Mother’s Day Weekend

Gasoline Alley Farmers' Market

Mother’s Day is this weekend, have you made plans? Not to worry, we are here to help! Here is a list of things to do in and around Red Deer to help make this Mother’s Day weekend extra special for these extraordinary ladies.

Here are some of the wonderful things we can do to give mom a break and help her to relax and enjoy the day. From a special dinner delivered to her door, to a walk through the beautiful parks and trails or maybe even a staycation at a nearby hotel like the Radisson Hotel Red Deer and let room service and relaxation be the words of the day.

Brunch or dinner, you choose! Bo’s Bar & Stage has partnered with Stems Flowers & Café to bring you the ultimate Mother’s Day feast. Don’t delay, orders must be placed by tonight (Friday, May 7) leave the hard work to Bo’s and serve a delicious feast to a deserving soul.

Little Red Barn is a lovely place to stop for some delicious food and coffee, on the patio or to go. They will be closed temporarily as of Sunday, so be sure to swing by early and pick up that perfect Mother’s Day gift that she will be thrilled to receive.

WestLake Grill at Heritage Ranch has Mother’s Day covered, offering a three-course brunch to take out or enjoy on their patio Saturday, May 8 or Sunday, May 9. Make sure to call ahead as reservations are required and available between 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. Patio dining is subject to availability and weather.

Discovery Wildlife Park is excited to announce that they are open to foot traffic after following all of AHS’s new restrictions! With so much open space to explore this could be a great way to entertain the kids and spend quality time with mom. Be sure to look for the super cute Piper and Bos, these baby bears were to have a Baby Bear Shower this Mother’s Day, but due to restrictions has been postponed to a later date, TBA!

Order some take-out from a local restaurant like Cilantro and Chive – Red Deer and head out to one of the many city parks for a picnic. Mom will appreciate not cooking and enjoy the fresh air. Or order one of their unique Cilantro and Chive Take & Finish Meals to enjoy at home, specially created for Mother’s Day.

The Jungle Farm has a vast variety of Mother’s Day gift ideas and can customize a basket to your mom’s liking. As a Happy Mother’s Day bonus, stop in at their greenhouse May 5 – 8 to receive a free 4-pack of annuals with an order of $50 or more.

Everyone loves tacos and beer, including mom! Red Hart Brewing will have Taco Monster food truck on-site from noon to 6:00 pm, sip some beer and chow down on some delicious tacos while enjoying their sunny patio, then grab some off sales to go.

Does your mom have a sweet tooth? Then Sweet Market Esso located in Gasoline Alley has a huge selection of unique treats. Create a candy gift basket that she will be delighted to receive, and if you’re lucky, she might be willing to share.

The Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market offers so many great shopping opportunities to help you pick the perfect gift, or perhaps she would enjoy an afternoon browsing the market with the family and find some goodies to enjoy later at home.

DNA Gardens Our Roots Delidais Estate Wines can be found at the Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market. Try a wine that describes your mom, as well as their wines, perhaps the Determined Yellow Chokecherry, Fearless Apple or Sweetheart Strawberry wine, will do. Can’t decide on just one? Then how about a basket of wine paired with some preserves and other homemade goodies fresh from the farm.

Take mom out for a round of golf at Whispering Pines Golf & Country Club Resort and grab some food to go from their restaurant to enjoy post-game. Great Chief Park offers a shorter game at their 9-hole Pitch n Putt and admission is by donation, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy at the Kiwanis Picnic Site nearby.

The Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery opens their newest exhibition, A Prairie Vernacular: Folk & Contemporary Art Narratives of Life On the Canadian Prairies, this Friday at 7:00 pm online and runs until August 16. Curl up with a cup of tea and give your mom a call, hop online and take in this exhibit together, virtually.

How ever you choose to celebrate and honour your mom this weekend, the most important part is letting her know how much she is loved. To all moms near and far, Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Tourism Red Deer.

These are just a few ways you can make mom feel extra special and appreciated this Mother’s Day as you #ExploreRedDeersBackyard. For more ideas on Things to Do in and around Red Deer VisitRedDeer.com for some planning inspiration.

Be prepared and be safe. Follow this link to find the latest regarding Alberta’s Enhanced Public Health Measures.

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