Welcome to Burning Flipside

Burning Flipside is a regional art and music festival inspired by Burning Man. It is a place for radical self-expression and an experiment in temporary community building. It is a place of acceptance, inclusiveness, and respect. It is organized entirely by volunteers. The art and entertainment is created solely by participants. There are no spectators. There are no concession stands. No cash transactions are permitted at Flipside. Even bartering is discouraged. This is a sincere experiment in creating a gift economy. If you need something, ask for it. If you have it, gift it! This is a Leave No Trace event. There are no garbage cans. Participants pack out what they bring into this private event.

The Basics

Who | What | When | Where | Current Survival Guide | Sound Policy

Save the Date for Burning Flipside's Fall Town Hall

Fall Town Hall will be Saturday, September 27th at the Burning Flipside Warehouse. Tailgating starts at noon. The meeting itself will begin at 2:34 pm. We haven't finalized the agenda, but expect to hear theme presentations as one of the very first items!

The Combustion Chamber Seeks Community Feedback

We're always looking for questions and comments from all Flipizens, but at the moment the Burning Flipside Combustion Chamber (CC) is seeking new members to renew and diversify its ranks and we want to know what you think! Nominations are closed, but we are accepting feedback on the nominees.

Those nominees are:
Steven Arwan
Shannon "Decibel" Burns
Christopher Sabater "Chim-Chim"
Alex Corley
Bryan Frolick
Chris "Monkey" Lundberg

Thank you for your input!

The Combustion Chamber is the communication conduit between the Community and the event organizers (aka AAR, LLC), and acts as the Burning Flipside organization's advisory body. The CC meets typically every other Monday evening for approximately two hours, at the Burning Flipside Warehouse.


Check out the Volunteering Page for all your volunteering needs. Chances are the group you want to find or volunteer for already has a page. If not, go add one!

Get Involved

Volunteer | Warehouse | Theme

Our Principles

Self Expression

Our events foster an environment of creative self-expression, where participants feel supported to honestly express their inner selves, through artistic creation, performance, and in their social interactions.


Our events foster an environment of personal accountability, where we hold ourselves responsible for our own actions, and take personal responsibility for meeting our own needs, for the event itself, and for the event's impact on the world at large.


Our events foster an environment of cooperation, where participants work together to resolve potential conflicts between one another, to help mediate conflicts between others, and to create art, performance, and social spaces on a larger scale than one person could alone.

Lost something at Flipside last year? Check out our Lost and Found from Burning Flipside 2013.