This year Mother’s Day lands on Sunday May 12th, 2019. We’ve collected special Twin Cities Mother’s Day events for all types of moms. Find the one that’s right for yours.

FOODIE MOMS – Specialty Dining Events

Mother’s Day Train Ride & First Class Family Brunch or Dinner (Osceola to St Croix)
Our vintage train excursion travels 90 minutes round trip winding the bluffs of the St Croix River Valley and offers amazing scenic views with a first class brunch or dinner option for your family.

Mother’s Day Brunch (Cannon River Winery, Cannon River MN)
Join us in celebrating mom this Mother’s Day at Cannon River. Your ticket includes a delicious breakfast provided by Cannon River Catering (Nick’s Diner), live music by the talented Andrew Walesch, and a ‘Mom’osa -OR- orange juice for the non-drinkers

Mother’s Day Brunch (Nanboujou Lodge) Grand Marais MN
Enjoy brunch in this uniquely colorful space reflecting the auro of the 20’s.

Mother’s Day Brunch & Browse (Carlos Creek Winery, Alexandria MN)
Bring your mom or loved ones for a relaxing day of mimosas, brunch, and shopping!

Mother’s Day Brunch and Spring in Full Bloom (Arboretum, Chaska MN)
Not only is this elegant holiday brunch available Sunday, the Arboretum will be in FULL BLOOM with 30,000 tulips, 10,000 additional spring bulbs, crabapples and lilacs showing their beauty.

Mother’s Day Brunch (Forager Brewery, Rochester MN) Bring mom to Forager Brewery for Mother’s Day and celebrate with us! Each mom will be treated to a complimentary mimosa. Everything you will enjoy is made from scratch at Forager Brewery. The cost is $19 per person/child. 

Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm Season Opening (Pleasant Grove Farm, Waseca MN)
Mother’s Day coincides with the season-opening of Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm’s season!

Mother’s Day on the Farm (Red Barn Learning Farm, Hayfield, MN)
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the farm. We will have our planting activity FREE this year! Sunny’s Ice Cream will be here selling their delicious treats!

Mother’s Day Cruise (Various Locations)
Many cruise companies offer special mother’s day cruises. Some have brunch and music options. Here are a few local companies: Padelford Riverboats, Afton/Hudson Cruise Lines, St Croix Boat & Packet Co, Taylors Fall Scenic Boat Tours, Lady of the Lake

ACTIVE MOMS

Run Like a Mother (St. Paul MN)
Join us for the 2nd Annual Twin Cities Run Like A Mother event at Lake Phalen in St Paul. Enjoy the scenic course, post-race massages and goodies from sponsors. Awesome tech tshirt, finisher’s medal and flower presented to all who cross the 5K finish line.

Twin Cities Mother’s Day 5K (St. Paul, MN)
Finishers get a rose and a cake pop!

Mother’s Day Paintball Event (Splat Tag, Hudson WI)
Moms and kids get in free, and the first 500 paint balls are 1 cent!!

PLANTS & ANIMALS

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk (Wild River State Park, Center City MN)
Why bring flowers to your mother when you can bring your mother to the flowers? Spring is a wonderful time to hike through the park to see which wildflowers are blooming.

Mother’s Day Wildflower Stroll (Interstate State Park,Taylors Falls MN)
Treat your mother to an afternoon of wildflowers and river views. Stroll a loop one-mile loop along a mostly flat section of the River Trail.

Como Zoo Mother’s Day Bonsai Show (Como Zoo, St. Paul MN)
Take Mom to this annual tradition! The Minnesota Bonsai Society will be displaying some of their finest work in the Ordway Gardens. Trained professionals will also be on-hand to answer any questions you may have about the art of Bonsai. Family tree anyone?

Mother’s Day at the Minnesota Zoo (MN Zoo, Apple Valley MN)
Bring your special mom to meet some of our special mothers during our Macy’s Mother’s Day Weekend celebration.  Moms receive free admission on Sunday.

Mother’s Day Weekend (Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River MN)
Explore the Kelley Farm as it springs to life on Mother’s Day Weekend. Help plant seeds in the garden, harvest the first greens and meet the new baby animals as they try out their young legs. Mothers are admitted free when accompanied by a child.

Friends School Plant Sale (MN State Fair Grounds, St. Paul MN)
With more than 2,500 plant varieties, it may be the largest plant sale in the U.S. It’s a fund-raising event sponsored by the Friends School of Minnesota, a small Quaker K – 8 school in the Hamline-Midway area in Saint Paul.

Take-a-Mom Fishing Weekend (Minnesota)
Mother’s fish for free with their children. Moms do not need a fishing license on Mother’s Day weekend.

PERFORMING ARTS LOVING MOMS

Chameleon Theater Circle Presents: Mom! A New Musical (Ames Center, Burnsville, MN)
Mom! is back by popular demand, just in time for Mother’s Day! Join us for a new, expanded version of this original musical that celebrates the twists and turns, delights and dilemmas, rewards and regrets of parenting.

Twin Cities Ballet – Narnia (Ames Center, Burnsville MN)
With performances May 10-12, Based on the classic novel, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis, this production features an original story adaption of the book.

St. Pal Civic Symphony Mother’s Day Free Concert (Landmark Center , St. Pau MN)
“Women’s Work” at 1pm. Don’t miss Mother’s Day concert featuring the work of female composers.

CRAFTY MOMS

Mother’s Day Parent Child Date Night (Kid’s Create Studio, Eden Prairie) You and your child will follow easy step-by-step instructions as you create matching collages with a garden theme. Each Parent and child will create their own masterpiece on a real canvas board. (5-12 Years) Saturday 5/4 6:30 – 8:00.

Playdate with Mom Workshop (Kid’s Create Studio, Eden Prairie) You and your child will create a beautiful handprint flower bouquet collage. 5/9 9:30-10:30.

Mother’s Day DIY Wooden Sign making (Cheers Pablo, Hudson WI)
Open for all ages. No painting experience necessary

Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis MN)
Free daily admission. On the second Sunday of every month (Mother’s Day), you’ll have a blast making art, going on artful adventures, meeting local musicians, dancers, and storytellers, and more!

27th Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour (Taylors Falls Area)
60 potters at 7 different studios. Tour is going on May 10-12.

MISCELLANEOUS

James J Hill Mother’s Day Weekend Tour (St. Paul, MN)
On Mother’s Day weekend, enjoy theme tours exploring the life of Mary Hill, the wife of James J. Hill, who raised 10 children and managed a dozen servants at their home.

Kelley Farm (Elk River, MN)
Celebrate mothers of all species as the Kelley Farm springs to life. Help plant seeds in the gardens, harvest the first spring greens from the hotbeds and meet the baby animals and their mothers at the historic farmstead and in the Farm Lab barn. Be sure to see what’s cooking in the Learning Kitchen and historic house kitchen.

Mothers admitted free when accompanied by a child of any age.

Summit Avenue Walking Tours (St. Paul, MN)
Take a 1.5 mile stroll along Summit Avenue to learn about the homes and people that built them. 2pm

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