What’s Happening in the Triangle Over Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7th and 8th

I hope you’ve already made brunch plans for Mother’s Day, otherwise, you might be trying to buy a reservation at a premium! There are a ton of ways to treat Mom this weekend regardless of your planning skills. Check out our recommendations for things to do this weekend in the Triangle! 

Women Rock! North Carolina Symphony (Friday and Saturday) 

Celebrate the women who changed rock and roll forever. Guest vocalists and the Symphony perform hits from Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Pat Benatar, Heart, and more—featuring songs such as “I Feel the Earth Move,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “Proud Mary,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “These Dreams,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”

Enjoy the soundtrack of your life and help support the Women’s Center by bringing urgently needed items for at-risk and homeless women:

• Bottled water
• New socks
• Sunscreen
• Mosquito repellant

Bring a donation and receive a FREE ticket to an upcoming North Carolina Symphony concert.*

Buy tickets and find out more information here.

Cinco de Mayo Weekend Bar Crawl (Saturday) 

From 2:00 to 9:00 on Saturday starting at Milk Bar on Glenwood Avenue: On May 7th, 2022, join the fiesta as we pull out the maracas and margaritas. The thirstiest weekend of the year is back, and we are ready to party with you! For the mom that likes tequila, this could be a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day!

Buy tickets and check out participating bars and more here

PeakFest 2022 (Saturday)

From 9-5 on Saturday, join the Apex Festival Commission for a Peak of Good Living Celebration in Downtown Apex! There will be 5 blocks of arts, crafts, food trucks, live music, entertainment, kid’s rides, and much more! Salem Street in historic downtown Apex will come alive during PeakFest!

If you want to learn more about the festival, please visit the PeakFest website at Apex PeakFest.

Mother’s Day Art-n-Soul Market @ Honeysuckle Tea House (Sunday) 

Come celebrate with Mom and shop handmade artisans surrounded by dozens of colorful flowers, herbs and berry fields at the iconic Honeysuckle Tea House in Chapel Hill. Grab a farm-crafted beverage, tea, beer or mead and enjoy the view from the Tea House, featuring a playground, hammocks, mandala garden and meadery. Live music, food, drinks and snacks will be served up all day. Bring your friends and meet us there! Dogs welcome!

Sunday, May 8, 2022
11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Honeysuckle Tea House
8871 Pickards Meadow RoadChapel Hill

Transfer Co’s Kentucky Derby Day (Saturday)

Join us for a Derby Day party for the history books on Saturday, May 7th at Transfer Co. Food Hall!

Dress up in your best seersucker, big hats, suspenders, and crazy outfits to enjoy our full lineup of Derby Day activities. We will be showing full coverage of the race and commentary starting at 1 PM.

Prizes and giveaways will be awarded to the winners of Best Seersucker, Best Hat, and the Best Dressed Couple! 

The drinks will be the star of the show with specialty Maker’s Mark cocktails and top-shelf bourbon offerings. We will also be serving up Mint Juleps in commemorative glasses.

Saturday, May 7, 2022
1:00 PM  8:00 PM
Transfer Co. Food Hall
500 East Davie StreetRaleigh

BONUS: Honoring Motherhood May 14th

We wanted to let you know about this event honoring moms in advance as the last day to buy tickets is May 12th

Join us for a special afternoon to celebrate you this Mother’s Day! 

Sat, May 14, 2022
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Raleigh Founded – Gateway
2409 Crabtree Boulevard
Suite 107

You can catch me at Transfer’s Kentucky Derby party, that’s for sure! 

Tag us @theraleighdurhamgirl with your plans and don’t forget: you can submit your event for future weekend roundups. We love hearing about your favorite things happening in the Triangle each week!