On Aug. 18, historic Hillsborough Street in Raleigh will be the site of Packapalooza, an all-day block party and street festival celebrating North Carolina State University’s 125th birthday. Music, activities and food will be part of the festival, which will feature more than 160 booths from local and university sponsors.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will kick off at 2 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. Two stages will feature live musical and dance performances as well as autograph sessions with Wolfpack baseball, football and women’s basketball teams. Numerous “zones” along Hillsborough Street will give visitors a taste of NC State’s traditions, as well as the opportunity to create works of art, learn dance, try their hand at sports, explore our students’ cultural backgrounds and purchase delicious food from local vendors. Free water will be provided at various locations. At 10 p.m., the festival will end with the lighting of the Belltower.
Hillsborough Street will be closed to traffic from Brooks Avenue to the Pullen Road roundabout. On-campus parking will be free in parking decks and in lots marked as B or C.
The Hillsborough Street Partnership helped plan the event. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit: 125.ncsu.edu/packapalooza.