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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!

 

George Morrison “Connections” Exhibit

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) [...]
Sailing on the Hjørdis

Sailing on the Hjørdis

June 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
10:00 am
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 [...]
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition

75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition

June 10, 2022 - August 27, 2022    
All Day
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 [...]
Living Color exhibit

Living Color exhibit

July 22, 2022 - August 14, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living Color, a gallery exhibition at Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais, brought to you by the Lake Superior Watercolor Society. Over [...]
Lake County Fair

Lake County Fair

August 11, 2022 - August 14, 2022    
All Day
The Lake County Fair is an educational and fun weekend for all residents of Lake County and surrounding area. Presentations, judging, entertainment, food, and family [...]
Grand Portage Rendezvous Days & Celebration Pow-wow

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days & Celebration Pow-wow

August 12, 2022 - August 14, 2022    
All Day
The hustle and bustle of summer activity peaked with the North West Company Rendezvous held here at Grand Portage. This was the time when furs [...]
Geology of the end of the Gunflint Trail

Geology of the end of the Gunflint Trail

August 12, 2022    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Northwoods Class with John Craddock; $65 per person for the day The class will begin with a presentation , then proceed in your vehicle to [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

August 12, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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, [...]
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Craft Demonstration

August 12, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 [...]
Hedstrom Lumber Company Sawmill Tours

Hedstrom Lumber Company Sawmill Tours

August 12, 2022    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sawmill tours are held twice a week during the summer tourist season. These tours are led by the interpreters of the US Forest Service. Learn about the history of our hundred-year-old sawmill, timber harvesting, sawmill processing, lumber products, and byproducts as you wander through a tour of the biggest hands-on sawmill in Minnesota, watching the lumber be processed, seeing employees in action, and getting an eyeful of our complex (and sometimes vintage) machinery! Tours are free of charge, but require a reservation.
Light Pollution presentation

Light Pollution presentation

August 12, 2022 - August 14, 2022    
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Every weekend naturalist/operations assistant Emma Adams will dive into the nature and history of the Gunflint Trail by highlighting a different topic. This weekend you [...]
USFS Summer Naturalist Program

USFS Summer Naturalist Program

August 12, 2022    
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Hosted annually for over two decades, the US Forest Service hosts a summer series of Naturalist Programs at different resorts, campgrounds, and nature sites around Cook County! Programs are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:30am to 9pm and are FREE and open to the public. Click Title to see schedule
August Music at the Birch Terrace

August Music at the Birch Terrace

August 12, 2022    
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Birch Terrace Supper Club & Lounge is the place to be for live, outdoor music, great food, and fine cocktails. Listen to live music [...]
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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 [...]
Lutsen Mountains Thanksgiving Weekend
November 24, 2022 - November 27, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the weekend!
Holiday Art Underground
November 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hand-made original art in pottery, jewelry, woodcuts and more. Lots to choose from.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Lutsen Mountains Early Season Friday-Sunday
December 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the season this weekend!
Castle Danger Brewery events
December 6, 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 [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
December 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 [...]
Lutsen Mountains Open Daily
December 9, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the season!
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
December 9, 2022 - December 11, 2022    
All Day
December 9 - 11  ::  The North Shore Open January 27 - 29 ::  Jim Osbakken Memorial Open March 3 - 5. ::  5Y & [...]
North Shore Open Bonspiel
December 10, 2022 - December 12, 2022    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
December 10, 2022 - January 1, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for But Does It Pour? a group exhibition presented by Cook County Potters. But Does It Pour? will display a wide variety of [...]
Events on November 27, 2022
Events on November 28, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Events on November 29, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Events on November 30, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
30 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 1, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
1 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 2, 2022
Events on December 3, 2022
Events on December 4, 2022
Events on December 5, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 6, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Castle Danger Brewery events
6 Dec 22
Two Harbors
Events on December 7, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 8, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Castle Danger Brewery events
8 Dec 22
Two Harbors
Events on December 9, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Lutsen Mountains Open Daily
9 Dec 22
Lutsen
Events on December 10, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
9 Dec 22
Two Harbors
Events on December 11, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
9 Dec 22
Two Harbors
Events on December 12, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
North Shore Open Bonspiel
10 Dec 22
Two Harbors
Events on December 13, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 14, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 15, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 16, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 17, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 18, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 19, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 20, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 21, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 22, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 23, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 24, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 25, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 26, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 27, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 28, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 29, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 30, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais
Events on December 31, 2022
Holiday Art Underground
25 Nov 22
Grand Marais
But Does it Pour? Gallery Exhibition
10 Dec 22
Grand Marais

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hotel room with fireplace in Grand Marais on Lake Superior
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sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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