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Not-Ephemerisle 2011

Ephemerisle 2009

We are a gathering of thinkers, doers, artists, builders, and partiers on the Sacramento River Delta.

Not-Ephemerisle is a temporary floating city on the Sacramento River Delta. It's on the water, so iIt's a bring-your-own-ground event.

We construct a floating city and live on it for four days. You could think of it as Burning Man on water, but there's a lot more to it. Burning Man is now a large, polished, centrally organized, and carefully controlled event. Not-Ephemerisle is more like Burning Man was in the early 1990s - a new adventure into an alien environment, with lots of discoveries, adventures, and mishaps along the way. There are no tickets, no central organizers, no rules, and no Rangers to keep you safe. New to life on the water? So are we! We're figuring it out as we go.

Since there's no central organizer, the event only happens if people contribute. Here are some things you can do: Bring art, give talks, build your own boats and platforms, make music, help build this wiki, go wakeboarding and enjoy being a pioneer.


Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 12 2011
Sacramento River Delta (GPS Location). (1.5hrs from SF)
Cost: $0 (No organizers; no tickets)

Survival Guide

A guide for basic survival at the event has begun here.

Get Involved

Join our Facebook Page and mailinglist. Help out with designing and building the Community Platform.



Here are some pictures from 2009 and 2010. Read more about the History of NotEphemerisle.


The dream, for at least some of the community, is to turn Not-Ephemerisle into a permanent city on international waters.