Can't afford tickets to Burning Man this year ($390?!?! WTF?)? Can't stand the dust... or the crowd? “Radical inclusion” is the very first principle Burning Man abides by, and that principle, wonderful as it is, has led the event to swell over the years from a few dozen people to a few hundred to, in the past few years, well over 60,000 people -- including the likes of Susan Sarandon and Mark Zuckerberg.
Fortunately, Burning Man is far from the only (and probably not even the best) party that burners throw across the country and the world every year. Burners host many "regional" Burning Man events, where far fewer people gather to embrace the 10 Burning Man principles, totally set stuff on fire, and do all the other things that attracted people to the middle of a Nevada desert in the first place. Here are 10 regional burns to put on your calendar: