Best Mother’s Day Events In Minnesota

May 10, 2013 7:00 AM

Show mom how much you care by treating her to a day doing something she loves with you. With many wonderful options in and around the Twin Cities, it can be a daunting task to figure out how to give mom that special treatment while making it different from years prior. Whether it be lessons in cooking, entertaining shows, enjoying the outdoors, fantastic brunches or raising awareness for good causes, we’ve got you covered with these local ideas.

Cooking Pans
Cooking School with Mom
Way-Cool Cooking School
16544 W. 78th St.
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
(952) 949-6799

Date: May 12, 2013

Little ones ages 3 to 6 can make brunch with their mothers at both the Eden Prairie and Savage locations of Way-Cool Cooking School. This class will teach kids (and possibly adults) the basics of cooking, including cracking eggs, mixing, stirring and cutting fruit. A scrumptious breakfast of orange ricotta pancakes, blueberry scones and orange julius will be enjoyed by parents and children at the end of the lesson. The cost is $55 for one parent and one child.

Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure
Mall of America
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 746-1760

Date: May 12, 2013

Share an inspiring, empowering and energizing day with mom at the Race for the Cure. This fundraiser impacts the local community by awarding millions in research grants to the Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota and others to find a cure for breast cancer. The race takes place on Mother’s Day at the Mall of America. Start times for races are 7:25 a.m. for the 5K wheelchair race, 7:30 a.m. for the 5K run, 9 a.m. for the 5K walk and 9:30 a.m. for the 1K walk. Team registrations and online individual registrations are currently past, but in-person registration is open until 9 a.m. on race day. Race day registration is $40 for adults and $20 for kids ages 12 and under.

(credit: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres)

(credit: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres)

Dinner and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
Chanhassen Dinner Threatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 934-1525

Date: May 12, 2013

Great food and an upbeat musical make for a fantastic Mother’s Day for any mom. Enjoy a delicious meal within Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ stage-side dining. Lunch seating begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 12. Then, take in the spectacular “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” starting at 1 p.m. Don’t forget to top it off with a tasty dessert or specialty drink at intermission. Regularly priced tickets including both the meal and show on Mother’s Day are $71, although student, senior, military, group and other discounts are available.

Mother’s Day Ballroom Brunch
The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 292-9292

Date: May 12, 2013

Held in the gorgeous Promenade Ballroom of the historic Saint Paul Hotel, this charming Mother’s Day brunch will feature a lavish menu, live music and activities for the kids. Cost is $38.95 for adults and $15.95 for children ages 4 to 10. Young ones under three eat free. Make sure to call in advance to reserve a spot for mom at this in-demand brunch.

Related: Special Activities For Mom On Mother’s Day

MN Landscape Arboretum, garden,

(credit: Donna Parks)

Brunch and Buds Burst
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 443-1400

Date: May 12, 2013

Flowers bloom at the magnificent gardens of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum this Mother’s Day. Take mom to purchase this season’s florals at the Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the Mother’s Day Brunch at 10:30 a.m. at the MacMillan Auditorium. Space for this tasty brunch should be reserved at (612) 626-3951. Cost is $21.49 to $23.49 for adults, $9 for ages 4 to 8 and free for ages 3 and under. Then, celebrate the colorful spring flowers at the family event Buds Burst, where you can plant your own bloom to take home and journal about the return of the seasonal plants.

Related: The History Of Mother’s Day

Cortney Mohnk is a freelance writer covering all things Minnesota. Her work can be found on