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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.

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  • Fall Town Hall is coming up! September 24, 2:34 PM at the Warehouse. Come on down, learn about lead opportunities, and reconnect with your fellow Burners.
  • 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 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 →
We Wee Whee - Effigy By: Kaleb and DaFT 2016 Photo By: Rabbitt
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 →
Flipside Flame May 2016 - One final week to pack ALL the things, get your costumes and provisions squared away, and decide what NO means to you. This is the final Flame before Burning Flipside Continue Reading →
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 →
Flipside Flame April 2016 - We’re getting ever closer to Burning Flipside, so publication of the Flame and Announce will pick up the pace a bit. There’s a lot of information heading your way, so Continue Reading →
Announce for April 2016 - The countdown to NO continues. How will you participate? You may NOtice a theme in the rest of the Announce post: Volunteers Needed! There are NO spectators at Burning Flipside, so Continue Reading →
Flipside Flame for March ’16 - March marches inexorably into NO. Several deadlines are coming up, so be sure you’re on top of them! For more info, stay tuned to: Flipside Flame Announce email list Burning Continue Reading →
Announce for March 2016 - March is coming up, and with it we’ll see warmer weather, longer days, and Burning Flipside 2016: NO is rapidly approaching. Are you ready? What will you do to participate? Continue Reading →