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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!

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Date: January 29, 2023 - February 4, 2023

Time: All Day

Event Description

Experience the premier long-distance sled dog race of the lower 48 and Northern Minnesota’s top winter attraction!

World-class mushers including Jamie Nelson, John and Jason Baron have competed in the nearly 300 mile event – facing off against other seasoned competitors as well as the extremes of northern Minnesota weather and the deceivingly rugged terrain of the trail. The “Beargrease” is a qualifier for the famed Iditarod race in Alaska.

The organization hosts a mid-distance race, The Beargrease 120, which also travels through the rugged Sawtooth mountains of the North Shore of Minnesota.  A recreational race, The Beargrease 40, also begins and ends on race day.

All check points and road crossings are easily accessible to the public and provide many opportunities for photographers, winter camping or simply quality time around a campfire with good people, hot chocolate and the thrill of seeing the amazing canine athletes in action.

Close to 400 volunteers from around the country come together each winter to assure the event happens.

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Hygge: the Warmth of Winter Gallery Exhibition
February 3, 2024 - February 25, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come and admire the 5th annual members’ show from the North Shore Artists League, Hygge: the Warmth of Winter. With art from over 20 artists, [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
February 25, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this winter from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
February 26, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille every Monday and Friday from 8 - 10 pm.
North Shore Winery events
February 27, 2024    
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
February 27, 2024    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 29, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
North Shore Winery events
February 29, 2024    
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Fiber Circle
February 29, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Five & Under Waffle Spiel
March 1, 2024 - March 3, 2024    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 1, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
March 1, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 2, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Trout Derby
March 2, 2024    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come out for a day of fishing and fun on the ice on Gunflint Lake. Proceeds help support the local snowmobile club, the Cook County [...]
Photography and Art at the Rock: Lynn Zsidov-Steiner
March 2, 2024 - March 31, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Photography & Art at the Rock is a monthly exhibit in the lobby of the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center that showcases local artists, landscape, [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
March 3, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this winter from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 4, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
March 4, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille every Monday and Friday from 8 - 10 pm.
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 5, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
North Shore Winery events
March 5, 2024    
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 6, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Chippewa City: Home and the History of Small Places
March 6, 2024    
6:00 pm
Chippewa City and the History of Small Places is a look back at the cultural history of Chippewa City and the Anishinaabe presence at Kitchibitobig--a town [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 7, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
March 7, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Charles J Futterer Memorial Open Bonspiel
March 8, 2024 - March 10, 2024    
All Day
Typically scheduled for early March, with 4-person teams competing. Contact Karen Futterer at karenafutterer@gmail.com. details
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 8, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Winter Plein Air Gallery Exhibition
March 8, 2024 - March 24, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us to admire our latest exhibition, Winter Plein Air, a collection of works from over 15 different artists painted over a week long gathering [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 11, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
North House Folk School Wood Week
March 11, 2024 - March 18, 2024    
All Day
Wood Week explores the many ways wood can be shaped into useful, beautiful and satisfying objects. Each course offering dives deep into a particular form or tool, [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 19, 2024    
All Day
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
March 20, 2024    
All Day
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
March 21, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Two Harbors Mixed Spiel
March 22, 2024 - March 24, 2024    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 25, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
March 25, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille every Monday and Friday from 8 - 10 pm.
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 26, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
North Shore Winery events
March 26, 2024    
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 27, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Wellness by the Water at Gooseberry State Park
March 27, 2024    
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Do you notice you are calmer around moving water? Participate in a short mindfulness activity with Naturalist Mic. Together, we will calm our senses by [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 28, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
March 28, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 29, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
March 29, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 30, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Fiber Circle
March 30, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Lutsen Mountains Easter Egg Hunt
March 31, 2024    
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Slopes of Lutsen Mountains Kids of all ages are invited to hunt for over 500 Easter eggs hidden along the slopes! Lift ticket required.
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
March 31, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this winter from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
April 1, 2024    
All Day
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
April 2, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
North Shore Winery events
April 2, 2024    
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
April 2, 2024    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
April 3, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Weekly Bingo
April 3, 2024    
6:30 pm
Head to Our Place in Finland every Wednesday at 6:30 pm for Bingo! You can win cash, prizes, and free drinks. Must be 18 to [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
April 4, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
April 4, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
North Shore Winery events
April 4, 2024    
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
April 5, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Twin Ports History Fest at Two Harbors
April 5, 2024    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Twin Ports Festival of History aims to provide those with an interest in history an opportunity to listen and discuss various history topics with authors [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
April 5, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
April 6, 2024    
All Day
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 [...]
Cook County Winter Market
April 6, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
NEW Cook County Winter Market series! Come support these amazing local artists & makers!
Jammin' in the Highlands!
April 6, 2024    
12:00 pm
Caribbean Food | Games + Prizes | Live DJ & Bonfires | Starry Night Dance Party Hosted by our superstar Jamaican student workers. Join us for [...]
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