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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 [...]
Heck of the North | Gravel Bike Classic

Heck of the North | Gravel Bike Classic

September 30, 2023    
All Day
105 Mile, 55 Mile, and 20 Mile Gravel Classic 2023 marks the 15th anniversary of The Heck of the North! This is the event that [...]
Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga

Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga

September 30, 2023    
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Enjoy an all-levels yoga class on the rooftop at Voyageur Brewing Company. The class is free to participants, but donations are encouraged and graciously accepted! [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

September 30, 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 [...]
Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

September 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 [...]
Tour the North House Campus

Tour the North House Campus

September 30, 2023    
2:00 pm
From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, [...]
Author Talk: Peter Kero

Author Talk: Peter Kero

September 30, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
About the book: In Minescapes, environmental engineer Pete Kero explores the record that is written on Minnesota’s mined lands—and the value systems of each generation that [...]
Skarlett Woods

Skarlett Woods

September 30, 2023    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Skarlett Woods in the fireside room and bar.
Artist Talk: Craig Block, Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior

Artist Talk: Craig Block, Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior

September 30, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join artist Craig Blacklock for his presentation, Light Waves – Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior. For 47 years Blacklock’s artistic practice has been [...]
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Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-sterious Mammals
July 1, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Stop on by the nature cart as we uncover and discuss one of North America's most elusive and moose-sterious creatures found in our neck of [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander
July 1, 2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a mindful meander along the North Shore as we focus on techniques to fully engage all our senses while taking in the [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Loon Legacy
July 3, 2024 - July 4, 2024    
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Have you heard a haunting call during the dark hours of the night? If you were by a lake you may have hear the Common [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Campfires
July 3, 2024 - July 4, 2024    
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Discover the art of building fires and explore fire building structures and techniques. You will learn about how to ignite, maintain, and extinguish your campfires [...]
4th of July on the Shore
July 4, 2024    
All Day
Small town 4th of July festivities include parades, ice cream socials, bands, vendors and, of course, evening fireworks. Here's what's going on at each community [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Get the Lead Out!
July 5, 2024 - July 6, 2024    
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Did you know lead fishing tackle is harmful to loons? Stop by and learn more about how lead tackle affects the Minnesota state bird and [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Let's Get Knotty
July 5, 2024 - July 6, 2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instead of looping your rope one-hundred times and hoping nothing flies off the top of your car, come learn how to tie knots you may [...]
Pete K Band at Birch Terrace
July 5, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio at Birch Terrace Supper Club & Lounge, Friday, July 5, from 5 - 8 pm, with the very fine [...]
Rock the Lake: Grand Portage Music Festival
July 5, 2024 - July 6, 2024    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
FREE Music Festival by the Lake! Bring Your Own Chair Featuring Southern Express (Lynyrd Skynyrd) Xpedition (Journey) Free Fallin (Tom Petty) Strutter (Kiss)
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) [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Tree ID Walk
July 7, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We are surrounded by forests on the North Shore, but how many of its trees do we know by name? Come join a park naturalist [...]
Split Rock Lighthouse event: Bob's Stairs guided hike
July 7, 2024    
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us on a guided hike down Bob's Stairs to a beautiful cove on Lake Superior. The hike takes visitors through boulders of anorthosite, an [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Tenacious Trees
July 8, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us on a leisurely guided nature walk as we learn to identify 5-10 common trees found along the North Shore. We'll explore the remarkable [...]
Two Harbors Heritage Days
July 11, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
All Day
Two Harbors Heritage Days is an annual four-day event held the first full Thursday through Sunday after the Fourth of July Holiday. The festival offers [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
July 11, 2024    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Find your Joy! This summer, join us for White Box Art Night (self directed art- grab a box and discover what is inside) Thursdays 3:30 - [...]
