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


2014 Art Theme: Caravansary

For centuries, Silk Route travelers crossed paths in caravansaries, bustling caravan stops offering more than just shelter from the desert wilderness; they were vital centers of cultural exchange, bringing together traders, pilgrims, monks, nomads, traveling entertainers, and wild-eyed adventurers from all points of the compass to share their stories around a common fire.

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 April 17, 2014

Secure Ticket Exchange Program

April 21 at 12pm (noon) PDT, STEP opens to those submitting their tickets for resale. On April 22 at 12pm (noon) PDT, those wishing to purchase tickets can register for STEP.

Burner Express Shuttle Bus

Tickets for the Burner Express shuttle bus from Reno and SF to Black Rock City and back will be available starting April 23. Details on the Burner Express site.

Low Income Tickets

Applications for the low income ticket program are now available on our tickets page.

2014 Participation Forms

Participation Forms are the first step to bringing your art installation, theme camp, mutant vehicle, disabled-person vehicle or media project to Burning Man.

Traffic Mitigation Plan

As part of a multi-pronged effort to mitigate Burning Man's traffic issues, a vehicle pass will be required for every vehicle entering Black Rock City in 2014. Learn more.

Media Coverage

We've updated our media coverage page to include all the Burning Man news that was (apparently) fit to print since the 2013 event.

Read more news stories.

Important Dates Updated April 17, 2014

April 30, 2014
Camp Placement Questionnaires Due

May 15, 2014
Mutant Vehicle Applications Due

June 11, 2014
Art Installation Questionnaires Due

July 10, 2014
Media Project Applications Due

July 31, 2014
Disabled Person's Vehicle Applications Due

Burning Man Marketplace Updated January 8, 2014

Our marketplace is currently down for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Stay Connected in Black Rock City Year Round Updated November 30, 2012

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, 2011

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.