We’re a Burning Man affiliated event for the mid-Atlantic region, promoting the ten principles of Burning Man and inspiring participants to join in on the gifting and self expression so vital to our community. We welcome and need all participants, newbie to gnarled, because we are an engine that runs on good will. So check out the site and get ready to be part of one of the most creative and joyful communities on the planet.

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November Planning Committee Meeting

The November meeting of the Planning Committee approaches! It will be held on November 14th at noon.

Want to be on the Planning Committee? All you have to do is call-in and participate! Instructions for how to call-in are posted on the PONY:  http://playadelfuego.org/pony/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3963

More information on the Planning Committee can be found on this site, in the sidebar under Organization.

Fall 2015 What Where When Guide is here!!

Thanks to the What Where When team for another awesome guide.  To see the guide in its glorious entirety, just click the Cover image to the right.

If you have trouble viewing the guide online, you can download the guide by right clicking the image and choosing "Save File as" or "Save Link As" (depending on your browser) then follow the prompts.



Fall 2015 Art Grant Recipients Announced

Ladies, Gentlemen and Sparkleponies,

The Playa Del Fuego Art Grant Committee would like to announce and extend our congratulations to the art grant recipients for Playa Del Fuego Fall 2015!

They are as follows:

Talk to God – by Princess Mirabal  Art Inside: The Big Box – by Michael Canepi
Dick Poetry – by Andrea Morris  The Confessional – by Liza Shankar
Connies Cantina – by Mary Hickok  Cock Cannon – Timothy Dougherty
Soap Box/AntiBox – by Andie Oswald Knick Knacks, Paddle Whacks, Give Our Dog Your Bone – by Taya Dianna
CHURCH – by Colin Carroll Nemma: the lantern project – by Quentin Davis
Patchwork Painting – by Victoria Chapman Seahorses Forever – by Jeffrey Owens
Dear Future Me – by Zoe Deroo Ark of the Covenant – by William Donelson (Bourne)
Alyse Firefly Art's PDF portrait project – by Lauryll Alyse Russell  Tapestries with Dharma Dye – by Cheryl Erickson

We look forward to seeing their projects come to fruition at the upcoming PDF, and hope that all of you in attendance will enjoy them as well!

Registrations Are Open!

The following registrations for Fall PDF are now open:

Need to manage your applications, registrations and What Where When submissions?  This is the place to go to view and manage it all!

Volunteer Schedule
Sign Up Early, sign up often!  Did you know that Playa del Fuego is a 100% volunteer run event and everyone can be a mad sexy rockin Volunteer!  Check out the volunteer schedule and pick a shift that suits your style, then pick another just for fun!

Theme Camp Registration
Bringing a Theme Camp to PDF, creating it here will make sure it is displayed in the What Where When for all to see.  If you've previously brought a Theme Camp to PDF, instead of creating a new camp, click on My PDF and update your camp information for the upcoming burn.

Theme Camp Placement
If you would like your Theme Camp placed in the main Theme Camp area, please request Theme Camp Placement by clicking on the link above.

Sound Camps
PDF limits the number of Loud Sound Camps playing at PDF.  If you would like to bring a Sound Camp, please fill in this Application. For additional information about Sound, check out our Sound Policies

What Where When
The What Where When Guide is the participants' guide to all the many silly, inspiring, delightful, loud, quiet, thoughtful, foxy, exotic, expressive, interesting, beautiful, humbling, and yummy things that happen at Playa del Fuego.  Click here to read more about it and get your Events or Art in the guide.

Art Placement
New this year!  In order to help with the placement of Art installations through the burn, we are asking anyone who has received an Art Grant, is bringing art to burn, or will have an art piece that needs to be placed outside their own Theme Camp to please fill in a placement application by clicking the Art Placement link above.

On Site Parking Requests
Interested in sleeping in your RV or Van?  Not part of a Theme Camp?  There is VERY limited space available for RVs at playa del fuego, so get your application in early.

