above the trees is all about sharing what you love. nestled in the sierra foothills 3 hours east of san francisco, this three day festival is an experiment in art, community and collaboration. everyone brings something they want to contribute, whether it’s an art installation, a workshop, a dj set, a gourmet meal, a mind-blowing costume, or work on the event’s infrastructure. think of it as summer camp for adults, but you’re the camper and the counselor. interaction and engagement are the norm.
“but wait,” you ask, “isn’t this right after—and a lot like—burning man?” well.. yes. but here are some key differences: it’s more intimate, cooler (at least temperature-wise), more participatory and in the sierra foothills.