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Get Ready for an Action PACKED Packapalooza

The full schedule and musical lineup are now live! Check out the event highlights, musical lineup and Wolfpack celebrities who will be there.

Chancellor Woodson plays guitar on stage with a band at a previous Packapalooza

Packapalooza™ is less than two weeks away! The popular campus-community street festival celebrating all things NC State returns to Hillsborough Street on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 2-10 p.m. Back for the first time since 2019, this will be the 10th anniversary of the first event. 

The schedule was released today, and as we inch closer to the big day, here is a closer look at the activities and entertainment that will be available throughout the event:


  • Kickoff parade down Hillsborough Street, featuring the NC State marching band and a parade of flags with our international community.
  • Live musical performances on the D.H. Hill Stage, Coke Stage and Belltower Stage
  • Arts performances, featuring clogging, a capella, dance, spoken word and other groups
  • Cultural showcases and performances in the International Zone
  • Belltower tours led by Tom Stafford, former vice chancellor of student affairs at NC State
  • Interactive art exhibits and family activities
  • A pep rally featuring NC State student-athletes and coaches
  • Fireworks and lighting the NC State Belltower red

Musical Lineup

  • Headliner: American Aquarium
  • Juniper Avenue
  • Zephyranthes
  • Gen-X
  • Jazz Xpressions
  • Quelle the Prophet
  • Coexist
  • Simple Sole
  • Moving Boxes
  • Emma Rae Fornes
  • Late Notice
  • DJ Ed Luva
  • Motor Mouth Mike

Wolfpack Celebrities in Attendance

  • Abby Lampe, international cheese-rolling champion (signing autographs and taking pictures as well as cutting and tasting her prize cheese wheel)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wuf, NC State power couple and beloved mascots
  • Randy Woodson, chancellor of NC State University
  • Tom Stafford, retired vice chancellor of student affairs, campus historian and Belltower tour leader extraordinaire

For the full schedule, times, locations and and more, please visit You can also download the Packapalooza Guide within the NC State Guides app.