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Burning Man is an annual event and a thriving year-round culture. The event takes place the week leading up to and including Labor Day, in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The Burning Man organization (Black Rock City LLC) creates the infrastructure of Black Rock City, wherein attendees (or “participants”) dedicate themselves to the spirit of community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, leaving no trace. As simple as this may seem, trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind. In this section you will find the peripheral definitions of what the event is as a whole, but to truly understand this event, one must participate.

Outside the event, Burning Man’s vibrant year-round culture is growing through the non-profitBurning Man Project, including worldwide Regional Groups and associated non-profits who embody Burning Man’s ethos out in the world.

Whether our activities take place in Black Rock City or around the world, Burning Man’sTen Principles provide a guiding social and cultural framework for our community.

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What started out as a small event on San Francisco’s Baker Beach and then migrated to the Black Rock Desert has now morphed into a vibrant global year-round culture of like-minded individuals who seek to live their lives in a more meaningful, powerful and self-expressed way. The Ten Principles are a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it has organically developed since the event’s inception.

The experience, our history, the quirky nomenclature, and answers to your frequently asked questions about Burning Man. It’s all here.

The values shared by the Burning Man community are reflected in the Ten Principles and our Mission Statement. Learn more.

Burning Man’s Event Archives andAfterburn Reports describe the activities and events that go into making Burning Man happen each year.

Meet the many dedicated people behind the scenes at Burning Man.



10 of the Most Fantastical Burning Man Creations


29TH AUG, 2014


This week, an otherworldly gathering in the desert is taking place in the Black Rock Desert of Northern Nevada. A celebration of life, earth and all the incredible things we’re capable of building and creating, over the years Burning Man has served as the surrealist of settings to showcase some of the most mind-boggling and incredible art by talented young creatives. They’re not necessarily well-known or reputed artists outside of the festival, but the Burning Man Festival becomes their world stage. Some of the festival’s most impressive sculptures and installations were made in someone’s garage or backyard. Let’s check out some of the most unforgettable…

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1. The Neverwas Haul


(c) Michael Holden

Neverwas Haul, a self-propelled 3-story Victorian House, made from 75% recycled equipment and materials, returns with new interiors, engine, and collections from its travels around the world (i.e., oddities of the Jules Verne).

The artists are a self-confessed collective of“tinkerers, gearheads, and steam bohemians who fabricate steam-powered art out of repurposed industrial detritus”.


The Neverwas Haul was designed and built as a vehicle for the Burning Man Festivals in 2006 and 2007 but these days its semi-permanently housed at Obtainium Works in Vallejo and can be rented in that venue for weddings, dinners, and other events. For the right price, the Haul can even be transported to your location.


(c) Loupiote

Discover more about the Neverwas and its creators here.