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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!

 

2021 Plein Air Grand Marais

2021 Plein Air Grand Marais

September 17, 2021 - October 10, 2021    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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, [...]
Beargrease Fur-K & DogtoberFest (5K and Beer Festival!)

Beargrease Fur-K & DogtoberFest (5K and Beer Festival!)

October 2, 2021    
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for the official kick-off to Beargrease! Our Fur-K (5k) and DogtoberFest (Beer Festival) will be fun for the whole family! The run will take place on the Erkki Harju Ski Trail. Register for the morning (8 am to noon) or afternoon (1-4 pm). Blacklist Brewing Co. will be kicking off the DogtoberFest Beer Tasting Celebration serving samples of Bloody Beers! Mystery Mobile Catering and Oasis Del Norte Food trucks will be selling on-site to sustain you from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. DogtoberFest Beer Tasting Festival and live music will run from 12:00 – 4:00.
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Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
October 15, 2022 - November 6, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Flotsam and Jetsam, a gallery exhibition featuring work from three talented sculpture artists, John Books, Tom Christiansen and Greg Mueller Exhibition runs [...]
Cook County Curling Club 10th Annual Halloween Open Bonspiel
October 29, 2022 - October 30, 2022    
All Day
All skill levels are welcome to have a fun bonspiel experience! Costume contest Saturday evening! Prizes awarded to the best dressed individual and team. Entry [...]
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 [...]
Soup & Sweep
November 2, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New curlers welcome! If you are interested in curling, plea come, enjoy some soup and give it a try! Instructors from our local club will [...]
02 Nov
November 2, 2022    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stop into Harbor Rail for a pint and some food and learn a bit of history! This year, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center celebrated its [...]
Lake Superior Jazz Festival
November 4, 2022 - November 6, 2022    
All Day
Friday, November 4 6pm  Brilliant Colors Jazz Trio,  Lutsen Resort Jazz Dinner 6pm  Dan Nelson Trio,  Cascade Lodge 8pm  Southside Aces & Andrew Walesch Orchestra,  [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
November 4, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Deer Hunters Widow Weekend
November 5, 2022    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come visit mDonna McCurdy-Wolke with Avon and Color Street Nail products, Gloria Stern with 31 products and Cindy Rowlee with Pampered Chef products and do [...]
Northern Lights Forecast
November 5, 2022 - November 6, 2022    
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
A big week for Northern Lights Auroral activity will be high. Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead This forecast is for [...]
Total Eclipse of the Moon
November 8, 2022    
2:00 am - 7:00 am
This eclipse is visible from North America, although the Moon will be setting during the eclipse. The Moon will enter the penumbra at 2:01 A.M. [...]
Full Beaver Moon
November 8, 2022    
5:00 am
The full moon is an amazing sight. Along the north shore and away from the lights of a city, it lights up the night sky. [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
November 8, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting at Split Rock Lighthouse
November 10, 2022    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This annual event commemorates the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of her 29 crew members on November 10, 1975. It is [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
November 10, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
November 11, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living with Craft, a group exhibition presented by The North House Folk School and curated by Tib Shaw. Living with Craft features [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
November 11, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Living with Craft Opening Reception
November 11, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Living with Craft, a group exhibition presented by The North House Folk School and curated by Tib [...]
Northern Taurids Meteor Shower
November 11, 2022 - November 12, 2022    
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
The North Taurids meteor shower is long-lasting but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about five meteors per hour. Typically, you see the [...]
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
November 12, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living with Craft, a group exhibition presented by The North House Folk School and curated by Tib Shaw. Living with Craft features [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
November 12, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
November 13, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living with Craft, a group exhibition presented by The North House Folk School and curated by Tib Shaw. Living with Craft features [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
November 13, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Moose lick salt on road
November 15, 2022 - December 31, 2022    
12:00 am
When temps drop in the winter, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
November 15, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
November 16, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living with Craft, a group exhibition presented by The North House Folk School and curated by Tib Shaw. Living with Craft features [...]
Leonids Meteor Shower
November 17, 2022 - November 18, 2022    
12:00 am - 5:00 am
The Leonids parent comet, 55P/Tempel-Tuttle are famous for occasionally producing meteor storms. In 1966, 1999 and 2001, its rates exceeded 1,000 fireballs per hour, although [...]
Winterer's Gathering & Arctic Film Fest
November 17, 2022 - November 20, 2022    
All Day
Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the North. Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, [...]
Lutsen Mountains Opening Weekend
November 19, 2022 - November 20, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the season this weekend!
Castle Danger Brewery events
November 22, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
November 23, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living with Craft, a group exhibition presented by The North House Folk School and curated by Tib Shaw. Living with Craft features [...]
Best Stargazing
November 23, 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 – [...]
Lutsen Mountains Thanksgiving Weekend
November 24, 2022 - November 27, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the weekend!
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
November 24, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living with Craft, a group exhibition presented by The North House Folk School and curated by Tib Shaw. Living with Craft features [...]
Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks
November 25, 2022    
All Day
Minnesota state parks are open year-round, and there's a state park within 30 miles of most Minnesotans and 8 North Shore State Parks. With a [...]
Winter Hovland Arts Fair
November 26, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A semiannual event showcasing the artistry of Hovland, Minnesota area residents. We're going to have the town hall packed with artists and we're so excited [...]
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
November 27, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living with Craft, a group exhibition presented by The North House Folk School and curated by Tib Shaw. Living with Craft features [...]
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
November 30, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living with Craft, a group exhibition presented by The North House Folk School and curated by Tib Shaw. Living with Craft features [...]
Northern Lights Forecast
November 30, 2022    
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
There is a good chance to see the Aurora Borealis aka 'northern lights' tonight.  Look to the night skies from 6PM until Midnight. This forecast [...]
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
December 1, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living with Craft, a group exhibition presented by The North House Folk School and curated by Tib Shaw. Living with Craft features [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
December 1, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Lutsen Mountains Early Season Friday-Sunday
December 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the season this weekend!
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
December 2, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living with Craft, a group exhibition presented by The North House Folk School and curated by Tib Shaw. Living with Craft features [...]
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Jr.
December 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022    
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Get in the holiday mood with the community production of this classic. December 2-4 and 9-11 Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm, Sunday matinee at 2pm [...]
Events on October 30, 2022
Events on October 31, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on November 1, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on November 2, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Soup & Sweep
2 Nov 22
Grand Marais
02 Nov
2 Nov 22
Two Harbors
Events on November 3, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on November 4, 2022
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Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
11 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Castle Danger Brewery events
11 Nov 22
Two Harbors
Living with Craft Opening Reception
11 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Events on November 12, 2022
Events on November 13, 2022
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
13 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Castle Danger Brewery events
13 Nov 22
Two Harbors
Events on November 15, 2022
Castle Danger Brewery events
15 Nov 22
Two Harbors
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Castle Danger Brewery events
22 Nov 22
Two Harbors
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Events on December 1, 2022
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