Skip the flowers and jewelry this year. Make Mother’s Day memorable for your mom with the gift of a fun experience. Check out our guide to Mother’s Day weekend in the Corridor!
ICMB Dinner with Mom
Little Lights Events
102 W Main St, West Branch, Iowa 52358
Celebrate the moms (or mother figures) in your life with food and fun. Bring your mom, mother-in-law, stepmom, aunt, grandma, or any other role model that you look up to in your motherhood journey. There will be dinner, drinks, desserts, boutique shopping, pampering and some super fun giveaways. Buy tickets ahead of time here.
Girls Night Out at Wild Hogs
350 Commercial Dr, Walford, Iowa 52351
If your mom enjoyed the movie Magic Mike, she’ll definitely like this show. Take her to Girls Night Out at Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery in Walford. Buy tickets ahead of time here.
14th Annual Benz Beerfest
Benz Beverage Depot
501 7th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA 52403
Enjoy live music and sample a variety of beers at the 14th Annual Benz Beerfest from 2-5pm. Tickets are available in-store or online here.
Fairy Garden Workshop
Moss Iowa City
112 E. Washington St, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Create a pebble-lined planted path for your imagination to enjoy. Each garden includes a mushroom and choice of rubber/plastic animal (and a plant and pot). One ticket per garden, and two people (max) permitted per ticket (e.g. One adult and one child could purchase 1 ticket and work together. Or purchase two tickets and create 2 gardens). Pre-register online here.
Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch
Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar
209 N Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa 52245
Make a reservation for Brix’s first ever brunch buffet. The buffet will feature house-made quiche, French toast, salads, roasted veggies and fresh juices to add to your bubbles. $20 gets you all you care to eat and your first mimosa. ($10 for kids 12 and under) All moms will go home with free flowers courtesy of Brix and Willow & Stock Floral.
Mother’s Day Brunch
516 E 2nd St, Coralville, Iowa 52241
Treat your mom to the Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. They’ll have all of their brunch favorites including chicken marsala & mushroom Benedict and some new dishes like egg casserole, chicken fettuccini and more! Make a reservation because spots fill up quickly. Large parties are welcome!
Mother’s Day Brunch
117 N Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa 52245
Take your mom to a delicious brunch this Mother’s Day at Devotay from 8 am – 2 pm. Reservations are highly encouraged!
Chef’s Table Mother’s Day Brunch
Granite City Food & Brewery
4755 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Treat mom to a brunch made from Granite City’s scratch kitchen! Additional special features will include Tuscan Chicken, Denver Strata, Caribbean Salmon, Tortellini Carbonara, GC Signature Caramel Rolls, Carved Prime Rib, plus the usual Sunday brunch favorites. View the full Mother’s Day menu here. Call ahead to make a reservation.
Happy Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
The Longbranch Hotel
90 Twixt Town Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Enjoy carved ham, quiche, green bean casserole and all the other brunch favorites at Long Branch Hotel. Brunch will be served from 8:30 am to 3 pm. Call or visit here to make a reservation.
Mother’s Day at Lion Bridge
Lion Bridge Brewing Company
59 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
All mothers will receive a free half pint with purchase of an entree. Food specials for the day will include a spinach, bacon, and cheese quiche as well as a lemon blackberry coffee cake. They will also have a Mother’s Day Make your Own Stein class going on that day with the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio. Get your tickets here.
Mother’s Day at the Playstation
The Play Station
200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Celebrate the awesome mom in your life with a trip to The Play Station on Mothers Day from 11 am to 6 pm. Kids that bring their Mom will receive free admission and all moms get a free salad bar.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Theatre Cedar Rapids
102 Third St SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Enjoy Andrew Lloyd Weber’s smash Broadway hit on the TCR stage from 2:30-4:30 pm.
TCM Presents: Sunset Boulevard
Marcus Wehrenberg Cinema
5340 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Watch Sunset Boulevard, a Turner Classic Movie and winner of three Academy Awards, featuring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. Showtime is at 2:00 pm.
Boot Jack Duo
Chrome Horse Saloon
1201 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Listen to Boot Jack Duo and enjoy Mother’s Day brunch at Chrome Horse Saloon from 10 am to 1 pm.
Mother’s Day Butterflies Painting
Brush & Barrel
408 1st Ave, Coralville, Iowa 52241
Celebrate Mother’s Day by treating your mom or yourself to a fun afternoon of painting from 2 to 4:15 pm. Receive guided instruction on a 16” x 20” canvas, all supplies and a complimentary beverage for $35 per painter.
Kevin “BF” Burt – Live at Iowa Brewing
Iowa Brewing Company
708 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Head to Iowa Brewing Company for a great evening of blues music from award-winning artist, Kevin “BF” Burt from 5 to 8 pm.