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Eat around the world at Raleigh’s International Food Festival

Downtown Raleigh’s International Food Festival features cultural entertainment and food and drink vendors representing over 60 countries.


What foods will you try at the International Food Festival?

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Let your taste buds travel the world (no passport required) at Raleigh’s International Food Festival on Saturday, June 3. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., City Plaza will be jam-packed with food, wine, and beer vendors from more than 60 countries.

Local food trucks include GoldenKdog, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, and Poblanos Tacos.

Excited to eat your way through the festival? Pick up a “passport” at the NC Vibes information tent in City Plaza to stamp off different vendors. The first 100 people to complete their passport will win a prize.

Pro tip: Festival-goers can avoid long lines by purchasing beer and wine tickets online.

Though global foods are the main attraction, the free event will also feature international performances throughout the day. Entertainment ranges from bagpipers to cultural dances.

The evening will close with an international dance party and a best dressed ‘70s-'80s costume contest. View the full schedule.

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