August 20, 2016
2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Hillsborough Street

Packapalooza™ is an all-day block party and street festival capping off Wolfpack Welcome Week at the start of the academic year. We will have everything it takes to celebrate in NC State style, including great music, activities throughout the day, and fun entertainment for the whole family. Last year’s event had over 65,000 attendees with 320 vendor booths, and 60 sponsoring organizations.

In 2014 we were the 12th highest trend on Twitter throughout the day in the Raleigh area and were capturing 240 tweets an hour between 9pm and 11pm. Social media has become a mainstay for people to connect before, during, and after the event.

To download our app, click on the icon to have a text sent to your phone.

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You can also view the app from your browser – Packapalooza online


Packapalooza 2014 Photo Gallery›

Check back during the early summer in 2016 for our band line up. If you are a band or artist and are interested in performing for Packapalooza 2016, please email us at

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 four years!