Sure, you can spend a few bucks on a card and flowers for Mother’s Day and make your mom feel like the special lady she is. I’m sure she’d like that. Or you could spend some quality time with her. I bet she'd like that a whole lot more. Here are a few places around El Paso you can take mom to on Sunday that are fun, but not necessarily the same old same old.

  • Juan Gabriel Concert in the Park

    Pack a picnic, a blanket and some chairs, and hang outdoors with mom, the family, and friends Mother's Day evening at Eastwood Park (Album Park). The city is throwing a free Mother’s Day Concert featuring Juan Gabriel tribute artist Hugo Cortes, and Mariachi Alegre. Admission is free. Entertainment begins at 5 p.m [More Info]

  • Farmer's Market Sip & Shop

    Have mom gather up a few of her reusable tote bags (or Walmart plastic bags -- we're not judging), and accompany her to the Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market at the Substation in west El Paso. Mom can shop for farm fresh, local produce, fresh baked breads, and original arts and crafts from local vendors and artisans – which you'll pay for, of course. [More Info]

  • Dirty Dancing Brunch

    Treat your mother to brunch. But not at one of those uptight, fancy-schmancy places. Make it a fun Dirty Dancing Mother’s Day Brunch at the Alamo Drafthouse. They'll be screening the Patrick Swayze classic and pairing it up with a themed brunch. [More Info]

  • Mariachis with Momma

    If your mom would love nothing more than to hear the traditional sounds of mariachis on Mother’s Day, take her to Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Mariachi groups will perform beginning at 2 p.m. Since the entertainment and admission is FREE, be sure you throw some 20's her way so she can play the slots, you high roller. [More Info]

  • Wine Tasting

    Spend a chill Sunday afternoon with the woman who gave you life at Zin Valle Vineyards, El Paso’s only vineyard and winery. They'll have free wine tasting beginning at noon, and free entertainment from Dusty Low from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Pack her a few cheeses and other snacks that pair well with wine and let her relax on the lawn while she takes in the sights of the vineyard and the Franklin mountains just beyond. [More Info]