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Kaleidoscope Festival & Open House. April 26, 2008
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Kaleidoscope Festival

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Due to state budget reductions, the 2013 Kaleidoscope Festival has been cancelled.

The Kaleidoscope Festival is traditionally held on the last Saturday of April. If funding becomes available for the festival to be held 2014, the exact date of the event will be announced as soon as funding is confirmed. For information regarding the 2014 event, it is suggested that you check this website in October 2013.

What is Kaleidoscope?

Kaleidoscope is the university’s annual festival and open house event. It was established in 1985 to open the campus to its neighbors, highlight the academic pursuits of the university and celebrate the diverse array of individuals and activities that help make CSULB the unique campus community that it is.

More than 30,000 people attend Kaleidoscope each year. The festival traditionally features more than 200 exhibits and displays, including games, rides, hands-on demonstrations and food and retail booths sponsored by students, staff, faculty and community groups. The festival is fun and educational for people of all ages. Parking and admission are free.

Who participates in Kaleidoscope?

The Kaleidoscope Festival features a variety of participants, including:

  • Student Clubs and Organizations
  • University Programs and Services
  • Volunteer Entertainment
  • Community-Based Organizations
  • Commercial Food Vendors
  • Local Businesses
  • Local Government Agencies