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August 26 | 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NC State’s Packapalooza™ is a vibrant all-day block party and street festival that caps off Wolfpack Welcome Week, 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.