Mother’s Day: 5 Great Activities in and around Boulder

While we should be honoring the wonderful moms of the world every day, Mother’s Day is a great occasion to shower them with extra affection. On Sunday, May 13th, you can treat your mom, grandmother, wife, or any amazing maternal figure in your life to a very special day in and around the Boulder area. Here’s a list of 5 great ways to spend this Mother’s Day:

1. Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike

Description

The transitional foothills life zone is home to Easter daisies, Nuttall’s violets, Pasque flowers, spring beauties, cacti, and more. Join volunteer naturalists for a moderate 2-mile hike that will take you from grassland to ponderosa pine and mountain mahogany shrubland in search of early bloomers.

Registration required.

Location

Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain, 14950 N. 55th Street, Longmont

Time

May 13, 2018 10am – 12pm

Cost

Free

2. T9 Mermaid Run Boulder 5k, 10k, Dash

Description

Hosted by Title Nine, this is the 16th edition of T9 Mermaid Run Boulder. It’s a day to run, walk, skip or jog and celebrate with the entire family. After the race stay for the post race party. Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher medal and necklace!

Registration required.

Location

Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N. 51st Street, Boulder

Time

  • 10K: May 13th 9:00 AM
  • 5K: May 13th 9:15 AM
  • Mermaid Dash (ages 9-12): May 13th 10:30 AM
  • Mermaid Dash (ages 6-8): May 13th 10:35 AM

Cost

  • 10K: $50
  • 5K: $40
  • Mermaid Dash Girl’s Run: $15

3. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Spring Exhibitions 2018

Description

For the art lovers among us a visit to BMoCA is always a treat. Featured artists: Nathan Abels: History of the Future, Wopo Holup: Endless Places, Present

Location

1750 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Time

May 13, 2018 11am-5pm

Cost

  • $1 – adults
  • $1 – seniors
  • $1 – students
  • & educators

Free for members and children under the age of 12.

4. Picnic at Chautauqua Park

Description

A picnic at Chautauqua Park is a fantastic way to spend Mother’s Day. You can pack your own picnic basket or pick up a delectable lunch box from Cured. Its picnic options for two are the $40 “Stolen Hour” and the $55 “Backcountry Picnic.” The Stolen Hour includes 3 different cheese selections, salami, homemade fig jam, crackers, and an artisanal chocolate bar by Poco Dolce. The Backcountry Picnic comes with even more cheese, salami, and crackers, as well as Marcona almonds, apples, and 2 freshly baked cookies.  Either package will help you create a delightful picnic spread at Chautauqua for your Mom or Wife, where you can soak up the sun and the views.

Location

9th Street and Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80302

Cost

Free

5. Mother’s Day and Mimosas Family Paint “Poppy Pleasure”

Description

Family Day at Posh is a great way to spend time and do something creative with your whole family. Step by step instruction is provided by a local artist and everyone paints a picture that is uniquely theirs. No experience, set up, or clean up necessary.

Booking required.

Location

Posh Splat

PAINT & Wine Studio

2035 Broadway, Boulder

Time

May 13, 2018 2pm – 4pm

Cost

$25 Per person

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