Texas - Austin & Central Texas

Regional Community

Austin is home to the first Burning Man Regional Event, Burning Man Texas in June 1998. In 1999 the event was renamed Burning Flipside, and moved to Memorial Day (which is the traditional beginning of summer, the Flipside of Labor Day). The first event had 30 people. Last year (2022) we had 2,103 people attend.

Flipside 2024 tickets are on sale right now. The ticket window is open from Jan.8th through Jan.29.  Note the Covid policy , it will be the one in play at the event.                             https://www.burningflipside.com/event/tickets

This is the 24th year and we hope to continue to grow our Not From Here (Texas) population.  The theme for 2024 is “Cosmic Critter Carnival”

We have a very active community with a year round warehouse and unofficial camping events. Most Wednesday evenings “Church Night” is held at our warehouse which is a social gathering and also an opportunity to work on art projects or other workshops.

Flipside participants volunteer in all aspects of the Burning Man organization: Rangers, Gate, Perimeter, Department of Public Works (DPW), Greeters, Medical, Fire Safety, and Playa Restoration to name a few. Volunteering at Burning Man provides tremendous depth in our community’s volunteer experience. In addition to numerous theme camps and art projects, the Austin community contributed the Blind Tiger 2018, Wooden Nickel Carnival 2015, Souk 2014, Temple of Times 2013 CORE project, The Ouroborous 2011 CORE project, and the Temple of Fire, in 2009.

We also have many community members in the DFW/Denton and Houston Areas and a new community in San Antonio. Come join our very active burner community.

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Regional Contacts:

Retired Founder George Paap aka St.Tiki
burning since:
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I like unicorns!
Mike Watkins aka "Clovis"
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Burning man is all about rediscovering that child hood when the world was new and your curiosity about people ,art, and fun was an end into itself.
Cheyne "Starbaby" Maclaskey
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We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams......
The Ambassador aka Jorge Luis Gamboa III
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Individual experience is nutrition for the human soul and culture is the collective vessel in which our experience is served, or served to others.
Pool Boy aka David Salazar
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personal quote:
ducere ad serviendum, non ad regendum
RainCzech aka Stephanie Vyborny
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personal quote:
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be." -Douglas Adams