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The Burning Man event has taken place on public lands on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert Playa since 1990. Events in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled for in-person attendance. 2022 dates: August 28-September 5.

The annual festival draws 70,000 people to create a temporary city in the northern Nevada desert, and the week each year culminates with the burning of the Man structure Saturday night and then the Temple structure on Sunday.

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Burning Man is retooling itself, trying to figure out how to bring the conditions of Black Rock City to your local life. You all will have your own challenges.
– Steven Raspa, special events lead (


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