June 6, 2021 - September 30, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Art of Reciprocity Exhibit
The Art of Reciprocity Exhibit

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder Minnesota

Sean Connaughty’s socially engaged art projects address anthropogenic impacts on the global ecology and humanity’s place within that system. Working on site from May 24 – June 7,  Sean will complete a site-specific installation at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center. The installation will be exhibited through September 30. There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Sponsored by the Grand Marais Art Colony

July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony July courses
Grand Marais Art Colony July 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.

July Courses

1-3 :: Summer Sampler – Print, Draw, Sculpt
14-16 :: Acrylic – The Versatile medium
17 :: Drawing on Point
19 :: Family Class – Watercolor Monoprints
19-23 :: Working Small with Big Results
19-23 :: Mentor Series – Artist Mentorship
20-23 :: Watercolor Monoprints
22-24 :: Water and Woods
24 :: Artist Talk, 10am, Carolyn Swiszcz, Printmaking, Donut Shops and Sunday Afternoons
26-30 :: Drawing on Pots
26-30 :: Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
26-30 :: Tribute Pieces
26-30 :: Mentor Series – Artist Mentorship II
31 :: Artist Talk, 10am, Mary Brodbeck, Traditional Japanese Woodblock Making
31 :: Basic Chain Maille & Jewelry Techniques

July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School July Courses
North House Folk School July 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.

July Courses

2-3 :: Hand Sewn Leather Project Tote
1-4 :: Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop: The Squire Boot
6-11 :: Fly Fishing the North Country
6, 13, + 20 :: Creative Mend Along
7 :: Families at the Forge
8-11 :: Blacksmithing: The Basics and Beyond
9 :: Needle Felted Critters online
9-11 :: Crafting the Traditional Longbow & Arrow Making
10-11 :: Needle Felting & Bead embroidery
12 :: Families at the Forge
13-16 :: Sail Training Trip; Knife River to Grand Marais
15-18 :: Blacksmithing – Cook Tools for the Campfire
16-18 :: Beginner’s Botanical Medicine, Self Care to Community
16-18 :: Black Ash Pack Baskets
16-18 :: Black Ash Market Basket
21 :: Families at the Forge
21-25 :: Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Summer Session
22-25 :: Blacksmithing – Crafting the Tools of the Trade
23 & 30 :: Playful Freeform Embroidery
24-25 :: Raw Felted Fleece
26 :: Families at the Forge
26-29 :: Youth Sailing Camp
26-29 :: Youth Craft Camp
26-31 :: Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Grindbygg-Style
30-31 :: Community Felted Mural
30-Aug 1:: Naturdal Plant Dyes
31 :: Strudel & Danish Pastry online

July 8, 2021 - July 11, 2021
All Day

Two Harbors Heritage Days
Two Harbors Heritage Days

Two Harbors | Two Harbors MN

Medallion Hunt, Classic Car Cruise, Kiddie Parade, multiple concerts, craft/vendor show, helicopter rides, Monster Truck event, Lutefisk Toss, street dance, softball tournament, pancake breakfast, photo scavenger hunt, and Heritage Day Parade.
This is an outdoor event; we encourage you to follow relevant safety guidelines.

July 9, 2021 - July 11, 2021
All Day

Bay Days
Bay Days

Downtown Silver Bay | Silver Bay MN

A hometown event the whole family can enjoy!

There will be plenty of activities and events that the whole family can enjoy! The theme for 2021 is “Camp Bay Days.” From the parade, car show, street dance and numerous activities in between, there will be something for everyone! 

July 9, 2021 - July 14, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Banadad Ski Trail Clearing
Banadad Ski Trail Clearing

Banadad Ski Trail | Grand Marais MN

Come help clear and widen the longest tracked ski trail in the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Drop in for just a day or two and help clear and widen the trail from the trailhead. Or, you can immerse yourself in the Boundary Waters and camp in the interior of the trail and be part of our elite Wilderness Clearing crew.

