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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!

Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

September 22, 2023 - October 1, 2023    
All Day
Fall in Cook County is a time of tumultuous beauty, so take some time to explore the colors and meet artists during the annual Art [...]
12th Annual Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour

12th Annual Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour

September 22, 2023 - September 24, 2023    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour is a local artist studio tour along the North Shore. Along an approximately 20-mile route, you can visit 10 host [...]
Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop open & demo

Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop open & demo

September 22, 2023 - September 23, 2023    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bally Blacksmith Shop was built in 1911 and has housed three generations totaling 98 years of Bally blacksmiths. Three generations of the Bally family worked as blacksmiths. Sam Bally, whose skills were crucial to the lumber industry, arrived in 1903 to work for a sawmill. In 1911 he started his own business and built the long-standing Bally Blacksmith Shop that we see today.
Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga

Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga

September 23, 2023    
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Enjoy an all-levels yoga class on the rooftop at Voyageur Brewing Company. The class is free, but donations are encouraged and graciously accepted! Feel free [...]
Chow for Charity

Chow for Charity

September 23, 2023 - September 24, 2023    
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fuel up before - or after - your fall color hikes and drives and support local charities at this gathering of food trucks in Two [...]
Cook County Market

Cook County Market

September 23, 2023    
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 [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

September 23, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
MUSE is a celebration of our diverse arts community, both near and far. It is open to all current members, as well as 2023 program [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Two Harbors Farmers Market

September 23, 2023    
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 [...]
Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

September 23, 2023    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come meet a wide range of local artists and explore their work in a fun and casual atmosphere. Artist & Date June 3 :: Jan [...]
Chippewa City Church Open

Chippewa City Church Open

September 23, 2023    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Visit the Chippewa City Church which was built in 1895 by Ojibwe carpenter Frank Wischop. It is one of a few physical hints of the [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History tour

Grand Marais Harbor History tour

September 23, 2023    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This free tour begins at the History Museum in Grand Marais, Saturdays at 1 pm. Participants walk a short distance along the harbor to the [...]
Story Telling by Dick Powell

Story Telling by Dick Powell

September 23, 2023    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dick Powell is a Native (Ojibwe) who grew up on Saganaga Lake—trapping, hunting, and guiding out of his family’s resorts on Skandia Bay and, later, [...]
Story Telling with Dick Powell

