2011 Mother’s Day Weekend Events in Raleigh-Durham Area of North Carolina

Daddies and kids, there are more things to do in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina on Mother’s Day weekend besides eating out. The Triangle area has numerous family friendly activities you can treat mom to at affordable prices. Listed below are eight events mom will love.

1. Brick Festival for LEGO Fans

No mom will want to miss this spectacular event on May 7-8. You don’t have to be a child to be fascinated by the extraordinary sculptures professionals build with legos. The Brick Festival will take place in a playroom with over 20,000 loose lego bricks. Workshops on building tips and techniques will also be offered. Families can meet Certified Professional LEGO Builder Sean Kenney and watch a robotics competition. Mothers who want to involve their kids on their special day will love this event. Moms also get in free on Mother’s Day Sunday.

2. Mayday at JC Raulston Aboretum

Dads are welcome to take the children to JC Raulston Aboretum for a special program called Mayday that celebrates trees. At this Mother’s Day event, kids will dance around the May Pole and makes gifts to give to mom. This rescues daddy and kids from crowded shopping malls. This event is for children ages 5 and up and costs $5 per child. Admission and parking for parents are both free.

3. Orchid Trail

If your mom is a garden lover, you can’t let this event slip away. Take her to the 21,000 square feet Orchid Trail in Morrisville, North Carolina. The site has over 2,500 orchids and is one of the largest private collections in North Carolina. The Orchid Trail is great way to celebrate Mother’s Day and the perfect opportunity for family bonding time. Some orchids can be purchased, so mom cam pick out her gift herself. This activity is free, so don’t miss out.

4. 31st Annual Meet in the Street

The mom that loves browsing exhibits at street markets and appreciates art should not miss the 31st Annual Meet in the Street held in downtown Wake Forest. The festival starts at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. Live music, delicious food, and a children’s village are part of the excitement. Artisans from all over North Carolina will show off their arts and homemade crafts.

5. Mother’s Day Children’s Day Tea

Mother’s Day Children’s Day Tea is perfect for the mom who appreciates diversity, culture, and learning new things. The Mother’s Day Children’s Day Tea is an intimate tea gathering in a Japanese traditional style. The family will learn aesthetics, poetry, and Japanese traditions as they indulge in a bowl of whisked green tea and Japanese confection. The tea gathering will be held at Duke Gardens on May 7 at 10:45 and costs $30 per adult and child.

6. Concert at the Durham Performing Arts Center

Raheem DeVaughn and Mint Condition are set to grace the stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center for the soulful mothers. Tickets start at $25, and the two are set to make their debut on May 6, so book your tickets now.

7. Hello, Dolly at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Let mom sit back and relax as she enjoys the show. Hello, Dolly, a musical theatre performance, will be held at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on May 6-14. Mom will enjoy singing along to songs Ribbons Down My Back, Put on Your Sunday Clothes, and Before the Parade Passes By. Tickets start at $30.

8. Raleigh Jaycees Fit to Leak 5K

The fitness mom would love to attend the Inaugural Jaycee Fit to Run 5K walk. The 5K run benefits the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. The run will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 9 am. A 1 mile fun will be open for the kids while the adults participate in the 5K. Contact Peter Ansbacher at 919-412-2356 for further details.