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Denver Mother’s Day 2024: The Ultimate Gift Guide, Events & Brunch Ideas!

Denver Mother’s Day 2024: The Ultimate Gift Guide, Events & Brunch Ideas!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 12, 2024, because Mother’s Day is almost here! From unique gifts from your favorite Colorado artisans to brunch to tea, we have the Ultimate Guide to enjoying Mother’s Day in Denver. Don’t miss our annual gift guide and scroll down for Mother’s Day events and brunch. Tip: We will be updating this list frequently so be sure to check back!  

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Denver Moms 2024

Wellness Getaways

For experiential gifts, there’s nothing better than Colorado’s unique wellness getaways, retreats, programs and clubs. A few of our favorites: Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks offers Shinrin Yoku, the Japanese art of forest bathing, a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests. The Chipeta Solar Springs Resort, Ridgway – Chipeta Resort Spa offers a serene space with treatments inspired by the southwest and experienced therapists intuitive in the healing arts. Sacred Spaces, Cañon City, an apothecary in Cañon City, provides nourishment and healing through yoga/herbal medicine/gardening classes. 

Foodie Moms

From the chocolate connoisseur to the aspiring chef, the four-cornered state boasts a ton of options for those who want a taste of Colorado from home. Uncorked Kitchen’s fabulous classes have turned virtual with online cooking classes.  A unique idea comes from the eastern plains, where Lebanese-owned Scaff Brothers handcrafts a mild salsa with cantaloupe grown from the region. For the passionate carnivore, Sweetwood Smokehouse Jerky produces a slow-smoked, double-wide fatty jerky stick that’s a far cry from those sold in most stores today. Nuance Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolatier with a wide range of cocoa-based products made by admittedly certified chocoholics. Those with a sweet tooth will also get a kick out of Enstom’s toffee, which has been handmade with only the finest, freshest ingredients since 1960. Helliemae’s Caramels has perfected a Sea Salt Caramel that satisfies both salt and sweet cravings. The home bartender in your life will surely love The Real Dill’s Bloody Mary Mix, which uses cucumber-infused water—a byproduct of their pickling process—as its star ingredient. And for the home cook who likes to sprinkle in some history, the Anasazi bean is an heirloom-variety legume that comes out of an agricultural plateau in Western Colorado, once home to thousands of Anasazi Indians who cultivated the bean.

Art Lover

This Colorado Retro Travel Poster is a fantastic gift for the Colorado mama in your life. Artisans of Mancos is an artist-owned and managed cooperative featuring 20 artists, who have an array of hand-crafted items such as jewelry, leather items, calligraphy and stained glass. For the makers themselves, give the gift of an innovations studio art workshop from the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass.  If your mom likes a challenge, Liberty Puzzles creates handmade wooden puzzles of Colorado’s most iconic mountain ranges – the Flatirons in Boulder and Aspen’s Maroon Bells (or get one custom-made). And last but not least, empower creativity with your kids. The Scarf Studio lets kids design smiler-maker gifts for Mother’s Day! Transform their artwork into a scarf that will last a lifetime.

Colorado Gift Box

Transport friends and family to a “Higher State of Mind” with a gastronomical box from Blanco Cellars and Little Cheese Shop, which includes a variety of Colorado-made spirits, cheeses and more. Woman-owned and family-run, Mulay’s Sausage Specialty Gift Boxes offers a package that includes a wide variety of premium Colorado sausages and meatballs for meat lovers.  Colorado Crafted is a modern alternative to traditional gift baskets and offers collections of high-quality Colorado-made souvenirs, gourmet foods and artisan gifts packaged in a stylish box or tote.
For the Body, For the Soul
Pamper your loved ones with Body Restore Shower Steamers Aromatherapy Bath Bombs, handcrafted soaps (or soap-making classes) from Caramel Apple Farm, Lavender Hydrosol from Dayspring Farm, The Honest Company Honest Mama Me Moment Soaking Salts from the Dead Sea, or soy wax Magic Fairy Candles. Or, as part of a Colorado-cation, give the gift of luxurious spa treatments, a soak in natural hot springs or a solo retreat to Crestone’s Mountain Zen Center.

