Date/Time
Event

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

October 1, 2021 - October 26, 2021
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony October courses
Grand Marais Art Colony October 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.

October Courses

5-8 :: From Block to Book: Woodcut Artist Books
5-9 :: Botanical Illustration
8-9 :: Painting: Process and Play
13-Dec 8 :: Beginning Clay {Wednesday evenings]
14 :: Art Journaling Re-invented
14-16 :: Fall Sampler: Print, Draw, Sculpt
15-16 :: Maiolica Tiles
15-16 :: Spontaneous Process Painting
19-Dec 7 :: Attachments in Clay [Tuesday evenings]

 

October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School October Courses
North House Folk School October 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.

October Courses

Sep 29-Oct 3 :: Autumn Nature Photography
4-5 :: Forging Tools for the Kitchen
1-3 :: Beginner’s Botanical Medicine
1-3 :: Chainsaw Safetty, Maintenance and Tree Felling
1-3 :: Celestial Navigation: Dancing with the Stars
1-3 :: Forging Traditional Scandinavian Composite Knife Blades
5-11 :: Basket Week
Winter Birch Bark Folded Baskets … Basket Making Sampler … Small Ash Market Basket … Crafting the Traditional Stake and Strand Willow Basket … Black Ash Hex Weave Basket … Handmade Whisk Brooms … Two Berry Birch Bark Basket … Pine Needle Basketry
7-10 :: Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond
14-17  :: Decorative Ironwork Intensive
14-17 :: Birch Bark Boxes
15-17 :: Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug
15-17 :: What’s This Rock? Unraveling the Geologic Story of the North Shore
16-17 :: The Cedar Hand Drum: Carving, Stretching, Drumming
22-24 :: Family Weekend
Found Object Art … Kids in the Woodshop [carving / tools & building] … Families at the Forge … Scandinavian Stories & Puppets … Fun with Plant Fibers… Intro to Woodturning …Make Your Own Flashlight … In the Kitchen: Apples … Old-Fashioned MN Kids Games
28- 31 :: Cedar Bentwood Boxes
28-31 :: Traditional Swedish Table-Made Hair Jewelry
29-31 :: Making Hide and Canvas Mukluks
29-31 Rosemaling; Valdres Style

October 2, 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.

October 2, 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

October 2, 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).

October 2, 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

October 2, 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

October 2, 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

October 2, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ocotober Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
Ocotober Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

October
1- Hannah Rey
2- The Northeast Timberland Band
9 – Hannah Rey
10 – tba
15 – tba
16 – tba
22 – John Cron
23 – tba
29 – tba
30 – tba