5/8-5/9: Mayfest, Music and Mother's Day Brunches

Dad Vail Regatta: Take a stroll down Kelly Drive this Saturday and watch the 72nd Dad Vail Regatta. Over 100 colleges and universities will come together for the largest collegiate regatta in the U.S. Thousands of students, coaches, athletes and fans will grace the Schuylkill River for this all-day event. Take a walk, grab some food and catch all the action this Saturday afternoon. Schuylkill River, Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130, Free, 12 p.m.

Manayunk Mayfest: This Saturday afternoon head into Manayunk for this year’s Mayfest. Spend your day at The Ugly Moose and jam to three bands: Second Majesty, Octane and 39 Mariner. Plus, your ticket to the show is good for one drink or a hamburger, hot dog or chicken sandwich. Drink specials include beer, Red Bull and flavored lemonade benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Be sure to get your tickets early as prices are more expensive at the door. Ugly Moose, 443 Shurs Lane, Philadelphia, Pa. 19128, +21, $10-$15, 12 p.m.

Agualung: With a surprise success story, Matt Hales, better known as Agualung, has soared to popularity with his hits “Strange and Beautiful” and “Brighter Than Sunshine.” Growing up in England, Hales became a musical prodigy at the tender age of 17 through composing his first symphony. See Agualung joined by new Australian pop artist, Krista Polvere. World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104, $18-$25, 8 p.m.

Get Crafty: If your mom is more of the artsy type, bring her to the Clay Studio for a Mother’s Day brunch followed by a pottery lesson. Not only will she be treated like a queen with a catered brunch and mimosas, but she will also walk home with a gift, crafted by the two of you. An artist instructor will show you how to work the potter’s wheel and then you are on your own to create the masterpiece that will be cherished forever.  Clay Studio, 139 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106, $60-$65, 11 a.m.

Mother’s Day Extravaganza: If you’re looking for something special to do for mom this Mother’s Day, take her on a yacht tour down the Delaware River.  The elegant Benjamin Franklin Yacht Tour will feature a grand buffet, delicious desserts and a complimentary flower for mom. Two tours will be offered this Sunday for brunch or a sunset dinner. See the views of the city’s skyline, Battleship New Jersey and the Ben Franklin Bridge as you enjoy a three-hour tour for under $50.Benjamin Franklin Yacht Tour, 401 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123, $19.99-$39.99, 1 p.m., 6 p.m.

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