Mother’s Day Dining

Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch at Denver Art Museum 

WHEN: May 12, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum
Bring the whole family and enjoy scrumptious options like eggs benedict, prime rib, smoked salmon, kid-friendly bites and much more. Call 720-913-2761 to make a reservation.

Mother’s Day Brunch at FIRE Restaurant 

WHEN: May 12, 2024
WHERE: FIRE at the ART hotel
Enjoy a spread of culinary delights on Mother’s Day from Chef Ashley Robertson! She’ll be dishing out seafood selections, carving stations and an omelet station. Enjoy sweet brunch favorites for mom like mini cakes, chocolates and hot offerings like maple pecan-wood smoked bacon and more. Yes, you can add on bottomless mimosas for mom for an additional charge! Make a reservation to secure a spot for mom and the whole family; it’s $80 per adult and $30 for kids ages 5 to 12.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Range Restaurant 

WHEN: May 12, 2024
WHERE: Range Restaurant
Give Mom the gift of brunch at Range Restaurant this Mother’s Day. Raise a mimosa to the special woman in your life. Make your reservation on the website.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Class 

WHEN: May 12, 2024
WHERE: Plot Twist Bakery, Littleton
Spend this special day with Mom preparing a beautiful and memorable afternoon tea service. Together, you’ll create classic and delicious tea-time treats, including Blueberry White Chocolate Scones; Caprese Tea Sandwiches; Ham, Brie, Apple & Dijon Tea Sandwiches; and Chocolate Truffles. After preparing your courses, you’ll sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor, served with complimentary tea and coffee as well as chef-prepared lemon curd and strawberry bars.

Mother’s Day Brunch 

WHEN: May 12, 2024
WHERE: Corinne Restaurant
Treat Mom to brunch at Corinne! Enjoy decadent specials such as Lobster Benedict or an Acai Brunch Bowl served alongside Corinne’s usual Sunday Brunch menu. Make your reservation on OpenTable and make this Mother’s Day one to remember!


WHEN: May 12, 2024
WHERE: Panzano
Panzano’s Mother’s Day Buffet will feature an array of brunch favorites including Prime rib and ham carving station, an omelet station, Cold Bar featuring avocado toast on house focaccia, cheese and charcuterie, shrimp cocktail, oysters and a Hot Bar serving banana bread French toast, breakfast potatoes, bacon and sausage and more.

Urban Farmer Denver

WHEN: May 12, 2024
WHERE: Urban Farmer Denver
 Celebrate your amazing mother with a decadent Mother’s Day Brunch featuring Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Highlights include Eggs Benedict, a waffle bar, Prime Rib with herb jus and horseradish cream and a children’s station with four-cheese macaroni. 

Urban Farmer

Festivals & Events

Firefly Handmade Spring Market 

WHEN: May 4–5, 2024
WHERE: 1004 S. Gaylord St.
Start your shopping list now for inspired, one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day, graduations, teachers or yourself! The market will feature 80+ creatively curated artisans, including more than 20 incredible new artists, makers and designers. Admission is free and the market will also feature live music and food and drinks from local restaurants and bars. 

Spring Pottery Sale 

WHEN: May 7–12, 2024
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada
Shop for functional, hand-crafted pottery for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift! Works offered in this annual show include dinnerware, jewelry and sculpture. There will be hundreds of pieces available and prices to fit any budget. Presented by the Arvada Center’s nationally recognized faculty of ceramic artists and advanced students. Proceeds benefit the participating artists and the Arvada Center Ceramics Studio.

Civic Center EATS 

WHEN: May 8–Oct. 16, 2024; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Civic Center Park
Every Thursday From May through October, Civic Center EATS transforms Civic Center Park into a lunchtime extravaganza with Denver’s best food and fashion trucks and live music. It’s your chance to savor a variety of cuisines while supporting our city’s small local business scene and the Civic Center Conservancy’s mission to restore and enhance Civic Center Park, Denver’s only National Historic Landmark.

