May 09, 2019
Does your mom deserve some special treatment this Mother’s Day? If the answer is yes — and it probably is — then Downtown Springfield is the place to take her. With fine dining, fun activities and great shopping, she’s sure to find something she likes.
Here are our suggestions for making this the best Mother’s Day ever.
Head over to Hotel Vandivort from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for their famous brunch. There will be sweet and savory dishes on the menu, including hors d’oeuvres, quiche, omelets, a carving station, sides and desserts. And, as the name of the event implies, moms get complimentary bottomless mimosas.
The buffet is $35 per person. Children 8 and under eat free. Reserve your spot by calling 417-832-1515. Dine between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy live music from Molly Healey, part of Hotel V’s Living Room Lineup series.
Mom will find her favorite breakfast foods on the Queen City Wine Dive’s buffet. There will also be smoked salmon, cheese and mushroom fritata, Brussels sprouts and more. Mom gets a free mimosa and the beverage menu features Bloody Mary and mimosa specials.
Make your reservation for the 10 a.m.-4 p.m. buffet by calling 417-429-9020.
Have you tried Springfield Brewing Company’s updated Spring Weekender menu? Mother’s Day is the perfect chance to check it out, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All your favorites will be available and the BrewCo crew is featuring a build-your-own Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Added bonus: every mom gets a free beer!
Greek Belly is usually closed on Sunday, but this is no average Sunday. Along with their regular menu, the Greek Belly crew will be serving up avgofeta (Greek French toast), strapatsada (traditional Greek scrambled eggs), bougatsa (Greek breakfast pastry), strawberry halloumi salad and more! The drink menu includes a legendary take on Bloody Mary as well as mimosas.
Brunch is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with three seatings, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call 417-597-3382, or send a Facebook message or email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number seating time and number of guests.
While you’re at the Discovery Center you can stroll through the inner workings of a giant eyeball, dig for a dinosaur, learn about other cultures and even take home your own DNA.
Sundays at Hammons Field are all about the kids. They get free ice cream sandwiches before the game and can run the bases after. But there’s a special treat for all the baseball-loving moms this Sunday. They can go on the field before the game to play catch and take picture with their kids. Gates open at 3:10 p.m. and the Cardinals take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at 4:10.
RSVPaint is offering more than a dozen projects on Mother’s Day, from 2-4 p.m. Bring your own beer or wine — or don’t — and get creative. Don’t worry if you’re not an artist, there will be experts there to guide you through the process.
This is no ordinary matinee at the Landers Theatre. Springfield Little Theatre’s production of The Secret Garden has a special Mother’s Day package to spoil your mom. She’ll get a flower at her seat and two complimentary drinks during intermission. Buy tickets for the 2 p.m. show by calling 417-869-1334.
Some of Downtown Springfield’s retailers close Sundays, but there are still places to take mom shopping. You can help her expand her record collection at Heavy Heads Records (2 p.m.-6 p.m.) or Stick It In Your Ear (1-7 p.m.). Or browse the incredible vintage furnishings, unique accessories and handmade pieces at A Cricket in the House (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). 5 Pound Apparel is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and they encourage moms to stop in for a special treat.