Below is a list of Burner-esque events in the state of Colorado. Links to the event websites/pages are included with a brief description.
Apogaea, a regional Colorado Burning Man event, is scheduled each year in June. The management, staff, and performers of Apogaea are strictly volunteers and never receive any compensation for their time & effort.
This regional event is registered as an official Burning Man Regional Event for Colorado. It is a temporary autonomous zone operating under the guidelines of Burning Man’s Ten Principles: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, De-Commodification, Radical Self-Reliance, Radical Self-Expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leave No Trace, Participation, and Immediacy.
The midpoint between burns, the Colorado Burnal Equinox (otherwise known as CBE), is Colorado’s most recent installment of an official regional event. This event keeps the Burning Man spirit thriving during the cold winter and pre-spring months. CBE takes place in the Colorado foothills near Bailey during the month of March. As springtime weather is unpredictable, there have been CBE’s where there was snow, rain, gusty wind, and even spring-like sunshine. CBE follows the tenets provided by the Burning Man 10 Principles (+1 being “Consent”).
When it comes to the weather at CBE, it’s much better to be over-prepared.
The official Regional Burning Man Decompression for Colorado, aka DeCOmp, typically takes place in October. DeCOmp is an annual tradition that supports not only Denver but the entire Rocky Mountain Region. This event provides a space for the community to revel in the spirit of Burning Man whether their last trip to the playa was weeks or years ago.
This is an all-volunteer-run event. From transporting big art to MOOP Patrol, there’s a volunteer role for everyone. ALL volunteers qualify for a volunteer discounted ticket as well as entry to an event the night before as well. The pre-party gives volunteers to check everything out before DeCOmp.