Art Grant Applications For Fall 2015 - Now Open

Every burn needs great interactive art for the community, by the community. Playa del Fuego is seeking some great art pieces to enhance the community's experience of the event. Do you have a great idea you are dying to see come to life? Are you somewhat organized and can help us help you make this happen? What are you waiting for? Applications will be accepted starting Monday July 6th.

To Apply, please make sure you are signed into the website and then go to: http://www.playadelfuego.org/node/add/art-grant.

Applications are due by midnight on Monday 8/3
Decisions will be announced on Monday 8/10

For more information about Art Grants go to: http://playadelfuego.org/artgrantgoals and http://playadelfuego.org/artgrantpolicies

Ticket Sales for Fall PDF

Ticket sale dates for Fall 2015:
Round 1 - Sunday, July 12 at Noon
Round 2 - Wednesday, August 5 at 9pm
Reserves Open - Saturday, August 15
Reserves Close - Tuesday, September 8
Fall PDF will be held Columbus Day Weekend October 8th @5pm - October 12th @ noon.

June Planning Committee Meeting Information

Planning Committee Meeting – Sunday June 14 – Noon


The latest Burning Pony Express has just been delivered! Read it here, or subscribe at www.playadelfuego.org/bpe for up to the date official PDF information!




Self Expression and Cooperation require a social contract to make our event a safe place to play. These rules apply to everyone regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. Remember that not everyone wants your attention so be courteous and always ask for consent.


Are you someone who would like to join the Playa del Fuego Board of Directors? Do you know someone who would make a great addition to the Playa Del Fuego Board of Directors?  Then we want YOU!

Print WWW

Greetings all! The What When Where has gone to print! You can find your copy here. Save a tree - bring your own copy electronically, or if you must, print it in advance. Copies will be at the gate as well.



The Spring 2015 Placement Map is now available

The 2015 Theme camp map is now available.  To see the map go to http://playadelfuego.org/theme-camps and click on the link at the bottom of the page.

New Art and Community Grants from PDF!

Playa Del Fuego is pleased to announce a new grant program to provide artists and organizations around the mid-Atlantic region with funding to further the mission of Playa del Fuego, Inc. These grants are specifically meant to support participatory, interactive art, and community projects beyond the Burning Man Regional Event, Playa del Fuego. Eligibility: Artists and organizations that share a passion for the burner ethos and demonstrate a commitment to bringing participatory, interactive art, or forward-thinking collaborative projects to their communities may apply.

Spring 2015 Registrations Closed (Volunteer Schedule Still Open)

Our 2015 Theme Camp, Sound Camp, and What Where Registrations have come to a close to give our coordinators time to organize all the awesomeness our community is bringing.  

Never fear though, we know the real reason you came by is to volunteer and that will remain open until the Sunday prior to the burn.  There are still plenty of prime slots available so get them now before they are gone!!!

Spring 2015 Art Grant Recipients Announced

Ladies, Gentlemen and Sparkleponies,

The Playa Del Fuego Art Grant Committee would like to announce and extend our congratulations to the art grant recipients for Playa Del Fuego Spring 2015! They are as follows:

Playa Del Fuego Marquee Sign - by Ursula Sadiq Hanging Balls 2.0 - by Gary Sparks
Strawberry Jam - by Mitch Delsack PDF - by Alan Shechter
6 X 6 Gallery - by Debi "Crackerjack" Mansour Totem 3 - by Quentin Davis
Hall of Mirrors - Giant Pachinko - by Alexander Griffin Pigment of the Imagination - by Diana Svendsen
Saucy See-Saw - by Daniel Ricciotti Evolution - by Peter Willis
Communillage - by Scott E. Frias The Moon - by Robert Jones
Color Changing Building Blocks - by Darren Sontos Philly Phreak Show & Oddities Emporium - by Kimberlee Traub
Galileo's Revenge - by James Thanh Duy Ha Flaming Boptagon v2.0 - by Devin J. Thompson
Intensegrity! - by Benjamin Gardiner  

We look forward to seeing their projects come to fruition at the upcoming PDF, and hope that all of you in attendance will enjoy them as well!

~St. Greg & O Man

Playa Del Fuego Art Grant Co-Coordinators