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Looking to attend Burning Man Festival, or find out more about the event?

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Burning Man, NV, USA

What is Burning Man?

Burning Man is an annual festival held in a temporary community in northwest Nevada and is dedicated to anti-consumerism and self-expression. The festival started as a small summer solstice bonfire ritual on San Francisco’s Baker Beach, but over the decade between the first event and the pivotal first Black Rock City LLC run event in 1997, the gathering grew and grew. Since 1996 there has been an overarching theme to the event, including ‘The Body’, ‘The Vault of Heaven’, ‘The Green Man’, ‘American Dream’, and ‘DaVinci's Workshop’. The theme for 2024 will be ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’.

When is Burning Man?

Burning Man 2024 begins on Sunday August 25th 2024 and ends on Monday September 2nd 2024.

The Burning Man Principles

Burning Man as an event and the communities related to the festival are guided by 10 principles, which have an aim to evoke the cultural ethos that has emerged as a result of the event. They are as follows:

Radical Inclusion

"Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community."


"Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value."


"In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience."

Radical Self-Reliance

"Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources."

Radical Self-Expression

"Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient."

Communal Effort

"Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction."

Civic Responsibility

"We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws."

Leaving No Trace

"Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them."


"Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart."


"Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience."


How to get to Burning Man

There will be over 60,000 attendees travelling to Burning Man at Black Rock City. It's highly recommended that participants avoid driving to Black Rock City, and instead utilise the shuttle bus services and chartered flights to the temporary Black Rock City Airport using connecting services and the Burner Express Air.


Burner Express Air

The Burner Express Air is a chartered flight service that transports Burners (participants in the Burning Man event) from a number of different parts of California and Nevada to and from Black Rock City.

Airports with with the Burner Express Air (BxA) Service


Reno-Tahoe International Airport

The closest public airport to Black Rock City, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, is 3 miles from downtown Reno, NV.

Those attending Burning Man can take the Burner Express service to Black Rock City directly from Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Airlines serving the airport: Alaska AIrlinesUnited ExpressAllegiantUnited AirlinesAmerican AirlinesJetBlueSouthwest AirlinesAmerican EagleFrontier AirlinesDelta AirlinesCalifornia Pacific AirlinesDelta Connection

Signature Oakland FBO

Signature Oakland FBO can be found at Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA.

Airlines serving Oakland International Airport: Spirit AirlinesAlaska AIrlinesSouthwest AirlinesJetBlueAmerican AirlinesDelta AirlinesHawaiian AirlinesDelta Connection

San Carlos Airport General Aviation Building

San Carlos Airport is usually a reliever airport for San Francisco International Airport but also serves San Mateo County. It is easily accessible from US Route 101.

Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport

Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport can be found in downtown Burbank, Los Angeles and serves the Greater Los Angeles area.

Airlines serving Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport: Alaska AIrlinesUnited AirlinesAmerican AirlinesJetBlueUnited ExpressDelta AirlinesAmerican EagleDelta Connection

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