A&E, and CMT, Heffron remains one of a small handful of veteran performers to tape two separate Comedy Central specials. John also has a one-hour special on Netflix, Middle Class Funny.

Mother's Day 2017 | John Heffron

Mother’s Day Canvas Painting Party

Where: unWined Painting
When: May 14th
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $30

Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day at unWined! Join our morning class featuring our Tulip Fields painting on 11×14″ canvas as you paint side by side with an instructor. Every mom gets her first mimosa on the house!

Mother's Day 2017 | Canvas Painting Party

Mother’s Day Glass Painting Party

Where: unWined Painting
When: May 14th
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $40

Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day with unWined, and create your own set of wine glasses! Our instructor will be showing how to create the cherry blossom and aspen tree design. Every painter recieves two wine glasses and all the materials to make their masterpieces.

Mother's Day 2017 | Glass Painting PArty

Resolute Brewing Craw-Fish Boil

Where: Resolute Brewing Company
When: May 14th
Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $9 – $12

Join Resolute Brewing Company on Mothers Day for a Crawfish Boil provided by Mile High Cajun. They will have two different seatings at 1 pm and 3 pm so everyone has enough time and room to enjoy their craw-fish. Resolute will be tapping an American Wheat Beer and giving Moms $1 off full pours. Mile High Cajun will also be running its regular menu as well. Make sure to reserve your ticket because craw-fish won’t be guaranteed without one.

Mother's Day Events | Resolute Craw Fish Broil

Yoga & Wine

When: May 14th
Where: Mind + Body Battalion
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

Treat yourself to an afternoon of yoga and wine, and leave with a full heart. This Mother’s Day lets gather to channel some positive energy with a yoga session taught by Sara Marie Cook with Mind.Body.Battalion, followed by a ONEHOPE wine tasting. All cash donations and 15% of wine sales from this event will benefit WhyHunger.

Mother's Day 2017 | Yoga & Wine

Mother’s Day Dining


Afternoon Tea in Denver

Where: The Brown Palace and Spa
When: Open Daily
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Experience the long standing tradition of Afternoon Tea in Denver, complete with tea pastries, scones, and tea sandwiches. With Devonshire cream shipped directly from England and the soft sounds of a pianist or harpist floating in the air, this is truly an experience your mother won’t soon forget. Space is limited and based on availability, so be sure to make reservations to experience the Brown Palace tea.

Mother's Day 2017 | Afternoon Tea

Del Frisco’s Grille

Where: 100 Saint Paul Street, Suite #140
When: Open Daily
Time: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Moms get special brunch treatment at the upscale casual eatery. In addition to an off-menu juicy Prime Rib special, Moms will receive a complimentary $15 gift card for a return visit, and they get to take home their very own Lemon Cake Jar, a treat specially made on Mother’s Day. Mom will also love the brunch staple Grille Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary that arrives table side with a “Plate of Fixin’s” or the summery must-have Grille White Sangria, a cocktail of pinot grigio, fresh white peach purée, peach schnapps, fresh berries and served with a popsicle.

Mother's Day 2017 | Del Frisco's Grille

Fire at the ART Hotel

Where: 1201 Broadway
When: Open Daily
Time: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm

This downtown Denver hotel is one of the best in the city, and the restaurant inside the Fire At the ART Hotel is even more amazing. Simply put, there isn’t a more beautiful spot to hold a Mother’s Day brunch than at this hotel, which has a delectable mix of breakfast and lunch that will have mom swept off her feet.

Mother's Day 2017 | Fire at the ART Hotel

Olive & Finch

Where: Cherry Creek & Uptown
When: Open Daily
Time: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Olive & Finch has an excellent pastry case. We’re talking cookies, cakes, tarts, bars, brownies, galettes, eclairs, tortes, and petit fours — and then some. For Mother’s Day, all moms get a complimentary trio of macarons, the perfect dessert to follow one of Denver’s best breakfast sandwiches, the indulgent Croque Madame.

Mother's Day 2017 | Olive & Finch

Postino Wine Cafe

Where: 2715 17th Street
When: Open Daily
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 am

Postino has breathed new life into the historic building of the former Denver BookBinding Company, constructed during Denver’s economic boom in 1962. Their expansive, elevated and airy patio usher in dogs as welcome additions to the family and complement the casual, laid back atmosphere. Nosh a selection from their creative and unusual brunch menu for the day. Brunch hours are during the “$5 ’til 5” all day happy hour – glasses of wine and pitchers of beer every day for $5 until 5pm! Grab a spot on the sofa by the outdoor fireplace or settle in to a table under the leaves and branches with your pooch for a memorable Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day 2017 | Postino Wine Cafe



Brunch and Bingo

Where: The Squeaky Bean
When: May 12th & 13th
Time: Brunch is served from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Bingo is from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Treat your mom to The Squeaky Bean’s Bingo Brunch. They pair morning must-haves like mimosas and bloody mary’s with creative and seasonal takes on brunch fare such as monkey bread, shrimp and grits, or banana bread pudding French toast. After enjoying a decadent meal, you can play bingo hosted by local comedians who dole out prizes – everything from malt liquor to Squeaky Bean gift cards!

Mother's Day 2017 | Brunch & Bingo

Pajama Brunch

Where: Second Home Kitchen and Bar
When: May 13th
Time: 7:000 am – 3:00 pm

Dress down this Mother’s Day at Second Home’s Pajama Brunch and enjoy the relaxed and casual environment. There will be special menu items including breakfast tacos, Belgian waffles and bottomless mimosas or a bloody mary bar for Mom. Let the little ones hang out in the kid’s room equipped with pancake and waffle bar and a movie.

Mother's Day 2017 | Pajama Brunch

Urban Brunch

Where: Dazzle Jazz
When: May 14th
Time: 9:30 am
Cost: $32 per person

Dazzle your mother with live jazz performed onstage by the Julie Monley Quartet, featuring the vocal talents of Denver native Julie Monley. With their fresh ingredients in a buffet of home-style comfort food, Dazzle was voted Westword’s Reader’s Choice Best Brunch! Mellow out in the dining room with a made-to-order omelet and treat your mom to bottomless mimosas or bloody marys.

Mother's Day 2017 |Dazzle Jazz


Mother’s Day Buffet

Where: Downtown Aquarium
When: May 14th
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Treat Mom to brunch items, specialty seafood, carvery selections, desserts and more! The Downtown Aquarium mixes family fun, upscale casual dining and spectacular marine life in Denver. Explore the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit with more than one million gallons of extraordinary exhibits. Dine in the Aquarium Restaurant seated around a 150,000-gallon aquarium while you feast on a variety of delicious selections.

Mother's Day 2017 | Mother's Day Buffet

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