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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.


Second Saturday Art in NoBo Art District

Saturday, May 13, 2023, 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 13, 2023, 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

Listen To Your Mother at Boulder Theater

Saturday, May 13, 2023, 7:00pm
Listen To Your Mother is the live stage show that gives Mother’s Day a microphone. Featuring local writers reading their original compositions about motherhood—having a mother, being a mother, not having/being a mother—each show takes the audience on a well-crafted journey filled with humor, poignant moments, and lots of nods of recognition.

Back Porch Concert: Mother’s Day with Hazel Miller and the Collective

Sunday, May 14, 2023, 4:30pm
Celebrate mothers and motherhood with Colorado-based music icon Hazel Miller at a Back Porch Concert in the west parking lot of the Dairy Arts Center. With Hazel Miller and The Collective, you get one of the tightest and most versatile bands on the scene, whether original, jazz, blues, R&B or popular music, each song is infused with the band’s own flavor. Bring your folding chairs and be ready for a good time!

Afternoon Tea at Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Sunday, May 14, 2023, 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.

Mother's Day Pasta Workshop

Sunday, May 14, 2023, 2-5pm and 6:30-9:30pm
The talented and knowledgeable folks at Food Lab will be hosting two pasta workshops on Mother's Day. Learn to make your own pasta, paired with a delicious salad and the most simple sauce, a perfect meal for mom!


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 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.

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 135+ 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 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 an a la carte menu with classic beverages.

Dry Storage Bakery
Featuring a special egg-focused menu 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.

Frasca Food & Wine
Dine upscale for Frasca's annual Mother's Day 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, 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.

Jax Fish House
Delicious spring brunch or dinner and bottomless mimosas for $19/person.

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.

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
Brunch cocktails, espresso drinks and Italian brunch specials including Italian-style omelets, puff pastries and more.

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

Health-conscious meals with a twist.