Packapalooza is a huge, free, family-friendly block party welcoming the Wolfpack back to campus. It takes place on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, from Brooks Avenue to the roundabout near the Memorial Belltower, on Saturday, August 27th, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fall is looking great around the Triangle, whether you’re looking for something spooky or totally kid-friendly! Check out our HUGE list of fall festivals, as well as our list of pumpkin patches, haunted trails and corn mazes! We have also put together a big list of Halloween events and Trick or Treat events!
The headlining performer is American Aquarium.
The whole community is invited to this free street festival. The festival includes music, games, vendors and much more.
This is the first Packapalooza since 2019. In past years, it featured over 300 vendor booths and welcomed over 85,000 attendees.
Learn about the different cultures that make up NC State’s global community. Students will share talents from around the globe.
Learn about the how NC State and the local community are committed to sustainability, and how you can make a difference as well.
Pack Pride Zone
Meet members of NC State Police Department, Raleigh Police Department, Raleigh Fire Department and the Armed Forces. A real fire truck will be there for you to explore.
Register to vote with the Wake County Board of Elections and learn how you can get involved with campus and community organizations.
Kick a field goal or flip on a trampoline! Shoot a hockey puck with the Carolina Hurricanes or play corn hole
Enjoy music, dance and poetry performances.
Enjoy tours of the NC State Belltower, learn about the Wolfpack Club and purchase NC State apparel.
Purchase delicious food from food vendors or the restaurants along Hillsborough Street.
Enjoy interactive kid-friendly activities. A chalk artist will be creating art at the event.
Check out a big list of fall festivals in the Triangle, or take a quick look at a few upcoming festivals here: