Mother’s Day Weekend Fun, Free Offers
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Free festivals take over the Triangle this Mother’s Day weekend. Head out to celebrate at events that offer live music, food, kids activities and more. See how you can get in on a free week of exercise for moms. Treating yourself or your mom to brunch? Check out these restaurants in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
2. Herbfest in Cary
Browse plant and craft booths. Enjoy butterfly releases, kids’ activities, food trucks 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7. Admission is free.
3. Meet in the Street festival in downtown Wake Forest
Enjoy live music, kids fun and artisans selling arts and crafts 10 a.m-5 p.m. May 7. Register for our Fit Family Challenge event while you are there.
5. Canine Field Day in Durham
Head out with Fido for dog competitions, demonstration, pet-friendly vendors and food trucks 10 a.m.-noon May 7. Admission is free.
6. “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” exhibit
This traveling exhibit arrives at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh on May 7. Admission is free.
7. “Music of the Carolinas: The Zinc Kings,” at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh
This free concert is 3-4 p.m. May 8. (Free tickets for the concert are distributed while they last beginning at 2 p.m.)
8. Art of Cool Festival in downtown Durham
Enjoy jazz-influenced music at the May 6-8, including kids programming and free programming. For ticket and pricing, visit http://aocfestival.org/tix/ Those age 11 and older will need a ticket to enter Art of Cool Festival grounds. Children 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. For ticket and pricing, visit http://aocfestival.org/tix/
Mother’s Day Deals
O2 Fitness Clubs is offering a Mother’s Day deal. From May 2-8, 2016, all moms who come into any O2 Fitness location receive a free seven-day pass to use when they choose! They’ll enjoy a complimentary week of workouts with unlimited access to fitness equipment and a variety of popular group exercise classes, including Ballet Barre, Zumba, Yoga and RPM. This offer is available at all O2 Fitness Clubs; see here for a complete list of locations and hours of operation.
The North Carolina Symphony is offering a “buy one, get one free” Mother's Day deal to “The Rat Pack, 100 Years of Frank!” 8 p.m., Friday, May 21, and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, May 22 at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. BOGO price: 2 tickets for $70. Purchase tickets at this link and use this promo code: MUSIC4MOM.
Thinking of curling up at home on the couch with a movie? Check out these Mother's Day new releases available at Redbox.
- "Big Stone Gap"
- "Love the Coopers"
- "Miss You Already"
- "Ricki and the Flash"
- "The Age of Adeline"
All-Time Favorites suggested by Redbox:
- "Freaky Friday"
- "Fried Green Tomatoes"
- "Joy Luck Club"
- "Mrs. Doubtfire"
- "Soul Food"
- "Steel Magnolias"
- "The Sound of Music"