The official once-a-year celebration in Nevada occurs in Black Rock City, starting on Aug. 30 and running through Sept. 6. But if you can’t afford to lose that much time from work – or simply don’t want to fry your ass with some 48,000 or so other radical and self-reliant Burning Man participants (called ”Burners”) - there are other alternatives close to Las Vegas to get your radical art and nature urges on.
The first major event is “Forgotten City,” running April 22 through 25 in Nipton, California, one hour south of Las Vegas.
The next artist conclave is on May 6 through 9 called, “Toast!” an Arizona burner event in Witch Well, Arizona. Four days of large scale art, music, performance, and interactive participation. The Azburners are an interactive group of artists, performers, musicians and participants.
Vegas Backstage Access has written many articles on “Burning Man” which can be searched on our site in the right hand column.
And, here is a cool 360-degree movie style panoramic of the various enclaves comprising the big daddy Black Rock City event.