Burning Man Festival – 2018
The Burning Man festival 2018 is set to begin from 26 August (Sunday) and continue until 3 September (Monday). A popular annual event celebrated in Nevada’s Black Rock City (BRC), this late summer festival sees the active participation of thousands of people. Besides enjoying the ritualistic burning of a massive wooden effigy called Burning Man, other simultaneous events are also worth your time. The theme of 2018 Burning Man event is I, Robot, based on a character created by American writer Isaac Asimov in 1950. Assuming that most of us have already got our tickets booked for the grand celebration, I’ll answer the most frequently asked questions related to the BRC and Burning Man.
How much will it cost me to go to the Burning Man?
The ticket price is likely to hover between $190 to $1,200. Note that you’ll have to pay $80 separately to buy a pass for your private vehicle or a rental car.
How much area does the Burning Man event cover?
The Burning Man covers nearly 7 sq miles of the Black Rock Desert. As many as 60,000 people attend the festival every year.
What do I need to bring to the Burning Man?
Your must-have list of items includes – ticket, photo ID proof, confirmation number, 1.5 gallons/6 liters of water for per person on per day basis, recyclable water bottle, food, beverages, and first-aid box. Carrying warm clothes, sunscreens, sunglasses, and a dust mask can be of great help.
Can I bring children to the Burning Man?
Yes, you can bring children to the event. While children under 12 with a parent are permitted to participate free of cost, children in the age group of 13 – 18 years will need to buy tickets. All children under 18 are mandatorily required to accompany a parent or guardian of 21-year-old or above.
What does MOOP mean in the Burning Man?
MOOP stands for Matter Out of Place. As one of the largest “leave no trace” festivals, the Burning Man is known for its careful restoration of the area. Attendees clear the Burning Man site of all unwanted stuff like screws, ropes, wood etc.
Can I take my car inside the Black Rock City?
No, you’ll have to park your vehicle or rental car near your camp. Private vehicles or hired cars are not allowed beyond designated parking areas.
Which is the closest city to Black Rock City?
Gerlach, located about 62 miles/100 km away, is the nearest human settlement. Nevada’s Reno City is the closest big city situated nearly 142 miles/229 km away from the BRC.
Which is the nearest airport to Burning Man?
Reno–Tahoe International Airport (RNO), which is also our popular car hire pick up location, is the closest airport located about 143 miles/230 km away from Burning Man/Black Rock City.