Story Telling with Dick Powell

September 23, 2023    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dick Powell is a Native (Ojibwe) who grew up on Saganaga Lake—trapping, hunting, and guiding out of his family’s resorts on Skandia Bay and, later, [...]
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Moose lick salt on road
November 17, 2023 - December 18, 2023    
12:00 am
When temps drop in the winter, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
November 18, 2023 - December 10, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest exhibit, Dark Skies, from artists Adam Swanson and Sam Zimmerman. Swanson and Zimmerman join forces to present a powerful exhibition [...]
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
November 26, 2023    
1:00 pm
The Edna G will be decked out in Christmas finery and beautiful lights for the holidays. This is not your normal Christmas Tea–this is a [...]
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
November 27, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Interpretive Park Naturalist on a guided hike to Bob's stairs which leads to a beautiful, quiet cove. The hike takes visitors through boulders of [...]
Music & Events
November 28, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
A Walk Through Time: Picnic Flow Guided Hike
November 29, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The waterfalls at Gooseberry Falls State Park attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, but many less see the ancient lava flow known as [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
November 30, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Find your Joy! We get together every Thursday to make art, join us at Joy & Co
Holiday Harbor Village
December 1, 2023 - December 2, 2023    
All Day
Leave the frenzy for the quiet woods and captivating harbor, and cozy up with your favorite people as it gets dark and the magic begins. [...]
Lutsen Mountains Opening Weekend
December 1, 2023 - December 3, 2023    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the season this weekend!
Aurora Borealis – December 4 - 5
December 4, 2023    
5:45 am - 7:00 pm
the northern lights are likely to be out! Look to the sky at dawn on Monday, Dec 4th and then again from 5-7 pm. This [...]
Music & Events
December 5, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 6, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Dark Sky Festival
December 7, 2023 - December 9, 2023    
All Day
Cook County is home to one of the darkest skies in the world. Every year, explorers, adventurers, artists and photographers from around the world travel to Cook County to experience the northern lights. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) has been named as one of only 13 certified International Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world! And at over a million acres, it is the largest. Help us to celebrate our dark sky season at the third Dark Sky Festival! More details . . .
North Shore Pancake Spiel
December 8, 2023 - December 10, 2023    
All Day
Pancakes and curling - the perfect thing to do on a December weekend! Gather your team and register, we gaurantee three games and lots of [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 11, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Music & Events
December 12, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
December 12, 2023    
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 | [...]
A Walk Through Time: Picnic Flow Guided Hike
December 13, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The waterfalls at Gooseberry Falls State Park attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, but many less see the ancient lava flow known as [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 13, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Geminids Meteor Shower
December 13, 2023 - December 14, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Geminid meteor shower occurs between November 19 to December 24 and this year will peak on the nights of December 13 and 14.  The shower [...]
Lutsen Mountains Open Daily
December 14, 2023    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains is open daily December 14 - April 14 + extended weekends April 20-21 and 27-28. Mountain Hours are: Mon-Fri | Ticket & Rental [...]
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
December 15, 2023    
1:00 pm
The Edna G will be decked out in Christmas finery and beautiful lights for the holidays. This is not your normal Christmas Tea–this is a [...]
Meat Raffle
December 15, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Fiber Circle
December 16, 2023    
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 [...]
Santa at the Lighthouse
December 16, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Have you ever wanted an epic backdrop for your family photos with Santa Claus? Do you like donating to a worthy cause? On December 9 [...]
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
December 16, 2023 - January 7, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest exhibit, Spirit of Place from local artist Jayne Richards. Spirit of Place refers to “the unique, distinctive and cherished aspects [...]
Finland Winter Market December
December 17, 2023    
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bringing our farm and craft market into the winter, we will offer markets on November 19, December 17, January 21 and February 18. Stop by!
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 18, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Music & Events
December 19, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
December 19, 2023    
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 & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 20, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
December 21, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Find your Joy! We get together every Thursday to make art, join us at Joy & Co
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
December 21, 2023    
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
December 22, 2023    
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 [...]
Meat Raffle
December 22, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Ursids Meteor Shower
December 22, 2023 - December 23, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Ursid meteor shower is active between Dec. 17-26 and this year will peak on Dec. 22-23. The Ursids are associated with Comet 8P/Tuttle, a periodic comet that follows [...]
Winter Solstice
December 23, 2023    
All Day
The sun will be at it's farthest point and it will be the shortest day of the year. This is also the first day of [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
December 24, 2023    
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 [...]
Christmas Eve at Justine's
December 24, 2023    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas Eve at the cozy Gunflint Lodge with a dinner of traditional favorites and culinary delights at Justine's restaurant. You’ll make amazing new holiday [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 25, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Music & Events
December 26, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
December 26, 2023    
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 | [...]
A Walk Through Time: Picnic Flow Guided Hike
December 27, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The waterfalls at Gooseberry Falls State Park attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, but many less see the ancient lava flow known as [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 27, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
December 28, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Find your Joy! We get together every Thursday to make art, join us at Joy & Co
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
December 28, 2023    
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
December 29, 2023    
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 [...]
Meat Raffle
December 29, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Fiber Circle
December 30, 2023    
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 [...]
Falcons, Live! | Tettegouche State Park
December 30, 2023    
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 [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
December 31, 2023    
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 [...]
Christmas Eve at Justine's
December 31, 2023    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ring in the New Year at Justine's with family and friends while you enjoy a spectacular view overlooking Gunflint Lake and the Canadian Border with [...]
First Day Hike
January 1, 2024    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Start the New Year off on the right foot (and the left) and join the park naturalist, on January 1, from 1-4 pm, for a [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
January 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 | [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
January 4, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Find your Joy! We get together every Thursday to make art, join us at Joy & Co
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 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 [...]
Fiber Circle
January 6, 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 [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
January 6, 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 | [...]
Events on November 26, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
26 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 27, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
27 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 28, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events
28 Nov 23
Lutsen
Events on November 29, 2023
Events on November 30, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
30 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 1, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Holiday Harbor Village
1 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 2, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Holiday Harbor Village
1 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 3, 2023
Events on December 4, 2023
Events on December 5, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events
5 Dec 23
Lutsen
Events on December 6, 2023
Events on December 7, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 8, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 9, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 10, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
North Shore Pancake Spiel
8 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 11, 2023
Events on December 12, 2023
Music & Events
12 Dec 23
Lutsen
Events on December 14, 2023
Geminids Meteor Shower
13 Dec 23
Silver Bay
Lutsen Mountains Open Daily
14 Dec 23
Lutsen
Events on December 15, 2023
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
15 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Meat Raffle
15 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 16, 2023
Fiber Circle
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Santa at the Lighthouse
16 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 17, 2023
Events on December 18, 2023
Events on December 19, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events
19 Dec 23
Lutsen
Events on December 20, 2023
Events on December 21, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
21 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 22, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Meat Raffle
22 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 23, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Ursids Meteor Shower
22 Dec 23
Silver Bay
Winter Solstice
23 Dec 23
Events on December 24, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Christmas Eve at Justine's
24 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 25, 2023
Events on December 26, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events
26 Dec 23
Lutsen
Events on December 27, 2023
Events on December 28, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
28 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 29, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Meat Raffle
29 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 30, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
30 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 31, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Christmas Eve at Justine's
31 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on January 1, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
First Day Hike
1 Jan 24
Silver Bay
Events on January 2, 2024
Events on January 3, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on January 4, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
4 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Events on January 5, 2024
Events on January 6, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
6 Jan 24
Grand Marais

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