Mother's Day in Minnesota: Brunches and activities

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Celebrate your Mother's Day with a delicious brunch or local event.

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Mother's Day brunches in the Twin Cities

Axebridge Wine Company:

  • 411 N Washington Ave., Minneapolis
  • May 14, multiple times starting at 10 a.m.
  • $15-$45 per person

Ticket price includes a brunch spread, featuring a carving station, and live music! Bottomless mimosas, watermelon mimosas, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

The Capital Grille:

This brunch offers the full dinner menu as well as seared scallops with bacon and asparagus, filet mignon with roasted potatoes and asparagus, and a chocolate lava cake for dessert. Brunch specials available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Copper Hen:

  • 2515 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
  • May 14
  • $54.95 per adult

This brunch is an all-you-can-eat event! Several staples will be available including fried chicken, French toast, and eggs benedict.

Farmers Kitchen + Bar:

  • 750 S 2nd St Suite 100, Minneapolis
  • May 14 
  • $39.95 per adult. Reservations here.

This brunch includes scrambled eggs, griddlecakes and Minnesota maple syrup, smoked bacon and ham, American fries, fresh fruit, and mini muffin basket. Served family-style including refillable platters with a choice of mimosa, juice, coffee or non-alcoholic beverage per diner.

Fhima Minneapolis:

  • 40 South 7th St., Minneapolis
  • May 14
  • $75 per adult, $28 per child under 12

This brunch offers mimosas, carved prime rib, lobster eggs benedict, and more.

Lake Elmo Inn:

  • 3442 Lake Elmo Ave. N, Lake Elmo
  • May 13 and May 14
  • $48 per adult, $24 per child

This brunch kicks off with complimentary champagne and cinnamon rolls. Enjoy prime rib, lamb chops, or chicken bruschetta for your main course.

Malcolm Yards:

  • 501 30th Ave SE, Minneapolis
  • May 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free admission

This special Mother’s Day event is free to attend and features 20 local makers featuring art, flowers, spices, woodworking, permanent jewelry, and more. There will also be a menu of "Mom-osas" at the Boxcar Bar. Every mother (biological, chosen, and honorary) will receive a free mimosa of their choice. One per guest while supplies last.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum:

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is offering a special brunch with every daily admission ticket bought on May 14. After brunch, you can wander through the Arb and enjoy the spring blooms! 

Tavern Grill:

Head to this brunch for a pancake bar, a build your own omelet station, and more.


  • 2726 W 43rd St., Minneapolis
  • May 14
  • $40 per adult, $12 per child

The traditional brunch menu will be swapped out for a prix-fixe brunch that includes seasonal options. Tilia will be offering a special menu for children as well.

Mother's Day events in Minnesota

Bonsai Show:

  • Como Zoo, St. Paul
  • May 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Admission by donation

Instead of buying flowers for Mom, make memories at the Como Zoo and Conservatory! Mother’s Day weekend marks the return of the Minnesota Bonsai Society Show, a celebration of elegantly trained trees arranged throughout the Visitor Center. 

Comedy Jam:

This comedy event features Corey Holcomb, Bill Bellamy, Tony Roberts, Donnell Rawlings, Mojo Brookzz, and Prince T Dubb.

Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo:

  • 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley
  • May 14
  • $19.95 per adult

Celebrate some four-legged moms over at the Minnesota Zoo. There are baby goats, lambs, llama, cows, chickens and pigs. Farm Babies is included with zoo admission.

Mother's Day Market:

  • Surly Brewing, Minneapolis
  • May 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free admission

Grab a gift from local vendors, enjoy live music, and grab a brew in the beer garden!

Petting Zoo:

  • 10,000 Great Plains Blvd., Chaska
  • May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Free admission

Stop by the Mustard Seed to see the animals from Hasse Farms Family Petting Zoo, order up some food from Adventure Bowls Food Truck for a healthy snack.

Tea and Cookies:

  • Little Roos MN, Chaska
  • May 13
  • Free admission

Enjoy some Crumbl Cookie and beverages while you get a family portrait with Card My Yard Shakopee.