Mother's Day in Denver 2018

Mother's Day in Denver is a day when you can show your mom just how special she is to you. These suggestions will make it easy to spoil your mom. There are a lot of fun things to do such as special brunches, tours, shopping, and cultural activities.

This year, the holiday falls on Sunday, May 13.

Best Mother's Day Brunch & Lunch Options

You will find several great brunch and lunch options on Mother's Day in Denver. These are just a few of my favorite places to take my mom for brunch.

  • 1515 Restaurant: Contemporary American, 1515 Market Street, downtown/CBD
  • Altitude Restaurant - Hyatt Regency Denver: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., adults $55, kids (5 - 12) $17, under 4 free; includes prime rib, pork, salmon, omelettes, pancakes, and more, 650 15th Street
  • Charcoal Bistro: Mother's Day Brunch from 10am to 4pm, Wash Park at 1028 S. Gaylord Street
  • Washington Park Grill: Special Mother's Day Brunch, 1096 South Gaylord
  • Rialto Cafe: 16th Street Mall, Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner, 934 16th Street
  • Ignite Kitchen & Cocktails: Brunch and dinner option, downtown/LoDo, 2124 Larimer Street

If you plan to enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner at one of these or any restaurant in Denver, I recommend making reservations. They fill up quickly on Mother's Day. 

To book a table, you can either contact them directly or head to

Top Things to Do on Mother's Day in Denver

Colorado Rockies Baseball

Rockies in Denver

Head to Coors Field this Mother's Day in Denver to see the Colorado Rockies in action. On Sunday at 1:10pm, they take on the Milwaukee Brewers. 

If you want to treat mom to a very special event, make sure to pick up the Mother's Day Family Photo Ticket Package. These tickets include the game, a post-game, on the field, photograph taken by the Rockies' team photographer of your mom and your family, and full digital rights to your photo!

In addition to Sunday, this full series starts on Thursday with other games on Friday and Saturday. 

>> More about taking in a game at Coors Field

Denver Outlaws

Denver Outlaws

If you love outdoor lacrosse, then make sure to check out The Denver Outlaws this Mothers Day in Denver. Our Major League Lacrosse team will take on the Chesapeake BayHawks.

The game is at 3pm at Mile High Stadium. It's a great family-friendly option for Mother's Day that won't break the bank. 

Spread The Word Music Festival

Spread the Word

The Spread the Word Music Festival is heading into its sixth year this Mother's Day Weekend in Denver. This festival celebrates local Colorado artists and gives a platform for up-and-coming performers.

The three day festival offers music of all types including jazz, rock, bluegrass, electronic, and everything in between. The event is at the Fox Street Compound at 725 W. 39th Ave. 

The event starts on Friday evening and runs all day on Saturday and Sunday.

More Concerts on Mother's Day

concerts on mother's day

Enjoy a concert with your mom on her special day. You will find shows all around town at our top concerts venues. 

Here are a few scheduled that evening:

George Fitzgerald at the Larimer Lounge

Pillorian at the Hi-Dive

Candyrat Guitar Night feat. Luca Stricagnoli, Antoine Dufour, Grayson Erhard at the Soiled Dove

>> Full May concert calendar

Fun Tours for Mother's Day

Rocky Mountain National Park

Head outside this Mother's Day Weekend in Denver and explore our amazing foothills and the Rocky Mountains. You can go on a hike, see them from above on a zip line tour or enjoy a trip all the way up to Rocky Mountain National Park. Here are a few of the best outdoor tours this weekend from Denver.

Rocky Mountain National Park: On this 9 hour tour, you will leave the busy streets of Denver behind and explore Rocky Mountain National Park. On this tour, you will drive through quaint mountain towns, search for wildlife and drive over high alpine passes. It's a fun way to explore this popular National Park. Learn more and find ticket availability on Viator.

Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure: Fly high above the Rocky Mountains on this fun zipline adventure. It includes the drive to the course, a chance to ride 2 or 3 of the longest ziplines in Colorado. Choose from the 4 line or 4 line courses. Find out more today and book your tickets on Viator.

Opera Colorado: Falstaff


Catch the final performance by Opera Colorado this season. On Sunday, see "Fallstaff" at 2pm at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. 

This comic opera, the last opera written by  Giuseppe Verdi, follows the story of a hefty king. He tries to increase his wealth by courting two married women. In the end, he's just trying to get their husbands' money for himself.

>> More about attending an Opera Colorado show

Denver Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

Head over to the Denver Botanic Gardens on Mother's Day to see Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting throughout the York Street gardens. His works explore the relationship between the natural and artificial worlds. All of his sculptures are created with a pixelated aesthetic based on early video games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders.

They will be open on Mother's Day from 9am to 8pm, so you will have plenty of time to check out the gardens. 

Denver Potter's Association: Spring Show & Sale


If you mom loves pottery, then head over to the annual Denver Potter's Association Spring Show and Sale. This year's event runs from May 10-13 at the Sixth Avenue United Church (3250 E. Sixth Avenue).

During the event, you will get the chance to check out pieces from several local artists. They will showcase their ceramic works as well as jewelry, wood pieces, and glass. This event is free and runs from 11am to 3pm on Sunday.

Fun Places to Shop on Mother's Day

If your mom is anything like my mom, then she'll enjoy spending some time shopping on Mother's Day in Denver.

Larimer Square

Larimer Square Shopping

Address: 1450 Larimer Square, Denver, CO 80202

Hours on Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m., Some shops are open longer, and a few are closed, but most are open between Noon and 5pm

Take a stroll under the canopy lights in Larimer Square, Denver's first historic district, where you'll find home furnishings, beauty products, boutiques, and art galleries.   

Treat your mom to some bubbly at Corridor 44, Denver's only champagne bar, or raise a glass to her at Cru, a wine bar featuring more than 50 selections. Entertainment options include Comedy Works and piano bar Ocean Prime.

Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek Shops

Address: 3000 East 1st Ave., Denver, CO 80206

Hours on Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Spend a girls' day shopping at the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center about three miles from downtown Denver. The more than 160 stores include Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Tory Burch, Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany. 

There are plenty of dining options as well. Don't forget to buy your mom something special!

Denver Pavilions

Denver Pavilions

Address: 500 16th St., Denver, CO 80202

Hours on Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

At Denver Pavilions, you can bond with your mom over manicures at Denver Nail Lounge, check out designer perfumes at the Fragrance Outlet, or try on hats at The Hat Collection boutique.

There's more than just shopping, too. Hear some live music at Jazz @ Jack's and the Hard Rock Cafe, or take mom bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes — let her win a game! 

Colorado Mills

Colorado Mills

Address: 14500 West Colfax Ave., Lakewood, CO 80401

Hours on Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

If your mom is thrifty, head to Colorado Mills, an indoor outlet mall about seven miles west of downtown Denver. More than 200 stores include Coach, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Michael Kors, J.Crew Factory, and Neiman Marcus Last Call.

With all the bargains you find, you'll have enough leftover to treat mom to a chai at Kataluma Chai, featuring hundreds of varieties, or one of the 130 specialty brews at Yard House.

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