Mother's Day activities in Southern Arizona - Tucson News Now

Mother's Day activities in Southern Arizona

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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain - Mother's Day celebrations May 9 - 11

Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain (15000 N. Secret Springs Dr., Marana 85658)

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will celebrate Mother's Day throughout the May 9-11 weekend, presenting several new experiences for resort guests and area residents.

The Ritz-Carlton Mother's Day Brunch will return to CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar on Sunday, May 11, while dinner with a special live music offering can be enjoyed that same evening at Cayton's Burger Bistro at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain. Extending a special welcome to younger guests, the resort will also offer a weekend Children's Dinner Buffet, and parents can enjoy the acclaimed CORE Wine and Tequila Experiences as well as fresh sushi and sake throughout the weekend.

Mother's Day Weekend Dining - Reservations:  (520) 572-3000

The Ritz-Carlton Spa will honor Mother's Day as well, presenting its To Mom with Love day package for the May 9-11 weekend. To Mom with Lovefeatures a massage or facial, manicure and pedicure, and is priced at $255. For couples, the weekend's Our Time Together spa package will include a Ritz-Carlton Together Massage, two scalp massage enhancements and two mimosas to enjoy, with this experience offered at $320 per couple.

Hotel and local guests aged 18 years and above who experience a treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain also receive complete access to the spa, including use of its luxurious relaxation facilities and private, infinity-edged serenity pool and tanning island. 

For spa reservations, please call 520-572-3030.

Westward Look Wyndham Grand - Grand Brunch for Mother's Day - May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Westward Look Wyndham Grand (245 E. Ina Rd. Tucson, 85704) Sonoran Ballroom

The Mother's Day Brunch Buffet includes a chilled seafood display with Spiced Poached Gulf Shrimp, Smoked Salmon and Gulf of Mexico Fish Ceviche with Coconut and Peppers. The Silver Chafers Station features Eggs Benedict, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Savory Sausage Links, Pan-Seared Red Snapper topped with Crawfish Étouffée on a Bed of Basmati Rice Pilaf, Cassoulet of Duck Legs with White Beans, Scalloped Potatoes with caramelized onions, Crimini Mushrooms and Smoked Gouda and a Spring Vegetable Medley.

The Chef's Carving Station offers Smoked Prime Rib of Beef with sauce au poivre and creamy horseradish, Steamship Leg of Pork, Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Petite Rolls.

The Mother's Day Brunch Buffet is only $59 for adults or $25 for children ages five to 11 (tax and 20 percent gratuity are not included). Children four years and younger eat free.

For reservations, please call (520) 297-1151.


Lodge on the Desert - Mother's Day brunch and dinner - May 11, brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner 5 p.m. to closing.

Lodge on the Desert (306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson 85711)

Mother's Day is a day Mom deserves filled with total appreciation. Spent together with those she most cherishes. Her family. In a delightfully comfortable environment. Like Lodge on the Desert. In the restaurant or on the patio.

Executive Chef Marcus van Winden and the food & beverage team are thoughtfully offering both a brunch and evening dining option to celebrate her. Consider these:

Mother's Day Brunch - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Four-course prix fixe brunch menu features a wide range of breakfast and lunch items.

$36 per person (includes a complimentary glass of Champagne for all Moms.) Tax and gratuity additional. 

Mother's Day Dinner - 5 p.m. to close

Specially-designed three-course prix fixe dinner menu

$42 per person; Tax and gratuity additional.

Call (520) 320-2014 to make your reservations. Or do so online.



Reid Park Zoo - Mother's Day Brunch - May 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon

Reid Park Zoo (3400 Zoo Ct. Tucson, 85716)

Treat your mom to a special day at the Zoo!  Start off the morning with a scrumptious brunch and a Bellini for mom on our Conservation Learning Center's deck overlooking the beautiful Mill Pond. Take a stroll through the Zoo and participate in a variety of activities such as crafts, animal encounters, and presentations.  Plus watch our animal moms get special treats to celebrate the day!

