Can i come in on Friday?
General Admission will be Friday onward, so please come when gates open at 9am on Friday May 22nd. If you are setting up a theme camp, art installation, mutant vehicle or are part of the FPW (Forgotten City Public Works) then you are able to come in on Thursday with approval, gates should be open by 11am for early arrivers. The gate procedure is still applicable for early arrivals and you’ll need to have a valid ticket and ID and be assigned a wristband. Thursday night is setup only, so theme camps will not be operating. If you are thinking of turning up at the gate on Thursday without a good reason then think twice. We’re not there to start the party early, we’re there to get-r-done. Thanks for understanding!
Can i bring kids?
One of the principles of Burning Man is radical inclusion. In that spirit, this year The Forgotten City will be admitting children, but only with the immediate accompaniment/supervision of a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 8 are free; 8 to 12, $20; 13 and up, regular price. We also suggest that you consider whether it is appropriate to bring your children: the event tends to be gear towards entertainment for adults.
Can i bring dogs?
One of the principles of Burning Man is radical inclusion. However at The Forgotten City there are loud noises, pyrotechics and music, moving art cars, inebriated people and areas of the map where a pet may be hurt. It is best to leave your pets at home. Previously we had a few dogs at The Forgotten City and one of them was unfortunately hurt falling down an steep embankment. If you love your dog please leave them at home.
Can i bring a handheld laser?
At last year’s Burning Man a ranger working the Man burn was blinded in one eye and their other eye was damaged by a handheld laser used in an irresponsible manner by an unknown participant. For this reason we ask that handheld lasers not be used in any capacity at this year’s regional burn.
What about nudity?
The Bootleg Canyon basin is an area whose surrounds are available to the public. As such during the daytime being nude has a risk of being arrested for indecent exposure. You may be asked by a ranger or the event organizers to put on clothes if you are at risk of breaking the law.
What about photography?
We have a policy on photography / videos that you should read especially if you are intending on using any imagry you capture for any purpose other than personal (eg facebook with friends). See the photography policy
What about fire?
The Boulder City Fire Department pre approves all open fire and flame effects. This means that you need to answer some questions prior to the event. Your fire safety procedures will be reviewed before and during an inspection at the event. Fire and flame effects can only be used in the open areas at Forgotten City and cannot be used in the areas marked as open camping.
Can i transfer my tickets?
Yes, for more information click the tickets link.
I forgot my tickets
Don't stress. Just make sure you have your photo id and as long as the tickets were purchased in your name then our master list can be used to verify you at the gate.
What should i bring?
Here is the list of essentials, also be sure bring spiked rebar, thick garden stakes or ultimately 10inch lug nut screws (see video) as the ground is very hard, much harder than the playa.
Why do i need a photo id at the gate?
To verify your age. If you are under 21 then you will be given a different colored wristband. Your photo id can also be used to verify your entry into The Forgotten City if you have forgotten your ticket.
Can i bring fireworks?
NO, Not only do you need to be a licensed pyrotechnician, you also require approval by the Fire Department, pass inspections and file paperwork with The Forgotten City, Boulder City Parks and Rec and Boulder City Fire Department. All this needs to be done months before the event.
What about drugs, underage drinking etc?
If it's illegal you can't and shouldn't do it. All real world laws are applicable at The Forgotten City including gravity ;).
Can i bring my RV?
Yes, you can bring your RV. There isn't a designated spot for RVs but as your RV is a great sound block we may suggest a spot that strategically blocks sound.
Are there RV Hookups?
No, there are no hookups. This is primitive camping, restrooms are porta-potties and there is no water on site either. You cannot dump your waste.
Is there a place to dump RV waste or get water?
Cery close to the event at Canyon Trail RV Park (http://canyontrailrvparknv.com 1200 Industrial Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005) there is a place you can dump and fill with fresh water for $10. If you are wanting to stay before or after the event they have availability for $40 a night.
Can i bring a fire pit or burn barrel?
Yes but it requires prior approval. You need to review the document for open fire and abide by the safety directions. Fires in the open camping area are not allowed. If you would really like a fire read the document and submit to get approval.