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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!

Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness

Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness

May 26, 2023 - August 26, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibiting Artists Mary Bergs Alexa Horochowski Ben Moren Galilee Peaches OPEN – Wednesdays – Saturdays, June-August 10 AM – 3 PM Member Preview May 26 [...]
Glass Spinner Class

Glass Spinner Class

August 11, 2023    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jeri Person is a local glass artist who invites you to make a small glass project with her, as she explains the process and let's [...]
Dark Sky Caravan 2023

Dark Sky Caravan 2023

August 11, 2023    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
We are on a journey to celebrate and preserve Northeast Minnesota’s dark sky window to the universe. The Dark Sky Caravan will begin on August [...]
Perseids Meteor Shower

Perseids Meteor Shower

August 11, 2023 - August 12, 2023    
11:00 pm - 5:00 am
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most prolific showers of the year, producing rich, bright streaks.  The Perseids are active from mid-July until late August [...]
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Castle Danger Brewery events
May 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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
May 27, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events
May 28, 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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
May 28, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 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 Bluefin Grille
May 29, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events
May 30, 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 [...]
North House Folk School Northern Landscapes Festival
May 31, 2024 - June 2, 2024    
All Day
Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of this dynamic and rich northern landscape is the [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 31, 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 [...]
Northern Landscapes Festival
May 31, 2024 - June 2, 2024    
All Day
Spring is an explosion of life on the North Shore! The Northern Landscapes Festival celebrates the birds, wildflowers, and geology of this iconic region. Grab [...]
Tettegouche event - Rock Talk on the Beach
June 1, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The creation of the North Shore is story of fire, ice, and water and the rocks tell the tale. Stop down at the beach, check [...]
Tettegouche event - Skulls Nature Cart
June 2, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Can you tell the difference between an herbivore, omnivore, or carnivore just by looking at their teeth? Stop by the nature cart to learn how [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 3, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Gooseberry Falls event - Bears in the Yard
June 4, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
You might have a bear in your yard, but no fear! Come to the nature cart to learn how to coexist with these hungry critters. [...]
North Shore Winery events
June 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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 4, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 5, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
North Shore Winery events
June 6, 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 [...]
Meat Raffle
June 6, 2024    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join North Shore Area Partners (NSAP) for a Meat Raffle @ Four Seasons Restaurant & Bar in Finland! We will start at 6 pm and [...]
Best Stargazing June
June 6, 2024    
9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing. Here’s a great way to start – [...]
Gooseberry Falls event - A Welcome Nuisance
June 7, 2024    
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Bears, skunks, raccoons, coyotes, wolves, crows, and ravens! These animals often have a reputation that is undeserved. Come talk to a Naturalist at the nature [...]
Gooseberry Falls event - Legacy of Lava
June 7, 2024    
2:30 pm
Gooseberry Falls State Park may be known for its beautiful waterfalls, but many less see the ancient lava flow known as the Picnic Flow; a [...]
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
June 7, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
THE JUBILATION CHOIR PRESENTS A free, family-friendly, upbeat one-hour show and great for all ages. Jubilation is a church youth choir consisting of 40 seventh [...]
Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks
June 8, 2024    
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 [...]
Tettegouche event - Falcons, Live
June 8, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Don't miss out on a chance to see live falcons, up close. The peregrine falcon has long fascinated people across the globe, known for its [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market
June 8, 2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small town farmer's market featuring produce, bread, jams & jellies, plants, coffee, food trucks, specialty food items, baked items and crafts. All served up with [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 10, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Northern Lights June 10
June 10, 2024    
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Find the best stargazing dates on the North Shore. There is a good chance to see the Aurora Borealis aka 'northern lights' tonight. Watch from [...]
North Shore Winery events
June 11, 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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 11, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 12, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
North Shore Winery events
June 13, 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 [...]
Finland Farmers Market
June 13, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Locally grown produce, and handmade goods from the Finland MN area. The Finland Farmers Market 2024 season runs from June 13th through October 3rd, every [...]
Gooseberry Falls event - Bears in the Yard
June 14, 2024    
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
10:30You might have a bear in your yard, but no fear! Come to the nature cart to learn how to coexist with these hungry critters. [...]
Shenandoah "Revival Tour"
June 14, 2024    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
When country music lovers talk about the most significant groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 14, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market
June 15, 2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small town farmer's market featuring produce, bread, jams & jellies, plants, coffee, food trucks, specialty food items, baked items and crafts. All served up with [...]
Cook County Market
June 15, 2024    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Cook County Market, featuring the work of local artists and artisans, is an outdoor market held every Saturday from Memorial Day Weekend through Moose [...]
Photography & Art at the Rock Featuring Travis Novitsky
June 15, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Photography and Art at the Rock is a monthly exhibit in the lobby of the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center that showcases landscape and wildlife [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 17, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
North Shore Winery events
June 18, 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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 18, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 19, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Gooseberry Falls event - Celebrate Lake Superior Day
June 20, 2024    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us at Gooseberry Falls State Park for a fun-filled Lake Superior Day event. Enjoy interactive activities and games for all ages, a documentary showing [...]
North Shore Winery events
June 20, 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 [...]
Finland Farmers Market
June 20, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Locally grown produce, and handmade goods from the Finland MN area. The Finland Farmers Market 2024 season runs from June 13th through October 3rd, every [...]
North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show
June 21, 2024 - June 23, 2024    
All Day
Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! The Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival features craft demonstrations, community food events, speakers, kids' activities, [...]
Found Horizons: Imagined Topographies Opening Reception
June 21, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for the Opening Reception of our latest exhibit, Found Horizons: Imagined Topographies from Duluth artist Karen Nease. Nease’s artwork highlights her devotion to [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 21, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Grandma's Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, & William A Irvin 5K
June 22, 2024    
All Day
Started by a local group of runners in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has grown from just 150 participants its first year to now one of the [...]
The Fox | Bikepacking Race
June 22, 2024 - June 23, 2024    
All Day
120 Mile, 2 Day/1 Night Bikepacking Race Finland to Grand Marais to Finland The Fox is a two day stage race that features 60+ mile [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 24, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
North Shore Winery events
June 25, 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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 25, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 26, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
North Shore Winery events
June 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 [...]
Finland Farmers Market
June 27, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Locally grown produce, and handmade goods from the Finland MN area. The Finland Farmers Market 2024 season runs from June 13th through October 3rd, every [...]
Ride the Shore 2024!
June 28, 2024 - June 29, 2024    
All Day
Ride  some of Minnesota’s best TV trails! The event is a free-ride weekend as you follow the RTS map to the hot spots dubbed “Selfie [...]
Ted Feyder
June 28, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Ted Feyder in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
June 28, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market
June 29, 2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small town farmer's market featuring produce, bread, jams & jellies, plants, coffee, food trucks, specialty food items, baked items and crafts. All served up with [...]
Cook County Market
June 29, 2024    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Cook County Market, featuring the work of local artists and artisans, is an outdoor market held every Saturday from Memorial Day Weekend through Moose [...]
The Tofte Trek
July 4, 2024    
7:30 am - 11:00 am
42nd Annual wilderness race involving mosquitoes, steep hills, and lots and lots of mud. 7:45 am - same day registration opens 9:00 am - 10 [...]
Finland Farmers Market
July 4, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Locally grown produce, and handmade goods from the Finland MN area. The Finland Farmers Market 2024 season runs from June 13th through October 3rd, every [...]
Andy Hauswirth
July 5, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Andy Hauswirth in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Artist Reception: Michelle Wegler and Cheryl LeClair-Sommer
July 5, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tettegouche hosts year-round art shows in the Visitor Center. We hold a reception for these artists on the first Friday of the month. This month's [...]
Best Stargazing July
July 5, 2024    
9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing. Here’s a great way to start – [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market
July 6, 2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small town farmer's market featuring produce, bread, jams & jellies, plants, coffee, food trucks, specialty food items, baked items and crafts. All served up with [...]
Cook County Market
July 6, 2024    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Cook County Market, featuring the work of local artists and artisans, is an outdoor market held every Saturday from Memorial Day Weekend through Moose [...]
Hovland Arts Festival
July 6, 2024 - July 7, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Looking for a quintessential small town festival? Hovland is about as small as you get. This tiny community northeast of Grand Marais (on Highway 61) [...]
Events on May 27, 2024
Castle Danger Brewery events
27 May 24
Two Harbors
Events on May 28, 2024
Castle Danger Brewery events
28 May 24
Two Harbors
North Shore Winery events
28 May 24
Lutsen
Events on May 29, 2024
Castle Danger Brewery events
29 May 24
Two Harbors
Events on May 30, 2024
Castle Danger Brewery events
30 May 24
Two Harbors
North Shore Winery events
30 May 24
Lutsen
Events on May 31, 2024
Castle Danger Brewery events
31 May 24
Two Harbors
Northern Landscapes Festival
31 May 24
Grand Marais
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North Shore Winery events
6 Jun 24
Lutsen
Meat Raffle
6 Jun 24
Finland
Best Stargazing June
6 Jun 24
Silver Bay
Events on June 7, 2024
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Northern Lights June 10
10 Jun 24
Silver Bay
Events on June 11, 2024
North Shore Winery events
11 Jun 24
Lutsen
Events on June 12, 2024
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North Shore Winery events
13 Jun 24
Lutsen
Finland Farmers Market
13 Jun 24
Finland
Events on June 14, 2024
Shenandoah "Revival Tour"
14 Jun 24
Two Harbors
Events on June 15, 2024
Two Harbors Farmers Market
15 Jun 24
Two Harbors
Cook County Market
15 Jun 24
Grand Marais
Events on June 17, 2024
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North Shore Winery events
18 Jun 24
Lutsen
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North Shore Winery events
25 Jun 24
Lutsen
Events on June 26, 2024
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North Shore Winery events
27 Jun 24
Lutsen
Finland Farmers Market
27 Jun 24
Finland
Events on June 28, 2024
Ride the Shore 2024!
28 Jun 24
Silver Bay
Ted Feyder
28 Jun 24
Two Harbors
Events on June 29, 2024
Ride the Shore 2024!
28 Jun 24
Silver Bay
Two Harbors Farmers Market
29 Jun 24
Two Harbors
Cook County Market
29 Jun 24
Grand Marais
Events on July 4, 2024
The Tofte Trek
4 Jul 24
Tofte
Finland Farmers Market
4 Jul 24
Finland
Events on July 5, 2024
Andy Hauswirth
5 Jul 24
Two Harbors
Best Stargazing July
5 Jul 24
Silver Bay
Events on July 6, 2024
Two Harbors Farmers Market
6 Jul 24
Two Harbors
Cook County Market
6 Jul 24
Grand Marais
Hovland Arts Festival
6 Jul 24
Hovland

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