Saturday August 20th – what a PACKtacular day!


Packapalooza™ is an all-day block party and street festival capping off Wolfpack Welcome Week at the start of the academic year. We had everything it takes to celebrate in NC State style, including great music, activities throughout the day, and fun entertainment for the whole family. This year’s event had over 75,000 attendees with 326 vendor booths, and 60 sponsoring organizations.

Thank you to We The Kings – they truly rocked the house!

Stage and crowd

Thank you to Alpha Production Group for making the show come alive.


We were the 2nd highest trend on Twitter throughout the day in the Raleigh area this year up from 12th in 2014. Social media has become a mainstay for people to connect before, during, and after the event.

Relive the Celebration

Packapalooza Photo Gallery


NC State Packapalooza™ is a collaborative effort with Live It Up! On Hillsborough Street.
Live It Up! has been our presenting sponsor for the past five years!