Things to Do to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Calgary 2019

Things to Do to Celebrate Mother's Day in CalgaryNeed ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Calgary? Here is a list of Mother’s day Brunch, Tea, Walks and other events to celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend in Calgary.

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Mother’s Day Getaways in Alberta

1. Go Shopping with/for Mom

CRLC Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show:

Get Unique Gems, Fine Minerals, Rare Fossils, Handmade Jewellery, Fancy Beads, Lapidary Art and more! Details

May 3 to 5, 2019 @ Vivo, 11950 Country Village Link NW

The Trifecta:

See and buy ceramic works from Robin Lambert, Brenda Malkinson and Giselle Peters. Details

April 6 – May 25, 2019 @ Alberta Craft Gallery Calgary


Calgary Horticultural Society Garden Show:

We are celebrating the Calgary Horticultural Society’s 111th Anniversary with the best Garden Show ever. Join us and take in the free speaker series and demos, the floral competition and cake decorating display. Don’t miss the fabulous exhibitors in the marketplace; meet our Affiliated Societies in the Horizons Pavilion.

May 4 & 5, 2019 @ Max Bell Centre
1001 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary


Calgary Music Collectors Show:

10th annual spring Calgary Music Collectors Show, boasting more than 70 merchants with vinyl, cassette, cd, and music memorabilia.Details

Sunday May 5, 2019 @ Acadia Recreation Centre, 240 90 Ave SE, Calgary

Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild Spring Pottery Market:

Our markets feature a huge selection of unique, hand-made functional and decorative pottery at excellent prices – arguably the largest pottery-only event in Western Canada with pottery from over 30 members. Details

Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ Triwood Community Hall
2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW


Spring Fling by Marketsquare:

The best artisan market in the Foothills! With 100 of the best artisans from the Foothills, we are so excited to bring you workshops, amazing prizes and our annual Jail + Bail.The 2019 Jail + Bail will benefit Baby it’s Cold Outside – such an amazing local charity.Details

May 10 & 11 @Foothills Centennial Centre – 204 Community Way Okotoks


Etsy Calgary Spring Market:

Just in time for for Mother’s Day and to set yourselves up for a beautiful summer, our Spring Market is coming back! Join us at Mount Royal University to shop from incredible local Etsy Sellers. Take a break with one of our “Mom-osa” drinks, or pick up a snack from our food vendors while you wander the market.Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 10 AM – 5 PM @ Ross Glen Hall at Mount Royal University, Calgary

Calgary Spring Fibre Festival:

Calgary Spring Fibre Festival provides you with opportunities to get in touch with Vendors (producers of fleece & fibre, equipment and wares). Come and mix with those working in fibre. Details

May 11 & 12, 2019 @Crossroads Market, 1235 26 Ave., Calgary

2. Enjoy Live Theatre

Take Mom for a live theatre performance.

Billy Elliot The Musical:

This Tony Award-winning musical is an inspiring and moving tale about the importance of following your heart. Set in working-class England, young Billy dreams of trading in his boxing gloves for ballet slippers, but his widowed father cannot understand his passion. Details

April 9 to May 12, 2019 @ Max Bell Theatre in the Arts Commons, 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary


Double Bill – DJD and La Otra Orilla:

Enjoy a double bill dance performance. Details

April 25 – May 12, 2019 @ DJD Dance Centre
111 12 Ave. SE


Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle & the Drum – Alberta Ballet:

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the world premiere of Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum, a storied collaboration that launched what has become Alberta Ballet’s hallmark concept-it’s signature portrait ballets. Details

May 1 to 4, 2019 @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium


Princess Ida:

Princess Ida is having nothing to do with men, never mind love, or marriage. She is so firm in her belief that she has locked herself away in a University, attended only by women, and that is exactly where she plans to stay. Details

April 26 – May 11, 2019 @ The Pumphouse Theatre’s – The Shed Theatre, Calgary


A Love Letter to Emily C by Sheri-D Wilson:

A Love Letter to Emily C, explores the life and times of Canadian icon and artist Emily Carr. Humorous and moving, this play is an interdisciplinary marvel like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Details

May 4 to 11, 2019 | 7:30 PM @ Big Secret Theatre – Arts Commons, Calgary


Ticket to Love:

Patti is a Calgary flight attendant who has been unlucky in love. A chance encounter at a hockey game leads to a first date. But the game of love is not without penalties. Is it going to be a game misconduct or a come from behind victory? This romantic comedy uses the greatest hits in opera to tell a tale of modern love. Details

