For homecoming parades, game-day victories, graduation, and photos at the Belltower, Hillsborough Street is where NC State celebrates. It has been for generations. So what better place to throw the biggest event of the year?
Scotty McCreery will perform at NC State's Packapalooza

We’re also proud to announce that American Idol – and NC State sophomore – Scotty McCreery will perform a song with Chancellor Randy Woodson and head football coach Dave Doeren.
Catch them between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Belltower Stage.

Join us on Hillsborough Street on Saturday, August 24, for Packapalooza, an all-day block party and street festival capping off Wolfpack Welcome Week to 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, including alumni and the local community.

Event Information

  • August 24, 2013
  • 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Hillsborough Street (from Pogue Street to the roundabout near the Memorial Belltower)
  • Free and open to the public