On top of the 10 guiding Principles that shape burner events, the most significant difference between a “typical” festival and Burning Man Regional events like BitF is citizen participation. Whereas at most commercial events, you pay your admission and in exchange become a spectator for whatever entertainment the producers have prepared for you, at BITF all activities, stages, theme camps, workshops, art, and performances are independently produced by BITF citizens and offered free of charge for the benefit of everyone.
GIFT YOUR PASSIONS!
The beautiful tapestry of citizen contributions is what makes BITF special. Citizens dedicate their effort and time to the things that they are passionate about, then build them, bring them, and let the others experience this amazing gift. The BITF experience is the sum of a thousand citizens’ passions, laid out for all to experience, like a fantasy carnival midway.
The most rewarding way to experience BITF is to create something that stokes your passions, and share it with all of us! You can DIY and be your own rockstar, or collaborate and create lasting connections with other citizens!