Celebrate Mom

Celebrate the one who loves like mom to a day full of Downtown Fort Collins delights on Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 14, 2023



Start Mother’s Day off right with over 25 irresistible breakfast & brunch spots

Show Mom how much you love her with the experience of a delicious brunch. Finding a special place to spoil Mom is easy with the list below of downtown restaurants ready to make the day unforgettable. We recommend picking a place you know she will love and making reservations early to ensure a table! 

FoCo Cafe is featuring a scratch-made three-course Mother’s Day Brunch from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, with three dazzling specialty mocktail options, courtesy of Herbal Mocktails, with flowers by Bloom Floral Boutique. 

Ginger and Baker is expanding its flavorful options at The Cache from 1:00 – 8:00 pm with a special menu that includes something for everyone. Explore The Café from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm with a new spring menu showcasing many delicious dishes, pastries, pies, and more. Be sure to check out The Market, stocked with unique gift ideas! 


What gift would be better than a downtown shopping adventure at her favorite local stores? Bring her downtown for an eclectic mix of locally owned gift shops, specialty stores, and boutiques, offering up clothing, jewelry, thrift and upcycled goods, books, music, art and so much more. Go beyond just window shopping to discover a treasure trove of local one-of-a-kind gems. For a complete list of retail businesses, check out this downtown shopping directory.

Don’t forget those pet moms!

The special bond between fur mammas and their 4-legged babies is also worthy of celebration.  Share the downtown Mother’s Day experience with the pack at these pet-friendly businesses. Plus, discover the latest pet fashion trends, toys, treats, and services available at locally owned Wagz Pet Market & Grooming and Poudre Pet & Feed Supply.

Explore Art in Old Town 

Old Town is one of the most charming, lively, and creative neighborhoods in Fort Collins! Set against a backdrop of beautifully preserved historic architecture, Downtown Fort Collins is sprinkled with vibrant public art. Unrivaled in its walkability, the downtown district boasts many self-guided exploration opportunities that Mom will love. Check out these outdoor walking tours:

Looking for an indoor experience? Check out the Museum of Art Fort Collins. Or, go shopping for local art to take home to remember the special occasion. Unique finds created by local artisans, crafters, and makers can be found at a variety of shops, including: Trimble Court Artisans, Walnut Creek, Peacock’s Perch, and Dandelions and Rust, to highlight a few.

Stop and smell the flowers

Each May, Downtown Fort Collins comes alive with vibrant seasonal flower plantings. In fact, about 45,000 annuals are planted in 350 hanging baskets, 450 flower pots, and 6,000 square feet of in-ground planter beds.

Like magic, plantings will begin appearing in Old Town Square and prominent downtown street corners, followed by the enhanced alleys and medians. Be sure to stop and smell the flowers, savoring this moment of celebration just in time for Mother’s Day!

A few of Mom’s favorite things

Capture the essence of special with gorgeous floral arrangements offered by locally-owned Bloom Floral Boutique and Paul Wood Florist, celebrating 90 years of business in Fort Collins! Or, gather the gals for a fun workshop experience in the Terrarium Bar at Stem & Roots: House Plant Boutique. Feeling the Bob Ross vibes? Tap into them for a little extra happiness as you treat Mom to a paint and sip experience at Pinot’s Palette or Board and Brush Creative Studio.

Give her the gift of pampering and self-love! 

Moms are always on the go, rarely taking time for rest, relaxation, and self-care. Treat her to some much-deserved R & R in downtown with many ways to destress and unwind. From massage studios, beauty salons, and day spas to boutique gyms and health and wellness services, the gift of pampering is a special way to show appreciation for all that Mom does. 

Give the gift of Downtown Fort Collins!

Looking for a last-minute option?

Give Mom the gift of Downtown Fort Collins! With a Downtown Fort Collins Gift Card accepted by over 160 businesses, Mom can customize her own experience.

Gift cards can be purchased online or in person at three downtown locations. Learn more here!

Photography credits:

Header Image: Coldiron Photography

Outdoor patio dining: Aspen Grove Marketing

Breakfast & brunch spots: 1. Coldiron Photography 2. Valerie Mosley Photography 3. Downtown Development Authority

Shopping adventure: 1. Valerie Mosley Photography 2. Aspen Grove Marketing 3. Aspen Grove Marketing

Pet-friendly businesses: 1. Downtown Development Authority  2. Aspen Grove Marketing  3. Valerie Mosley Photography

Explore art in Old Town: 1. Natalie Dyer  2. Downtown Development Authority  3. Bob Younger

Seasonal flowers: 1. Downtown Development Authority 2. Richard Haro 3. Aspen Grove Marketing

Favorite things: 1. Bloom Floral Boutique 2. Pinot’s Palette 3. Paul Wood Florist

Pampering: 1. Woodhouse Spa Fort Collins 2. SALUS© Natural Body Care 3. Woodhouse Spa Fort Collins

Downtown Fort Collins Gift Card: 1. Downtown Development Authority