Mother's Day - the day you want to make your mom or any motherly figure in your life feel like the most special person on the planet! Sometimes that feels like quite the task because moms do so much for us all. If you're looking for ways to spend Mother's Day in Eau Claire, this is the list to check first! Whether it's a day out shopping or little moments of relaxation, your mom will feel cared for and grateful to have you by their side spending the day together.
1. Dig In at Brunch
Let mom sleep in on Mother's Day; one of the best gifts you can give them today is rest! Since it'll be a slow morning, make your way over to the French Press for a delicious Mother's Day brunch. The French Press has an extensive menu filled with eats, scrumptious baked goods, and drinks that will leave you and mom filled and fueled for the lovely day you have ahead together. Celebrating Mother's Day a tad early on a Friday? Order a coffee flight! For more ideas of where to grab a delicious brunch in Eau Claire, read Delicious Sunday Brunches You Should Try While in Eau Claire.
2. Shop 'Til You Drop
If your mom is one to shop until she drops, she will love the shopping scene in downtown Eau Claire! There are so many different locally owned establishments that sell a variety of different things that all have a certain "Eau Claire, WI" touch. Explore stores like Token Jewelry (pictured above), Hello Adorn, The Local Store, Hive + Hollow, and so many others together. Plus, this will give you a chance to buy your mom something she really, really likes!
3. Stop by the Farmers' Market
Moms deserve the world, but a bouquet of flowers would be nice too! Find beautiful, fresh arrangements along with a variety of local produce and food at the downtown Eau Claire farmers' market in Phoenix Park. The market is open on Saturdays from 7 AM to 1 PM along with several weekdays. See a list of complete hours and vendors you can expect to spot here!
4. Say "Namaste"
It's a no-brainer that busy moms would appreciate a day of rest, relaxation, and renewal. Take them to a yoga class! Local yoga studios like Studio Sky or Latitude 44 are great places to take your mom to unwind and release those pent-up stresses. You can find a class that's a little more traditional at Latitude 44 or try something new with an aerial yoga class at Studio Sky. Wherever you go, be one with your body, and remember to stretch!
5. Enjoy Local Art
Assuming the grandest mother (Mother Nature) gives Eau Claire a beautiful and sunny Mother's Day, take advantage of the weather and get out onto the streets of Eau Claire with your mom to enjoy all the art found throughout our city! Together you can find all the sculptures that make up the Sculpture Tour of Eau Claire (the #1 largest Sculpture Tour in the nation, we must say) and take plenty of selfies in front of all of Eau Claire's murals. Don't skip out on Eau Claire's art if it does happen to be a rainy day. There are plenty of galleries and studios in Eau Claire that you can enjoy under a roof.
6. Raise Your Wine Glass
There's no better way to celebrate the mothers in our lives than by raising a wine glass in the air. Infinity Beverages Winery and Distillery will pour you a delicious glass of wine or even mix you up a fun cocktail to sip on. After you get a taste of something you like, you can buy a bottle for your mom to take home with them. Find all the wineries in our area here. Cheers to all the moms!
7. Cheers with Beers
We get it; wine isn't everyone's cup of tea. If that's the case, then how about raising our glass of BEER to all the moms? There are so many wonderful breweries in Eau Claire where you and your mom can try different local craft brews. Sit on the rooftop patio with your flight at The Brewing Projekt or discover a beer flavor you've never heard of at Modicum. There are plenty of breweries in Eau Claire for you to take your beer-loving mom to. Cheers to all the moms again because they deserve it!
8. Celebrate at The River Prairie Festival
The River Prairie Festival is BACK and conveniently, it's taking place on Mother's Day on May 13, 2023, from 10 AM - 4 PM! Bring your mom and the entire family down to River Prairie Park for live music, an artist market, food trucks, a family dance party, yoga in the park, face painting, a cover song contest, chalk art, flower planting, and a giant pumpkin giveaway, and more! That's quite the list, huh? You won't want to miss out! Get more details here.
9. Get a Sweet Treat
This one is for moms with a sweet tooth! If you're searching for where to get ice cream in Eau Claire, look no further! Get a scoop of creamy, handmade ice cream at Olson's, or find your favorite flavor at Ramone's! 44 Below also offers a variety of ice cream flavors and connects you with all the other great things River Prairie offers. Find a full list of ice cream shops in our area here!
10. Go for a Bike Ride
If mom wants to go for a bike ride on Mother's Day, Eau Claire is certainly the place to do it Our city is home to 70+ miles of interconnected bike trails that can take you as far as Durand, WI. There's a terrain for all kinds of bikers in Eau Claire. Go mountain biking through Lowes Creek County Park or set out for a more leisurely ride throughout town on the Chippewa River State Trail. Explore all the different bike trails in our neck of the woods here and choose your bike route!
1. Board & Brush Eau Claire is offering several Mother's Day-themed workshops leading up to May 14th. Visit their website to browse their event calendar and sign up to create a fun, DIY project with your mom!
2. Is mom feeling a little dangerous this Mother's Day? Take her axe throwing! Section 715 Throwing Co. in Eau Claire will have FREE axe throwing for moms!
3. Take mom on a walking tour through Eau Claire and learn about the history of this city! Eau Claire Tours is offering $2.00 off on all tours on Mother's Day. See the different tours they offer here and book yours using promo code "Mother's Day"!