For more information or email us at

July 9, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 am

Craft Demonstrations
Craft Demonstrations

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week a different instructor will be featured and visitors will have the opportunity to observe their hands at work as well as ask questions about the craft. Free

2-5 :: Julie Arthur – Weaving

July 9, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

John A. Spelman III, Artist & Printmaker
John A. Spelman III, Artist & Printmaker

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

From Appalachia to Minnesota’s North Shore

The bold and evocative styles of John A. Spelman III’s artwork encourages us to consider the lives and landscapes of both the Appalachian region as well as Minnesota’s North Shore during the last century.

To accompany the exhibition, curators Scott Husby and Tracey Cullen have authored a book entitled John A. Spelman, Artist and Printmaker: From Appalachia to Minnesota’s North Shore. The book will be available at the JHP Art Gallery and in local bookshops. All proceeds from sales of the book will be donated to the Cook County Historical Society.

July 9, 2021
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

USFS Summer Naturalist Program
USFS Summer Naturalist Program

The US Forest Service continues its 20-year Naturalist Program offering Tuesdays through Saturdays at different resorts, campgrounds, and nature sites around Cook County. All programs are free and open to the public. Please wear a mask if unvaccinated!

10am – noon :: Nature of Oberg Mountain at Oberg Mountain Trailhead
7:30 – 9pm:: Minnesota Bears at Lutsen Resort

2 – 3pm:: Becoming a Boundary Waters Family at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center
7:30 – 9pm:: Howls in the Night: Wolves at Caribou Highlands

10 – 11:30am:: Wildflower Walk at Eagle Ridge
7:30 – 9pm:: Voyageur Life at Bluefin Bay

10 – 11:30 am:: Explore the Shore at East Bay Suites
7:30 – 9pm:: Mostly Moose at Cascade Lodge

1:30 – 3:30 pm :: Nature of the Point at Grand Marais Artists’ Point
7:30 – 9pm:: Minnesota WILD! at Sawbill Campground

July 9, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wet Your Paddle on the Gunflint Trail
Wet Your Paddle on the Gunflint Trail

A program for new paddlers offering a free hour of canoeing [with instruction if needed] in June and July. Please call ahead to let the outfitter of your choice know you are coming. Anyone coming outside of the allotted time slot will be charged normal rental fees.

10 – 11am  Bearskin Lodge & Outfitters  (218) 388-2292
11am – noon   Nor’Wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters   (218) 388-2252
1 – 2pm   Voyageur Canoe Outfitters   (218) 388-2224
10 – 11am  Trout Lake Resort  (218) 387-1330
11am – noon   Rockwood Lodge & Outfitters   (218) 388 – 2242
1 – 2pm   Hungry Jack Outfitters  (218) 388-2275
Fridays & Saturdays
11am – noon   Gunflint Lodge & Northwoods Outfitters  (218) 388- 2296

July 9, 2021
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Intro to Wood-Fired Baking
Intro to Wood-Fired Baking

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Students will be introduced to baking bread using a wood fired oven. Each student will get to bake carta di musica and focaccia while exploring the history and science of bread baking.

Thursday 1-3pm and Fridays 11am-1pm
Children ages 7 and up are welcome, and must register along with an adult.

registration required


July 9, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rails To Radio Popup Performance - Todd Eckart
Rails To Radio Popup Performance - Todd Eckart

State Farm | Two Harbors MN

See smooth and stylish guitarist/crooner Todd Eckart play at this public Popup Performance in front of the State Farm/Century 21 office, downtown Two Harbors.

Rails to Radio is part of The Harbor Wave Project associated with Two Harbors Area Arts & Events. Watch for more Popup Performances in Two Harbors throughout summer 2021.

July 9, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kevin Buck at Birch Terrace
Kevin Buck at Birch Terrace

Birch Terrace Lounge Patio | Grand Marais MN

Live music outside on the patio featuring Kevin Buck

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sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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