BeQuinox 2016

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Date(s) - 03/17/2016 - 03/20/2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Joshua Tree Lake Campground

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More info about this Official LA Burning Man annual camping event coming soon!

The 2016 Theme is : ANIMALIA

Our world is populated by living creatures great and small, from the tiniest of single celled beings to massive subterranean fungi that may stretch for miles under our feet. The true scale of life remains undefined as new species may be discovered floating free in the air, swimming the waters, crawling upon the land, bound deep within the earth or on undiscovered worlds in space. Contained within each living creature are structures that incorporate sacred geometry and a double helix of instructions that define life. These geometries, the basis for structure and patterns of life are mutated into a vast array of varieties of life forms and the possibilities are endless.

There is movement. Dance upon the earth, swimming in the seas, and flying through the air. Animals become totems, our spirit guides, and yet others are a pestilence upon the land. We care for animals and they care for us. We find divinity and we worship them.

Our BEquinox 2016 Theme we ask you, the participant, to celebrate the diversity of life by listening to your sacred animal spirit within and allowing it to speak out, dream, and BEcome reality. Will you BE furry, scaly, smooth, or something yet undiscovered?


It is time to really, really pay attention to LA Announces and the Facebook Group – BEquinox – Los Angeles Burning Man Regional Event Group which can be found at

The Official BEquinox Facebook Event Page can be found here:

The details:
·     Where – Joshua Tree Lake Campground – 2601 Sunfair Rd Joshua Tree, CA 92252
·     When – The Gates open on Thursday March 17 at noon.  Everyone needs to be off the property by 2pm on Sunday March 20.  Please be respectful of the landowners and staff on this one.
·      Theme – Animalia
·      Ticket Price – $100 (same as last year).
·      You need to print your ticket and hold harmless agreement (HHA) and bring it with you to the gate.   By having your paperwork in hand and having signed your HHA, your check in process will be so much faster.
·       There will be NO tickets sold at the Gate.

·       Wednesday – March 16
o   Gate opens at 2pm for pre-approved early arrivers.  You must have an early arrival (EA) pass.
o   Gate closes at 11:59pm for the night.  Please plan accordingly.
·       Yes, there will be instances that early entry is necessary.  As you go thru the process of signing up for volunteering, bringing art, building a theme camp, etc., you will receive instructions for early entry.  Yep, you will need a pass to arrive early.

·       Thursday – March 17
o   Gates opens at 8am for pre-approved early arrivers.  You must have an EA pass.
o   Gate opens at noon for all participants!
o   Gate closes at 11:59pm for the night.  Please plan accordingly.

·       Friday – March 18
o   Gate opens at 8am
o   The effigy MIGHT burn at 9pmish – weather dependent.
o   Gate closes at 11:59pm for the night. Please plan accordingly.

·       Saturday – March 19
o   Gate opens at 8am
o   Gate closes at 8pm for the duration of the event.  Please plan accordingly.
o   The effigy is schedule to burn at 9pmish – weather dependent.

·       Sunday – March 20
o   Everyone… yes, everyone must be off the property at 2pm.  Please be respectful of the landowners wishes and the staff.


·     The event has been capped at 1,200… yep, 200 more than last year.  This includes staff, volunteers and participants.

·      There are RV sites available.  Not sure on the number quite yet. These sites will be $75 each (same as last year).  These sites will go to Theme Camps and art installations first, based on interactivity.  The rest of the sites are on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in reserving an RV, please send an email to  A first come, first serve list will be maintained and you will be notified by March 5th if you will have access to an RV site.

·       There is NO staking in the RV site area. Yes, you can stake in the open camping area.

·     There will be wood and ice for sale.  We do not have the price yet, but will let you know soon.

·       There is potable water onsite.  Don’t forget to bring containers.

·     The JT Campground showers will be closed for the event.  If you plan to bathe, Please bring your supplies… Just Like Burning Man.

There are no pets allowed.  Please leave your pets at home.

There will be nudity… folks are quite respectful, but be advise that nudity is allowed.

·       This is a leave no trace event.  Pack it in… Pack it out.  Take your trash home with you.

Links and Dates:

BEquinox sound policy can be found here.

BEquinox vehicle sound policy can be found here.

Volunteer survey is now open and never closes!

Theme Camp applications are now open and close on Fri Feb 26 at 11:30pm

Art applications are now open and close on Fri Mar 4th at 5pm

DMV applications are now open and close on Fri Mar 4th at 5pm
Please send email to


EARNED (directed\reduced\free) ticket sales open on Thu Feb 4th at 6pm
and close on Fri Mar 4th at 5pm
(You will be contacted directly if you qualify for an EARNED ticket… you would have EARNED your ticket for 2016 in 2015)

General ticket sales open on Thu Feb 18th at 6pm and close on Fri Mar 4th at 5pm

OMG sale opens – if needed on Wed Mar 9th at 6pm and closes on Fri Mar 11 at 5pm

Ticket transfers are now open – send an email to to request transfer.  Include your ticket #, your name and email, new ticket holder name and email.

Ticket transfers close on Mon Mar 14th at 5pm.

Tickets for kids 13 and under are free.

What, Where, When (WWW) submissions are now open.  Please send WWW submissions to   WWW submissions must be less than 500 words.  A word document is preferred.

WWW submissions close on Fri March 4th at 5pm

And finally, if you would like to contribute\build a little wooden animal or leaf or piece of wooden fruit to inhabit the B’Eden effigy trees, please feel free.  Not to big… must be made of wood.  Just bring your wooden piece and place it in the trees during the event.

Any questions, please send an email to

Let the fun BEgin!

The BEquinox Enablers 2016
Los Angeles League of Arts