Date/Time
Event

July 1, 2020 - August 30, 2020
10:00 am

Evelyn Konrad Exhibit
Evelyn Konrad Exhibit

Join the JHP Art Gallery for the July/August “Artist of the Month” exhibit by Thunder Bay, ON Watercolor Artist Evelyn Konrad. While in the Gallery be sure to explore our large gift shop filled with locally made art, photography, jewelry, fiber artwork, and so much more!

The Gallery is open Fridays from 1 – 4 & Saturdays 10 – 2.

July 10, 2020 - September 5, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cook County History Museum is Open Fridays & Saturdays
Cook County History Museum is Open Fridays & Saturdays

Cook County Historical Museum | Grand Marais MN

The Cook County History Museum is now open
Fridays from 1 – 4 pm
Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm.

*Please note:
Visitors are required to wear a mask,
use the provided hand sanitizer upon entry, and
practice social distancing while in the Museum.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

July 10, 2020 - September 5, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

George Morrison and Marcia Cushmore Exhibit
George Morrison and Marcia Cushmore Exhibit

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery | Grand Marais MN

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of works by artists George Morrison & Marcia Cushmore. All of the gorgeous framed archival and poster prints are available for purchase.

The Gallery is open
Fridays from 1 – 4 pm
Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm.

*Please note:
Visitors are required to wear a mask,
use the provided hand sanitizer upon entry, and

practice social distancing while in the Gallery.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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!

August 1, 2020 - August 30, 2020
12:00 am

North House August Events
North House August Events

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Upcoming events and courses at North House Folk School

August
1-2 :: Bird Carving
3-5 :: Blacksmithing: Crafting The Tools of the Trade
3-7 :: Young Makers Camp-in-a-Box
5-11 :: Cruck Framing
6-9 :: Blacksmith’s Friction Folding Knife
8-9 :: All Ground Up: Sausage Making
12-16 :: Basic Timber Framing
13-16 :: Weave a Scottish Tartan Scarf
14-16 :: Boro Exploration: Dye, Patch, and Stitch
15 :: Cooking with the Seasons: Dinner on the Harbor
15-16 :: Handsewn Leather Shoulder Bag
15-16 :: Natural Botanicals: Wild Medicine Workshop
24-Sep 2 :: Sail Training Trip: Isle Royale Circumnavigation
25-Sep 3 :: Timber Fram: Build Your Own, Smaller Frames
27-29 :: Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions
27-30 :: Rag Rug Weaving for Beginners
27-30 :: Fundamentals of North Shore Pebble Jewelry
29-30 :: Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table

For more events check the North House website.

August 1, 2020 - August 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

August 10, 2020 - August 20, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Swim in Lake Superior
Swim in Lake Superior

In mid-August surface water temps hit the annual high of about 63° F / 17° C. This is as good as it is going to get, so if you want to swim in the world’s largest freshwater lake, I suggest now. Bring a thick towel, though. And maybe a fleece jacket. Shore temps average 71-76°.

Here’s a list of beaches and public access spots to Lake Superior

August 18, 2020 - September 28, 2020
12:00 am

Fall Colors: Underbrush
Fall Colors: Underbrush

The first colors to change each autumn are the leaves of underbrush. Look to the small plants and bushes occupying the forest floor below the tree canopy, along trail edges, lake shorelines, and in ditches. The colors can be as varied and striking as tree leaves – yellow, gold, orange,  red, maroon and bronze. Just remember to direct your gaze down.

See suggested Fall Color Drives & Hikes and get the weekly Fall Color Report, starting Sep. 9th.

August 18, 2020 - August 19, 2020
8:45 pm - 5:30 am

New Moon Stargazing
New Moon Stargazing

New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing.

Here’s a great way to start – look due north after the sun has set and find the Big Dipper constellation [see photo] with its telltale 3-star handle and 4-star dipper.

In the summer, the dipper is at ‘9-o’clock’ and hangs dipper down.
In the autumn, the dipper is at ‘6-o’clock’ with the dipper facing up/handle to the left.
In the winter, the dipper is at ‘3-o’clock’ with the handle hanging down.
In the spring, the dipper is at ’12-o’clock’ with the dipper facing down/handle to the right.