City Editor Cat here. I can't wait to eat my way through City Plaza this Saturday, June 3 at Raleigh's International Food Festival. Downtown will be filled with food, desserts, wine, and beer from 60 countries and there will be dancing and music. Keep reading for 10 more exciting things happening this weekend.
Animazement 2023 | Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28 | Times vary | Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh | Enjoy concerts, panels, artwork, and more at this Japanese animation and culture convention.
Carolina Fear Fest | Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28 | Times vary | NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh | $35-$125 | Celebrate all things horror with celebrity guests, shopping, and unique entertainment.
WCKD WKND 2023 | Friday, May 26 | Times vary | The Wicked Witch, 416 W. South St., Raleigh | $15-$60 | The Triangle’s only goth music festival returns with DJs and dance parties for three days.
Saturday, May 27
Soul Yoga | Saturday, May 27 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh | $15 | This class provides attendees of all skill levels and backgrounds with an interaction between mind, breath, and soul.
Children’s Entrepreneur Market | Saturday, May 27 | 12-3 p.m. | Fortnight Brewing Company, 1006 Southwest Maynard Rd., Cary | Free | Support young entrepreneurs as they showcase their unique products and services from homemade crafts, artwork, and jewelry to pet-sitting services, lawn care, and tech support.
The Backseat Lovers | Saturday, May 27 | 7 p.m. | The Ritz Raleigh, 2820 Industrial Dr., Raleigh | $120-$425 | See this alt-rock band perform live on the Waiting To Spill World Tour.
Sunday, May 28
NC Sugar Rush | Sunday, May 28 | 12-5 p.m. | City Plaza, 443 Fayetteville St., Raleigh | Free | Dessert vendors will be on site to satisfy your cravings for sweets, including vegan desserts and pet treats.
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