Firefly is a multi-day arts festival that happens in the woods of Vermont on 4th of July, inspired by the Ten Principles of Burning Man. We are a community putting on a noncommercial DIY weird art party, not at all affiliated with the commercial music festival of the same name.
Firefly is a participatory, community-driven event
“Participatory” means all of us who attend work together to create this event. There is no paid staff– just the community that brings this together. The people setting up elaborate camps, the parking lot crew, the Rangers, and even the Leave No Trace group that stays after, are all community members. Everyone that comes to this event is expected to help out in some way beyond their own camp and art project.
If this is your first time, you will be pleasantly surprised by how this changes the usual paradigm of how an event plays out. YES, it is more work and NO, there is no one to pick up after you. But this creates a very strong community, and we all know we are in for this crazy ride together. Jump in, get involved, and see how it will change your life.
This event operates under the 10 Principles of Burning Man: not to dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it has organically developed. Firefly, as a regional Burning Man organization, follows these principles:
Announcements will (sometimes) be updated on this page. This includes any Firefly or related community gatherings (mostly in the Boston area) that may happen throughout the year– come to a Burner meetup and meet other awesome people! You can sign up to get announcements by email too, look for announcements on the official FB page, or join our Facebook group.
If you’re interested in joining in on planning the next Firefly, go to our Join a Core page to browse the many ways of getting involved. Volunteer cores are looking for more leadership, browse our open leadership positions here.
See you in the woods!
March 25 — Art Grant applications due: Legacy, Burner Exchange, Skillshare (11:59PM EST)
Mar 27 — Creativity Art Grants awarded
April 10 — Art Grants awarded: Legacy, Burner Exchange, Skillshare
April 14 — Town Hall Meeting
April 16 — Registration for the Lottery Opens
April 29 — Registration for the Lottery Closes
May 1 — Lottery will be held
June 24 — Flame Effect and Fire Art registration closes
June 1-2 — Work Weekend 1
June 8-9 — Work Weekend 2 + Placement
June 22-3 — Work Weekend 3
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