State 38 Floral & Cocktails Workshop 

WHEN: May 9, 2024
WHERE: State 38 Distilling, Golden
Join State 38 Distilling and TeeLee Floral and Events for a floral arranging workshop, just in time for Mother’s Day! Whether you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift or simply want to enjoy a fun night out, this workshop is for you. You’ll receive step-by-step instructions on creating your own floral bouquet to take home while sipping on cocktails from State 38. All materials are included along with two drinks and light snacks. Bring your mom and celebrate creativity together this Mother’s Day, or gather your girlfriends for a fun and memorable evening. Don’t miss this opportunity to bond with loved ones and craft your own stunning bouquet!

Denver Potters Association Spring Show and Sale 

WHEN: May 9–11, 2024
WHERE: 3250 East Sixth Ave.
This highly anticipated biannual show will feature top local artists selling their work in a variety of mediums including ceramics, jewelry, glass, wood, personal care products and fiber. The show is the perfect place to find your Mother’s Day gifts and buy local!


WHEN: May 9–11, 2024
WHERE: JCC Denver’s Ranch Camp, Elbert
Hold onto your ukuleles! The annual Denver Ukefest is coming soon.

Wash Park Home Tour & Mother’s Day Market Street Fair 

WHEN: May 11, 2024
WHERE: Washington Park
This long-standing community event showcases a unique mix of four distinctive homes in the East Washington Park neighborhood. Attendees can tour the properties at their leisure and enjoy local artisans, vendors and entertainment at the Mother’s Day Market Street Fair, conveniently located in the same area as the tour. This event hosted by Steele Elementary’s PTA raises funds to directly support many programs and services that make Wash Park’s neighborhood DPS elementary school a special place. Additionally, a percentage of funds raised this year will directly benefit families in need through the LOVVE Project by providing fresh food, hygiene products and cleaning supplies to our neighbors in Virginia Village in partnership with Steele’s sister school, Ellis Elementary.

Spring Horseshoe Market 

WHEN: May 11, 2024
WHERE: 50th & Lowell in Northwest Denver at Regis Campus
The day before Mother’s Day, this market is the perfect way to celebrate all the moms in your life with more than 120 local makers, vendors, vintage collectors, culinary artists, food trucks, mobile boutiques, live music and drinks and cocktails! Grab your friends and make a day of fun outdoor shopping in beautiful northwest Denver. Buy mom a gift, buy yourself gifts and shop locally and sustainably from Colorado small business creatives. The market is dog-friendly, family-friendly and free! 

Hangin’ N Slangin’ Markets 

WHEN: May 11, 2024
Hangin’ N Slangin’ vintage thrift markets will be in RiNo, in the Lot on Larimer, on the second Saturday (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and last Sunday (12 p.m. to 7 p.m) of every month from March to November right next to the Denver Central Market! Events are always free to attend, and there’s always a great group of vendors, food and music.

Second Saturdays At The Shops At Northfield  

WHEN: May 11, 2024
WHERE: The Shops At Northfield
Welcome to Second Saturdays at The Shops At Northfield! A handmade-only event consisting of 70+ artisans, crafters and food experts from around Colorado. This art festival occurs every Second Saturday of the month, May through October. Bring the whole family to find incredible gifts, clothing and food for everyone to to enjoy! Parking is always free, and Artisan Markets’ events are pup- and kid-friendly.

Sloan’s Lake Spring Bazaar 

WHEN: May 11–12, 2024
WHERE: 1611 Raleigh Street
Spring is in the air and Denver BAZAAR is excited to return to Sloan’s Lake for Spring BAZAAR! This outdoor market will feature 80+ carefully curated vendors (including home goods, jewelry, sweet treats, clothing and self-care products), a live DJ, festive springtime sips and local craft beer, food trucks and street food and more! Admission is free for all ages, or upgrade your shop-and-sip experience with bottomless mimosas or a drink token package!

Indian Festival in Denver 

WHEN: May 12, 2024
WHERE: Civic Center Park
Experience a glimpse of Indian culture, performing arts and scrumptious food. Bring your family and friends to immerse in the vibrant culture of India for the first time hosted in Downtown Denver!

Second Sundays at Centennial Promenade with Artisan Markets 

WHEN: May 12, 2024
WHERE: Centennial Promenade, Centennial
Welcome to Second Sundays at Centennial Promenade! A handmade-only event consisting of 70+ artisans, crafters and food experts from around Colorado. This art festival occurs every Second Sunday of the month, May through October. Bring the whole family to find incredible gifts, clothing and food for everyone to to enjoy! Parking is always free, and Artisan Markets’ events are pup- and kid-friendly.

