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North Shore 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!

Featured events

 

John A. Spelman III, Artist & Printmaker

John A. Spelman III, Artist & Printmaker

September 4, 2021    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 [...]
Muffin Man at Drury Lane

Muffin Man at Drury Lane

September 4, 2021    
11:00 am
The Muffin Man will read a collection of books to kids and families every Saturday at 11am outside at the bookstore. Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather [...]
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George Morrison “Connections” Exhibit
April 18, 2022 - September 30, 2022    
12:00 am
At Grand Portage National Monument’s Heritage Center, the George Morrison Exhibit “Connections” will open the week of April 18, 2022. For this exhibit, the National Park Service (NPS) [...]
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
September 19, 2022 - September 26, 2022    
All Day
Open to ages 18+, this seven-day introductory course, September 19- 26,  is designed to provide both amateur birders and professional biologists with the skills necessary [...]
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
September 22, 2022 - September 26, 2022    
All Day
This advanced class is designed to help participants fine-tune the banding skills they already possess and to advance their comprehension of molt strategies and ability [...]
Art Along the Lake Fall Studio Tour
September 23, 2022 - October 2, 2022    
All Day
The Fall Studio Tour [Sep. 23 - Oct 22] is an artist-led, county-wide event. Meet artists in their home studios and explore the variety of [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
September 27, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Bird Banding
September 29, 2022    
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. [...]
Fabulous Fall Geek Out
September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022    
All Day
Spend a glorious fall weekend on the North Shore of Minnesota learning from experts in the field with our three-day workshops. Whether you’re a seasoned [...]
Northern Lights Forecast
September 30, 2022 - October 3, 2022    
All Day
A big week for Northern Lights There is a good chance to see the Aurora Borealis aka 'northern lights' this week.  Look to the night [...]
Basket Week
October 4, 2022 - October 11, 2022    
All Day
Join us for a gathering of basket-makers, both advanced and aspiring! Basketry embodies the soul of traditional craft: simple tools, natural materials and skilled hands [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
October 4, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Local Food Market
October 6, 2022    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The weekly Market is where local food producers and their fans gather to share the bounty of the season! Supported by: Northwoods Food Project, Cook [...]
Finland Farmer's Market
October 6, 2022    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Produce, eggs, canned items, handmade items. We are able to accept credit cards, EBT and SNAP. June 16 - October 6 Every Thursday
Culture Crawl
October 7, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monthly event sponsored by the Cook County Historical Society. Begin your Friday evening between 5:00-7 p.m. at either the Cook County History Museum (8 S. [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
October 7, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October Music Schedule 1 :: Jake Searl 7 :: Hannah Rey 14 :: Mumblin' Drew 15 :: John Cron 21 :: Hannah Rey 28 :: [...]
Grand Views Tour
October 8, 2022    
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever seen a photo of Split Rock Lighthouse and wondered where that was taken? The Grand Views Tour will show you some of [...]
Cook County Market
October 8, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farm and craft market Every Saturday
Visit Chippewa City Church
October 9, 2022    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chippewa City Church is a beautiful reminder of a thriving village that was home to more than 100 families in the 1880s and 1890s. Famous [...]
Weekend Wine Down
October 9, 2022    
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Each Sunday of the summer, North Shore Winery hosts a new musician on their outdoor stage and natural amphitheater! Seating is available, but bring your [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
October 11, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Local Food Market
October 13, 2022    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The weekly Market is where local food producers and their fans gather to share the bounty of the season! Supported by: Northwoods Food Project, Cook [...]
Date Night at the Winery
October 13, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wine, cider, snacks and live music.
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
October 14, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October Music Schedule 1 :: Jake Searl 7 :: Hannah Rey 14 :: Mumblin' Drew 15 :: John Cron 21 :: Hannah Rey 28 :: [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub
October 14, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Grand Views Tour
October 15, 2022    
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever seen a photo of Split Rock Lighthouse and wondered where that was taken? The Grand Views Tour will show you some of [...]
Cook County Market
October 15, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farm and craft market Every Saturday
Nature Journaling Workshop
October 15, 2022    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
As autumn’s colorful landscapes peak, we pause to appreciate summer’s bounty and prepare for the season to come. Set aside a day to discover the [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church
October 16, 2022    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chippewa City Church is a beautiful reminder of a thriving village that was home to more than 100 families in the 1880s and 1890s. Famous [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
October 18, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Orionids Meteor Shower
October 20, 2022 - October 21, 2022    
12:00 am - 4:00 am
After hitting the outbound trail of Halley’s comet in May, every October Earth runs into the debris the comet leaves as it heads toward the [...]
Moose Madness
October 20, 2022 - October 23, 2022    
All Day
