San Diego is home to a large, vibrant, and passionate Burning Man community. Together we create a space where something amazing can happen, let anyone join, and then clean up after it when it’s done.
Want to get to get involved? Check out our quick FAQ for new folks. We have monthly meetups Tuesday evening at Redwing Bar in Northpark, weekly events at Colab and lots of other stuff – see the event calendar and connect on social media.
And of course come to YOUtopia, the San Diego Regional Burn!
YOUtopia is San Diego’s official Burning Man regional event—a 4-day camping and arts regional “burn” celebrating the culture and principles of Burning Man.
Burning Man only happens once a year, but burner culture is alive and well year-round. Burning Man regional events are held all over the world and are based on the Ten Principles, empowering burner ethos to thrive far and wide. YOUtopia is part of a long tradition of bringing the magic of the playa to the rest of the world while also celebrating the vibrant creative and communal elements of San Diego and the surrounding areas.
Learn more and buy tickets here.
Colab is a collaborative workspace created to build community by providing a useful and comfortable place to hold meetings, organize events, and build art projects. Current and past builds at Colab include the YOUtopia temple, the Shrine of La Santisima Muerte, the Journey, and more. Build space is provided free of charge to these projects, and on site tools include a CNC router, laser cutter, and more. Learn more here.
The San Diego Collaborative Arts Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit supporting the San Diego Burning Man community. SDCAP’s two main projects are Youtopia, the San Diego Regional Burning Man event and Colab, a meeting and art build warehouse in Mission Valley.
We offer year-round funding opportunities for collaborative art and civic engagement projects including past support for Maker Faire, San Diego Burning Man Community Pride Parade float, Art Around Adams (Music & Art Walk), Figment San Diego (one day art festival) and more.