Canadian Burners Ride Hippo on Elk Farm

By Ren

Photo by Ren. 500 burners celebrated the solstice at this year’s Freezer Burn, the regional event for Alberta, Canada.
Photo by Ren. 500 burners celebrated the solstice at this year’s Freezer Burn, the regional event for Alberta, Canada.

Freezer Burn, the regional event for Alberta, Canada, has been going on for seven years now and takes place at the end of June on the summer solstice. Though it started at a modest group campsite, for the last four years the event has been held an hour from the provincial capital Edmonton, on private land – a beautiful elk farm in the rural hill country with a river running through the property.

This year’s theme was “Down The Rabbit Hole.” With 500 participants in attendance (around 200 of them volunteers), the event featured twenty theme camps, six sound stages, a Kidsville, and three mutant vehicles (you might see one of them, Hippo Love, on Playa ). Of course there was also fire, a variety of art installations, a beautiful temple, and a 43-foot tall effigy “Unity Man” which included lights, an interactive element, and hidden bunny ears.

One thought on “Canadian Burners Ride Hippo on Elk Farm

  1. To have your regional mentioned in the BlackRock Beacon is a huge honour, especially when they’re praising it. It really reminds me why I do what I do, and why I love being a part of my regional community. I’ve heard many people say the future is in the regionals.. and every year after I attend my regional and the big burn, I can see why this is mentioned by many experienced burners. If you haven’t looked into your regional, I suggest you do that now. Get involved!

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