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Getting Around

Information Stations

Start your art adventure at any of the Northern Spark Information Stations marked on festival maps. Pick up the event guidebook or talk to the friendly volunteers. Information Stations also have first aid supplies, bike pumps, and night-of-festival updates.

Metro Transit

Ride Metro Transit to Northern Spark! Download a free pass here.

PLEASE NOTE: Only the LRT Green Line service runs 24 hours. LRT Blue Line and bus routes end at varying times. Regular fares apply.

For more information on Metro Transit bus routes and times: / 612-373-3333 / TTY 651-291-0904.

Resources for Cyclists

Cycling is a great way to get to Northern Spark. Don’t forget a safety light, helmet and bike lock.

Don’t have a bike? Try Nice Ride bike share. Find Nice Ride stations convenient to festival venues at Get a 30 Day Membership to Nice Ride for just $9.00 (that’s half price!).

Find bike racks at Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza and Mill City provided with support from the City of Minneapolis and University of Minnesota.

Got a flat? Find a bike pump at the Northern Spark Information Stations courtesy of Grease Rag Ride & Wrench.

Parking & Street Closure

Park near your starting point and walk, bus or bike throughout the night. Please note that Second Avenue in front of the Convention Center Plaza and West River Parkway between Portland and 11th Avenues will be closed to traffic from 12 pm on June 11 until 9 am on June 12.

These parking ramps and lots are convenient to Northern Spark venues and open 24 hours.

Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza Clinton Ramp, 1425 Clinton Avenue ($6) 11th and Marquette ramp, 1111 Marquette Avenue S ($5) 11th Street Underground, 1030 Second Avenue S ($13) Loring/Hyatt ramp, 1300 Nicollet Mall ($17) Millennium ramp, 1313 Nicollet Mall ($20) Plaza Municipal Ramp, 117 12th Street S ($20)

Mill City and Mill Ruins Park Park Ave Lot, 205 Park Ave ($5) 301 S Washington Ave Ramp ($12) Riverfront Municipal Parking ramp, 212 9th Avenue South ($6, events $5-20) Jerry Haaf Memorial ramp, 424 Fourth Street S ($9, events $5-$15)