Key Dates & Forms

Until the winter solstice! (Check back later for LOF Date)

Q: When is Lakes of Fire in 2018?

A: We will not have a confirmed date until we sign our contract with the landowner, and the minute we are able to we will announce it far and wide, including here on the web site, on FB, and on the mailing list.

We generally target Father’s Day weekend each year, due to a number of concerns both before and after that time period.  It would be wise to reserve that weekend and the one beforehand, as Electric Forest traditionally happens just after that, but we can make no promises at this time. Check back around December!


10:00 A.M. EST – 12:00 Midnight EST – Gate closes.

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Midnight – Gate closes.

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Midnight – Gate closes.

10:00 A.M. – 6:00 PM – Gate closes!
Participants only! No spectators please. Arrive by 6:00 PM to participate in Lakes of Fire.

10:00 A.M. – 3:00 PM – (Exodus only)
All participants except for organizers, DPW, and LNT must be off the property by 3:00 P.M.

Key Dates for 2017 Event

These dates are being retained for easy updating once we are prepared to set dates for 2018.  These are not 2018 dates!

  • Feb 8 – Ticketing team emails to qualifying volunteers.
  • Feb 15 – Registration for the ticketing system opens and sales begin for qualified Volunteers.
  • Feb 15Volunteer Sign-up form opens
  • Feb 18 – 11:59pm EST: Art Grant submissions close
  • March 1 – Registration closes for 48 hours to prepare for the drawing.  Ticket sales for qualifying volunteers & Directed Theme Recipients close at 11:59 p.m.
  • March 4Randomized drawing happens, and participants are notified. The purchase window for those selected in the drawing is one week long. 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.
  • March 14 – Registration Forms open for: Fire Art (FAST), DMV, WhatWhereWhen, ArtHub, Theme Camps, & Sound 
  • May 31 – 11:59pm EST: Deadline for guaranteed ticketing refunds
  • June 2 – Final day of regular ticket sales.
  • June 3Firesale, if needed
  • June 4 – 11:59pm EST: Car Camping Parking Permit request form closes
  • June 14th – 18th: LAKES OF FIRE – FIRE & ICE