July 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020
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Special Events at Grand Marais Art Colony
Special Events at Grand Marais Art Colony

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

In order to protect the health and safety of our community, we have cancelled summer programming through August 31, 2020, including all on-site classes and activities, and our annual Arts Festival.

We are exploring ways to pivot our programming to an online platform. Look for GMAC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to find information and ways to engage.

Check our site for additional information

July 9, 2020 - July 12, 2020
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Two Harbors Heritage Days - cancelled
Two Harbors Heritage Days - cancelled

Downtown Depot Area | Two Harbors MN Lake County

See you July 8-11, 2021

Two Harbors Heritage Days is the annual four day event held the first full Thursday through Sunday after the Fourth of July Holiday.

The festival offers a three day arts/crafts show, stage entertainment, a street dance and two parades with Saturday’s parade being attended by thousands of local citizens and tourists to the area.

Heritage Days is also known for many class reunion events held that weekend.


July 10, 2020 - July 12, 2020
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Bay Days
Bay Days

Downtown Silver Bay | Silver Bay MN

After much discussion, the Bay Days Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Bay Days. There is a lot of uncertainty ahead in our communities and we feel it is not in our best interest to move forward with this event.

It is truly heartbreaking that we won’t be able celebrate our community this summer. We hope that you all understand.

Announcement:  We will hold Bay Days + the All Class Reunion on July 9 – 11, 2021! Mark your calendars! We hope that life will be back to normal and we will all be ready for a long overdue hometown celebration!

We will see you all in 2021!

July 10, 2020
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North House July Events
North House July Events

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Upcoming events and courses at North House Folk School
**some classes will be offered online only

6-7 :: Fly Fishing Intensive: Casting and Presenting a Fly
9-12 :: Fly Fishing the North Country in Prime Time
10-12 :: Black Ash Pack Baskets
18-19 :: Needle Felting & Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads & Fiber
24-25 :: Raw Felted Fleece: A New Approach to the Sheepskin Blanket
24-26 :: Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner’s Botanical Medicine, Self Care to Community
29-Aug 2 :: Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Summer Session
31-Aug 2 :: Gudbransdal Rosemaling

For more events check the North House website.

July 10, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center Opening Day
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center Opening Day

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

Yay! opening July 10th!

Chik-Wauk Campus opens for the season today and remains open until October 18 with hours from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The response was so positive to the Tommy Banks and Billy Needham exhibit, we are continuing it through 2020.

Tommy Banks, a bootlegger and gangster from Minneapolis was active during the days of prohibition. Billy Needham lived on Bearskin and Hungry Jack Lake and became known for his diamond willow lodge furniture and hand drawn maps. The two men became friends on the shores of Hungry Jack Lake.

On loan from Mary and Gary Connell, who own Tommy Banks 1930s cabin are newspaper articles, photographs, and artifacts from the life of Tommy Banks and his cabin caretaker, Billy Needham.

A new exhibit opening for the 2020 season will be the Interpretive Cabin, built on the site of one of the former Chik-Wauk cabins that was removed during the sale to the USFS in 1978. Step back in time to view what a cabin might have looked like from the 1950’s era.

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society Board of Trustees and Chik-Wauk Staff look forward to seeing you this season!