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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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Grand Portage Rendevzous Days & Pow Wow
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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) [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

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

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 [...]
Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

September 2, 2022    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
By Noel Coward The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

September 2, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September Music Schedule 2 :: Marc Gartman 2 :: Northeast Timberland Band 9 :: Billy Johnson 10 :: Teague Alexy 16 :: tba 17 :: [...]
Artist Reception - Reid Thorpe

Artist Reception - Reid Thorpe

September 2, 2022    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
My philosophy of creating art branches from a solid foundation in aesthetics, the study and exploration of beauty. I use the elements of color and [...]
Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

September 2, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
By Noel Coward The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, [...]
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

September 2, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Music at Harbor Rail Pub

September 2, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
July 29 :: Adam Moe 30 :: John Cron August 4 :: Tracy Parks 5 :: Skarlett Woods 6 :: Mate Weiler 12 :: Jason [...]
Dusty Heart - Silver Bay Music In The Park Concert

Dusty Heart - Silver Bay Music In The Park Concert

September 2, 2022    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for an evening of FREE music in City Center Park in Silver Bay, MN. We are pleased to welcome Dusty Heart! Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. Through their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes & poetry, as well a mutual love for musical harmony, Dusty Heart has crafted a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, pop and folk.
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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, [...]
Events on July 31, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 1, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 2, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 3, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 4, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 5, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 6, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 7, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 8, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 9, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 10, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 11, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 12, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 13, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 14, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 15, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 16, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 17, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 18, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 19, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 20, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 21, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 22, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 23, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 24, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 25, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 26, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 27, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 28, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 29, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 30, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 31, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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
Grand Marais

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