Burning Man

This Week

Jul 28 - Aug 03: Barracuda Championship

Jul 01 - Aug 01: Artown

Jul 11 - Aug 24: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

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Burning Man
Aug 26 - Sept 2, 2013

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Burning Man 2013 Poster

2013 Art Theme: Cargo Cult

Who is John Frum? He is known to us by many names, this Visitor from Elsewhere, dispenser of endless abundance and wielder of mysterious technologies: John Frum, Quetzalcoatl, Osiris, "Bob." His cargo is splendid, his generosity boundless, his motives beyond our understanding. But across the ages and around the world, the stories all agree: one day he will return, bearing great gifts. Our theme this year asks three related questions; who is John Frum, where is he really from, and where, on spaceship Earth, are we all going?

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Ticket Information

For all the latest information about tickets to Burning Man 2013, visit our tickets page.

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.