Music, Film & Performing Arts

‘Cosmic Journey’ 

WHEN: Thru May 18, 2024
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in air. In “Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure,” you’ll travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons.

‘Destination Solar System’ 

WHEN: Thru May 18, 2024
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
This out-of-this-world tour, departing from Gates Planetarium, takes place on board the Space Express. Travel hundreds of millions of miles in just seconds with Jesse, an enthusiastic, knowledgeable—but inexperienced—tour guide, and Max, a highly advanced, fully integrated onboard computer. Tours of the hottest hot spots and the coldest, stormiest, and most spectacular sights in the solar system await curious space explorers of all ages.

‘Dynamic Earth’ 

WHEN: Thru May 18, 2024
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Narrated by Liam Neeson, “Dynamic Earth” explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

‘One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure’ 

WHEN: Thru May 18, 2024
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
This brilliant spectacle of light and color follows Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. This cross-cultural adventure opens children’s eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.

‘Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon”’ 

WHEN: Thru May 18, 2024
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s legendary album, “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” in a mind-bending planetarium experience like no other. Step into a mesmerizing world of music and visuals as you journey through the solar system and beyond. With state-of-the-art technology, NSC Creative and Pink Floyd’s collaborator Aubrey Powell have crafted a visually stunning production that brings each song to life, blending futuristic aesthetics with nods to the band’s iconic imagery. 

Lumonics Immersed 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 28, 2024
WHERE: Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery
“Entering a performance at Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery is like stepping through a looking glass and into a sci-fi wonderland. The gallery’s Lumonics Immersed installation was originally created by the late Dorothy and Mel Tanner, pioneering light artists whose singular style fuses elements of light, music and sculptures to produce captivating experiences for the audience.” – Denver Westword

‘Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity’ 

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2024
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
There’s a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It’s at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos … and our imaginations. In this Museum-produced show, zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy and witness the violent death of a star and birth of a black hole. Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein’s theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet of this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull?

‘Blue Whales: Return of the Giants 3D’ 

WHEN: Thru March 3, 2025
WHERE: Infinity Theater
Take part in a breathtaking journey with “Blue Whales: Return of the Giants 3D.” In this giant screen film narrated by English actor Andy Serkis, you will explore the world of the magnificent blue whale, a species rebounding from the brink of extinction. Following two scientific expeditions — one to find a missing population of blue whales off the exotic Seychelles Islands, the other to chronicle whale families in Mexico’s stunning Gulf of California — this inspirational story transforms our understanding of the largest animal ever to have lived.

‘Cities of the Future’ 

WHEN: Thru March 3, 2025
WHERE: Infinity Theater
“Cities of the Future” invites you to step into an exciting new world of innovation and exploration to address the challenges of a rapidly changing planet. Discover the thrilling technological breakthroughs — electric autonomous vehicles and aerial highways, solar energy beamed down from space to power entire cities and smart buildings and greener infrastructure to keep us cool — that engineers are working on right now and meet a team of middle school students competing in the Future City Competition. Narrated by actor John Krasinski, this film will energize kids and adults of all ages to think about engineering as a meaningful way to help others and leave a positive mark on the world.

‘Where Did We Sit on the Bus?’ 

WHEN: Thru June 2, 2024
WHERE: Singleton Theatre
What follows is a theatrical mixtape of Bee’s life. It’s a one-person show that immerses the audience in elaborate, layered soundscapes by fusing Latin rhythms, hip-hop, and spoken word poetry. And it’s all made, in-person, in real time, through the magic of live music and storytelling. “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” captures both the innocence of youth and the pressures that come with being the child of immigrants and asks, “What is my place? Where do I fit in?”

‘A Year With Frog and Toad’ 

WHEN: April 25– May 17, 2024
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada
Based on the award-winning books by Arnold Lobel, “A Year With Frog and Toad” follows the adventures of two best friends—the cheerful Frog and the grumpy Toad—as they hop, sing and dance their way through a year of adventure. Journey through the four seasons alongside Frog and Toad, learning about friendship, caring and what makes each of us special. A theatre production for young audiences, this whimsical musical draws connection to literacy, social-emotional learning, and life sciences and is recommended for grades K through 5.

