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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!

North House Family Weekend

North House Family Weekend

October 19, 2023 - October 22, 2023    
All Day
Here in Minnesota, kids get a long weekend in October-- known to most as “MEA.” Use that school break for a folk school break and [...]
Moose Madness 2023

Moose Madness 2023

October 20, 2023 - October 21, 2023    
All Day
Moose Madness Family Festival The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival! This annual event is the ultimate family-focused [...]
Paul Christian

Paul Christian

October 20, 2023 - October 21, 2023    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Paul Christian in the fireside room and bar on October 20th and 21st.
Cook County Market

Cook County Market

October 21, 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 [...]
Fiber Circle

Fiber Circle

October 21, 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 [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

October 21, 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

October 21, 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 [...]
Author Meet & Greet: Polly Carlson Voiles and Consie Powell

Author Meet & Greet: Polly Carlson Voiles and Consie Powell

October 21, 2023    
1:00 pm
Meet your favorite authors and get a signed book: Star Party. When children and nature come together at the right moment, something magical happens. Join [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History tour

Grand Marais Harbor History tour

October 21, 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

October 21, 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: Jeremy Norton

Author Talk: Jeremy Norton

October 21, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In this remarkable memoir, Trauma Sponges: Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emergency Response, Jeremy Norton marshals twenty-two years of professional experience to offer, with [...]
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Winds of Change Spring Retreat
April 24, 2024 - April 28, 2024    
All Day
Early Bird 10% discount by Jan 15th Embark on this all-inclusive 5-day transformative journey at the picturesque Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior's shore.  This immersive experience [...]
Species of Special Concern Gallery Exhibition
April 27, 2024 - May 19, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest exhibit, Species of Special Concern from artist Tanya Piatz. Piatz is a self-taught artist who focuses on raising awareness for [...]
Finland Spring Market April
April 28, 2024    
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bringing our farm and craft market into spring offering canned and baked goods, a seed swap table, food demo and live music! Join us March [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
April 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 [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
April 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
April 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 [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 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
May 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
May 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 [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 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 [...]
Sauna Days 2024
May 3, 2024 - May 5, 2024    
All Day
Larsmont Cottages brings the best of Finland to the North Shore May 3 – 5th. Experience many unique saunas with the world’s best cold plunge, [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 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 [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 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 [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events
May 7, 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
May 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 [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 9, 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 9, 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
May 10, 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 Lights May 10-12
May 10, 2024 - May 12, 2024    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
There is a good chance to see the Aurora Borealis aka 'northern lights' Friday night, Saturday night and possibly Sunday night. Watch from dusk til [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 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 [...]
Take a Mom Fishing in Minnesota
May 11, 2024 - May 12, 2024    
All Day
Let’s get reel, moms! Join the 2024 Minnesota Moms Fishing Challenge: a free, virtual fishing challenge held Saturday May 11-Sunday May 12, 2024, during Take [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 13, 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
May 14, 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 14, 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
May 15, 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
May 16, 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 16, 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
May 17, 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 [...]
Superior Spring Trail Race
May 18, 2024    
All Day
The Superior Spring Trail Races 50KM, 25KM & 12.5KM are extremely hilly, rugged and technical trail-races which traverse the Sawtooth Mountain Range via the Superior [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 18, 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
May 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
May 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events
May 21, 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
May 22, 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
May 23, 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 23, 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 Shore Community Night
May 23, 2024    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public and registration is not required, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP. Tickets are not required for [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 24, 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 [...]
Le Grand Du Nord | Gravel Bike Classic
May 25, 2024    
All Day
110 Mile, 54 Mile, & 26 Mile Gravel Classic Le Grand represents one of the most amazing gravel courses in the United States. Beginning in [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
May 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 [...]
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center Campus Buildings Open for the Season!
May 25, 2024    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Opening Day for Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center will be a full day of fun. The Temporary Exhibit will feature “Recognizing the Gifts of the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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30 Apr 24
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30 Apr 24
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3 May 24
Two Harbors
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3 May 24
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4 May 24
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10 May 24
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10 May 24
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18 May 24
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