Burning man Festival 2024

Event Date:

August 25, 2024

Event Time:

12:00 am

Event Location:

Black rock desert

Burning Man is an event focused on community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance held annually in the western United States.[1][2] The name of the event comes from its culminating ceremony: the symbolic burning of a large wooden effigy, referred to as the Man, that occurs on the penultimate night of Burning Man, which is the Saturday evening before Labor Day.[3] The event has been located since 1991 at Black Rock City in northwestern Nevada, a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert about 100 miles (160 km) north-northeast of Reno. As outlined by Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey in 2004, the event is guided by ten principles: radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation, and immediacy.[4]


Once a year, 80,000 people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and participation. In this crucible of creativity, all are welcome.

Around the world, Burners just like you are connecting, learning, and building community via in-person Official Regional Events, and through cutting-edge virtual experiences.

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Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. In this crucible of creativity, all are welcome.

We are excited to build Black Rock City with you again in 2023! Learn about our theme for the year, Burning Man 2023: ANIMALIA. If you’re new to Black Rock City, please see our most recent Survival Guide. Looking for a way to volunteer and plug in? Fill out our Volunteer Questionnaire.

Subscribe to the Jackrabbit Speaks and the Burning Man Journal to stay in the know about all things BRC-planning and more — including ticketing information, efforts to make BRC 2023 and beyond more sustainable, diverse and inclusive, and how we intend to keep our community safe as we gather together in the summer of 2023.

And if you want to track every day, hour, minute, and second until the Man burns… we’ve got you covered.

See you in the dust!


The event originated on June 22, 1986, on Baker Beach in San Francisco as a small function organized by Larry Harvey and Jerry James, the builders of the first Man. It has since been held annually, spanning the nine days leading up to and including Labor Day. Over the event’s history, attendance has generally increased. In 2019, 78,850 people participated in the event.[5] In 2021, the unofficial event had an estimated 20,000 attendees.[6][7]

NPR said about Burning Man, “Once considered an underground gathering for bohemians and free spirits of all stripes, Burning Man has since evolved into a destination for social media influencers, celebrities and the Silicon Valley elite.”[8] At Burning Man, the participants design and build all the art, activities, and events.[9] Artwork at Burning Man includes experimental and interactive sculptures, buildings, performances and art cars, among other media. These contributions are inspired by a theme that is chosen annually by the Burning Man Project.[10] An anonymous attendee once elaborated that “Burning Man is about ‘why not’ overwhelming ‘why'”.[11] Participation is a key precept for the community,[12] so there is much controversy in the community over the problem of non-participatory influencers and elite at the event.[13][14]

Burning Man is organized by the Burning Man Project, a non-profit organization that, in 2013, succeeded Black Rock City LLC, a for-profit limited liability company. Black Rock City LLC was formed in 1999 to represent the event’s organizers and is now considered a subsidiary of the non-profit organization. The Burning Man Project endorses multiple smaller regional events guided by the Burning Man principles, both in the United States and internationally. The organization provides the essential infrastructure of Black Rock City and works year-round to bring Burning Man culture to the world through programs such as Burners Without Borders,[15] Black Rock Solar,[16] and Global Arts Grants.[17]

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  • Black rock desert
  • Nevada
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • August 25, 2024 12:00 am   -   September 2, 2024 12:00 am
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