May 06, 2021
It’s impossible to repay mothers for everything they do for us. We should at least try, though.
Want to make your mom feel special this Mother’s Day? Take her to Downtown Springfield! The calendar is packed with fun events all weekend long, including several mom-centric events Sunday, May 9. Here are some highlights.
Not everyone is a good cook. We understand that. Thankfully there are some great chefs Downtown, with something to please any palate. Lost Signal Brewing Company is featuring a Homemade Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit. If mom’s not into craft beer, she can wash it down with a peach mimosa.
Mimosas are also on the menu at The Order, inside Hotel Vandivort — and bottomless mimosas at that! Treat mom to a three-course meal while you enjoy live music from Abbey Waterworth. The Order will also be giving away prizes including spa treatments, a staycation at Hotel V and more! Greek Belly is offering its regular menu alongside its popular Greek Brunch menu. Reservations are highly encouraged, with seatings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Big Whiskey’s on Park Central East will start its brunch at 10 a.m. and stay open for lunch and dinner. Mom enjoys her choice of a mimosa or a brownie skillet when she dines in.
Why not create something beautiful with mom? The Bonsai Guy has a pair of events scheduled for Mother’s Day Weekend, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at Classic Rock Coffee. For $75 you get a drink, your choice of desserts, a Juniper bonsai, pot, soil, wire, instruction and everything you need. These classes fill up fast, so call Chris Cox at 417-848-9569 to reserve your spot.
The Bonsai Guy will be just down Walnut Street at SBC’s The Cellar at 4 p.m. Sunday for another class. Enjoy signature cocktails and small-batch beers while you create some bonsai to take home. Tickets are $80 and include everything you need, including two cocktails or beers.
Take mom out to the ballgame! The Springfield Cardinals wrap up their first homestand of the season Sunday. First pitch against the Wichita Wind Surge is set for 6:05 p.m. It’s a Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Sunday, which means free ice cream for the kids before the game and a chance to run the bases after the game. It’s fun for the whole family! There are special COVID protocols in place at Hammons Field this season, so make sure you read up before you go.
Get some fresh air and take in some Downtown Springfield history! A one-mile walking tour is scheduled for 2-3 p.m., starting and ending at the History Museum on the Square. Your $20 ticket ($15 for members) will get you a guided exploration of the original site of the founding of Springfield, historic Walnut Street and Wild Bill Hickok’s first Wild West shootout. Spots are limited, so get yours soon!