Planning Your Night


Northern Spark is two nights until 2 am again this year! Programming is the same on Friday and Saturday unless noted on each project description. Plan your night(s) using these tools or just wander and discover!


Customize your list of projects to see, including times and locations, with the My Night feature. Simply log in with your email address and start building your schedule.

And remember, is mobile ready and holds all the information you need on the go – project listings, maps, timed events, and more.


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Once you’re at a festival neighborhood, all projects are marked by tall signs with red Northern Spark flags. Inside Hallie Q. Brown Community Center look for additional wayfinding and project signs.


Northern Spark Information Tents are a great way to get essential questions answered. Info Tents have maps, night-of festival updates, first aid supplies, and large print maps. Stop by and chat with a friendly volunteer.

Look for a red or white tent with lights in these places:

  • On Franklin Ave. near the Many Rivers East building in Minneapolis
  • In front of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul
  • On the west side of The Commons in downtown Minneapolis


The wheelchair symbols on the project listings mean that the core activity of a project is accessible to wheelchair users. All festival venues are ADA accessible.

Other accessibility resources include:

  • ASL interpretation of the festival opening remarks on Friday, June 14 at 8:30 pm at The Commons
  • Large print festival maps; find at a Northern Spark Information Tent