San Diego

Regional Community

The San Diego Regional Burning Man community, encompassing San Diego proper as well as having a close relationship with Orange County, and additionally often working with the Burner community in Los Angeles, is served by four Regional Contacts.

San Diego is a vibrantly creative and welcoming community with many opportunities for joining in collaborative efforts, supported by our non-profit board, San Diego Collaborative Arts Project (SDCAP), and otherwise. Besides our official Burning Man Regional event, YOUtopia, which takes place in October, there are year round events at colab, a local space for both community and art building. We have a very active online forum, primarily via FaceBook, where people enthusiastically participate in sharing discussions and organizing events. San Diego hosts multiple and varied meet-up opportunities, such as a weekly Tuesday night meet and greet, or our fire-performing Conclave.

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Get involved and find out about local happenings by signing up on our Announcement list, chat with other Burners on our Discussion lists, or follow us via your social media of choice - but definitely come out and get involved!

Announcement List:

The San Diego Announce list is a moderated announcements-only list for events of interest to local Burners. Recipients get regular updates, event listings, and Burning Man news from this list.

To subscribe, send a blank email to:

Discussion List:

If discussion is more your thing, we do have a Yahoo Group, which you can subscribe to by sending an email to

Regional Contact Email:

Regional Contacts:

Brady Mahaney (Inspector Gadget)
burning since:
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The only control that we have over the future, or the past, is what we do right now.
Nicole Hickman (Miss Information)
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personal quote:
What would Flying Spaghetti Monster do?
Dean Koci (Pathefinder)
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You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. – R. Buckminster Fuller
Firinel Turner (Fin)
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Love is greater than fear.