NC State’s Annual Block Party and Street Festival
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023
2 - 10 p.m.
We Pack the Street Aug. 26, 2023
NC State’s Packapalooza™ is a vibrant all-day block party and street festival that caps off Wolfpack Welcome Week on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023 from 2 to 10 p.m., commencing the academic year with a bang. NC State students, faculty, staff, alums, families and members of the local community pack Hillsborough Street for a day filled with music, entertainment, family-friendly activities, food and everything that embodies the Wolfpack spirit. The day will close with a captivating performance by musical headliner David Cook, winner of season seven of “American Idol” – and a grand finale of fireworks and laser light show.
Packapalooza™ is a cherished tradition that attracts over 85,000 attendees, boasting an impressive lineup of more than 300 vendor booths and support from over 50 sponsoring organizations. Packapalooza™ is presented by Live It Up! Hillsborough Street.