Date/Time
Event

July 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020
All Day

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 15, 2020 - August 19, 2020
12:00 am

Blueberry Season
Blueberry Season

Blueberry bushes flower in early June during black fly season, which is perfect because the flies pollinate the blooms. Given adequate regular rain, berries ripen and you may be treated to one as early as the 4th of July right through Labor Day, but the bulk of the season is mid-July to mid-August.

Not sure where to look? Stop by the Tofte [7355 Hwy 61, Tofte, MN 55615] or Gunflint Ranger [ 2020 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604] Stations and ask for suggestions, but don’t expect anyone to give away their secret spot!

July 17, 2020 - July 19, 2020
12:00 am

Heck Epic - Cycle Race
Heck Epic - Cycle Race

Two Harbors | Two Harbors MN

3 DAY BIKEPACKING RACE ACROSS THE NORTH SHORE

This year, we are bringing the North Shore together in one beautiful triangle of bikepacking adventure: 336 miles from Two Harbors to Ely to Grand Marais and back to Two Harbors.

For those looking to try this unique style of racing for the first time, The Heck Epic will be a perfect test. If you want to sharpen your skills for events like the Tour Divide, The Heck Epic will let you know where you stand in your preparation. For this course we recommend a 29er style mountain bike or gravel bike that can accommodate at least 40 mm tires. There are bikepacking specific rigs these days, too. The most important part is that you feel comfortable and the bike can handle gear on rough roads. See my video for some tips on what I think are important considerations for bikepacking.

Registration and more info are available here.

July 17, 2020
All Day

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

July
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 17, 2020 - July 19, 2020
All Day

North Shore Water Festival
North Shore Water Festival

Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply | Grand Marais MN

The North Shore Water Festival will have experts on-hand offering fishing, touring kayak and canoe demonstrations, stand-up paddle board (SUP) demo activities in the harbor, including SUP yoga, plus check out what new water and outdoor gear is available this year.  Most activities are free to the public, and only require signing a waiver and/or registering in advance for SUP board yoga.