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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.

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Tori Finnish Marketplace & Music fest
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 [...]
Grand Marais Art Colony August courses

Grand Marais Art Colony August courses

August 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
All Day
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 [...]
North House Folk School August Courses

North House Folk School August Courses

August 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
All Day
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 [...]
Wolf Ridge 50th Reunion

Wolf Ridge 50th Reunion

August 26, 2022 - August 28, 2022    
All Day
We’re celebrating what was, what is, and could be at Wolf Ridge. Join current and former staff, community members, and supporters for a reunion weekend [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

August 26, 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, [...]
Craft Demonstration

Craft Demonstration

August 26, 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 26, 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.
USFS Summer Naturalist Program

USFS Summer Naturalist Program

August 26, 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 26, 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 [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

August 26, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August Music Schedule 5 :: Hannah Rey 6 :: Elsa Lee 12 :: Hannah Rey 13 :: Northeast Timberland Band 19 :: Billy Johnson 20 [...]
August Music at Bluefin Grille

August Music at Bluefin Grille

August 26, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.
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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
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
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 [...]
North House Folk School August Courses
August 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
All Day
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 [...]
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September 1, 2022    
4:15 am
Join us for the group mountain bike ride, starting at Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail, every Thursday at 4:15. The ride is 9-12 miles [...]
Bird Banding
September 1, 2022    
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 2, 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, [...]
Craft Demonstration
September 2, 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 [...]
Cook County Market
September 3, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farm and craft market Every Saturday
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 3, 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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Sailing on the Hjørdis
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75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 12, 2022
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1 Jun 22
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75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
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Events on August 13, 2022
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75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 14, 2022
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75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 15, 2022
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1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 16, 2022
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1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 17, 2022
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1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
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Events on August 18, 2022
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1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
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Events on August 19, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 20, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
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Events on August 21, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 22, 2022
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75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 23, 2022
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75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 24, 2022
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75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 25, 2022
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1 Jun 22
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75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 26, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
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Events on August 27, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
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Events on August 28, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on August 29, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on August 30, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on August 31, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on September 1, 2022
Bird Banding
1 Sep 22
Schroeder
Events on September 2, 2022
Craft Demonstration
2 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 3, 2022
Cook County Market
3 Sep 22
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