Finland Farmers Market
July 11, 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 [...]
Bay Days
July 12, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
All Day
This year's Bay Days Festival, held in Silver Bay, features live music, craft and food vendors, kids' games and activities, a golf scramble, raffle drawings, [...]
Gene Lafond
July 12, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Gene LaFond in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Grand Marais Arts Festival
July 13, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 13, 2023 | 9am – 5pm Sunday, July 14, 2023 | 10am – 4pm The 33rd annual Grand Marais Arts Festival is a [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-sterious Mammals
July 15, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Stop on by the nature cart as we uncover and discuss one of North America's most elusive and moose-sterious creatures found in our neck of [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander
July 15, 2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a mindful meander along the North Shore as we focus on techniques to fully engage all our senses while taking in the [...]
Gunflint Trail Canoe Races
July 17, 2024    
4:00 pm
This community gathering and fundraiser supports the efforts of the Gunflint Trail Fire Department (GTFD) while bringing together residents and visitors to the Trail for an evening of Northwoods-style fun. 16 canoe races, a Trail Cup, Food Tent, T-Shirts, Raffles and for the first time - an after-races dance. Click title for all the details
Lutsong Music Festival: A Weekend of Music, Art & Community
July 18, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
Overlooking Lake Superior and just up Ski Hill Road from Lutsen, comes the 3rd annual Lutsong Music Festival! The Caribou Highlands great lawn will host artisans, [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
July 18, 2024    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Find your Joy! This summer, join us for White Box Art Night (self directed art- grab a box and discover what is inside) Thursdays 3:30 - [...]
Finland Farmers Market
July 18, 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 [...]
The Wolf | Bikepacking Race
July 19, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
300 Mile, 3 Day/2 Night Bikepacking Race Two Harbors to Ely to Grand Marais to Two Harbors The Wolf is our three day bikepacking stage [...]
North Shore Water Festival
July 19, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
10:00 am
Come celebrate all things paddling with us at the Grand Marais Harbor. Cross your fingers for calm winds and sunny skies! July 19 Morning - [...]
Silver Bay Music in the Park Free Concert Series
July 19, 2024 - September 6, 2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rocky Wall Productions is hosting a free outdoor concert series, consisting of different performers every Friday for 8 weeks! The shows will be held at [...]
Of Place and Time Gallery Exhibition
July 20, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest gallery exhibition, Of Place and Time, featuring local artists Paula Gustafson and Linda Ricklefs Baudry. Celebrating light, life, and the [...]
Finnfest Dinner at Ledge Rock Grille
July 24, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an exclusive FinnFest Dinner! Our Head Chef has created a delicious four-course Finnish dinner with drink pairings all accompanied by live music! [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
July 25, 2024    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Find your Joy! This summer, join us for White Box Art Night (self directed art- grab a box and discover what is inside) Thursdays 3:30 - [...]
Stars of the North Music Festival
July 26, 2024 - July 27, 2024    
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
This annual fundraising concert will feature many cornerstone local musicians as well as special guests. Sponsored by the Grand Marais Music Collaborative, we will be [...]
Music by the Lake
July 28, 2024    
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for our beloved annual music series, Music by The Lake, where family and community come together for an unforgettable lakeside experience on Devil [...]
95th Annual Fisherman's Picnic
August 1, 2024 - August 4, 2024    
All Day
This is way more than just shore lunch! It’s the Annual Fisherman's Picnic in downtown Grand Marais, filled with family, friends, and fun! Featuring Crazy [...]
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Two Harbors Heritage Days
11 Jul 24
Two Harbors
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
11 Jul 24
Grand Marais
Finland Farmers Market
11 Jul 24
Finland
Events on July 12, 2024
Two Harbors Heritage Days
11 Jul 24
Two Harbors
Bay Days
12 Jul 24
Beaver Bay
Gene Lafond
12 Jul 24
Two Harbors
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Two Harbors Heritage Days
11 Jul 24
Two Harbors
Bay Days
12 Jul 24
Beaver Bay
Grand Marais Arts Festival
13 Jul 24
Grand Marais
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Two Harbors Heritage Days
11 Jul 24
Two Harbors
Bay Days
12 Jul 24
Beaver Bay
Grand Marais Arts Festival
13 Jul 24
Grand Marais
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Gunflint Trail Canoe Races
17 Jul 24
Grand Marais
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Of Place and Time Gallery Exhibition
20 Jul 24
Grand Marais
Music by the Lake
28 Jul 24
Grand Marais
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