APIs

The APIs provided here programmatically provide data from official Burning Man sources. Additional API data may be added over time, based upon the availability of data, programming resources and originating sources. Data regarding Black Rock City camp placement will only be released once the event opens, because camp locations and boundaries are changing up until this time. Some settling of contents may and will occur. Participant provided data is made available only when the original contributor has explicitly or implicitly opted to have their information made public or contributed specifically for community innovation. For any questions regarding your privacy, review the Burning Man Privacy Policy found at the bottom of every page on this website. Please review our Developer Guidelines to familiarize yourself with the appropriate use of published data.


Descriptions and information about Honorarium and other art installations in Black Rock City. Honorarium installations are always included in this list as are other installations where the artists opted to have their information published.

Some methods require authorization.

Format: JSON

Release Date: July 1, 2013
Authors: Tech Team
Contact: email
Key Required: No

Descriptions and placement information about Theme Camps in Black Rock City. These camps have opted to have their information published. Camp location information is released when the Burning Man event begins and can not be released earlier as the data is not ready until all the camps have actually been placed on site. Best effort is made to update location data, but it is possible that a camp will not be found at this published address. Make sure to check the Playa Info Directory for updates to camp locations.

Some methods require authorization.

Format: JSON

Release Date: July 1, 2013
Authors: Tech Team
Contact: email
Key Required: No

Descriptions and locations of events that are submitted by Participants.  A quantity of these events are printed in the What Where When Guide that is handed out to participants upon arrival to Black Rock City. The online calendar remains open for submissions after the print deadline. Check the Playa Info Directory for the most up-to-date event information while in Black Rock City.

Some methods require authorization.

Format: JSON

Release Date: July 1, 2013
Authors: Tech Team
Contact: email
Key Required: No

The media gallery is the central archive for Burning Man’s visual history.  It contains tens of thousands of images.  This API will allow pulling images and searching main galleries.  To request a key, please first review our developers guidelines, and then email api-key-request@burningman.com with the following information:

  1. Full legal name
  2. Phone number
  3. Galleries contributor account email address or username
  4. Intended use

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Release Date: November 18, 2013
Authors: Tech Team
Contact: email
Key Required: Yes

Regional groups produce a variety of events and activities throughout the year for their Burner community, which are listed on each group’s Regionals Calendar.

Regional events are available in the iCal Format.
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Release Date: October 16, 2013
Key Required: No