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Burn After Reading – June-July 2024

Today’s issue includes info on:

  • Saguaro Man Wrap Up
  • AZ Decompression 2024 – If and When
  • Newbie Events in July
  • Burning Man 
  • Burners Without Borders Arizona
  • More Upcoming Events

Saguaro Man Wrap Up

Saguaro Man 2024 ~ April 24-28

Saguaro Man 2024 was Arizona’s biggest burn ever with 1,200 humans and 55 dogs present!

The Afterburn report has been completed and will be on the website in the archives section at within the next few days. It’s jam packed with information, including reflections on what went well and areas for improvement, links to the responses from the participant surveys, photos, and yes, the numbers.

Mark your calendars for Saguaro Man 2025, which is set to take place in Willcox, April 23-27.

AZ Decompression 2024

We need your help

Decompression is our low key, winding-down-from-all-the-burns camping event that takes place in October in Willcox that occurs the weekend after Indigenous People’s Day (formerly known as Columbus Day).  This year the dates are set for October 17-20.

The dates are set but we don’t have enough leads or volunteers to make it happen.  

We need your help.

If you’re interested in getting on board and rolling up your proverbial shirt sleeves to help organize and run the event, please send an email to

Newbie Event

July 13, 4pm in Phoenix – Register here 

July 14, 3pm in Tucson – Register here

First time to Burning Man? An AZ Burners Newbie Event is for you! Prepare yourself! Get warmed up at one of the Arizona Burner Newbie Events!

Burning Man is based on 10 principles. To be a “Burner” you will be well versed in these principles and you can learn them here in a fun and interactive way!

Burning Man is a radically self-reliant event. What should you bring? It’s not all about costumes! We will be reviewing your ideal packing list to ensure you will have everything you will need to survive in the desert for a week. You must be prepared for extreme temperatures, potential rain, wind and dust. Did I mention dust????

We will be covering some safety tips and mental health awareness so your mind and body will be functioning at capacity in order for you to have one of the best experiences of your life.

Shenanigans and Radical Self Expression– show up and be yourself. No, not that self. Express who you really are! We will have some snacks to share, activities to engage in, and a general good time. There is a pool at the Phoenix venue – if you’d like to jump in, bring your own towel.

Veterans, we are still seeking people willing to help and present. Please reach out to if you would like to help.

Burners Without Borders Arizona

Join Burners Without Borders Arizona to support children as they prepare for the upcoming school year! We’re hosting a Back-to-School Donation Drive to provide essential supplies for kids at Save the Family and the Affordable Rental Movement. Help make a difference by donating new backpacks, notebooks, pencils, crayons, rulers, and other school supplies. Your generosity will have a meaningful impact on their educational journey. Thank you for joining us in this important cause! 

Donate directly via there site:

Burning Man: Curiouser and Curiouser

The Man burns August 31st | Gate opens August 24th.

It’ll be here before we know it!

Would your camp like to host our annual AZ Burners Black Rock City Meet & Greet on Thursday? Would you like your art car to be part of the AZ Burners Playa Art Tour?  If you’re interested, email We traditionally hold this combined event on Thursday afternoon, which corresponds this year to August 29th.

Want to visit other AZ Burners while you’re at Black Rock City? Want other AZ Burners to visit you? Click here to add your name and camp info to the AZ Burners at Burning Man 2024 list!  The list will close for entries on August 15th and we’ll send a copy to those who provided their info on August 17th.

AZ Burner Upcoming Events

  • Newbie Events – July 13th in Phoenix and July 14th in Tucson
  • Burning Man – August 24-September 2 in Black Rock City
  • AZ Decompression – October 17-20 in Willcox
  • AZ Burner Town Halls – November 3rd in Phoenix and November 20th in Tucson
  • Holidaze – December 7th in Queen Creek

If you’re interested in hosting a Newbie Event, a Burning Man Prep Party or Holidaze, send an email us at

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