The Festival, celebrating its 30th anniversary will be held October 9th, 10th, and 11th at the Convention Center in downtown Raleigh. Featuring Triangle residents representing 63 nations, the festival will be filled with events to entertain, educate, and inspire.
Bring your family and guests, invite your friends or perhaps offer tickets to newcomers in your neighborhood, school or workplace to savor and experience multicultural in Raleigh!
Come and immerse yourself in IF International Bazaar and Cultural Exhibits area. Support local talent at festival fashion and dance shows. Try new tastes at one (or all) of our 28 cafés; offering food from all corners of the globe. There's plenty for the whole family; with a children's talent show, kid's corner, and stories for the little ones and a World Beer Garden for the grown-ups.
Individual, Family, and Group rates passes are available for all three days. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit us at:
This year we've brought you some of the areas best breweries for a global pour!
Try a tasting of a selection of our local beers or just try your favorite! Enjoy a beer while listing to some of our local bands! See our Variety Stage schedule.
Calling all former and new International Festival Volunteers!
Volunteer registration for the 30th International Festival is open! Sign up to volunteer in one of the many venues of the festival - work alongside chefs at Cooking Live!, help us make this Festival the most sustainable one in Raleigh on the Green Team, or lend a hand at the Souvenir Booth.
Join a team of over 800 volunteers who work every year to make the International Festival a success. Volunteers receive a free ticket and t-shirt. You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer.