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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 [...]
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 [...]
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing

Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing

August 14, 2022    
9:00 am
Join us for Tenkara fly fishing on one of the many tributaries of Lake Superior! This type of fishing is ideal for the narrow rivers [...]
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Craft Demonstration

August 14, 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 [...]
Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

August 14, 2022    
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Enjoy live, outdoor musical performances on the harbor in Grand Marais every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday Line up July 25 :: Roxanne Berglund | Briand [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church

Visit Chippewa City Church

August 14, 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 [...]
PickUp Truck Opera: The Magic Flute

PickUp Truck Opera: The Magic Flute

August 14, 2022    
1:00 pm
An outdoor extravaganza that is fun for all ages! Mozart’s 1791 opera,  Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), is thrust into the not-so-distant future. Our young heroes are [...]
Climatic, environmental, and social justice issues in Indian Country

Climatic, environmental, and social justice issues in Indian Country

August 14, 2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Dr. Seth Moore to learn how science leads to justice. The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the far northeast corner of Minnesota, on [...]
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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 [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
November 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
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 [...]
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 [...]
Erkki Harju Ski Trai Maintenance Day
November 12, 2022    
12:00 pm
Save the date . November 12th 2022 for a trail maintenance extravaganza and the annual meeting to follow.
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 [...]
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, [...]
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
November 17, 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 18, 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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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
Events on November 5, 2022
Events on November 6, 2022
Events on November 8, 2022
Castle Danger Brewery events
8 Nov 22
Two Harbors
Events on November 10, 2022
Events on November 11, 2022
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
Living with Craft Gallery Exhibition
12 Nov 22
Grand Marais
Castle Danger Brewery events
12 Nov 22
Two Harbors
Erkki Harju Ski Trai Maintenance Day
12 Nov 22
Two Harbors
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
Events on November 16, 2022
Events on November 17, 2022
Events on November 18, 2022
Events on November 19, 2022
Events on November 20, 2022
Events on November 21, 2022
Events on November 22, 2022
Castle Danger Brewery events
22 Nov 22
Two Harbors
Events on November 23, 2022
Events on November 24, 2022
Events on November 26, 2022
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

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