It’s May and are now well into festival season here in the Triangle. Below is a quick look at some events on my radar this weekend along with a few of my top picks for Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday.
Art of Cool Jazz Festival – Friday through Sunday
The Art of Cool Festival (AOCFEST) is a progressive jazz and alternative soul music festival located in downtown Durham. Three days of over 60 world-class performances & presenters at ten different venues across Durham.
First Friday in Downtown Raleigh – Friday
First Friday is one of Raleigh’s most popular montly events. The First Friday of every month for enjoy a fun-filled introduction to Raleigh’s exciting art, music and dining scene.
Apex Peak Festival –Saturday
The Apex Peak Festival is a family friendly event in downtown Apex along Salem Street. Featuring live music, vendors, and activities for the kids from 9am-5pm.
Wake Forest Meet in the Street – Saturday
Meet in the Street offers a day filled with food, fun and entertainment, including live music, food trucks, a beer garden and children’s activities in downtown Wake Forest. Runs from 10am-5pm. Admission is free.
Derby Day at Duke Inn & Golf Club – Saturday
Join the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club for the 142nd Annual Kentucky Derby grand celebration, featuring pre-race festivities and victory exhilaration. Hats and gloves encouraged, this Derby-worthy atmosphere will stimulate your excitement and get you in the racing mood. Savor Triple Crown cocktails and trophy-winning fare for an award-winning day.
The Derby Day Brunch kicks off the day from 10:30 – 2 p.m. in Fairview Dining Room. Hats and Gloves Derby Afternoon Tea is held 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Dinner at Dusk three-course meal begins at 5:30 p.m. in Fairview Dining Room. The dinner is $35 per person. 142nd Run for the Roses starts at 6:34 p.m., airing in Bull Durham Bar,
Mother’s Day Brunch Suggestions – Sunday
Some of these places may already be booked up so please be sure to call ahead to make your reservations. I recommend the following places for brunch this Sunday:
- Midtown Grille – North Hills
- Winston’s Grille – North Raleigh
- Joule Coffee – Downtown Raleigh
- Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn – Durham
- Piedmont – Durham
- Il Palio – Chapel Hill
- ACME – Carrboro