Critical Northwest is an art and community focused event in the style of Nevada’s Burning Man, but with a decidedly Cascadian flavor.
The 2018 theme was A Trip to the Moon.  Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make it the largest and most successful event to date!

Attend the Critical Town Hall November 10th at ALTspace for all your past and future Critical news!


Critical is a participatory event. There are no spectators. All we have and do is possible only by coming together in the spirit of communal effort and gifting our time, talent, and skills. From sculptures and theme camps, to mutant vehicles and performances, to rangers and first aid, we are 100% volunteer driven.

We follow the 10 Principles, and practice consent in all things. We believe in radical inclusion. We believe in leaving no trace, since you don’t deserve to reach the moon if you can’t care for the planet you have now.

Critical Northwest is your official Burning Man regional.

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