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Festival 78 at CSUSM is an interactive outdoor art & music festival held annually on the Mangrum Track and Field. The festival unites the students through the music, art and entertainment. This is THE road to Spring and  you won't want to miss it! 

Festival Information

Updated April 17, 2020

You can't come to Festival 78 for the music, so we're bringing the music to YOU!

Tune in to Virtual 78 on April 25th from 3 - 7 pm to watch your fellow Cougars Renegade Music, Hypedelic Love, and Augen Official DJ virtually on Zoom!

Don’t miss the show on Zoom! Be sure to register with your CSUSM email for access!

Updated March 17, 2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19, a campus mandate has unfortunately required the cancellation of Festival 78. We would like to thank the student employees, professional staff members, campus partners, student openers, and vendors for the time and planning through the process of the event.

ASI is aware the impact on different populations of students on campus due to the cancellation of Festival 78. We will update you all on the new developments we will as soon as we are able to. We are currently exploring options of how we can provide a similar experience for you all despite the cancellation.


View photos from the festival on our Flickr Profile.

Know Before You Go

  • There is NO re-entry. 
  • Gates close at 6:00 PM.
  • Students using a student ticket MUST present valid, CSUSM ID.
  • Guests MUST be accompanied into the venue with a CSUSM student.
  • Everyone entering the venue must present a valid state or federal ID (license, passport, military ID, etc.).
  • Your ticket- digital is okay!
  • Your state or federal ID
  • CLEAR bags smaller than 12x6x12" (opaque or colored bags not permitted)
  • NEW DIMENSIONS: No bags larger than 12x6x12"
  • No bags that are not clear
  • All bags will be checked by hired security upon entry
  • No refillable or disposable beverage containers
    • FREE water will be available inside the venue! Soft drinks and other beverages available for purchase.
  • ID will be checked upon entry to the festival and you will receive a wristband
  • No lighters, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, marijuana, pipes, or electronic smoking devices will be allowed inside the venue
  • No outside food or beverage (Guests with medical diets should speak with a ASI staff or email for assistance)
  • No chairs
  • No blankets or seat cushions
  • No cameras with a removable lens
  • No beach balls, frisbees, anything designed to be thrown
  • No pets (including ESAs)
  • No laser pointers
  • No skateboards, scooters, bicycles etc.
  • No knives or weapons of any sort
  • No umbrellas
  • NEW: No video cameras
  • NEW: No posters, banners, flags, or signs
  • NEW: No computers, tablets, or laptops
  • NEW: No poles or rods
  • NEW: No coolers
If you're 21 years of age or older, please note that:
  • Valid state/federal ID is required to enter the beer garden (license, passport, military ID, etc.).
  • Your ID will be checked upon entry to the beer garden and when you order your drink.
  • The bar will be a cash bar. There will be NO ATM access, but credit cards will be accepted.
  • You'll want to remember this event! Please drink responsibly and avoid pre-gaming.
  • We want you to plan ahead and have a sober ride home! Please consider using Uber or Lyft!
  • If you need to leave your vehicle overnight, overnight parking is now available in ALL lots and levels of the parking structure with a valid CSUSM permit.
  • Individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted inside the event and may be asked to leave without a refund.
  • Last call will happen at 5:30 PM and the beer garden will close at 6:00 PM.

What to do at Festival 78

Main Stage

Make sure to snag a spot in front of the main stage! You won't want to miss these musical acts:

  • Student Opener: RENEGADE
  • Featuring Student Performers: HYPEDELIC and AUGEN
  • Find out the Main Headliner(s) at the Artist Reveal on April 9, 2020
Cool Off Tent

Chill out under the shade, beat the heat, and have a CHIBEY time at our cool off area 

Beer Garden

If you're 21+ come by the beer garden to purchase a cold brew! Don't forget your valid state or federal ID!

Arts and Activities

Make sure your phones are charged and bring your portable charger for some #instaworthy activities and installations! 

Food Vendors

Check back for a list of food trucks and tents that will be there!

Stay in the Know

Stay updated on all Festival 78 promo events and be on the lookout for SWAG and free student ticket giveaways by following us on Instagram @asi.csusm. 

Individuals with disabilities who would like to attend this event, please contact regarding any special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids, such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials, notify the event sponsor at least seven working days in advance of the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

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