Camarillo, Calif., March 21, 2013 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) invites the public to Dolphinpalooza, a multicultural, family-friendly festival organized by CI students to unite the campus and community in a celebration of diversity.

The event will take place Saturday, April 27, from 3 to 10 p.m. on the South Quad of the CI campus. Admission is free for CI students, staff, faculty and children under 5 and $10 for members of the public. 

Dolphinpalooza is an annual festival organized by students for students and the community. This year, in honor of CI’s 10th anniversary, the Student Programming Board teamed up with the Instructionally Related Activities fund and the Provost’s office to create the biggest Dolphinpalooza yet, with a strong multicultural flair. The event will feature bands, DJs, dancing, games, rides, food trucks, face painting, balloon artists, character portraits, sumo wrestling, bungee jumping, chalk murals, an art gallery show, and much more.

The lineup of live performers includes the Celtic rock band the Young Dubliners; the popular 1980s pop music tribute band the Spazmatics; Indie rockers the Bad Suns; DJ Relyt from Q104.7FM; CI’s new 11-piece ensemble, the University Orchestra; the Channel Islands All-Stars, an electric jazz group; the Rio Brasil Samba dancers and drummers; and the Ballet Folklorico de CI.

Complimentary event parking is limited and only available in the designated “A” parking lots. Upon arriving at the campus, follow the directional signage to the event parking. Free parking is also available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot with bus service to and from the campus. In order to waive bus fares, riders should present their event registration confirmation when boarding the CI Vista bus; otherwise the cash-only bus fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. For exact times, check the schedule at

Individuals needing disability accommodations for the event, should contact the Disability Resource Program at or 805-437-3331, at least 14 days in advance.

For more information, visit or contact Merissa Stith, Events Coordinator, at 805-437-8548 or

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