Top Mother’s Day Events In Denver

May 10, 2013 6:00 AM

Brown Palace Hotel (credit: CBS)

Brown Palace Hotel (credit: CBS)Brown Palace Hotel (credit: CBS)

Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day, so it is time to find a few ways to show mom just how much she means to you. Try an afternoon tea at Denver’s most historic and elegant hotel, or take Mom plant shopping and get advice from the best plant pros in town. No matter what you do, be sure to spend time with your mother and make sure she knows how loved and celebrated she is.

Spring Plant Sale
Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 865-3585

Date: May 10-11, 2013

What better way to celebrate both Mom and spring than with a visit to the annual Spring Plant Sale at Denver’s Botanic Gardens? The plant sale is a great place to purchase lots of great plants and planting accessories. Professional horticulturists will be on hand to answer all of your planting questions, plus so many amazing plants and flowers that you’ll want to stock up on everything. Then, once you’ve stocked up on all your plants at the sale, you can spend Mother’s Day planting with your mom and showing her just how much you enjoy spending the day with her.

Mother’s Day 5K
City Park
17th Ave. & Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 403-0978

Date: May 12, 2013

There is a 5K for every holiday, and Mother’s Day is no exception. The Mother’s Day 5K, however, is a fun one for the whole family, as it will have something for professional runners as well as beginning walkers and even strollers. The 5K will benefit the HERA Foundation, which is a fantastic nonprofit with the goal of stopping ovarian cancer through health, empowerment, research and awareness. Plus, if the 5K wasn’t enough, all participants will get free admission into the Denver Zoo for that day.

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Mother’s Day Family Show
Comedy Works South
5345 Landmark Place
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(720) 274-6800

Date: May 12, 2013

Nothing says family better than a day of laughter, and Comedy Works South is offering up a great chance to laugh with your family at a clean, all-ages show. This show will feature comedian Sam Adam, a well-known Colorado talent who’s performed all over the state. No, he’s not the guy from the beer, this is a totally different Sam Adams, and he is hilarious, clever and his material is totally clean and appropriate for the whole family. This rare all-ages show at Comedy Works South is a great way to spend some time as a family laughing and celebrating mom.

Brunch at Le Central
112 E. 8th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 863-8094

Date: May 12, 2013

Of course, brunch is the biggest meal of the day on most holidays, and Mother’s Day brunch is one of the most important brunches of the year. Take mom out in style and enjoy a French brunch that won’t break the bank. If you’ve never been to Le Central, then here is a great opportunity. Since 1981, Le Central has been serving some of the city’s best French cuisine in a totally non-snooty and affordable way. The food is fantastic, and the restaurant is known for amazing mussels and fries and be sure to save room fo the desserts. Make those reservations. Le Central will likely fill up for Mother’s Day.

Afternoon Tea
Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
321 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297- 3111

Enjoy a classy and elegant afternoon with mom at Denver’s historic Brown Palace. The afternoon tea at the Brown is a favorite tradition for many, and a great way to celebrate Mom. You’ll dine on a wide selection of teas and of course a huge variety of scones, pastries and sandwiches, complete with Devonshire cream shipped in straight from England. Grab a few girlfriends and their moms and make this a truly special Mother’s Day for you all. This one also fills fast, so reservations are a very good idea.

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Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at