From oyster feasts to bustling markets, Raleigh is buzzing with activity this weekend. Here are five can’t-miss events happening in the Raleigh, NC area from June 3-5, 2023.

1. Oysters and Sparkling Wine Pairing
Start the weekend off right with an afternoon of indulgence at the Hop Yard. On June 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, join NC Oysters 365 for a unique pairing event featuring fresh oysters and delicious sparkling wines. This is a great opportunity to savor the taste of the sea while enjoying a selection of finely crafted sparkling wines​​.

2. Raleigh’s International Food Festival
Taking place on June 3, the Raleigh’s International Food Festival is a culinary extravaganza showcasing dishes from 50 countries around the globe. Organized by NC Vibes, the event will be held at the City Plaza in Downtown Raleigh from 11am to 9pm. Come prepared to take your tastebuds on a world tour without leaving the city​.

3. The Market at NCMA
Looking for a cultural experience? The Market at NCMA is happening on Saturday, June 3 at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Visitors can browse the galleries, enjoy the museum park, and shop local. This is a wonderful chance to appreciate art and support local businesses all in one place​​.

4. Pollinator Gardens at Northeast Regional Library
On June 3, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, the Northeast Regional Library will host an event focused on Pollinator Gardens. This is an excellent occasion to learn about the importance of pollinators and how to create gardens that attract and support them. Gardeners, nature enthusiasts, or anyone interested in pollinators should make time for this educational event​​.

5. Midtown Farmers Market
Finally, don’t miss the Midtown Farmers Market at The Commons on Saturday, June 3, from 8am to noon. This popular market offers a plethora of fresh, locally-sourced produce and goods. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning, meet local farmers and artisans, and support the local community​.

Whether you’re a foodie, an art lover, a gardening enthusiast, or a supporter of local produce, Raleigh has something for you this weekend. Enjoy exploring the city and taking part in these diverse events!