YOUtopia 2016 : Choose Your Own Adventure

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Date(s) - 10/13/2016 - 10/16/2016
All Day

La Jolla Indian Campground


Come join us and Choose Your OWN Adventure at YOUtopia 2016, San Diego’s official Burning Man regional burn.

Where do you go? How do you proceed? So many adventures to be had, how do you choose? What quests unfold past our gates?

Do you fall down into The Hole to see what dark treasures await? Does the top of the mountain call to you to see the stars? Does music lead you down colorful roads to places unknown? So many places, so many choices…but it’s up to you, Adventurer! Great things await you! Make your own luck, and fulfill your own destiny at YOUTopia 2016!


YOUtopia adheres to the 10 principles of Burning Man and its culture. You can read more about the 10 principles of Burning Man here:

Key to making our event stand out is the amount of participation we request from YOU. You don’t just attend YOUtopia, you participate. Here are some amazing ways to participate:

We have $80,000 available for those interested in submitting an art grant proposal to our art curation team. You can find out more about submitting an art grant for YOUtopia by visiting this link:

One of the foundational ways we build our YOUtopian city is through the participation of the amazing theme camps who participate each year. Theme camp placement applications are live now, and you can check out the guidelines at this link:

Everyone is welcome to share their passion through a playshop, talk or performance anytime at YOUtopia; it’s all about YOU! Would you like to learn more about playshops at YOUtopia? Visit this link:

Volunteering is an important part of being a YOUtopian as well as a part of the San Diego Burning Man community and the world at large. We invite you each and every YOUtopian to view themselves as artists, volunteers, crew, and participants. Interested in learning more about volunteering at YOUtopia? Visit this link:

This year, all event participants will be required to print their tickets and the accompanying waiver attached to the tickets.

This year, the YOUtopia planning team and the SDCAP board have set aside 100 opportunities for those of you with challenged incomes to apply for a low income ticket. You can read more about the requirements for applying for a low income ticket here:

Got questions? You can email Or simply post your question on this event page.