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 region hosts two Burning Man Regional burns each year, coordinated by FirePony Creative Society. The first is Playa del Fuego (PDF), which is held each Memorial Day weekend. In 2018, this event will be in Tamaqua, PA. The second event is Constellation, and is held in Elkins, West Virginia. In 2018, this event will be on Columbus Day weekend.

Our local DC burner community is also proud to host Catharsis on the Mall, which is a burn-inspired vigil on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

The DC Burners community hold regular “takeovers” of popular bars and put together Santarchy, the Bunny Hop, and many parties. You can usually find us on the rooftop at Local 16 every Thursday evening.


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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!

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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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