The Great Northern celebrates our cold, creative winters through programming that invigorates mind and body. In an era of changing climate that threatens our signature season, we seek to create community, inspire action, and share the resilient spirit of the North with the world. MPR News is proud to be sponsor of this year’s festival — which features music and performance, outdoor activities, food and drink, ideas/climate and public art — takes place at various locations throughout the Twin Cities.
Music & Performance
Original work and world premieres by visionary local, national, and international artists.
We promote a healthy, active, outdoor lifestyle by encouraging individuals to get outside and enjoy all the season has to offer.
Food & Drink
Curated experiences focused on craft, regionality, and seasonality.
Ideas / Climate
Keynote conversations, live podcasts, film screenings and other thought-provoking formats that allow us to explore our changing climate through the lenses of culture and heritage, the economy, and social equity.
Site-specific art that changes the way we see and engage with our environment.