Saturday May 11 at 7:00PM and Sunday May 12 at 2:00PM @ Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, 11300 Rocky Ridge Rd NW, Calgary


Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem:

The year is 1887, the occasion is Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, and American performer Anne Moses (a.k.a. Annie Oakley) needs the help of the World’s Greatest Detective. But the simple case of a missing brother quickly leads to extraordinary inventions, robbery, and murder. Details

Saturday May 12 2018 to Saturday June 16 2018 @ The Playhouse — Vertigo Theatre, 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary


3. Take a Walk

Join for a guided walk. Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, community-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. Explore your city, share stories about your community and connect with your neighbours. Details

May 3-5,2019

Various parts of the city


4. Mother’s Day Splatter Paint Experience

Celebrate Mom with a fun and unique splatter paint experience! Choose from two canvas sizes, 16 x 20 or 26 x 48, add a word if you’d like, paint your background then splatter away. We will provide you protective gear just in case you get a bit messy in our splatter room!
When checking out choose your canvas size and the time you would like to come in with your family. Details

May 11 | 10 AM – 9 PM

Pinnovate DIY Studio 137 Mahogany Plaza SE Calgary


5. Splash of Red Cirque Gala

The Fairmont Palliser will be the setting for an evening of Circus excitement complemented by live music, art, drag performances, amazing entertainment by BassBus along with live and silent auction featuring one of a kind art and unbelievable experiences. The hosts for this event are Global Calgary’s Scott Fee and the fabulous Shauna Starr. Details

May 11, 2019 | 07:00 PM -12:00 AM

Fairmont Palliser, 133 9 Avenue Southwest, Calgary


6. Mindful in the Mountains

This Mother’s Day, treat yourself or a well deserving Mom to a very unique and once in a lifetime experience of our Mindful in the Mountain. Discover the healing benefits of time in nature, enjoy the hike up with the stunning vista over the valley, and discover pure stillness in the depths of the rats nest cave during a candlelit meditation lead by Modern + Mindful. Details

Sunday May 12th | 3-8 PM

Canmore Cave Tours, 129 Bow Meadows Crescent

$129 to $149

7. Fun for Young Families

Day out with Thomas Calgary:

Go on a train ride with Thomas and then plan a brunch at Heritage Park. Details

May 4-5 & 10-12, 2019 | 09:00 AM – 04:20 PM @ Midnapore Station, Heritage Park

Jurassic Quest:

Jurassic Quest is America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event. Our guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. Details

May 10-12, 2019 @ BMO Centre, Roundup Way SE, Calgary


8. For the Horse Lover

Spruce Meadows May Classic:

The May Classic Tournament welcomes horses and riders to the first outdoor tournament of the season – Calgary spring weather permitting! Come to Spruce Meadows not only to view the competitions, but also to visit our new-born foals and enjoy the tulips in bloom.Details

May 10 – 12, 2019

18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary


9. For the Stampeders Fan

Stampeders Fanfest:The day starts at 9 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast and a live band in the East parking lot, located across from the Ticket Office and Stamps Store. Once the gates open at 10 a.m., there will be interactive inflatables, partner activations and games on the field including the Mayfair Diagnostics Combine Zone. Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 9:00AM – 1:00PM

McMahon Stadium
1817 Crowchild Trail NW


10. Visit Saskatoon Farm

Get homemade pie, tarts, scones, cookies and so much more all made with Saskatoon berries.

Go for breakfast or a late lunch and enjoy homemade Mexican and Western cuisine.

Shop for eclectic array of items around the farm from fresh baked goods to Home Decor and a unique selection of drinks.


May 11 & 12, 2019 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Saskatoon Farm, 80181 338 Ave E, De Winton

Free Admission

11. More Events for a Fun Weekend with Mom

Stars on Ice:

Relive the amazing artistry, excitement and athletic triumph of Canada’s beloved Olympic Team Gold Medalists including Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and MeaganDuhamel & Eric Radford; plus Canadian icons Kurt Browning and Elvis Stojko, Olympic Medalist Evgenia Medvedeva, three-time World Medalists Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje, two-time Canadian Champion Nam Nguyen and seven-time Canadian Medalists Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier!! Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 7:30 PM @ Scotiabank Saddledome

Revv52 presents LEGACY:

The LEGACY playlist contains Rock, Pop, Gospel, Spiritual and R&B hits. Artists like David Bowie, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Charles, The Staple Singers, Alanis Morissette, The Beatles, Hozier, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Queen, Lighthouse, Jefferson Airplane, Meat Loaf and more. Details

Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 @ Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University
4825 Mt Royal Gate SW


