People out here build whole worlds out of nothing, through cooperating. -Larry Harvey
Black Rock gives us all a chance to heal, to become ourselves. - Larry Harvey
Culture is a living breathing organism, that needs to be stimulated, disturbed and set on fire. -Crimson Rose
If you gave yourself permission to be more creative and connected, what would your story be? -Marian Goodell
In the beginning it was all about temporary artwork. Now it’s about work that may have a life far beyond the playa. -Crimson Rose
The ultimate goal of Burning Man is to encourage the culture of creativity. -Marian Goodell
Communities are not produced by sentiment. They grow out of a shared struggle.  -Larry Harvey
If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.  -Leonard Cohen
What is to give light must endure burning.  -Victor Frankl
Burning Man is a global community with citizens on six continents. You may already be a member!
Burning Man is the place to find out who you are, then take it a step further.
Burner (n): a citizen of the worldview that is Burning Man. May be encountered everywhere.
Burning Man is a laboratory. Not every experiment works, but we’ll never know if we don't try.
Life is short. Make something amazing. (Then burn it)
Burning Man is not a festival. It’s a catalyst for creative culture in the world.

Latest News

Smithsonian Hosting Burning Man Storytelling Event Friday, Sept. 14

On Friday, September 14, as part of the “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” exhibition in Washington D.C., the Smithsonian is hosting a day of Burning Man storytelling called “Radical Inclusion and Tales from the Playa.” It’s not at the Renwick Gallery but rather the McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th & G Streets NW. It’s a jam-packed, awesome […]

Statement on Police Activity on the Road to BRC

Update 8/23: If you are traveling to the Burning Man event, we’ve sent out detailed information about what to do to prepare for your drive and any encounter with law enforcement. We are encouraging participants to safely record their interactions with law enforcement officers (do not hold your phone in your hands while driving). If […]

Self-Service Cults and Commemorations: The Art of Remembering Larry

Larry Harvey once famously told American TV journalist Charlie Rose: “So when they say we’re a cult, we reply that it’s a self-service cult. You wash your own brain.” But Burners not only wash their own brains, they also curate and create their own city and experiences. And this radically self-expressive, self-reliant and participatory approach […]

Temple Galaxia Is Headed to Playa One Triangle at a Time

Galaxia, the 2018 Temple, measures its progress — and success — in people and triangles. A whole lotta triangles. The build crews in San Francisco and Reno have recently finished the 2,400 wooden triangles that will make up the giant curves of this year’s Temple. The crew has also met their fundraising goal, which means […]