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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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Halloween Open Bonspiel
October 27, 2023 - October 29, 2023    
All Day
Typically scheduled for the last weekend in October or early November, with 4-person teams competing, plus a costume contest, with prizes awarded for the best [...]
Clover Valley Farm Trail
October 29, 2023    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Clover Valley Farm Trail is a co-operative group of locally-owned, small farms located in or near Clover Valley, a farming community between Duluth and [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
October 29, 2023    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
October 30, 2023    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
October 30, 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 [...]
Eric Frost Live at the Winery
October 31, 2023    
5:30 pm - 7:30 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 Shore Readers & Writers Festival
November 1, 2023 - November 4, 2023    
All Day
The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival is a biennial event that locates, celebrates, and fosters the literary arts and engagement with the written word. [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 1, 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
November 2, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Find your Joy! We get together every Thursday to make art, join us at Joy & Co
Fiber Circle
November 2, 2023    
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 [...]
Borders and Boundaries
November 3, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Stop by the naturalist table as we reflect on the significance of the multilayered borders and boundaries near the park, including how they influence the [...]
Day Hill Winter Guided Hike
November 3, 2023    
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hike Day Hill with Interpretive Park Naturalist and learn about Little Two Harbors history. We will hike up a mass of anorthosite, an unusual igneous [...]
Holiday Bazaar
November 4, 2023    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Get out on this quiet weekend and shop the Holiday Bazaar sponsored by Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Two Harbors. Featuring Crafts, baked goods, used books and [...]
Fiber Circle
November 4, 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 [...]
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
November 6, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 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 [...]
Music & Events
November 7, 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
November 7, 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
November 8, 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
November 9, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Find your Joy! We get together every Thursday to make art, join us at Joy & Co
Music & Events
November 9, 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, [...]
Fiber Circle
November 9, 2023    
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 [...]
Glensheen - The Cabaret
November 10, 2023 - November 11, 2023    
12:00 am
Glensheen - the Cabaret is an adaptation of the St. Paul History Theater musical Glensheen - The Musical, a blockbuster hit about the 1977 Congdon [...]
Day Hill Tree Identification Guided Hike
November 10, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Minnesota has a wide variety of different trees! How many can you name? Join a naturalist on a tree identification walk! Learn what makes the [...]
Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting at Split Rock Lighthouse
November 10, 2023    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Site open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm This annual event commemorates the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the total loss of the [...]
Fiber Circle
November 11, 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 [...]
Local Holiday Art & Gift Sale at The Hub
November 11, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday and gift sale at the Hub/Senior Center in Grand Marais. All local artists! Wood - ceramics-fine art- cards- lotion s& balms- candles - leather [...]
Taurids Meteor Shower
November 11, 2023 - November 12, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Taurid meteor shower is an annual meteor shower that occurs every November and is composed of two streams, the Southern Taurids and the Northern Taurids. [...]
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
November 13, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 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 [...]
Best Stargazing November
November 13, 2023    
8:00 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 – [...]
Music & Events
November 14, 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
November 14, 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
November 15, 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 [...]
Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest
November 16, 2023 - November 19, 2023    
All Day
Winter is the longest and most defining season in the North. With snowy days and dark nights, this season is a time both for outdoor [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
November 16, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Find your Joy! We get together every Thursday to make art, join us at Joy & Co
Music & Events
November 16, 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, [...]
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 [...]
Borders and Boundaries
November 17, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Stop by the naturalist table as we reflect on the significance of the multilayered borders and boundaries near the park, including how they influence the [...]
Leonids Meteor Shower
November 17, 2023 - November 18, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Leonid meteor shower offers clear-sky meteor rates of about 10 to 15 shooting stars per hour. They are active between Nov. 3 and Dec. 2 and [...]
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 [...]
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
November 20, 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 [...]
Northern Lights forecast November 21-22
November 21, 2023 - November 22, 2023    
All Day
The long range forecast shows a decent chance of northern lights November 21-22. Check back often as new flare-ups happen without much notice. We will [...]
Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at Justine's
November 23, 2023    
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The best Thanksgiving vacations are the kind you spend with friends and family and you don’t have to cook or clean! Enjoy a cozy Thanksgiving in [...]
Aurora Borealis – November 23 - 25
November 23, 2023 - November 25, 2023    
5:30 pm - 4:00 am
the northern lights are likely to be out! This thanksgiving weekend! The highest chance to see aurora is from 10pm til 4am This forecast is [...]
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. [...]
Events on October 29, 2023
Halloween Open Bonspiel
27 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Clover Valley Farm Trail
29 Oct 23
Duluth
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
29 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 30, 2023
Events on October 31, 2023
Events on November 2, 2023
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
2 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
2 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 3, 2023
Events on November 4, 2023
Holiday Bazaar
4 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Fiber Circle
4 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 6, 2023
Events on November 7, 2023
Music & Events
7 Nov 23
Lutsen
Events on November 8, 2023
Events on November 9, 2023
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
9 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events
9 Nov 23
Lutsen
Fiber Circle
9 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 10, 2023
Events on November 11, 2023
Glensheen - The Cabaret
10 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
11 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 12, 2023
Taurids Meteor Shower
11 Nov 23
Silver Bay
Events on November 13, 2023
Events on November 14, 2023
Music & Events
14 Nov 23
Lutsen
Events on November 15, 2023
Events on November 16, 2023
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
16 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events
16 Nov 23
Lutsen
Events on November 17, 2023
Events on November 18, 2023
Events on November 19, 2023
Events on November 20, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
20 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 21, 2023
Events on November 22, 2023
Events on November 23, 2023
Events on November 24, 2023
Events on November 25, 2023
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

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