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Great Northern Sauna Village Weekend Session

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate cold, creative winters. Invigorate your mind and body!

The Great Northern Sauna Village is a social and therapeutic experience hosted at Malcolm Yards. Visitors can immerse themselves in sauna culture by interacting with various thermic bathing traditions and connecting with local sauna companies and builders. During this 60-minute Weekend Steam Session, guests can explore various types of traditional wood-fired saunas—including barrel, mobile, and backyard units; and a new shipping container event sauna for 20+ people—all while experiencing multiple forms of heat, steam, and aromatherapy with the cold contrast therapy of winter air and snow*.

Before, during, or after the sessions, attendees are invited to relax fireside in the Room & Board vignettes under ambient lights to enjoy time with companions, or slide up to the We Are Water MN’s Water Bar to rehydrate and reconnect with our most precious resource and the relationships—both natural and human—it sustains. Malcolm Yards will be open just feet away to serve you a specialty Great Northern cocktail or another festive libation or fare.

Please note: Sauna participants must be 13+ years of age at the time of their sauna experience during. Attendees under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are welcome to bring children ages 5-13 during our Family Day Steam Sessions programming on Sunday mornings.

How to prepare: Bring easy-to-slip-on/off sandals or flip-flops, a towel, a robe to wear to and from the saunas, and a water bottle to stay hydrated. Bathing suits are required, and we recommend coming already dressed to maximize sauna time. Please note that Malcolm Yards requires shoes and either a robe or clothes to be worn indoors.

*Snow angels and cold exposure methods will be weather dependent. If above freezing temperatures, cold water buckets and rinsing stations will be available.

If you have a Sauna Village question or ticketing need, please reach out to saunavillage@thegreatnorthernfestival.com.


The Market At Malcolm Yards
501 30th Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States