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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 music, art and entertainment. Dive into Spring with an event you don’t want to miss!


In April 2016, Tukwut Life and the Dean of Students Office coordinated the Tukwut Spring Festival. The event featured food vendors, crafts, inflatables, and live music. CAB and University Student Union Activities Board (USULive!) saw the success of the event and want to expand upon it. A planning team of students and professional staff was formed.

On April 22, 2017 the first ever Festival 78 took place on campus. With 698 tickets sold and a team of 76 student and staff volunteers from across campus, the event was a success. The feedback from students was positive and confirmed that the event would in fact be a priority for the following academic year.

We are so excited to see you at our 8th annual Festival 78 on Saturday, April 13, 2024!

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Festival 78 will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 2:30 pm

Tickets on sale now!



There are a limited amount of tickets available!

Tickets will stop selling at 4 pm

February 13, 2024 - April 5, 2024:

  • $15* for CSUSM student tickets
  • $20* for guest tickets

April 8, 2024 - April 13, 2024:

  • $20* for CSUSM student tickets
  • $25* for guest tickets

There are only 300 guest tickets available and it must be purchased with a current CSUSM student ticket. If you would like a guest ticket, purchase your tickets early. Limit is one guest ticket per current CSUSM student ticket. Guest must provide valid federal or state ID and must enter with current CSUSM student. Current CSUSM student MUST present virtual ID in CSUSM app.


  • There is NO re-entry.
  • Gates close at 4:30 PM.
  • Beer Garden will stop serving alcohol at 5:10 pm
  • Students using a student ticket MUST present current, digital CSUSM ID using the CSUSM app.
  • Guests MUST be accompanied into the venue by a current CSUSM student.
  • Everyone entering the venue must present a valid state or federal ID (license, passport, military ID, etc.).
  • ID will be checked upon entry to the festival and you will receive a wristband.
  • Attendees are allowed to bring their FESTIVAL 78 branded picnic blankets or their own picnic blankets. Each attendee is allowed to bring 1 picnic blanket. All picnic blankets will be checked and inspected by security before entering the venue.
  • No pets. Only SERVICE ANIMALS. 


  • Your ticket- digital is ok!
  • Your state or federal ID
  • Money for food and drinks


  • CLEAR bags smaller than 12x6x12" (opaque or colored bags not permitted)


  • 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, there is overnight parking available EXCEPT for no overnight parking (12:00 am - 4:59 am) allowed in Lot L, 6th Level of PS1, Lot X, Y, & Z, or designated event areas in Lot B and Lot F. Parking Structure 2 is CLOSED (no parking) from 2:00 am - 5:00 am daily.
  • 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 5:10 PM and the beer garden will close at 5:30 PM.


  • 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
  • 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 lawn chairs, no beach chairs, and no 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
  • No video cameras
  • No posters, banners, flags, or signs
  • No computers, tablets, or laptops
  • No poles or rods
  • No coolers

What to do at Festival 78


    Main Headliner: THE DRIVER ERA (Ross Lynch & Rocky Lynch)
    1st headliner: Snakehips

    Student Opener: TBA

    Bring a hat and your sunglasses!

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

    The beer garden will stop serving alcohol at 5:10 pm 

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

    First 200 attendees receive an entree and desert voucher

    • Barbacoa La Familia (IG @barbacoa_la_familia)
      • Attendees have a choice of cheese quesadillas with chips (vegetarian), 2 Barbacoa Tacos with beans and chips, Barbacoa Burrito, or Barbacoa Ramen
    • Big Squeeze Lemonade (IG @thebiggestsqueeze)
      • Attendees have the option of a hot dog or burger, and three options of lemonade flavors
    • Gelü Italian Ice (IG @gelusandiego)
      • Various flavors of Italian Ice will be available!
    • Swoonful Cotton Candy (IG @swoonful)
      • Three cotton candy flavors will be available!


Volunteer Here!

We are looking for volunteers at Festival 78.

Sign up to volunteer

Benefits of volunteering:

Volunteers will receive a: 
  • Festival 78 volunteer shirt
  • lanyard
  • name badge
  • Food is provided for those working their shifts (shifts include: set up, during, clean-up)
  • Get your ticket reimbursed the week following Festival 78 *must volunteer for at least 4 hours
How this will benefit you?
  • Any interest in ASI? This is a good start to what we are! 
  • Free swag! 
  • Want to get involved? Do it here! 
  • Add this experience to your resume!
  • Get hands-on experience with a large-scale event! 
  • Get your ticket reimbursed the week following Festival 78 *must volunteer for at least 4 hours
Thinking of volunteering but you want to...
    • Enjoy the event? Work set up! 
    • Bring a guest but want to work during the event? Escort them in! 
    • Work clean up but don't want to go home late? Help us for 1 hour then you're free to go! 
    • Don't want to volunteer alone? Bring your friend and volunteer together! 
    • Attend class/have work and still volunteer? Let us know your availability and we can work with you! 

Have a question?

Visit the FAQ page and do a quick search! Can't find what you're looking for? Email us at

Festival Recaps:


View photos from the festival on our Photo Shelter.

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.