Mother’s Day in Northern Colorado is perfect for every mom: the gardening mom, the beer- and book-loving mom, the hiking mom, the brunch mom, and every single combination. Coinciding with Mom & Grad Week, May 11th and 12th in Fort Collins will celebrate both moms and CSU graduates with plenty of activities for everyone in the family.
To get ideas and make your reservations, keep reading. This guide includes one-time events in Loveland, special occasion brunches in Windsor, morning cartoons and pie baking classes in Fort Collins, local breweries throughout the region, and more.
For even more events happening in all our Northern Colorado communities, check out our event calendar, NoCo Happenings.
Photo courtesy of Gardens on Spring Creek
The Gardens on Spring Creek partially reopened in April 2019 to reveal five sprawling acres of new gardens. And during Mother’s Day weekend, they’re hosting the Spring Plant Sale, the one and only time you can buy thousands of plants grown especially for the community by the Gardens on Spring Creek, CSU and FRCC. So whether you want to explore the new gardens or buy plants for your own home, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to visit!
Loveland Museum is hosting the Mother’s Day Art Market on Friday, May 10th from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Free to attend, this event invites kids and moms to find the perfect, locally made gift and enjoy spring-themed treats inside the museum.
Available Saturday and Sunday, Ginger and Baker is hosting two Mother-Daughter Pie Classes for Mother’s Day. The hands-on classes are suited for anyone 6 years old and older and will include instruction in old-fashioned apple pie and blueberry pie bars. Everyone will get to taste their homemade treats and take home a recipe packet to recreate the experience at home. To book your Saturday class, click here, and to book your Sunday class, click here.
The Elizabeth in Downtown Fort Collins is hosting a Mother’s Day giveaway for the ideal staycation. Anyone named Elizabeth is invited to enter on Facebook; all you have to do is comment on this post with your favorite Mother’s Day story before May 6th. Then, you can save 50% on a stay at the hotel for May 11th or May 12th this year. These entries will also be eligible for the grand prize: a winner selected at random will receive a complimentary stay and in-room brunch!
Just a few minutes from the heart of Fort Collins in Windsor, Chimney Park is one of Colorado’s best restaurants. On Mother’s Day, they’re offering a prix fixe menu of brunch favorites, including Roasted Leg of Colorado Lamb, Grilled Pacific Mahi-Mahi, Apple Bread Pudding French Toast and Eggs Benedict with house-cured country ham. To see the full adult menu, the kids menu and prices, click here.
Photo courtesy of Turtle Mountain Fermentery
Turtle Mountain Fermentery is the only kombucha taproom in Fort Collins and their team has created a cozy, completely non-alcoholic destination ideal for everyone in the family. When you visit in the spring, you can enjoy all the attractions of the taproom—innovative flavors of kombucha, fermented foods, and local art—with the garage door open to let in the sun. On Mother’s Day, they’ll be offering a full kombucha flight with a full fermented veggie board for just $20 for mothers and children.
To learn more about Turtle Mountain, check out Get to Know the Sisters Behind Turtle Mountain Fermentery in Fort Collins.
Sylvan Dale is a guest ranch getaway located in Loveland. For Mother’s Day, they’re hosting a festive brunch and celebration complete with all the attractions of the ranch. On Sunday, you can make reservations for brunch, or you can make it a getaway by staying overnight on Saturday! For more details, click here.
Photo courtesy of Ginger and Baker
Mother’s Day at The Cache at Ginger and Baker will include a delicious three-course menu and a complimentary mimosa or mocktail for all mothers. Available from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the team is offering adult and kid menus for $45 and $15 respectively, and you can also add a floral arrangement to your table to surprise mom. For more details, click here.
Photo courtesy of Bath Garden Center & Nursery
As one of the official signs that spring has arrived, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a garden-themed shopping spree. Local businesses like Bath Garden Center & Nursery and Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center will be overflowing with color, butterflies, plants, flowers and garden expertise. For information on other local garden centers, check out Your Guide to 14 Northern Colorado Garden Centers, Nurseries + Greenhouses.
Happy Lucky’s Tea House is the Fort Collins destination for highly curated teas, both to take home and enjoy in the shop. Their local team operates two locations—one in Old Town and one at Front Range Village—and both offer cozy seating areas where you and your mom can enjoy hot and cold teas with local treats. On Sunday, May 12th, they’re offering a special pairing at both locations and no reservations are necessary. For $14.95 per person, you can enjoy a pot of tea perfectly paired with two freshly baked English scones served with Devonshire cream and plum, strawberry or orange preserves. For more details, check out the website here.
As the headquarters of craft beer culture in Colorado, Fort Collins is the perfect place for beer-loving moms. To share a flight on Mother’s Day, we recommend heading to some of our favorite brewery patios, including Funkwerks, New Belgium Brewing Company, Black Bottle Brewery and Equinox Brewing.
To find more local breweries, check out The Ultimate Guide to Fort Collins Craft Breweries.
Named after the historic Old Town building they call home, Old Firehouse Books is Northern Colorado’s largest independent bookstore. Inside the shop, you’ll find a knowledgeable staff of bookworms, new books and used books, writing journals, cards, bookish t-shirts, and more. If your mom loves books, you can find more things to do in The Book Lover’s Guide to Fort Collins.
Just 3.4 miles out and back, Arthur’s Rock Trail climbs to the height of Lory State Park so you can enjoy one of Fort Collins’ most breathtaking views. Along the way, hikers also pass through open grass fields, rocky climbs and other breathtaking landscape views.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until about noon, The Lyric shows classic cartoons like Looney Toons, The Tick, Johnny Bravo and more. Admission is just $2 and the team also offers a $6 all-you-can-eat cereal bar and a full brunch menu from the kitchen (complete with mimosas and Bloody Marys). For more details, click here.
If you want to celebrate early, The Lyric is showing The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on their bike-in, outdoor screen Saturday evening. You can get the details for that here.