You may instead decide to attend the ever-growing International Festival, now in its 32nd consecutive year. People come for the dancing, the live music, shopping at a world’s bazaar, the beers, but most of all the food. Pakistani, Nigerian, Lebanese, Thai, Greek, Dutch, the list goes on. With 71 different cultures represented, this festival offers something for everyone. And once you’ve tried, say, the Brazilian cheese bread, you’ll probably want to make time for one of the cooking demos led by a local Brazilian chef. What’s truly great about the festival? It’s Raleigh’s International Festival, so the participants and attendees show up because they live in Raleigh, and they come out to celebrate the diversity that is Raleigh.
Not feeling the call for festival atmosphere this weekend? Raleigh’s got you covered. The weather is sunny and in the 70s. The NC Symphony plays Beethoven and Mendelssohn, the Carolina Ballet is presenting Sleepy Hollow, and the 2017 Southeastern Open for table tennis is happening. Yep, even ping pong tournaments.
Raleigh offers the kind of dynamic variety that visitors would expect from a much bigger city: events, concerts, cultural diversity, excitement, refinement, and amazing eats. But it enchantsthem to stay when they come to find the welcoming atmosphere, the natural beauty, and the small town charm. Maybe that’s why they chose Raleigh to build the Ware.