Date/Time
Event

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

September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony September courses
Grand Marais Art Colony September 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.

September Courses

Aug 30-Sep 3 :: Mixed Media Drawing
8-11 :: Patterns onPots
10-11 :: Introduction to Soapstone
15 :: Artist Talk, 10am, Robbie Steinbach, Writing From Light: From the Darkroom to Etching with the Sun
18-19 :: Focus on This: Painting in Nature
23-25 :: Encaustic with Photo Collage
27-Oct 1 :: Mentor Series: Deep Dive

September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School September Courses
North House Folk School September 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.

September Courses

3-5 :: Weave a Scottish Tartan Scarf
4-5 :: Forging Tools for the Kitchen
4-5 :: Handsewn Leather Shoulder Bag
9-12 :: Automata: Mechanical Marvels in Wood
9-12 :: Overshot Weaving
10-11 :: Cooking with the Seasons online
10-12 :: Forging Everyday Items of the Viking Age
10-19 :: Points North Auction
11-12 :: Mabon Medicines: Being Deeply Rooted
15-26 :: Handcrafting a Northwoods Paddle
16-17 :: Needle Felting & Bead embroidery
16-19 :: Building the Wood-Fired Brick Oven
16-19 :: Blacksmithing Basics: Cook Tools for the Campfire
17-18 :: Unplugged XX
20-24 :: Fine Furniture: Windsor Comb Back Rocking Chair
22-25 :: Viking Era Smelting
22-26 :: Build Thoreau’s Cabin: Basic Building Skills Workshop
24-26 :: Rosemaling: Telemark or Valdres
26-29 :: Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Run
29-Oct 3 :: Autumn Nature Photography

September 17, 2021 - October 10, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

2021 Plein Air Grand Marais
2021 Plein Air Grand Marais

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Competition and Festival of Outdoor Painting on the North Shore of Lake Superior

See the final exhibition of 66 Plein Air artists!

Opening Reception
Friday, Sep 17th, 5-8pm (awards at 6:30 pm)

Gallery Hours
Monday, Wednesday – Saturday 10-4 (closed Tuesdays); Sundays 1-4

September 24, 2021 - October 3, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

Fall in Cook County is a time of tumultuous beauty, so take some time to explore the colors and meet artists during the Fall Studio Tour!  Stops include home studios as well as galleries with guest artists.

Art Along The Shore map, descriptions and events

September 25, 2021
All Day

Heck of the North Bike Race
Heck of the North Bike Race

C.J. Ramsted Parking – Two Harbors | Two Harbors MN

We will be offering THREE beautiful courses this year: the 100 mile course that features over 50 new miles of remote gravel road; the 55 mile course is equally challenging and scenic; and the 20 mile course to introduce new riders to the world of gravel cycling. Each course will have at least one checkpoint to offer fluids and calories to keep you rolling.

Like all gravel events, the Heck is about the challenge, not how fancy your bike is. We recommend 35 mm tires (and larger) or whatever you think is comfortable and capable of delivering you 100 plus miles (29er’s, fatbikes, beefed-up touring bikes.) You are the engine. You are tougher than you think.

information

September 25, 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.

September 25, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Two Harbors Farmer's Market
Two Harbors Farmer's Market

Two Harbors Farmers Market | Two Harbors MN

Locally grown – fresh from your neighbors.

2021 season details TBA

September 25, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bally Blacksmith and Metal Shops open
Bally Blacksmith and Metal Shops open

Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop | Grand Marais MN

Stop by the Bally Blacksmith and Metal shops and peek into the past! From horseshoeing, rivet work on Model T wooden wheels, dogsled repairs, steamer ship detail work – the blacksmith shop was in demand since it was built in 1911. The recycled Forest Service building is the current working fabrication shop of the Cook County Historical Society and has displays of various vehicles, turn of the century metal working tools, and the replica 1940s herring skiff.

September 25, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Grand Marais Harbor History tour
Grand Marais Harbor History tour

Cook County Historical Museum | Grand Marais MN

The tour begins at the Museum and you will walk out to the lighthouse breakwater with a guide who will point out the visible relics of the past and tell the stories of this small harbor and community. The tour will last approximately one hour. Everyone is welcome and it is completely free.
Join us every Saturday (weather permitting).

September 25, 2021
2:00 pm

Tour the North House Campus
Tour the North House Campus

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, see craft in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building – no registration required. Free

September 25, 2021
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Night Climbing at the North Shore Adventure Park
Night Climbing at the North Shore Adventure Park

North Shore Adventure Park | Silver Bay MN

Climb under the lights and enjoy the glow of the park in the evening! Only 7 Saturdays this fall! September 11 – October 23. Conquer the high ropes courses and ziplines at night for a totally unique North Shore experience!

Book your tickets here

September 25, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Music at Cascade Lodge Pub
Live Music at Cascade Lodge Pub

Cascade Lodge Pub | Lutsen MN

Enjoy live music in an outdoor setting Thursdays and Saturdays from 6-8 pm, no admission and all are welcome to attend.

September
9 – Al Oikari & Rod Dockan
11 – Chris Gillis
16 – Don Bauer
18 – Jim McGowan
23 – Kilborn Quartet
25 – Briand Morrison
30 – Frozen Britches

October
1 – Sky Blue
7 – Pete Kavanaugh
9 – Don Bauer
14 – Briand Morrison
16 – Jim McGowan
21 – Kenna Rose
23 – Joe Paulik

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