‘Full Monty’ 

WHEN: April 26– June 2, 2024
WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden
This pop-rock musical send-up of gender expectations and stereotypes takes it all off! The 10-time Tony Award nominee musical mixes razor-sharp humor with toe-tapping pizzazz, for a must-see upbeat comedy. While spying on their wives at a girls’ night out, a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. The jealous guys come up with a bold, unclothed idea for making some quick cash. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger together. With their new courage and convictions, can these lovable misfits really pull it off? Packed with honest affection, engaging melodies, and the most highly anticipated closing number ever!


WHEN: May 2–26, 2024
WHERE: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Based loosely on Puccini’s “La Boheme,” Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

‘The Cher Show’ 

WHEN: May 3–5, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
For six straight decades, only ONE unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture, breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. “The Cher Show” is the Tony Award®-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ 

WHEN: May 3–19, 2024
WHERE: Dairy Arts Center, Boulder
During its 2019 run on Broadway, “What The Constitution Means to Me” received a tidal wave of critical praise, two Tony Award nominations and ultimately became a Pulitzer finalist. In this smart and timely comedy, Heidi Schreck resurrects her 15-year-old self who traveled the country competing in American Legion speech competitions to save money for college. Unearthing her perspective on the Constitution then and now, she delves into four generations of women in her family and how the founding document shaped their lives.

‘The Lehman Trilogy’

WHEN: May 3–June 2, 2024
WHERE: The Dorota & Kevin Kilstrom Theatre
In 1847, the Lehman brothers open a modest clothing shop in Alabama. But they have big dreams. They evolve as new opportunities arise. They capitalize on railroads, oil booms, personal computers, and, eventually, capital itself. They become so intertwined with the U.S. government and in the daily lives of millions of stakeholders that some begin to believe that Lehman Brothers, the institution, is too big to fail. Hailed as “a genuinely epic production” by The New York Times.

‘MAD LIBrarians’

WHEN: May 4, 11 and 18, 2024
WHERE: Dairy Arts Center, Boulder
Whenever this team of buttoned-up librarians hears about a fantastic new book, they go wild. In each episode, buttons go flying as the MAD LIBrarians craft a new book title based on your suggestions and then—right before your very eyes—they act, sing, and shout that book out full-blast. Come visit the library that can’t ever keep quiet…no matter how hard its terribly serious and wonderfully silly librarians may try.


WHEN: May 9–11, 2024
WHERE: JCC Denver’s Ranch Camp, Elbert
Hold onto your ukuleles! The annual Denver Ukefest is coming soon.

‘Bluey’s Big Play’

WHEN: May 11–12, 2024
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. “Bluey’s Big Play” is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets brought to real life.

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre Concerts

No summer in Denver is complete without at least one — or two, or five — trips to the awe-inspiring Red Rocks Amphitheatre , just 15 miles from downtown Denver. More than 70 million years in the making, the 9,450-seat venue is flanked by enormous 300-foot red sandstone rock formations and always boasts a star-studded musical schedule.

May 9, 2024: Turnpike Troubadours with The Red Clay Strays and American Aquarium
May 10, 2024: Turnpike Troubadours with Wyatt Flores and Sierra Hull
May 11, 2024: Black Coffee with LP Giobbi, Themba and DJ Holographic
May 12, 2024: Sleep Token with Empire State Bastard

-Visit Denver

Additional Resources

 Denver’s Best Summer Activities for Families

Royal Gorge: The Ultimate Colorado Escape for Denver Families (with the coolest lodge in Colorado)

10 Best Places to Camp in Colorado

Colorado Road Trip: 26 Scenic Byways and Small Towns to Visit This Summer! 

Colorado’s Top Five Lodging Suggestions

15 Fun and Quirky Roadside Attractions in Colorado

Denver’s best biking trails for kids

Where to pull of I-70 when you’re stuck in traffic (fun activities and restaurants)

10 of Colorado’s most scenic waterfall hikes

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