The theme of the concert is Woman! And we will be performing a variety of songs celebrating the different aspects of being a woman: our care for this world, our deep capacity to love, our concern that future generations of women grow up happy and healthy, our femininity and our ability stand strong. Details

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Deerpark United Church – 77 Deerpoint Road SE, Calgary

Celtic Woman Ancient Land:

Experience the Grammy® Nominated Celtic Woman on their all-new tour, Ancient Land. Celebrating the centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song: stories of the land, stories of love and stories of dancing. Ancient land is sure to capture the hearts of audiences everywhere. Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 7:00 PM @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

12. Mom’s Ski For FREE

Let Mom know how much you appreciate her and bring her to Sunshine Village to celebrate Mother’s day! All mothers accompanied by their child will ski for free with the purchase of a regular priced Child or Youth ticket. Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort

Mother’s Free – Must be accompanied by their child/youth who purchase a ski ticket to receive the free lift pass (child must be 6-17).

13. Mother’s Day Run Walk Ride

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 8:40 AM

CF Chinook Centre, Calgary


14.Mother’s Day at the Market

Show your mom how great she is by treating her to a special day at the market. Bring your mom, stepmom, momma-to-be, and grandma to the Calgary Farmers’ Market. Details

Saturday, May 11th | 10 AM – 2 PM

Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510-77th Ave SE, Calgary


15. Goat Yoga

Baaaamaste! Stretch, strengthen, relax and test your balance with our furry farm friends! 1 hour of instructed yoga with goats will be an experience you wont soon forget! All ages and skill level welcome. Details

Saturday May 11th | 1:00PM

Granary Road Market, 226066 112ST W M.D of Foothills


16. Custom Containers Workshop

Don’t be afraid of color! In this workshop we will help you plant up your containers with vibrant, cheerful and dynamic colors. Not sure of mixing chartreuse, orange, red, purple and magenta- we will show you how to combine these colors and more in a showstopping container arrangement. 14 inch planter insert is included or bring your own pot or insert to custom build your planting. Plant material is included for the 14 inch size. Details

Saturday May 11th | 10 AM – 12 PM

Countryside Landscapes & Garden Centre, De Winton


Mother’s Day Tea, Brunch, Dinner & Other Food Events

1.Soirée in The Valley

Enjoy the night sky and the beauty of your surroundings, while we serve you and your closest loved ones an elegant 4 course meal, wine and/or champagne. Our weather protective Garden Domes comfortably sit 4-6 guests! Details

May 1 to May 31 | 3 seatings nightly 5PM, 7PM or 9PM.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Fish Creek Provincial Park

$147 & up

2. Royal Tea Time: A Drag Tea Party!

Learn about the history of Calgary’s queer community as our three drag royalty present different styles, perspectives and histories of the art of drag, all as you enjoy a beautifully prepared afternoon tea service of egg salad and cucumber-mint tea sandwiches, pear and cheese, petit fours and specialty Earl Grey tea provided by The Restaurant at Lougheed House. Details

May 11, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Lougheed House, 707 – 13 Avenue SW, Calgary

$50 to $60

3. The Glenmore Inn Mother’s Day Brunch or Dinner

The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre invites you to join us for Brunch/Dinner this Mother’s Day. Treat you Mom and celebrate this special day!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Brunch│ 10:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm & 1:00pm
Dinner│ Seating Times 5:00pm, 5:30pm & 6:00pm

The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, Calgary

$16 – $40

4.Mother’s Day Brunch at Fort Calgary

Treat your mom, aunt, sister, grandma and all the moms in your life to a special brunch at Fort Calgary. Fill up on our award-winning buffet featuring made to order omelettes station, pasta station, eggs benedict, sausages, bacon, hash browns, pancakes, cheese platter, meat platter and many more chef’s selections of hot and cold items. Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Fort Calgary – 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary

Adults : $45.00, Child: $19.00

5. Mother’s Day Brunch by Hotel Arts

Known for delivering impeccable service, events, and cuisine, Hotel Arts is the perfect place to celebrate moms this Mother’s Day. Bring the whole family together, and treat mom to a delightful brunch buffet complete with chef attended stations, kid’s activities, family photos, free parking at Hotel Arts and a free mimosa or Caesar for all moms! Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Hotel Arts, 119 12 Avenue SW, Calgary

Adults: $52, Children: $26, Under Four: Free

6. Mother’s Day Brunch at the Holiday Inn Calgary South


Sunday, May 12 | 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM, Seating every 15 minutes.

