May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School May Courses
North House Folk School May Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

North House was founded in 1997 by a small handful of inspired locals passionate about traditional craft and cooperative learning.

May Courses

4+ :: Seeing the Forest and the Trees, online 4 Tuesdays
6 :: Olive Oil Soap Making online
6 – 8 :: Turning the Wooden Bowl
7 :: Introduction to Skinnfeller online
7-9 :: Lost Wax Casting – Sterling Silver Rings
7-9 :: Rag Rug Weaving: Table Runner and Placemats
8:: Crocheted Lightweight Wrap online
13-16 :: Color Theory Through Weaving
14-16 :: Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl
14 & 21 :: Three-Dimensional Felting , Bowls & Berets online
17 :: Rosemaling
19-23 :: Building Thoreau’s Cabin: basic Building Skills Workshop
20-22 :: Tool-Making for Woodworkers and Others
20-23 :: Handwoven Wool Tote Bag
22 :: Spring Birding on the North Shore
23:: Tool-Making for Woodworkers and Others
24 :: Flycasting Workshop
28 :: Reinventing Rhubarb online
28 – 30 :: Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag
28 – 30 :: Fly Fishing Intensive
28 – 30 :: Perching Stools
29 :: Small Breads online

May 3, 2021 - May 31, 2021
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony May courses
Grand Marais Art Colony May courses

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

At the Grand Marais Art Colony, we exist to support the enduring human need for creative expression and inspiration. Artists and creative seekers of all levels come from across the country to learn from renowned instructors, create art, and engage together in artistic inquiry.

May Courses

3 – 6 :: Oil Painting Plein Air
10 -14 :: Quick & Easy Terra Sigillata
12 – 13 :: Making Waves in Watercolor
13-27 [3 Thu] :: Virtual:Quick & Easy Terra Sigillata
21 :: Summer Exhibition Opening Reception
29 :: Mini-class: Drawing on Point
31 – June 4 :: Approaches to Observational Drawing
31 – June 4 :: Writing in Place
31 – June 4 :: Mentor Series: Abstraction from Nature


May 19, 2021 - June 9, 2021
All Day

Moose Calves Born
Moose Calves Born

Gangly, tawny moose calves are born about nine months after the autumn rut [mating season]. Born at 25-35 pounds, the average adult moose weighs close to 1,000 pounds and stand six feet tall. Calves can walk and swim at one week of age and remain with their mother for 12-18 months. If you’re lucky, you will see a cow with her twins, which are somewhat common.

More Mammal Babies
Bear cubs
are actually born in January while their mother is hibernating. The youngsters leave the den and stay with their mother about a year and a half, hibernating with her their first year. Black bears made in late spring/early summer but the eggs don’t implant until November. Adults weigh 150 -500+ pounds, with males being bigger and heavier.

Gestation for white-tailed deer is seven months, with fawns typically born around Memorial Day. The young, born at about 8 pounds, sport white spots that disappear by early autumn. Find will stay with their mother one to two years and adults weigh in from 85-300 pounds, with males being bigger and heavier.

May 22, 2021 - August 31, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Colony Summer Exhibition
Art Colony Summer Exhibition

Studio 21 | Grand Marais MN

Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman, and Nick Wroblewski completed a 7-day residency at the Art Colony in 2019 focused on “The Water Cycle.” Each of them exploring the nature of water and how it inspires, informs, and challenges their work. They are back to show work that was begun during that time, and found its completion in their home studios. Join us at Studio 21 for the opening reception of this exhibit on May 21, 5 – 7 pm.

This exhibit will take place at our new building, Studio 21, and will remain up through August 31st. Summer studio hours tba.

May 28, 2021 - May 31, 2021
All Day

Art Along the Lake: Celebrate our Galleries!
Art Along the Lake: Celebrate our Galleries!

Make art a part of your Memorial Day tradition! The communities of Grand Marias, the Gunflint Trail, Grand Portage, Lutsen, Tofte, and Schroeder are home to a thriving arts culture, and many art galleries! These galleries are host to the creative expressions of hundreds of artists and are stops not to be missed on your next journey north.

Details on North Art Studios and Galleries

May 29, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

2021 Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic
2021 Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic

Le Grand represents one of the most amazing gravel courses in the United States. Beginning in Grand Marais, all three events have views of Lake Superior before climbing to their final destinations. With more than 5500 ft of climbing and a decidedly remote feel, the 110 mile course is beautifully challenging. The 54 mile course has plenty of climbing and miles of forested roads. The 20 mile route is a Le Grand-worthy introduction to gravel cycling with its mix of paved and gravel roads, climbing and great Lake Superior views.

registration and information


May 29, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cook County Farm and Craft Market
Cook County Farm and Craft Market

Senior Center Parking Lot | Grand Marais MN

Everyone is invited to stop by the weekly open air market. Vendors offer handmade and home grown items from pottery to woodwork to jewelry to fiber arts to flowers, veggies, jams, jellies and baked goods.

May 29, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

The Museum will be open daily May 29 through October 17, 10 am – 5 pm
The Nature Center will be open daily May 29 through October 17, 11 am – 4 pm

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society has added two new structures to the Chik-Wauk campus.
Open for the 2021 season;
· Watercraft Exhibit Building – a timber frame structure, features early methods of travel on the water in our region.
· Interpretive Cabin – is built on the site of a former Chik-Wauk cabin.

May 29, 2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spring Sound Garden
Spring Sound Garden

Harbor Park Grand Marais | Grand Marais MN

A Sound Garden is a site-specific performance installation on the shore of Lake Superior, featuring a sound installation and live painting, poetry, dance, history, storytelling, and more. Sound Gardens celebrate community-sourced, site-specific content, and have included educational and community outreach programs to bring community members, or students, into the creation and performance process.

May 29, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Log Cabin Concerts with Michael Monroe
Log Cabin Concerts with Michael Monroe

Log Cabin | Grand Marais MN

Join Michael Monroe for an enchanting evening of north shore harmonies, a performance and reception in his beautiful log home. He blends his rich vocals, crystal/bamboo flutes with custom Seaton Guitars, that were crafted on the Gunflint Trail.Socially distanced/Covid considerations: In-person 6:30pm arrival, concert 7pm.

Call for details: 612 -789-2255