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Getting Around

Metro Transit

Select Metro Transit bus stops that service Lowertown are marked with a Metro Transit symbol on all festival maps. Download a FREE Metro Transit pass to get to and from the festival by completing a simple survey! The eastbound 21A travels directly to the Union Depot. For more information on Metro Transit bus routes and times, see, (612) 373-3333 TTY (651) 291-0904.

Please note: free passes are valid for the night of Northern Spark only.

Resources for Cyclists

Check out Nice Ride, the Twin Cities bike share system. A 24-hour subscription with unlimited trips (of 30 minutes or less) is only $6. Nice Ride stations convenient to Lowertown are marked on all festival maps. Consider parking and biking: park your car near one of Nice Ride’s many stations, fuel up with a bite to eat, then ride into Lowertown for the night.

Got a flat? Lowertown Bike Shop will be open all night and will serve as a bike first-aid station for any repairs you may need for the trip home.

Join a group ride! Cycle to Northern Spark with other festival fans. Additional rides will be posted here as they are organized.

Dance Party Bike Ride
Meet up site: Sabo Bridge, Minneapolis
Gathering time: 6 pm
Arriving in Lowertown at 9 pm
For more information, go to the Facebook event.

If you bike to Northern Spark, don’t forget a safety light, helmet, and a bike lock.


Parking ramps and lots are marked on the festival maps. Several ramps in the Lowertown area will be open all night and Union Depot also has available parking. Note that Fourth Street will be closed between Robert and Wall Streets after 12 noon on June 8.

Art Lot ($3) 240 E Fourth Street

Cray Plaza Ramp ($10)  175 E Fifth Street

Jackson Street Ramp ($3; free with validation from Minnesota Museum of American Art)  345 Jackson Street

Kellogg Square Ramp ($7.50)  11 E Kellogg Boulevard

Lowertown Ramp ($2) E Fourth  and Jackson Streets

Union Depot Lot B ($7) 200 E Kellogg Boulevard and 214 E Fourth Street


All-night bathrooms are marked on festival maps.

Saint Paul Resources

St. Paul Smart Trips has a comprehensive website for planning your trip by bike, car or foot.

Check out for more information on lodging and attractions in Saint Paul.