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What is Project North?

Project North is more than just a music festival. For the long weekend, the community will be engulfed with eclectic concerts, thought-provoking art and a commitment to environmentally conscious education and practices.

The first year of the event will serve as a catalyst in propelling Rhinelander’s stance as a progressive community that is dedicated to providing resources and support to local, national and international artists, musicians, and sustainability advocates.

When and where is Project North Festival 2019?

Project North Festival 2020 will be held in venues in and around downtown Rhinelander, WI, September 11-13, 2020.

Will there be three-day and single day tickets available? When and where can I purchase tickets?

You betcha. You can buy tickets right here.

What makes this festival more environmentally friendly than other festivals?

Well, in addition to hosting a Eco-Village with brilliant speakers, we’re also practicing a “Nearly Zero Waste” philosophy. Our food vendors will be using eco-friendly products, we’ll be composting food scraps, and we'll be using reusable water bottles only.

The festival also encourages participants to use the "Leave No Trace" principals. Participants are encouraged to carpool, walk, or bikeride while attending the festival and learn about invasive species and protect the Northwoods from such species. 

If I volunteer at Project North Festival, can I go for free?

Yes! Volunteering for three hours will get you free admission for the day, while volunteering for six hours will get you free admission for the entire weekend.

Sign up for your volunteer shift - signs ups coming soon.

How do I get to Project North?

Project North is located in downtown Rhinelander, WI. It’s easily accessed by car, bike, and even boat. We'll also have a bike valet program for those wishing to bike. More information on how to get to Project North is here.

What hotels are close to the venues? Is camping available?

There are a number of hotels, resorts, cottages, and campgrounds in the Rhinelander area! You can see an entire list of them from our our friends at Explore Rhinelander here.

What type of food and drinks will be available?

We’re so glad you asked. We’ll have a variety of food and drinks available. More information can be found here, where you can also apply to be a vendor.

Are there any age restrictions?

There are no age restrictions for attending Project North. All kids 11 and under, who are accompanied by a parent or guardian, will have free admittance into the festival grounds. All of those 21 or up will be outfitted with a bracelet upon arrival at the festival. We’ll take those bracelets seriously... So youngins, don’t even try it.

Can I bring a chair to Project North?

Of course, but please be respectful of your other attendees by keeping track of it and bringing it in the day of.

Is Project North ADA accessible?

All music stages will be ADA accessible with the exception of the Masonic Lodge. Project North cannot guarantee ADA accessibility for all events offered, however, especially if they’re not held at one of the official venues.

Where can I park?

Carpooling is greatly encouraged to limit the amount of cars in downtown Rhinelander and to limit the environmental footprint of the festival. That being said, the nice thing about small towns is that we have free parking. While the City of Rhinelander is somewhat limited in its public parking lots, there is street parking available within walking distance of the festival grounds.

Is public transportation available? Will it be hard to get around without a car?

All of the downtown Rhinelander events (concerts, the Eco-Village, downtown art exhibitions) are no more than 0.3 miles from one another, which is about five minutes at a leisurely walking pace. Sidewalks are also present on each walking path between stages.

A shuttle service will be offered from Treehaven (where morning School of the Arts classes will be held) and the main festival grounds in downtown Rhinelander. We are currently looking to develop a transportation shuttle system between popular lodging locations and the main festival grounds as well.

Rhinelander also has a small fleet of taxi cabs that will be running during the festival and who knows, we might even have an Uber or Lyft scooting around.

Do you take credit or debit cards?

All official Project North ticketing vendors and merchandise tents will accept credit or debit cards.

The beverage tent areas will be CASH ONLY.

We cannot guarantee that food trucks and beverage vendors not run by the festival will accept cards, however. Attendees will be encouraged to have cash for food and drink.

Will alcohol be available at each event?

You bet. Well, every event except for the kid ones. The festival beverage tents will offer beer and wine!

What can I bring and what is prohibited?

Project North is primarily taking place in downtown Rhinelander, WI. Don’t bring anything that you wouldn’t feel comfortable carrying around or that you would be arrested for. If you do those things, we’ll probably be good.

What’s this I’m hearing about a creature called the hodag?

The hodag is a mysterious, mischievous beast that has plagued the Northwoods for more than a century (more information here)

Still didn’t find an answer to your question?

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