Lakes Letter – February


TOPICS: Ticket Deadlines | 2015 Afterburn Report | Volunteer Hours Change

This special edition of the Lakes Letter is brought to you by the letter D for Deadline and the symbols “#(*%^!” for the sound you’ll make if you don’t read our Ticketing FAQ and register in time to get a ticket.

Ticket Deadlines and More

Coming up is the END OF INITIAL TICKET REGISTRATION. Please register by February 6th in order to have a chance in the initial drawing to get a ticket!

Our Low Income Ticket team is hard at work on submitted applications – don’t forget that they’re also due by February 6th. Please reach out to them if you’re having a hard time paying for a ticket to Lakes of Fire.

Full list of deadlines: 

Photo by Skennedy


  • Feb 611:59pm EST: Ticket Registration Closes

  • Feb 611:59pm EST: Ticket sales for qualifying volunteers close

  • Feb 8 Noon, EST: Randomized ticket drawing occurs. Participants are notified. The purchase window is one week long.

  • Feb 812 pm – Registration re-opens after drawing and remains open until the week of Lakes of Fire.  Participants who register after this date will be added to the bottom of the waiting list.

  • May 2711:59pm EST: Deadline for guaranteed ticketing refunds


  • Feb 6 – Effigy Design and Build Contest Closes

  • Feb 18 – Registration Forms for: Fire Art (FAST), DMV (Art Cars), WhatWhereWhen (WWW) Guide, Art Hub, Theme Camps, Sound, Volunteer Sign-ups Open

  • Feb 211:00am EST: Art Grant submission cycle #2 closes

  • April 2411:59pm EST: Form Closes for: Art Hub, Art Honoraria, Sound Camps

  • May 111:59pm EST: Form Closes for: Fire Art (FAST), DMV, Theme Camps

  • May 1711:59pm EST: Form Closes for: WWW

  • June 811:59pm EST: Car Camping Parking Permit request form closes

Some deadlines may change as we get closer to the event – please check our web site’s Key Dates and Forms page for up-to-date deadlines.

2015 Afterburn Report

Photo by Andrew MillerGreat Lakes Experimental Arts (our Board of Directors) would like to present their annual Afterburn report and Financial Statement.

As a community-focused non-profit, it’s important to us to be transparent to our attendees about where our funds are used.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the GLEA board.

Volunteer Hours Change for 2016

Lakes of Fire continues to draw burners from around the country, and trying to get one of the limited number of tickets through the drawing can be stressful. If you would like to avoid the ticketing crush in 2017, the best way is to volunteer for Lakes of Fire.

Those who volunteer for 8 hours in 2016 will have access to purchase a full price ticket in 2017.  If you volunteer for 16 hours in 2016, you will have access to purchase a half-price ticket in 2017.