Burning Man Festival Event Guide

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When do gates open at Burning Man Festival?

The gates to enter the city will open at noon on Sunday and not before. Please do not arrive early, as you will be turned away. The city closes at noon on Monday.

Are children allowed at Burning Man Festival?

All ages are allowed, but the festival organizers are very keen to remind parents and guardians that Burning Man is in the middle of the desert, with a very self-reliance agenda. They do not recommend that you come without being totally prepared for situations. There are also areas that are strictly adults only, with adult themes, so children under 18 should be supervised at all times.

Are pets allowed at Burning Man Festival?

Pets at Burning Man Festival can suffer even more than children, as they are less able to tell you when something is wrong. The environment can be harsh and very dangerous for animals not native, so no animals are allowed at all.

Do I have to arrive on the first day of Burning Man?

No, the gates are manned throughout the week, and will be open for new arrivals any time.

Are single day tickets available for Burning Man Festival?

Single day tickets will not be sold to Burning Man Festival, only week-long passes will be sold.

What food is available at Burning Man Festival?

Other than the Center Camp Cafe there are no vendors for food and drink. It is down to you to bring everything you need for your stay.

How do I get to Burning Man Festival if I don't have a car?

There is an official Rideshare program for Burning Man, and there is a shuttle bus called the Burner Express which runs from Reno to the gate. There is also a designated tents only camp for passengers of the Burner Express.

What should I bring to Burning Man Festival?

Bring enough food and plenty of water (1.5 gallons per person, per day), as well as sun protection - sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, parasols etc - and things to keep you warm in the evenings. The desert can turn very cold in the dark. Bring items to keep your face protected in case of dust storms, a bike to get around and plenty of fun items like costumes, banners and musical instruments. Bring your own portable shower and toilet facilities if possible, and be mindful of the festival policy of disposing of the gray water. You will need everyday items such as first aid supplies, duct tape, trash bags, hand sanitizer and flashlights with spare batteries. If you are bringing a stove to cook with, please use common sense, and accompany it with a fire extinguisher, just in case.