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Burning Man happens Aug 25 - Sept 1, 2014
  Updated September 8, 2014


Burning Man 2014 Round-Up

Burning Man is a wrap! Thank you for participating and making it amazing! Check out the list of honorarium art installations, art of Black Rock City and Caravansary Souk installations, based on this year's art theme. See what you missed in the Playa Events Calendar!

The Man 2014

What Is Burning Man?

Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. Burning Man is also an ever-expanding year-round culture based on the Ten Principles.

What Isn't Burning Man?

Burning Man isn't your usual festival, with big acts booked to play on massive stages. In fact, it's more of a city than a festival, wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the event.

The 10 Principles Blog Series

Representing the cornerstone of Burning Man Project's Philosophical Center, the 10 Principles blog series is an ongoing exploration of the values that have grown out of the Burning Man community. You are invited to join the conversation.

The 10 Princples Blog Series

Want to Volunteer?

Give the gift of your time to the Burning Man community -- on playa or year-round. Volunteer! Please note that first-time volunteers do not receive a ticket to the event.

Live Gerlach Webcam

See a live shot of Main Street in Gerlach, NV, from the camera mounted atop Burning Man's Gerlach office.

Burning Man Hotline: 415-TO-FLAME


Latest News Updated November 12, 2014

The Artumnal Gathering

On November 22, celebrate this benchmark year of supporting our community's artists and instigators, both at Burning Man and around the world!

Black Rock City Census

Be counted! Take a moment to fill out the (anonymous) Black Rock City census, helping us understand and share Burning Man's demographic make-up.

Lost and Found

Lose something on playa, or find something you want to return to its owner? Here's how our Lost and Found process works.

Keep on Burning!

Digging that playa vibe? Keep it rolling by getting involved with one of our 220 Regional Groups, actively bringing Burning Man culture to the world.

Burning Man Project

Participate with Burning Man Project and be a part of growing Burning Man culture, sharing the values reflected in the 10 Principles with the world through civic involvement, education and arts programs.

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Burning Man Marketplace Updated September 8, 2014

Our new and improved marketplace offers a curated selection of Burning Man books, films, posters, and the annual wall calendar, so you can collect, share and enjoy memories of Burning Man year-round.

Important Dates Updated November 12, 2014

November 22, 2014
The Artumnal Gathering

mid-December, 2014
BRC Honorarium Art Grant LOI Deadline


Stay Connected in Black Rock City Year Round Updated November 30, 2013

Regional Network

Get involved and stay connected to Burning Man culture year round via your local Regional Contact.

The Jack Rabbit Speaks

Sign up for the weekly, informative JRS email newsletter.

Burner Social Networking

Connect with Burners on Facebook and the ePlaya, and tune in to our @burningman and @blackrockcity Twitter feeds.


Spark is an online system connecting people with Burning Man projects, facilitating creative collaborations.

Burning Man YouTube Channel

Our official YouTube channel features videos about the event and Burning Man's year-round culture.

Tales from the Playa

Our collection of participants' stories from Burning Man over the years. We welcome your submissions!

Related Groups Updated September 26, 2013

Burning Man Project

The Burning Man Project's mission is to facilitate and extend the culture that has issued from the Burning Man event into a larger world by providing infrastructural tools and frameworks that will allow people to apply the Ten Principles in many communities and spheres of endeavor.

Black Rock Arts Foundation

Our sister non-profit brings the art and spirit of Burning Man into our daily lives through public art, community and civic participation. Donate now!

Black Rock Solar

Black Rock Solar builds low- or no-cost solar power in underserved communities, while teaching people how to install renewable energy.

Burners Without Borders

BWB facilitates volunteers interested in manifesting Burning Man principles in the world by gifting their time and talents to help others.