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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!

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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 16, 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, [...]
16 Sep

Craft Demonstration

September 16, 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 [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

September 16, 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 :: [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Music at Harbor Rail Pub

September 16, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
August 27 :: Melvin and Fish September 2 :: Jason Owen 3 :: Morning Bird 16 :: Adam Moe 17 :: Nate Weiler October 1 [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

September 16, 2022    
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
September Schedule 9 :: Joe Paulik & Kenna Rose 10 :: DJ Rave w/ Shawn 11 :: Bump Bloomberg 11 :: Al Oikari and Friends [...]
Robby  Vee and His Rock & Roll Caravan - Silver Bay Music In The Park Concert

Robby Vee and His Rock & Roll Caravan - Silver Bay Music In The Park Concert

September 16, 2022    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“A rock-n-roll original...” will close up the 2022 Silver Bay Music In The Park Concert Series. You won't want to miss this FREE concert! Join us for an evening of electricity and music hosted by Second Generation Rockabilly Hall of Fame rocker Robby Vee. Robby Vee "The Prince Of Twang” was born Robert Velline named after his father Bobby Vee.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor
August 29, 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 [...]
USFS Summer Naturalist Program
August 30, 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
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
August 31, 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 [...]
01 Sep
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, [...]
02 Sep
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, [...]
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
September 4, 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 [...]
04 Sep
September 4, 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 [...]
Northern Lights Forecast Labor Day Weekend!
September 4, 2022 - September 5, 2022    
9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
As of September 1st, the forecast is for a good chance of seeing northern lights Sunday and Monday nights, September 4th and 5th. There will [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
September 6, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
September 7, 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 [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 7, 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, [...]
08 Sep
September 8, 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 8, 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. [...]
Radio Waves Music festival
September 9, 2022 - September 11, 2022    
All Day
WTIP is happy to announce that the 15th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival will return to Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Rec Park! We’re [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 9, 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, [...]
Full Corn Moon
September 10, 2022    
5:00 am
The full moon is an amazing sight. Along the north shore and away from the lights of a city, it lights up the night sky. [...]
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
September 11, 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 [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
September 13, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
September 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 [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 14, 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, [...]
15 Sep
September 15, 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 15, 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 16, 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, [...]
16 Sep
September 16, 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 [...]
Northshore Inline Marathon & Skatefest
September 17, 2022    
All Day
Skate along the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior, on our 26.2 mi point-to-point course. Enjoy our spectacular route nestled through the forests of northern [...]
Cook County Market
September 17, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farm and craft market Every Saturday
18 Sep
September 18, 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 [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church
September 18, 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 [...]
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
September 19, 2022 - September 26, 2022    
All Day
Open to ages 18+, this seven-day introductory course, September 19- 26,  is designed to provide both amateur birders and professional biologists with the skills necessary [...]
Road Tripping Writers in Two Harbors
September 19, 2022    
1:00 pm
The Arrowhead Library System is please to present Road Tripping Writers with Lorna Landvik and Sarah Stonich, a free program. After cooling their heels throughout [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
September 20, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
September 22, 2022 - September 26, 2022    
All Day
This advanced class is designed to help participants fine-tune the banding skills they already possess and to advance their comprehension of molt strategies and ability [...]
Art Along the Lake Fall Studio Tour
September 23, 2022 - October 2, 2022    
All Day
The Fall Studio Tour [Sep. 23 - Oct 22] is an artist-led, county-wide event. Meet artists in their home studios and explore the variety of [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
September 27, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Bird Banding
September 29, 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. [...]
Fabulous Fall Geek Out
September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022    
All Day
Spend a glorious fall weekend on the North Shore of Minnesota learning from experts in the field with our three-day workshops. Whether you’re a seasoned [...]
Heck of the North
October 1, 2022    
All Day
100-mile, 55-mile and 20-mile gravel classic 2022 marks the 14th anniversary of The Heck of the North! This is the event that started it all [...]
Events on August 28, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Wolf Ridge 50th Reunion
26 Aug 22
Finland
Events on August 29, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 30, 2022
Events on August 31, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
31 Aug 22
Lutsen
Events on September 1, 2022
Bird Banding
1 Sep 22
Schroeder
Events on September 2, 2022
02 Sep
2 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 3, 2022
Cook County Market
3 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 4, 2022
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
4 Sep 22
Lutsen
04 Sep
4 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 5, 2022
Events on September 6, 2022
Events on September 7, 2022
Events on September 8, 2022
Bird Banding
8 Sep 22
Schroeder
Events on September 9, 2022
Events on September 10, 2022
Radio Waves Music festival
9 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Full Corn Moon
10 Sep 22
Events on September 11, 2022
Radio Waves Music festival
9 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
11 Sep 22
Lutsen
Events on September 12, 2022
Events on September 13, 2022
Events on September 14, 2022
Events on September 15, 2022
15 Sep
Bird Banding
15 Sep 22
Schroeder
Events on September 16, 2022
16 Sep
16 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 17, 2022
Cook County Market
17 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 18, 2022
18 Sep
18 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Visit Chippewa City Church
18 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 19, 2022
Events on September 20, 2022
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
19 Sep 22
Finland
Locals Night at the Winery
20 Sep 22
Lutsen
Events on September 21, 2022
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
19 Sep 22
Finland
Events on September 22, 2022
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
19 Sep 22
Finland
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
22 Sep 22
Finland
Events on September 23, 2022
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
19 Sep 22
Finland
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
22 Sep 22
Finland
Events on September 24, 2022
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
19 Sep 22
Finland
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
22 Sep 22
Finland
Events on September 25, 2022
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
19 Sep 22
Finland
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
22 Sep 22
Finland
Events on September 26, 2022
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
19 Sep 22
Finland
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
22 Sep 22
Finland
Events on September 27, 2022
Events on September 28, 2022
Events on September 29, 2022
Events on September 30, 2022
Events on October 1, 2022
Fabulous Fall Geek Out
30 Sep 22
Finland
Heck of the North
1 Oct 22
Two Harbors

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