Fayetteville is the best place to treat your mom to a memorable Mother’s Day. With specials at the most popular places in Northwest Arkansas and loads of things to do, a Sunday fun-day with Mom in Fayetteville is sure to make her feel special.

Below are a few ideas for fun things to do together in Fayetteville on Mother's Day. For more information, make sure to check out our Visitor's Guide that is chock full of helpful information on places to eat, shop and much, much more!


Mimosas are an essential when you’re thanking Mom for all she’s had to put up with over the years. If you’re looking for an upscale brunch spot, Bordino’s and Emelia’s are both located on Dickson Street and are the perfect places to treat her. Other local favorite brunch locations include Cafe Rue Orleans and East Side Grill.

To show Mom how we do things Fayetteville-style, swing by the Farmer’s Table Cafe or Arsaga’s at the Depot, two farm-to-table brunch spots with local produce and loads of vegan options.


Every mom deserves a day of relaxation and pampering. Fayetteville is home to many popular spas, each with unique packages of massages, facials, wraps, manicures and pedicures. The Crown Beauty Bar and Body Works are two upscale spots to treat Mom like the queen she is, leaving her energized and rejuvenated. For a customizable spa experience, LaVida Massage and Glo Limited are great spots, with youthful facials and full body massages.


If you’re looking for ways to spend quality time with your mom this Mother’s Day, Fayetteville is your place! Take her shopping around the Downtown & Dickson Street Entertainment District at local boutiques like Riffraff, Maude and Something Urban. Fayetteville also is home to popular antique shops like French Metro Antiques and Lizzie B’s Vintage Shop.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without flowers. The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a great place to spend time with Mom, allowing you both to admire the natural beauty of Northwest Arkansas.

If your mom is the kind of wonderful person who appreciates art, especially by local talent, Art Ventures is the perfect place to view local art. Or, take a quick trip up the road to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

For performance art, Theatre Squared is a great place to take Mom to see a play or popular production — like “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” which is playing at 2 p.m. May 13.

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