Brunches, markets and more: Options for celebrating Mother’s Day in and near Anchorage

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and there’s a lot going on in Anchorage — which means there are plenty of options for people looking for ways to show appreciation for the mothers in their lives. Here’s a guide to brunches, markets and pop-ups happening for Mother’s Day around Anchorage.

Mother’s Day brunch options

Several restaurants in Anchorage will be open for brunch on Mother’s Day. Be sure to check if they take reservations and call ahead to see if space is available at your preferred time. Remember, the early bird gets the ... mimosa?

Simon and Seafort’s, 420 L St.

Opens at 10 a.m. Reserve a table early to taste their special Mother’s Day brunch menu.

South Restaurant and Coffeehouse, 11124 Old Seward Highway

Opens at 8:30 a.m. Call for reservations.

Spenard Roadhouse, 1049 W. Northern Lights Blvd.

Opens at 9 a.m. No reservation? No problem. Keep an eye out on Facebook and their website for a special menu for Mother’s Day.

Manhattan Restaurant and Lounge, 11321 Old Seward Highway

Opens at 11 a.m. First come, first served.

Rustic Goat, 2800 Turnagain St.

Opens at 10 a.m. Reservations available, but bar seating is first come, first served.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 320 W. Fifth Ave.

Open 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Is Mom not a fan of brunch? That’s OK — Sullivan’s is also taking reservations for Mother’s Day dinner.

49th State Brewing, 717 W. Third Ave.

Opens at 11 a.m. 49th State will offer $5 beermosas for you and Mom on Sunday.

Alyeska Resort, 1000 Arlberg Ave., Girdwood

Alyeska is hosting a Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday. The buffet at Kahiltna Court will include appetizers, brunch-style main dishes and desserts. Seatings are available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The buffet costs $70 for adults, $35 for children 4-12, and kids 3 and under eat free.

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Williwaw Food for the Soul, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St.

Join Brent Jones at Williwaw Social for an afternoon of gospel music and soul food for Mother’s Day. The soul food menu includes fried chicken, catfish, chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits and more. Tickets start at $25.

Alaska Zoo Bear Aware, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Alaska Zoo, 4731 O’Malley Road

Moms get in free on Mother’s Day at the Alaska Zoo, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. In the afternoon, there’ll be bear aware activities, including demos of bear-resistant containers and booths hosted by organizations talking about all things bear-related.

Musk Ox Farm, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12850 E. Archie Road, Palmer

The Musk Ox Farm continues its Mother’s Day tradition of inviting moms in for a trip through the picturesque farm nestled in the mountains. Interpretive guides are available to show groups through the chutes that give an up-close look at the herds, and crafters will demonstrate their use of qiviut, soft musk ox wool. Moms visit for free and all others are admitted by donation. Use of masks is requested.


Sip n Shop at Pretty Parlor Blow Dry Bar, 5-8 p.m. Friday, 2932 C St.

Local vendors will be selling a variety of Mother’s Day gifts on Friday evening. There will be art, jewelry, beauty supplies and more — it’s a great opportunity to find that last-minute gift for the mother in your life.

Double Shovel Outdoor Market, noon-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 502 W. 58th Ave.

Double Shovel is hosting a special two-day Mother’s Day outdoor market. There will be more than 30 vendors, plus food trucks and a photo booth.

Skinny Raven Sports, 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Sunday, 800 H St.

Join Skinny Raven downtown on Sunday for flowers, snacks and beverages.

Rabbit Creek Studio Pottery Sale, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, 6601 Marquez Circle

Rabbit Creek Studio will be selling various animal mugs, vases, flower pots, serving dishes, and more gifts.

Grow North Farm Pop Up, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Grow North Farm Mountain View, 3601 Mountain View Drive

This pop-up by the Anchorage Community Land Trust will have baked goods, cookbooks, spices and more for sale on Sunday. All profits go to refugee farmers. There will also be free flower seeds.

Naomi Stock

Naomi Stock is a spring 2022 reporting intern for the Anchorage Daily News and a University of Alaska Anchorage journalism student.