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-reliance and self-expression. In Black Rock City, you won’t be the weirdest kid in the classroom and you’ll become a part of the growing community of Burners who are active year-round.
Burning Man is a practice in community, an annual gathering of 65,000 "Burners" who meet in the Black Rock Desert of Northern Nevada to create art, exchange ideas, and participate in the burning of the Man, a symbol whose meaning is as varied as the attendees themselves.
What is Burning Man?
To truly understand this event, one must particpate. However, click here for eloquent overview of this experimental community, which challenges its members to express and rely on themselves to a degree that is not normally encountered in one's day-to-day life.
Tickets to Burning Man
For detailed information about the deadline dates and purchasing options for 2015 Burning Man tickets, click here.
2015 Art Theme: Carnival of Mirrors
This year’s theme is about mirrors and masks, mazes and merger. It will be a kind of magic show that takes the form of an old-fashioned carnival. This Carnival of Mirrors asks three essential questions: within our media-saturated world, where products and people, consumption and communion morph into an endlessly diverting spectacle, who is the trickster, who is being tricked, and how might we discover who we really are?
Special Room Packages
Check back this summer to see a variety of lodging choices and promotional rates for Burners. It's an opportunity to prepare for, or rejuvenate from, your the trek in the Black Rock Desert.
Before and After Burning Man
There's so much to see and do in-and-around Reno Tahoe USA. We hope you have extra time to explore some of the 1,000 reasons to visit by checking VisitRenoTahoe.com for information about attractions, sightseeing, shopping, dining, nightlife, and most importantly . . . . a place to enjoy a shower and a comfortable bed!