Tens of thousands of spectators and more than 1,200 local and national artists have gathered for one night in June to take part in a very unique event since 2011. Northern Spark in Minneapolis is now in its fifth year.
Don’t hit that snooze alarm on Saturday. Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak have a full weekend’s worth of happenings to share with you.
It is that time, the one time during the week when we think about the weekend. This time, WCCO This Morning found plenty of fun, and free activities, around town.
Northern Spark is billed as Minnesota’s first “nuit blanche,” or “white night” event. It kicks off at sundown Saturday and runs until dawn Sunday.
The first weekend of June is what I consider the unofficial entry into summer. It’s almost like a rite of passage after enduring a snowy winter and spring storms, taking me from long sleeves to tank tops, rain boots to flip flops.
From sculptures and theater performances to an all-night festival (the area’s first!), we round up the best art exhibitions and events of the season.