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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!

Moose lick salt on road

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

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 [...]
Aurora Borealis – November 23 - 25

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 [...]
Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks

Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks

November 24, 2023    
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 [...]
Day Hill Tree Identification Guided Hike

Day Hill Tree Identification Guided Hike

November 24, 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 [...]
Holiday Market at North Shore Winery

Holiday Market at North Shore Winery

November 24, 2023    
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
A little wine, a little shopping, what could be better the day after Thanksgiving? Featuring local artists and vendors, warm fires, and wine! The perfect [...]
Meat Raffle

Meat Raffle

November 24, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
World's Shortest Parade (but so festive!)

World's Shortest Parade (but so festive!)

November 24, 2023    
5:30 pm
Oh Ole Night Parade & Fireworks It's a festive Scandinavian time of year! Head to downtown Grand Marais for the annual community holiday parade. We [...]
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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 [...]
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!
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
December 17, 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 [...]
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 [...]
Music & Events
December 21, 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 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 [...]
Fiber Circle
December 23, 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 [...]
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 [...]
Full Moon Reading December
December 27, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cold Moon Literary Open Mic This is an open community bonfire where all are encouraged to share a favorite piece of prose or literature, or [...]
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 [...]
Music & Events
December 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, [...]
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!
Live Music at Bluefin Brille
December 29, 2023    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for live music at the Bluefin Grille with Joe Paulik from 8-10pm!
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 [...]
Falcons, Live! | Gooseberry Falls State Park
December 30, 2023    
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Join peregrine falcon researcher, Jackie Fallon, and her live falcons for an up-close look at a Peregrine Falcon and American Kestrel. Learn about the wildly [...]
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 [...]
Joe Paulik and Pat Flack
December 31, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don't miss singer/songwriter and local folk legend Joe Paulik, along with bass guitar master Pat Flack, Sunday, Dec. 31st from 6 pm - 8 pm [...]
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 [...]
Cook County Trivia Night
January 4, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Historic Cook County Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the Cook County [...]
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
Finland Winter Market December
17 Dec 23
Finland
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
17 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 18, 2023
Events on December 19, 2023
Music & Events
19 Dec 23
Lutsen
Events on December 20, 2023
Events on December 21, 2023
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
21 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events
21 Dec 23
Lutsen
Events on December 22, 2023
Meat Raffle
22 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Ursids Meteor Shower
22 Dec 23
Silver Bay
Events on December 23, 2023
Ursids Meteor Shower
22 Dec 23
Silver Bay
Winter Solstice
23 Dec 23
Fiber Circle
23 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 24, 2023
Christmas Eve at Justine's
24 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 25, 2023
Events on December 26, 2023
Music & Events
26 Dec 23
Lutsen
Events on December 27, 2023
Events on December 28, 2023
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
28 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events
28 Dec 23
Lutsen
Events on December 29, 2023
Meat Raffle
29 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 30, 2023
Fiber Circle
30 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 31, 2023
Christmas Eve at Justine's
31 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Joe Paulik and Pat Flack
31 Dec 23
Lutsen
Events on January 1, 2024
First Day Hike
1 Jan 24
Silver Bay
Events on January 2, 2024
Events on January 4, 2024
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
4 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Cook County Trivia Night
4 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Events on January 5, 2024
Events on January 6, 2024
Fiber Circle
6 Jan 24
Grand Marais

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