Burning Man is not a festival. Burning Man is a community. A temporary city. A global cultural movement based on 10 practical principles.
We don’t book acts or provide entertainment. What happens here is up to you! There is no corporate sponsorship. You are entering a “decommodified” space that values who you are, not what you have. You are expected to collaborate, be inclusive, connective and clean up after yourself. Participate actively as a citizen of Black Rock City.
Wondering where to begin? Here are some resources to help you get started.
The power of the Burning Man experience is held by each member of the community. It requires everyone to do their part.
Trojan Horse, Pull (Photo by Andy Pischalnikoff)
Ways to Participate
Burning Man is the sum total of the activities of its participants, and the ways to participate are as unlimited as one’s imagination.
Find or join a camp
Make some art
Connect with Spark!
Working on a project and looking for help? Got skills and resources and want to work on a project? Connect through Spark, our online system facilitating creative collaborations in our community.
Survive and Thrive
Burning Man sets a high bar for creating community under extreme conditions. Learn how to meet it — or even raise it.
Event Survival Guide
Mandatory reading for all Burning Man participants, this guide tells you everything you need to know about how to survive and enjoy the event. Read up and be prepared.