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 (2018) we had 2,627 people attend.

Flipside 2022 tickets are already sold out.  This is the 22nd year and we hope to continue to grow our Not From Here (Texas) population.  The theme for 2022 is “The Sacred and the Propane”  

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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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 Austin - Central Texas 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.

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Discussion List:

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Regional Contact Email:

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Regional Contacts:

George Paap aka St. Tiki
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It's my belief that there is no greater concentration of creative energy on the planet than Black Rock City during Burning Man.
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......