Burning Man SF Decompression 2023: Black Top City!

  • Date and Time: October 21, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 AM (Pacific Time)
  • Format: Event
  • Location:
    119 Utah St, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Tickets: Buy tickets or RSVP

Burning Man presents the triumphant return of…

San Francisco Decompression: Black Top City!

Saturday October 21st, 2023, 2pm-12am, all ages; then continuing inside until 3am (limited capacity, 21+)

Event entrance (and taxi + rideshare location) is at Alameda St & Vermont St, San Francisco (map)

Bring the spirit and imagination of Black Rock City to the Bay and help create: “Black Top City” — an urban version of Burning Man in the heart of San Francisco! Our community will create a microcosm of BRC in a street faire setting at this brand new location! We want to hear from participants wanting to co-create Decom this year ASAP to plan a triumphant return!!!


Bring us your ideas as early as possible! 

Theme camps, art, fire art, art cars and mutant vehicles – let us know what you’d like to share with our 2023 San Francisco Decompression Questionnaire.

Performers of all stripes, musicians, bands, dancers, DJs, variety acts, fire performers – please complete this short Performer Info form.

Volunteers! Decompression is built through incredible volunteer efforts, cooperation, and community in action! Contact our Community Events volunteer coordinators at ce-volunteers@burningman.org to join our team and help create this amazing, legendary San Francisco community event! 


Stay in the know! Subscribe to the SF Community Events Announcement List by emailing ce-announce+subscribe@burningman.org to learn about upcoming events and opportunities to participate. We can’t wait to co-create San Francisco Decompression 2023: Black Top City, with YOU!!