Want a unique gift that also supports the Zoo's mission?  Adopt an animal in your mom's name.  She'll receive a certificate of adoption, an information sheet, her name on the adopted animal's website page and a mini plush animal.  Special Mother's Day price of $60 and it will be waiting for her at brunch.

Ticket Price: $40 non-member; $35 member; $15 children 2-14

Seating is limited.  Includes admission to Zoo and activities scheduled from 10am-1pm.

Click here to make reservations for 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. seating.


Mother's Day Brunch at Cafe Botanica Tucson Botanical Gardens - May 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tucson Botanical Gardens (2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson 85712)

Treat mom to a beautiful day at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.  Enjoy the Garden's 17 specialty gardens and a delicious brunch at Café Botanica.  The Café will be offering a Mother's Day menu with prices ranging from $10-15 per entrée.  Among other delicious menu items, the Café will be featuring an egg dish using eggs from our very own flock from "Mrs. Porter's Chicken coop!"


Colossal Cave Mother's Day Brunch - May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Colossal Cave (16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail 85641)

Moms get half off the price of a cave tour.  *Chocolate-dipped strawberries $2.50 (free for Mom with Cave Tour ticket stub).

Brunch is $8 per person with a choice of either Chicken Salad on Croissant or Caprese Sandwich (Mozzarella, tomato, spinach, & pesto sauce on croissant)

Assorted sides • Choice of Desserts

Tea, lemonade, water (Cash beer and wine bar)

Also available:  Mother's Day Sunset Ride & Steak Cookout

Ride: 5:30 p.m.

Dinner: 7 p.m.

Information & reservations: (520) 647-3450


Celebrate the Mothers in Your Life at Maynards Kitchen and The Cup Café! - May 11

Hotel Congress (311 E. Congress St. Tucson, 85701)

Maynards Kitchen and The Cup Café at Hotel Congress have both created menus worthy of the mom in your life. These appetizing brunches are sure to wow all the members of your family as you celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, May 11th at The East End.

Maynards Kitchen Mother's Day brunch is being served, family style, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for only $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. Children ages 12 and under are half price. Spend quality time with loved ones dining on their patio enjoying the beautiful weather and impressive views.  Ponder no longer; Chef Jared Scott has prepared an exquisite menu:

-First Course - Complimentary Amuse Bouche

-Second Course - French Toast with sage and fig served with bacon, frittata with asparagus and English pea, and assorted melons wrapped in prosciutto, house made gravlax, plain/everything bagel and assorted cream cheeses

-Third Course - Duck leg confit, duck sausage, duck biscuit, duck gravy, prime rib with garlic mash and creamed greens

-Fourth Course - Blueberry shortcake 

To make a reservation at Maynards Kitchen please call (520)545-0577 or visit 

The Cup Café presents their Mother's Day features from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with tea time from 4 to 4:30 p.m. and their full menu is additionally available all day. The Cup Café's three featured dishes are:

-Slow braised short rib, swiss chard, golden raisins, hazelnuts, roasted red potatoes and rosemary butter - $18

-Snapper salad with Yukon potatoes, sesame and chili oils, lemon, greens, chimichurri and charred shallots - $16

-Shrimp and scallop frittata, pico de gallo, avocado, lime and hotel potatoes - $12

For more information regarding the menu for The Cup Café please call (520)798-1618 or visit


Marana hosts the first Mom's Day 5K - May 10 starting at 7 a.m.

Gladden Farms Community Park (12250 N. Tangerine Rd.)

The event takes place May 10 at Gladden Farms Community Park (12250 North Tangerine Road). Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8. Those who sign up now pay $20.

The event has kids' activities, vendors and a raffle. All moms receive a flower at the finish line and every participant receives an event shirt and raffle entry.

For more information on the event, please visit

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