Mother's Day in Denver 2017

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 14.

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 favorites.

  • 100% de Agave: Serving a special brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that includes authentic dishes from Jalisco in Mexico, 975 Lincoln Street
  • 1515 Restaurant: Brunch served from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus enjoy Bloody Marys, screwdrivers, and Mimosas all day for just $3, 1515 Market Street
  • 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
  • Block & Larder: Crab Benedict for lunch or crab legs for dinner, featuring 75 French cocktails during brunch, 4000 Tennyson Street
  • The Capital Grille: Prix fixe brunch with classic brunch dishes and bone-in, dry-aged New York Strip with fried egg, 1450 Larimer Street
  • Henry's 16th Street Tavern: A special gift for all mother's dining here on either Saturday or Sunday for brunch, 500 16th Street
  • The Nickel - Hotel Teatro: Extended brunch menu with options such as crab Benedict; ham, steak, and eggs; cured salmon; and $5 brunch cocktails, 1100 Fourteenth Street
  • Willie G's: Seafood and steaks for Mother's Day, 1585 Lawrence Street

If you plan to enjoy brunch 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

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: The Stage Theatre, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80204

The Secret Garden is a based on a 1911 novel. It tells the story of a young girl that is orphaned and moves in with her uncle.

During her stay, she finds her late aunts secret garden. She works hard to try to revive it by working with the spirits.

>> Additional theater performances this weekend

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 Los Angeles Dodgers. 

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

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:

  • Old Crow Medicine Machine at the Paramount Theatre at 7:30pm
  • Com Truise & Clark at the Bluebird Theatre at 8pm

>> Full May concert calendar

Sunday Craft Distillery Tour

Craft Distillery Tour

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Mile High Spirits, 2201 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80205

On this bus tour, you'll get an informative, behind-the-scenes look at some of Denver's finest distilleries. A professional guide will fill you in on what goes into the production process of spirits, bourbons, and whiskeys. 

Meet in LoDo at Mile High Spirits, a small-batch distillery where you can sample at least six different spirits, plus a cocktail. Then hop on the bus to Laws Whiskey House, which takes pride in its four-grain bourbons and rye whiskey.

Opera Colorado: Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor

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

It's a heartbreaking story about Lucia set in 1838. After her brother forces her to marry for money and not love, she goes crazy. During a fit of rage, she kills her new husband.

This show is sung in Italian with both English and Spanish subtitles.

>> More about attending an Opera Colorado show

Alexander Calder Sculptures at the Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

Head over to the Denver Botanic Gardens on Mother's Day to see Alexander Calder's sculptures throughout the York Street gardens. Calder is an influential artist and many of his sculptures are known for being both bold and energetic.

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 11 - 14 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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