Holiday Inn & Suites Calgary South – Conference Ctr, 8360 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary

$12 to $40

7. Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at TELUS Spark

Celebrate Mother’s Day at TELUS Spark, Calgary’s Science Centre, with deliciously crafted brunch favourites including Southern Fried Crispy Chicken, Belgian Waffles, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Carved Country Style Ham, along with classic brunch offerings. Create some great family memories with special science demonstrations, access to our 2019 travelling exhibition – CIRCUS! Science Under the Big Top and more. Get hands-on at the maker station to make mom a special gift too! Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 10AM-4PM

TELUS Spark 220 St George’s Drive NE

$32.00 to $50

8. Mother’s Day Drag Brunch

Celebrate the Mothers in your life with this exciting and delicious event!
Brunch starts when doors open at 10am. Drag show begins at noon. If you haven’t attended our famous Mother’s Day Drag Brunch, then you’re missing out! Produced and Hosted by the Marvelous Mo. B. Dick and a line-up of the best Calgary Drag Royalty can offer! Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 10AM-2PM

Winebar Kensington 1131 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary

$15 – $25

9. More Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner

1. Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Banff Springs –

This Mother’s Day celebrate at Fairmont Banff Springs. Show Mom your appreciation, spend quality time together and spoil her with our spectacular Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea.

Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 12:00pm to 4:00pm
$65 Adults/ $32 Children


2. Mother’s Day Brunch at Winsport –

Come out and celebrate Mother’s Day with WinSport! Our executive chef will be preparing a brunch buffet which includes a number of brunch items, including waffles, eggs – both benedict and scrambled – an omelette station, bacon, roast ham, salads and desserts, while enjoying refreshing mimosas.

May 12, 2019 | 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM | Seniors (65+) + Passholders: $39.99, Adults+Youth (ages 12+): $45.99, Kids (ages 4-11): $21.99


3. Mother’s Day Brunch at Mount Engadine Lodge

Treat mom with a trip to Mount Engadine Lodge and join us for our spectacular, annual Mother’s Day Brunch (with extended hours from 10am – 2pm) against the pristine backdrop of the Rockies. Surrounded by a blossoming spring, new growth and fresh-faced, curious wildlife, there’s no better time to show your favourite lady just how much you care.Details

Sunday, May 12th from 10AM – 2PM | $25 + GST

4. Mother’s Day Brunch at Thomsons Restaurant

Join for an unforgettable feast, featuring traditional favourites and the best of our seasonal harvest.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM


5. Mother’s Day Brunch at River Cafe

– Treat mom to classics off the brunch menu, like the brioche French toast or the bison burger. At this time of year, the restaurant also has brunch dishes that highlight spring ingredients.

May 11/12, 2019 | 10 AM to 3 PM.


6. Mother’s Day Brunch at Calgary Zoo

Make Mother’s Day extra special with the most unique brunch experience in Calgary. Enjoy specialty desserts such as White Chocolate and Wild Berry Bread Pudding, and a Sundae Station along with our traditional brunch offering. After brunch you have the rest of the day to enjoy the zoo! Details

May 12, 2019 | 09:30 AM to 2 PM.
$31.95 to $49.95

7. Mother’s Day Brunch at Carriage House Inn


May 12, 2019 | 09:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Adults: $41.95
Children (4-10 yrs): $20.95


8. Weekend Brunch at Deanne House


May 11/12, 2019 | 10am – 3pm


9. Mother’s Day Brunch at Gasoline Alley Museum


Enjoy a delicious brunch on the mezzanine of Gasoline Alley Museum, which overlooks the grand showroom of the museum. After brunch, enjoy a leisurely stroll down memory lane as you explore Gasoline Alley’s world-class collection of beautifully restored vintage vehicles and oil and gas memorabilia.

Sunday May 12, 2019 | 10am – 3pm | Adults: $34.95
Children (3-11): $24.95 & ​Children 2 and under: Free.


10. Mother’s Day Brunch @ Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant


Sunday, May 12 | 9am-2pm


11. Mother’s Day Brunch/Lunch Listings

Best Restaurants for Mother’s Day According to OpenTable (click on the Restaurant name)

  1. The Block Kitchen and Lounge – Calgary, AB
  2. Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – Calgary, AB
  3. Deane House – Calgary, AB
  4. Fairmont Banff Springs – Banff, AB
  5. Elbow Room – Calgary, AB
  6. Juniper Bistro – The Juniper Hotel – Banff, AB
  7. The Lake House – Calgary, AB
  8. River Café – Calgary, AB
  9. Seasons of Bowness Park – Calgary, AB
  10. Smuggler’s Inn – Calgary, AB

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