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The Great Northern

Friday, February 05

The Great Northern celebrates our cold, creative winters through ten days of diverse programming that invigorate 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.


Music & Performance
Original work and world premieres by visionary local, national and international artists. 

Food & Drink
Curated experiences focused on craft, regionality and seasonality. 

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.

Outdoor Active
We promote a healthy, active, outdoor lifestyle by encouraging individuals to get outside and enjoy all the season has to offer.

Public Art
Site-specific art that changes the way we see and engage with our environment.