Date/Time
Event

September 25, 2020 - April 10, 2021
12:00 am

Bears Hibernate
Bears Hibernate

True hibernators’ body temps drop, their heart beat slows, and they don’t ‘wake up’ when prodded or exposed to loud noises. Black bears, chipmunks, snakes, frogs, toads and some turtles hibernate. Other mammals go into torpor, a state of deep, temporary sleep from which they wake to eat, drink, release waste.

Learn more about bear hibernation.

October 16, 2020 - December 5, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cook County Through My Eyes Vol. II

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery | Grand Marais MN

A Photo Art Exhibit by David R. Johnson

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of new works.

Stop in to see the exhibit during our regular business hours: Fridays 1 – 4 pm & Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

You may also schedule an online viewing of the exhibit

October 20, 2020 - November 1, 2020
12:00 am

First Expected Snowfall
First Expected Snowfall

The North Shore will absolutely receive snow before this, but the first snowfall that will stay on the ground typically happens in mid-November, which averages 2 inches of snow closer to Duluth and 4 inches of snow closer to Grand Marais.

October 21, 2020 - November 14, 2020
All Day

Inland Lakes Begin Freezing
Inland Lakes Begin Freezing

By the end of the first week of November ice begins to form on inland lake shores, this year we are seeing bays freezing up already! As the month progresses, skim ice thickens and small, shallow lakes become covered. It is not safe to go out on lake ice until it thickens, usually in December. The ice remains until early May.

October 28, 2020 - November 18, 2020
12:00 am

Gales of November
Gales of November

The highest recorded wave on Lake Superior is 28.8 feet while the unofficial wave height is believed to be over 40 feet. Nor’easters – strong winds out of the northeast – catapult down the lake, making for amazing wave watching. This is the time of year when the thousand-foot iron or ships hug the shore, try to avoid the worst of lake conditions. November is historically the worst month for shipwrecks.

October 31, 2020 - November 1, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 am

Full 'Hunter's Moon'
Full 'Hunter's Moon'

Once in a Blue Moon! October 2020 will have two full moons. The Harvest Moon on October 1st and the Hunter’s Moon on the 31st, Halloween. A second full moon in a calendar month is called a blue moon  and typically occurs every two to three years.

November 1, 2020 - November 30, 2020
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony November Offerings
Grand Marais Art Colony November Offerings

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

Workshops, opportunities and events

The Art Colony will offer multiple virtual mentorships with Sun Yung Shin, Donna Bruni, Shannon Gibney, and Ernest Miller.
Check our site for additional information

Nov 7 :: 9-noon, Once Upon a Folktale
Nov 14 :: 10-noon, Paint a Tile for ages 10-adult
Nov 17 :: 10am-5:15pm, Develop Your Portfolio: Hire a Professional Photographer
Nov 18 :: 9-11am :: Summinagashi

November 1, 2020 - April 19, 2021
12:00 am

Warmer by the Lake + Sea Smoke Season
Warmer by the Lake + Sea Smoke Season

With an average temp of 42°, Lake Superior acts like a hot water bottle emanating a little warmth up the hillsides. This occurs November through April when daily highs air temps drop below 40°. The warmth sits in the bowl created by the hills. Once you pass the hilltop, temps can drop by 15°.

When very cold winter air meets the relatively warm lake water, fog is created. This fog hovers over the surface and is known as sea smoke. You will most often see sea smoke in January when it is really cold.