The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival! Enjoy the outdoors and learn a few facts about our celebrated [...]
North House Family Weekend
October 20, 2022 - October 23, 2022    
All Day
Here in Minnesota, kids get a long weekend in October-- known to most as “MEA.” Use that school break for a folk school break and [...]
Moose Madness
October 21, 2022 - October 22, 2022    
All Day
The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival! This annual event is the ultimate family-focused celebration of all things [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church
October 23, 2022    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chippewa City Church is a beautiful reminder of a thriving village that was home to more than 100 families in the 1880s and 1890s. Famous [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
October 25, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Best Stargazing
October 25, 2022    
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing. Here’s a great way to start – [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
October 28, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October Music Schedule 1 :: Jake Searl 7 :: Hannah Rey 14 :: Mumblin' Drew 15 :: John Cron 21 :: Hannah Rey 28 :: [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub
October 28, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church
October 29, 2022    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chippewa City Church is a beautiful reminder of a thriving village that was home to more than 100 families in the 1880s and 1890s. Famous [...]
Harbor History Tour
October 29, 2022    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday afternoon walking tour of Grand Marais Harbor, weather permitting. The tour begins at the History Museum and you will walk down to the Coast [...]
Tour the North House Campus
October 29, 2022    
2:00 pm
From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church
October 30, 2022    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chippewa City Church is a beautiful reminder of a thriving village that was home to more than 100 families in the 1880s and 1890s. Famous [...]
Culture Crawl
November 4, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monthly event sponsored by the Cook County Historical Society. Begin your Friday evening between 5:00-7 p.m. at either the Cook County History Museum (8 S. [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub
November 4, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Tour the North House Campus
November 5, 2022    
2:00 pm
From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub
November 5, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Events on September 25, 2022
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
19 Sep 22
Finland
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
22 Sep 22
Finland
Events on September 26, 2022
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
19 Sep 22
Finland
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
22 Sep 22
Finland
Events on September 27, 2022
Events on September 28, 2022
Events on September 29, 2022
Events on September 30, 2022
Events on October 1, 2022
Events on October 2, 2022
Events on October 3, 2022
Events on October 4, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Locals Night at the Winery
4 Oct 22
Lutsen
Events on October 5, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 6, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Local Food Market
6 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Finland Farmer's Market
6 Oct 22
Finland
Events on October 7, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Culture Crawl
7 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 8, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Grand Views Tour
8 Oct 22
Two Harbors
Cook County Market
8 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 9, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Visit Chippewa City Church
9 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Weekend Wine Down
9 Oct 22
Lutsen
Events on October 10, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 11, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Locals Night at the Winery
11 Oct 22
Lutsen
Events on October 13, 2022
Local Food Market
13 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Date Night at the Winery
13 Oct 22
Lutsen
Events on October 14, 2022
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
14 Oct 22
Two Harbors
Music at Harbor Rail Pub
14 Oct 22
Two Harbors
Events on October 15, 2022
Grand Views Tour
15 Oct 22
Two Harbors
Cook County Market
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Nature Journaling Workshop
15 Oct 22
Schroeder
Events on October 16, 2022
Visit Chippewa City Church
16 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 18, 2022
Locals Night at the Winery
18 Oct 22
Lutsen
Events on October 20, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
North House Family Weekend
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 21, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
North House Family Weekend
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 22, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
North House Family Weekend
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Moose Madness
21 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 23, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
North House Family Weekend
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Visit Chippewa City Church
23 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 25, 2022
Locals Night at the Winery
25 Oct 22
Lutsen
Best Stargazing
25 Oct 22
Events on October 28, 2022
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
28 Oct 22
Two Harbors
Music at Harbor Rail Pub
28 Oct 22
Two Harbors
Events on October 29, 2022
Visit Chippewa City Church
29 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Harbor History Tour
29 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Tour the North House Campus
29 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 30, 2022
Visit Chippewa City Church
30 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on November 4, 2022
Culture Crawl
4 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Music at Harbor Rail Pub
4 Nov 22
Two Harbors
Events on November 5, 2022
Tour the North House Campus
5 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Music at Harbor Rail Pub
5 Nov 22
Two Harbors

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