UnBroken Spring 2022: ILLUSIONS

Each year, the Houston area burner community holds an all-volunteer run, camping experiment of temporary community inspired by Burning Man in celebration of art, music, creativity and radical self-expression. To attend the event you must be 21+ years of age, all tickets are purchased through an account on houstonburners.org – it’s free to sign up.

Tenets that bind our community and influence the character of our events include:

  • No spectators, solely volunteer operation
  • A gifting economy means no money, vending, nor bartering are sanctioned
  • Leave No Trace, we leave all spaces better than we found them and pack out our own trash
  • Personal responsibility to a very high degree
  • Consent and universal respect for individuals & community

When and Where?

UnBroken Spring is held annually during Houston schools’ spring break in Liberty County about 45 minutes North-east of Houston.  The closest city is Dayton, TX. Specific location will be provided to all ticket holders and in the Survival Guide.  UnBroken Spring 2022 will be held from Thursday through Sunday, March 17-20, 2022.


Each year the community choose a theme to inspire members to explore and create artwork, theme camps, costumes, and entertainment in a new and different way.   

Illusion: (noun) a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses.   Word Origin: Middle English (in the sense ‘deceiving, deception’): via Old French from Latin illusio(n-), from illudere ‘to mock’, from in- ‘against’ + ludere ‘play’.

Tickets Prices and Release Schedule

Buy UnBroken Spring Tickets

Art Support$100.00 plus feesCLOSED
Tier 2$85.00 plus feesCLOSED
Critical Volunteer$85.00 plus feesCLOSED


Participate. Everyone is doing it!

You are what makes our event strong.  There are a number of ways to participate. The best way to experience a burn is to Volunteer

Attend a Work Weekend at the event site TBA!


Volunteering is crucial to the preparation, daily progress, and continuance of our event. Read more about planning amidst the context of COVID-19 at UBS 2022 Path Forward.

We need a minimum number of Volunteers across multiples areas & departments needed in order to be able to hold UnBroken Spring safely. You can sign up for a volunteer shift and track sign up progress here. Thanks for your participation!

The following positions are critically needed for UBS 2022.


Visit the volunteer signup page for a complete list of volunteer positions.

Training Opportunities

Check out upcoming Training opportunities here.

Interested in helping with the Effigy?

The UnBroken Spring Effigy team will be repurposing the UBS 2020 Effigy into something new and magical- stay tuned!

Join the Effigy Team Facebook group

Art and Art Grants

Art is where its at! The Art Support tickets help fund a higher percentage of art projects every year. Collaborative Houston Arts and Performance Society is committed to helping artists find funding and assistance with their projects. *The Art Grants submission is currently closed for committee review.   UBS 2022 Art Grant Application is now closed

Join the Facebook Art Ignition Group to learn about Art team meetings to contribute ideas and proposals. Please feel free to contact orangemike@houstonburners.org or board@houstonburners.org for questions, proposals, or suggestions.

Theme Camp Registration

A Theme Camp is a group of participants of any size who come together to gift art or experiences to the Unbroken Spring community. You may plan on bringing incredible interactive art or something small scale, or even a concept or performance that you want to share with participants. You may have a fun name or theme. You may have an elaborately decorated camp. Or not. There are no requirements. Your camp’s space will be placed on the map in a zone appropriate to your needs.  

Theme Camp Registration form is CLOSED. This will include links for Early Entry Policy and Early Entry Form.

Art Car Registration

There is no Department of Mutant Vehicles this year.  If you are bringing an art car please REGISTER HERE (closed), decorate/Artify your vehicle and observe City Speed Limits.

RV Registration

RVs & Motorhome Registration is open.  If you are bringing a RV, Gate will coordinate an Operations escort to get you to your campsite. 

Survival Guide!

check it out!

Needed Donations

We will be updating our Needed Donation List very soon. 

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