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North Shore Calendar of Events

Each small town celebrates nature, arts and history, the great outdoors, local and regional talents, holidays and community. And you’re invited to join in. This North Shore Calendar of Events lists all kinds of goings-on; guided hikes, 99-mile bike races, fine art exhibits, pie-eating contests, solstice celebrations, historical talks, workshops, classes, summer festivals, small town parades, and the annual lighting of Split Rock Lighthouse.

Check out what’s going on during your visit!


July 16, 2021 - July 18, 2021
All Day

Finland Fireman's Wooden Bat Tournament
Finland Fireman's Wooden Bat Tournament

Clair Nelson / Finland Community Center | Finland MN

37th Annual Softball Tournament

Friday night – Kids Games & Socializing
Saturday  – games begin at 8am at Gregg Field, fireworks at dusk / 10pm

Saturday & Sunday – Beer Garden, Concessions, Food Trucks and Playground

Family Friendly Weeknd – No Dogs

July 16, 2021 - July 18, 2021
12:00 am

North Shore Water Festival
North Shore Water Festival

Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply | Grand Marais MN

We look forward to the North Shore Water Festival every year! It’s a weekend of paddling nirvana: The Paddling Film Festival. Free paddling demos in the harbor. Free SUP yoga classes. We hold it the third weekend of July every year right here in Grand Marais. Come join in the fun.

July 17, 2021 - July 18, 2021
All Day

Silver Bay Salmon Classic
Silver Bay Salmon Classic

Silver Bay Marina | Silver Bay MN

The annual fishing contest is back. Fishing will take place Saturday 4am – 6pm and Sunday 4am – 2pm. An air horn will announce start and stop times

Fishing Tickets $25 per person 

3 Divisions (coho, king, lake trout) and 5 place winners in each division

rules and information

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