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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!

Date/Time
Event

April 18, 2022 - September 30, 2022
12:00 am

George Morrison “Connections” Exhibit
George Morrison “Connections” Exhibit

Grand Portage National Monument | Grand Portage MN

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) has gathered works in their collection, along with works and artifacts from private collections, to curate the exhibition.

June 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022
10:00 am

Sailing on the Hjørdis
Sailing on the Hjørdis

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis shares the name of the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged steel schooner and gain access to both the largest lake in the world and experience Grand Marais as it was approached in the centuries before Highway 61 — from the water.

Sails will be approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes at 10am, 1pm and 3pm
Sunset sails are approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

reservations

June 10, 2022 - August 27, 2022
All Day

75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition

Studio 21 | Grand Marais MN

7-5 Summer Exhibition

June 10 – August 27, 2022

7-5 is a celebration of the Art Colony’s place within the Great Lakes region as well as a way to highlight our various program areas. Seven artists from around the region have been invited to each submit five pieces for this summer-long exhibition.

Invited Artists:

  • Mary Brodbeck | Printmaking
  • Magdolene Dykstra | Mark Making
  • Jonathan Herrera Soto | Residencies (Print)
  • Anthony Ingrisano | Painting
  • Mika Laidlaw | Ceramics
  • Danny Saathoff | Sculpture
  • Leslie Smith III | Mixed Media

June 24, 2022 - July 17, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Through Our Hands VI
Through Our Hands VI

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

A Celebration of All Things Fiber

Knitting – Weaving – Handspun Fibers – Paper – Quilting – Rugs – Baskets – Beadwork – Clothing – Jewelry – Accessories – Felt
created by the Northwoods Fiber Guild

Gallery Hours … Wednesday-Saturday and Monday 10am-4pm  and Sunday 1-4pm

July 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony July courses
Grand Marais Art Colony July courses

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.

July Courses feature beginning drawing, acrylics, paining geology, wire sculpture, gouaches\, mini-classes, porcelain paperclay, Japanese woodblocks, exploratory painting, creating and using biochar, collograph, and youth skateboard art,.

Grand Marais Arts Festival is July 9-10.

July 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
All Day

North House Folk School July Courses
North House Folk School July 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. Our mission is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind.

July courses include forging, fly-fishing, leather sewing, sausage-making, timber framing, fish cooking, pasta making, rug making, figure carving, bead embroidery, Japanese braiding, blacksmithing, tapestry weaving, learning about lichen, small bread baking, landscape quilting, baking with butter, nature photography, belt making, basket making, longbow and arrow making, weaving cotton towels, Viking jewelry making, natural plant dyes, botanical medicines, and drill bits.

 

July 2, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cook County Market
Cook County Market

Cook County Farm & Craft Market | Grand Marais MN

Farm and craft market

Every Saturday

July 2, 2022
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

Caribou Highlands Lodge | Lutsen MN

Join us on a paddling adventure as we take you on the pristine waters near the Superior National Forest! We’ll show you the paddling basics, take a quick portage, and share fun facts about the area along the way. Ages 5+.  $50

Tours lead by local expert guides you can trust.

Second session offered Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm

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July 2, 2022
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Try-it: Timber Framing
Try-it: Timber Framing

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Students will be introduced to the concept of timber framing by exploring timber framing tools, joinery, and history. As a group, students will raise a small timber frame and take it apart.

Children over 8 are welcome with an adult. FREE but must register

July 2, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Craft Demonstration
Craft Demonstration

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week a different instructor will be featured and visitors will have the opportunity to observe their hands at work as well as ask questions about the craft.

FREE
June 30-July 3 :: Christine Novotny – Weaving
July 7-10 :: Kim Garrett – Rosemaling
July 14-17 :: Nate White – Turned & Hand Carved Wooden Bowls
July 21-24 :: Tara Austin – Rosemaling
July 28-31 :: Jim Sannerud – Woodworking, Woodturning & Woodcarving
August 4-7 :: Julie Arthur (Weaving & Wool Dyeing ) and Angela Robins (Woodturning)
August 11-14 :: Caleb Mattison (Wood-Fired Baking) and Marybeth Garmoe (Broom Making)
August 18-21 :: Cheryl Larsen – Metal Dye Printing
August 25-28 :: Mary MacDonald – Weaving
September :: TBA

July 2, 2022 - July 3, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hovland Arts Festival
Hovland Arts Festival

Hovland Town Hall | Hovland MN

Featuring artists and musicians from the East end of the MN Arrowhead region, the Hovland Arts Festival is an outdoor/indoor summer arts festival showcasing jewelry, paintings, pottery, carvings, photography, soaps, fiber works, and beadwork with food and music, too!

July 2, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Two Harbors Farmers Market
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Burlington Station | Two Harbors MN

Locally grown produce, and handmade goods fresh from your neighbor.

July 2, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children’s Story Hour
Children’s Story Hour

Drury Lane Books | Grand Marais MN

Kevin Kager, our co-owner and long time story reader, is sure to have kids (and adults) laughing and cheering to his read-aloud antics with favorite picture books!

Every Saturday at 11 AM
Outside on the bookstore lawn
(canceled in poor weather, call ahead)

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