Colorado Burnal Equinox (CBE)

Colorado Burnal Equinox 2024!

Colorado Burnal Equinox

The midpoint between burns, the Burnal Equinox, is Colorado’s latest installment of a Official Regional Event. This event keeps the BM Spirit thriving during the cold winter months. This year, CBE will run from 12pm on Friday, April 19th to 12pm on Sunday, April 22nd. Early entry to the event on Thursday, April 18th may be provided to certain volunteer positions and theme camps.

Join us as we gather to celebrate art, music, performance art, fire, and our community. Costumes are encouraged, especially ones ready for the unpredictable Colorado weather. 

Time: Friday, April 19th to Sunday, April 22nd, 12pm MT

Location: Bailey, CO

Tickets: On sale 12/15/2023 12:01AM MT

Theme: “Loaded Spring Diversion: Doin’ It Wornger”

Questions? Visit the Colorado Burnal Equinox Steering Group page on Facebook or email

Facebook Event Page

For more information, check out the sections below.

)'( Welcome to Colorado’s Burnal Equinox!!!! )'(

This is Colorado’s latest edition of an Official Sanctioned Regional Burn. While the Burning Man organization has no involvement with the actual production of this event, the event will follow the tenets provided by (y)our Community of the 10 Principles. Read more about those by clicking here.

What is Colorado Burnal Equinox?

This depends totally on you, the participant! What do you want from an early spring burn? What do you think (y)our community wants? How can you contribute?

What we are creating is a canvas for you to build upon. We do our best to keep your options unrestricted. We are required to follow all Federal, State, and local laws, but beyond that you are free to be and create the person you are or have always wanted to be. You are encouraged to create and display art that means something to you.


Photo by Deejay Foto

Photo by Deejay Foto

We are encouraging EVERY SINGLE PARTICIPANT to volunteer. There are many opportunities to volunteer, as an all volunteer group helps facilitate the event and increase ownership and participation. There are endless ways to contribute to the event and the experience that CBE is.

If you volunteer there are additional gate hours and extra time available for the event and (y)our experience. There will be much more information on that, but in the meantime signup for a shift before all the good ones are taken (like there’s even such a thing as a bad shift 🙂 ).

(volunteer here!!)

Venue Information

The location this year of this 5th year event is a plot of land that many in the CO community have already infused with so much love about 3 miles down HWY 68 from HWY 285 at the Bailey turn off.

We have no plan to dictate placement beyond the large open area to those familiar with the property(i.e., if you want to camp in the loop area, make sure you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle and/or a sled to get your gear out there . But please note, we will not be placing out there and it will remain first come first served.).

Will it be Cold?

It is very probable that this will be the coldest “Burn” you have ever attended.

Check out the CBE Survival Guide! Required reading!

Preparation for the weather is paramount to having a positive transformative experience. Take time to educate yourself on the best ways to keep yourself comfortable and safe in the mountains during the winter (employing much Radical Self Reliance). If you feel you have additional ways to contribute to a safe and successful winter camp out, please let us know. It is (y)our Community that makes all of these things possible.


Click here to purchase tickets!

Everyone participating in Colorado Burnal Equinox will need a ticket. Please help out those community members that can’t afford a higher priced ticket by supporting our event at the most comfortable ticket level you can afford!

Presale (Dec. 15-Jan 1) SOLD OUT $75.00
Tier 1 (thru Jan 31at 11:59pm MT)SOLD OUT $85.00
Tier 2 (thru Feb 28at 11:59pm MT)SOLD OUT $95.00
Tier 3 (Thru March 28 at 11:59pm MT) SOLD OUT $105.00
Tier 4 (Thru April 15th at 11:59pmMT) SOLD OUT $115.00
Door (after April 15, if available) $140.00

A limited number of lower price scholarship tickets are available each year.

As a family friendly event, humans 17 and under are FREE with a parent or guardian. Wristbands are available only at the door. Anyone 18+ will need to secure a regular ticket with ID.

Door Sales: Door sales will be available if we do not sell out prior to the event. As we get closer to the event, we will update this section on whether tickets will be available at the door.

Kids )'(

We love having children at our events for many reasons. First and foremost is the fact that kids remind us adults how to play. They also show us how to love unconditionally and the value of honesty and integrity.

We know that attending events can be difficult when you have children in your family and to offset those challenges we are offering FREE admission to children under 18, each with a paying parent that will be responsible for that child. If the child breaks any rules/laws the child and the parent responsible will be asked to leave the event. We hope that this gift will be respected and will demonstrate a new model for other events. We also encourage parents bringing kids to help their children find appropriate ways to volunteer for the event. Contributing shows kids the value of communal effort and possibilities when we all come together for a specific objective.

Safety Third

Our safety team, otherwise known as Safety Third, are always looking for volunteers with a minimum of CPR/First Aid certifications to join their department. 

If you are interested in helping us with SAFETY 3RD please reach out directly to
If you are interested in helping us with RANGERS please reach out directly to The Ranger Lead found in the volunteer database.

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Music and Sound (Sound of music?)

Photo by RevTTT

Photo by RevTTT

The Bass Boss is responsible for all sound above a camp level. The event is not sponsoring any large sound at this time, so it is up to you to determine if you want to contribute in this way. We recommend bringing clear crisp sound, over loud sound if this is your art. The Bass Boss will have final say over any levels and can require that you turn down your sound at any time and especially during our quiet(er) hours.

Art Grants

From small to large installations, CBE wants you to bring your art! This includes fire art, interactive art, and traditional art.

If you have some art, or would like to inquire about available grants for art, click on the art and granted art link below. You will be directed to our online system where you will be able to send us info on your art and submit your art for available grants. If you have any questions, please email the Art Department directly at the link below.

Apply for an Art Grant HERE

Leave No Trace

This is a Official Sanctioned Event and as such, please be mindful of the 11 Principles. If you see someone leaving a trace, be a good Burner and remind them to pick up after themselves. This isn’t just a party. This is a chance to reconnect the energies and feelings of the playa and prepare for the coming year. Make this event special for everyone, including our hosts and their neighbors.

Thank you for bringing the spirit of BRC back to Colorado and reliving the community connection that makes the Colorado Community such a magical place!


Photo by Deejay FotoAs with all other Official Regional Events, an after-event report must be reported. While few of us enjoy pushing paperwork, it is the committee’s responsibility to provide this information to not only the BMOrg, but the community as well.

Once the after-event report is available, that year’s meeting notes and report will be updated to the CBE Archives page.

All CBE committee meetings are open to the public. 

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