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Burning Flipside is held over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25–29, 2017, near the campgrounds of Apache Pass River Theatre, on the private grounds north of the San Gabriel River, just outside the town of San Gabriel, TX.

Burning Flipside is a Texas 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 their garbage. Personal responsibility is key. It is a private event created entirely by volunteers.


  • You’ll be able to start sending in those ticket requests on January 6. Time to start getting ready for Flipside 2017.
  • We’re always keeping an eye out for new land where we can hold the event. Would you like to help with land search?

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Announce, December 2016 - We’re only a month away from the end of 2016, but planning is well underway for Burning Flipside 2017: Unicorns vs. Rainbows: The Reckoning. Important dates are being settled, and Continue Reading →
Announce October 2016 - Burning Flipside 2017: Unicorns vs Rainbows: The Reckoning. At the Fall Town Hall, votes on the theme for 2017 were cast, and we’re in for a fantasy faceoff. Are you Continue Reading →
Announce September 2016 - Yeah, it’s the time of year when folks are back from the desert, but we’ve got important things to get done here, like getting rained on, and bitten by mosquitoes, and Continue Reading →
Announce, August 2016 - The dog days of Summer are wearing on. Many of us are gearing up for that thing in the desert, others are feeling myschievous, and some are even dreaming of Continue Reading →
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Announce June 2016 - NO! is eternal. NO! is forever. NO! will burn to infinity in our collective memories. For now, though, we survived another Burning Flipside, and it’s time to look forward to Continue Reading →
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Announce May 2016 - ZOMGWTFBBQNO! It’s almost here! Packed with info, this Announce message is the last regularly scheduled Announce message before Burning Flipside. Chances are high that there will be another one, but, Continue Reading →