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. 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.


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, but you must bring your VALID ID to gain entry to YOUtopia. This 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. Additionally, you may also download your ticket to your smart phone which can be scanned at the gate, in order to make your entrance as smooth, quick, and efficient as possible. Please make sure it is saved to your phone, because cell phone signal may be hard to get on-site.


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.


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.

5) If you are experiencing any issues with successfully transferring your tickets, please contact 24/7 Eventbrite support at https://www.eventbrite.com/contact-us

YOUtopia is a Consent-Based Event

We, the YOUtopia and Burning Man community, are a culture that respects and encourages active consent.

Our willingness to respect our own, other’s, and our culture’s boundaries allows us to create the safe space in which we all play.  Respectful, open communication; willing, informed consent; and self-awareness are the tools we use in creating this environment, and consent makes the event better for every participant.


Kids 12 and under are Free; Anyone born on or before October 15th, 2002 will need to buy a ticket. Minors will not be admitted without being accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.



ALL vehicles at YOUtopia must have a parking pass. There will be passes for RV’s, 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 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 is safely-possible into each vehicle.


We have rented more campground this year, (ALL OF IT!). Transportation about the site will be available, provided by the event. A Transportation Plan will be made available to the community, and posted at http://sdyoutopia.com/event-guide/transportation-department-faq/ .

Gate opens on Thursday at 10am, where you’ll be directed by the Road Warriors crew and directed to a specially designated parking spot reserved just for you, greeted, high-fived, and hugged by the lovely Greeters crew, and assisted by the Transportation crew onto one of our shuttles, where you will be transported about the event.


An RV is defined as any vehicle, independently or when towing another vehicle or trailer, that is bigger than a van. Since RVs and trailers take up a huge amount of space we request that you fit as many campers into them as they are designed to hold. All 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 Theme Camp/Placement Liaison for clearance. NO RV PASSES WILL BE SOLD AT THE GATE. If you arrive without an RV pass for your RV, YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.


If you really, reaaaalllly have to have your car inside of the event, you can purchase a Car Camping pass. Car Camping, as it was last year, gives you approximately 10×20 space for your vehicle, your tent, and your 27 hula hoops. Car Camping passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are for designated Car Camping areas only. If you were not issued a Theme Camp parking pass or you did not purchase a Car Camping or RV camping pass, your car will be parked in the designated parking area. Absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS.



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 at the gate, and will not be permitted to enter with glass. No exceptions.


Due to the sensitive nature of the environment at the La Jolla Indian Reservation Campgrounds and campground rules, 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. If you have questions about Active Service Dogs, please contact ada@sdyoutopia.com


YOUtopia does not allow vending on site, with the exception of event-directed ice and coffee sales. You need to provide your own food, water, and shelter.


YOUtopia happens during a high fire danger part of the year, when water is not flowing in the river. As a reminder: We are still in a major drought. As burners, we like to burn – but there are ABSOLUTELY NO OPEN CAMPFIRES ALLOWED. Only campfires specifically created and tended by the YOUtopia production team in designated open areas are allowed. This means you cannot start any kind of fire in your campsite, ever. If you are planning on bringing any kind of fire, fire spinning tools, or fire art, it MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO THE EVENT BY CITY PLANNING AND FIRE SAFETY. In order to preserve the diverse flora and fauna at the campground, NO OUTSIDE FIREWOOD is allowed into the venue. Your contained propane camping stove is allowed. Please supervise it carefully at all times.


BRING YOUR OWN CUP This is a “Bring Your Own Cup” event! Many Theme Camps will be offering food or beverages (including alcohol if you’re over 21), but you will need to provide your own cup or dishware in order to be served! Bring your favorite cup and a few reusable ones to share with your friends!


This is a Leave No Trace event. That means packing in and out everything you bring, make, and acquire while at YOUtopia. There will be no dumpsters on-site.  Any trash receptacles found on YOUtopia grounds are for the staff and tribal use only – please do not use them.


If you want to learn more about getting involved, in the San Diego Burning Man Community, check out www.sdcap.org/im-new or www.sdcap.org/links. Additionally, if you are interested in volunteering with YOUtopia, email our volunteer@sdyoutopia.com . Additionally, keep an eye on sdyoutopia.com – there is additional information that will be released soon, including how to apply for art grants or theme camp placement, and additional details about the event. Please email tickets@sdyoutopia.com if there are any problems with purchasing a ticket or info@sdyoutopia.com for all other inquiries.

Have questions about YOUtopia 2015 Robots & Dinosaurs: YOUnite!? Contact San Diego Collaborative Arts Project