This Sunday, treat Mom to a special day filled with food, drinks and more. Read on to find out where some special Mother’s Day offerings around town including a chocolate festival, a cooking class, and a tea party. Plus, find out about upcoming spring events like the Horseshoe market kick-off and a bike and beer celebration.

Mother’s Day

Colorado Chocolate Festival

Photo courtesy of Colorado Chocolate Festival

Photo courtesy of Colorado Chocolate Festival

Where: Denver Mart, 1-25 and 58th Ave. (exit east)

Neighborhood: North Washington 

When: May 8, 4-9 p.m. & May 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Cost: $5 admission, kids under 5 free & $10/$20 taste tickets 

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased here

The Low Down: This weekend, the Colorado Chocolate Festival will return to Denver Mart for its eighth year. More than 80 vendors will be at the festival with chocolate samples and gifts. There will also be a variety of workshops and contests such as “cooking chocolate with essential oils” and the chocolatier championships where winners could win up to $200 in cash prizes. Events will include a chocolate and whisky pairing, live music and more.

Tea Tasting at Capital Tea

Photo courtesy of Capital Tea

Photo courtesy of Capital Tea2015

Where: 1450 S Broadway, Denver

Neighborhood: Platt Park

When: May 10, seatings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $25.95/person

Reservations: Reservations can be made by emailing or by calling 303-777-2255

The Low Down: This Mother’s Day, Capital Tea will be hosting its ninth annual Mother’s Day three-course afternoon tea event. Along with a varied option of teas, there will be tea sandwiches and pastries.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts

Photo courtesy of Cook Street School of Culinary Arts

Photo courtesy of Cook Street School of Culinary Arts


Where: 1937 Market St., Denver

Neighborhood: LoDo

When: May 10, 11:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $89/person 

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased here 

The Low Down: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts will offer a special Mother’s Day cooking class this Sunday. Guests will get to sip on cocktails while they learn how to cook brunch items. Afterwards, guests will get to enjoy the meal they made.

Celestial Seasonings

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Photo courtesy of Celestial Seasonings

Where: 4600 Sleepytime Drive, Boulder

Neighborhood: East Boulder

When: May 10, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cost: $21/adult, $10/children 10 and under

Reservations: Reservations can be made by contacting Karen Warhola-Golas at 303-581-1308 or at

The Low Down: Celestial Seasonings in Boulder will host its fifth annual Mother’s Day tea this Sunday. The tea gathering will include hot and cold teas, salads, soups, as well as a variety of sweet and savory menu options. Entertainment will include live music and free factory tours.

Brunch Buffet at Panzano

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Where:  909 17th St., Denver

Neighborhood: Downtown

When: May 10, 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. 

Cost: $45/adults, $22/kids

Reservations: Reservations can be made by calling 303-296-3525

The Low Down: The folks at Panzano will offer a buffet brunch this Mother’s Day. Guests can enjoy unlimited brunch items like pumpkin pancakes, tiramisu french toast, chicken gnocchi hash and much more. There will also be a list of mimosas and bellinis guest can choose from.

Other Events

Let’s Ride

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Photo courtesy of Gociety

Where: LowDown Brewery + Kitchen- 800 Lincoln St., Denver

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill 

When: May 6, 7 p.m.

The Low Down: This Wednesday, LowDown Brewery + Kitchen and Turin Bicycles will team up to host an “evening of bikes, beer and community.” The night will be filled with tons of giveaways, bike movies, and the premiere limited release of  Turin rooster ale ($4). Raffle tickets for prize giveaways will be sold for donations to COMBA, and one lucky winner will win the grand prize of a Turin single-speed bike.

Spring Horseshoe Market Kick-Off

Photo courtesy of Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market

Photo courtesy of Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market

Where: 46th & Tennyson

Neighborhood: Berkeley

When: May 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $10


The Low Down: The Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market will return for its sixth season. Its spring market kicks-off on May 9 and will host a variety of food trucks including, Bean Machine, Fat Sully’s Slice Truck and more. Plus, there will be over 130 local vendors including different speciality food vendors like Helliemae’s Caramels, Dead Dog Chocolate and others. Afterwards, there will be an after-party across the street at Local 46 for the inaugural Berkeley Beer & Spirits mini-FEST.

Drive 2 Building Opening Party at TAXIDrive2_openinginvite

Where: 3457 Ringsby Ct., Denver

Neighborhood: RiNo

When: May 7, 5:30-8 p.m.

Cost: The Taxi campus, located in RiNo, will debut its newest building, the Drive 2, this Thursday, May 7. The building will house many different companies including Altitude Land Consultants, Assembly, Buddy Boy Brands, Closely, Define: Bike & Body, Denverdata Web, Driven Local, Dynia Architects, Epiphany and more. The event will be an open house with free food, drinks, games and music. Come meet and learn about the companies and check out the new space while enjoying the beautiful views of Denver. Afterwards, there will be drinks and music from Beatport on the fourth floor TAXI event space.