YOUtopia is an official Burning Man regional event, that is modeled on the Ten Principles. Tickets are sold in three tiers, with all three tiers available at the same time, while supplies in each tier last. Tier 1 and Tier 2 tickets are now sold out. Every participant is encouraged to purchase their ticket at the highest tier they can afford, thus allowing for more participants to attend who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a higher tier.


Please bring your VALID ID to gain entry to YOUtopia. That means a license, passport or state or military ID card. It MUST show your date of birth. No excuses, no exceptions, no whining.  The name on your ID MUST match the name entered when you registered and purchased your tickets, or you will not be admitted to YOUtopia. If you need to sell or transfer your tickets, follow the instructions above.

YOUtopia is a Leave No Trace and Leave It Better event. We aim to go green and reduce our environmental impact. The name/s you entered with your ticket purchase will be in our database at the gate. Thus, there is no need to print your ticket. However, feel free to do so if you wish. You may also download your ticket to your smart phone which can be scanned at the gate. Please make sure it is saved to your phone, because cell phone signal may be hard to get on site.


Kids 12 and under are Free; Anyone born on or before October 16th, 2000 will need to buy a ticket. All children and minors under the age of 18 will be wristbanded accordingly.

If you are a minor, UNDER 18, you and your parent or legal guardian must each have a ticket (unless you are 12 years old or younger). If you are a minor and purchase a ticket and show up without a parent or legal guardian, you will be refunded the price of your ticket and be turned away at the gate.


All ticket purchases are non-refundable. If you need to resell your ticket because you find yourself unable to go, please resell it at face value plus fees, in keeping with the 10 principles of Burning Man, in particular the principle of decommodification. Better yet, consider gifting it so that someone else who might not otherwise have been able to go can participate in the event.


A valid photo ID matching the name on the ticket must be presented at the gate for entry. Thus, all ticket transfers must follow these instructions:

1) Log in to your Eventbrite account by going to www.eventbrite.com/login and enter the email address and password that you used at the time you registered. (Forgot your password or didn’t set one? No worries! Go here to set a new password!)

2) Once you’ve logged in, click on the “My Tickets” tab at the top of the screen.

3) Click on “View Order” below your event name to display the information collected during registration.

4) Click the “Edit” link to update the information and “Save” to save the changes.

For more information on transferring your tickets click here.

If the ticket information does not match the ticket holder, the new ticket holder will need to go to Will Call with the ticket purchaser to update the information before entering the event. If the ticket information is all current and correct, you will not need to stop at Will Call.


All vehicles at YOUtopia must have a parking pass.There will be passes for RVs, car camping, and lot parking. The pass will help you find your parking spot, and help us find you if we need to. Please leave them visible on the driver-side dashboard/windshield.

In order to maximize our fun zones, and minimize the amount of space used by vehicles, we strongly encourage you to pack as many people as you can in each vehicle! We will put most of the cars and trucks in a few big parking areas, there will be some RV zones, and there will be limited car camping (in a car, truck, SUV, or van).

RV’s: An RV is defined as any vehicle, independently or when towing another vehicle or trailer, that is bigger than a van. Most RV’s will be in our designated RV areas. If you need to park your RV with your registered camp, you will need to contact your camp placement contact for clearance. If there are no RV passes available, your RV or trailer may be turned away at the gate. There are no hookups for RVs.

Theme camps are allotted a limit of 3 vehicles per camp. Having all 3 vehicles be super-sized trucks will affect your placement.

All vehicles staying in the camping areas need to park away from the road, with the interactive areas toward the front of the camp. This is not YOUhide-ee-aa behind your truck-ee-aa, YOUtopia is a highly interactive event, please support YOUtopia on this. Also, the parking mafia will help you remember. You have been warned.

Everyone else will park in the lots. You will be given 1 hour to unload your vehicle at your camp and get it to the nearest parking area. The parking mafia will be excellent memory boosters in this case as well. You like your car, with windows that close and doors that open, right?


I haven’t even begun to think about my ride for the playa, and you want me to know about YOUtopia already?!

It’s cool. We often think better after a week in the dust too. Which is why we’re thankful for your patience with us; and for your communicating about what doesn’t make sense or your (often brilliant, keep ‘em coming please) ideas for improving the things we’ve been working hard on in planning meetings, like persnickety parking logistics.

All parking passes are available to be purchased at the gate; We’re providing them early online as a convenience and to better serve our Number# 1 overall goal with parking passes: gifting our rockstar Road Warriors and devoted Ticketing Team volunteers and every participant with their best YOUtopia yet by ensuring enough space and smooth entry for all. Amen.

Having a better system in place this year for parking means we are able to keep having our event on the beautiful La Jolla Indian Campground and spend all the rest of our time focused on much more important matters at hand when planning YOUtopia. Things like: “Where are we going to fit all this art?” “We need more fire!” and my personal favorite, “Where will all the things I can hang upside-down from be located?”

General lot parking is FREE. That’s a total of 0 dollars and 0 cents, exact change only please. There will be large designated parking areas that our Road Warriors will direct all cars to.

If you want to camp with your car, you can purchase a car camping pass. Car camping, however, is very limited. So limited in fact that we had to italicize the word very for extra emphasis. Purchased passes, as well as the actual space for the vehicle, is first come, first served, meaning more specifically, that if you bought a car camping pass in July but don’t arrive to the event until Sunday, we probably won’t be able to squeeze you into the best areas.

We’ve changed the < 3 parking pass, intended to encourage carpooling and help with space, to less than 2 occupants per vehicle. Every vehicle with less than 2 occupants must purchase this pass. Prices for Single Occupant passes are the same price at the gate and online.

Although we have rented more campground this year, (almost all of it in fact for more art and upside-down hanging places) ticket prices are the same. Our goals are to allow as many people as possible to share in the magic of YOUtopia, make an easy job for our entirely volunteer-run production crew, adhere to the Leave No Trace principle, go the extra step to Leave It Better by reducing our event’s environmental footprint, and keep YOUtopia: All. About. YOU!

Parking fees pre-sale:

RVs (while supplies last): $50
Car Camping (while supplies last): $20
Single Occupant Fee: $10

Parking fees at the gate:

RVs (if available): $60
Car Camping (if available): $25
Single Occupant Fee: $10


Our contract with the La Jolla Indian Reservation states that there can be no glass of any kind on site. You will be searched for glass at the gate by security. Persons trying to enter with glass of any kind will have the glass confiscated. No exceptions.


Due to the sensitive nature of the environment at the La Jolla Indian Reservation Campgrounds, we ask that you leave your pets at home. Please do not try to sneak them in. – You will be turned away at the gate if you bring them.


Please email tickets@sdyoutopia.com if there are any problems with purchasing a ticket or info@sdyoutopia.com for all other inquiries.