Washington, DC

Regional Community

This group includes members of the Burning Man community who live in Washington, DC as well as the surrounding metro area, including parts of Virgina, Maryland and West Virginia. It's our own version of the DMV.

Our community in very active and includes a number of Burning Man and Regional festival theme camps, as well as community and art groups that keep the energy going year round.

To learn more about these groups and upcoming local events, please visit our website at http://dcburners.org/

Our regional burn is Playa del Fuego (PDF) and is held twice a year in the Spring & Fall.  A new burn, Constellation was held in West Virginia this past Fall.  There is also a burn related event, Catharsis on the Mall, held on the National Mall in DC every November. DC Burners hold regular “takeovers” of popular bars and put together Santarchy, the Bunny Hop, and many parties.


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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 Washington, DC 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:

DCBurners mailing list can be joined by creating an account at 




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Regional Contacts:

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Bring on the Do-Ocracy!
Patty Simonton
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Destroy what bores you on sight.
Charles Plank
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Aaron Parness
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"Alchemy builds community. Safety third!"