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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 [...]
Dark Sky Festival

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

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 [...]
Lutsen Mountains Early Season Friday-Sunday

Lutsen Mountains Early Season Friday-Sunday

December 8, 2023 - December 10, 2023    
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lutsen Mountains open for the season this weekend!
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Christmas Tea on the Edna G

December 8, 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

Meat Raffle

December 8, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 8, 2023    
7:00 pm
Put a holiday smile on your face with this season's productions of Twas the Night Before Christmas. The Grand Marais Playhouse is swimming in holiday [...]
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9:00 AM - Trout Derby
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Jim Osbakken Memorial Open Bonspiel
January 26, 2024 - January 28, 2024    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
January 28, 2024    
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 [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
January 30, 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 | [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 1, 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
February 1, 2024    
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 [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
February 1, 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 | [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 2, 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 [...]
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter Opening Reception
February 2, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the opening reception of Hygge: the Warmth of Winter, a collaborative exhibition and 5th annual members’ show from the North [...]
Live Music At Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub
February 2, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live music at Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub, 6 pm - 8 pm. January 20 | John Kerns February 2 | Rhoda Anderson 3 | [...]
Snowmobile Club Fun Run
February 3, 2024    
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Two places to register at: Skyport Lodge 8am - 11am. Or Hungry Jack lodge 8am - 4:00pm Please make sure you visit all our sponsors [...]
Fiber Circle
February 3, 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 [...]
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter Gallery Exhibition
February 3, 2024 - February 25, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come and admire the 5th annual members’ show from the North Shore Artists League, Hygge: the Warmth of Winter. With art from over 20 artists, [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
February 4, 2024    
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 [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
February 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 | [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 8, 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
February 8, 2024    
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 9, 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 Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub
February 9, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live music at Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub, 6 pm - 8 pm. January 20 | John Kerns February 2 | Rhoda Anderson 3 | [...]
Gunflint Mail Run
February 10, 2024    
All Day
The very northeastern tip of Minnesota is Cook County, a land blessed with stunning beauty. We have Gichigami. And glacially sculpted boreal forests. And an [...]
Fiber Circle
February 10, 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 [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
February 11, 2024    
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 [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
February 13, 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 | [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 15, 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
February 15, 2024    
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 16, 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 Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub
February 16, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live music at Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub, 6 pm - 8 pm. January 20 | John Kerns February 2 | Rhoda Anderson 3 | [...]
Fiber Circle
February 17, 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 [...]
Snowmobile Drag Races at Hungry Jack Lodge
February 17, 2024    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hungry Jack Lodge Drag Races Registration is at 11:00AM Races Kick Off at Noon (NO late entries) 600, 700, 800, 850, Improved, Open, & Outlaw. [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
February 18, 2024    
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 [...]
Finland Winter Market February
February 18, 2024    
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!
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
February 20, 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 | [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 22, 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
February 22, 2024    
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 23, 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 Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub
February 23, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live music at Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub, 6 pm - 8 pm. January 20 | John Kerns February 2 | Rhoda Anderson 3 | [...]
Fiber Circle
February 24, 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 [...]
Live Music At Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub
February 24, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live music at Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub, 6 pm - 8 pm. January 20 | John Kerns February 2 | Rhoda Anderson 3 | [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
February 25, 2024    
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 [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
February 27, 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 | [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 29, 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
February 29, 2024    
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 [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
February 29, 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 | [...]
Five & Under Waffle Spiel
March 1, 2024 - March 3, 2024    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
March 1, 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 Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub
March 1, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live music at Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub, 6 pm - 8 pm. January 20 | John Kerns February 2 | Rhoda Anderson 3 | [...]
Trout Derby
March 2, 2024    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come out for a day of fishing and fun on the ice on Gunflint Lake. Proceeds help support the local snowmobile club, the Cook County [...]
Fiber Circle
March 2, 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 [...]
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Fiber Circle
1 Feb 24
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Snowmobile Club Fun Run
3 Feb 24
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Fiber Circle
3 Feb 24
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Fiber Circle
8 Feb 24
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Gunflint Mail Run
10 Feb 24
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Fiber Circle
10 Feb 24
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Fiber Circle
15 Feb 24
Grand Marais
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Fiber Circle
17 Feb 24
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Fiber Circle
22 Feb 24
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Fiber Circle
29 Feb 24
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Five & Under Waffle Spiel
1 Mar 24
Two Harbors
Trout Derby
2 Mar 24
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
2 Mar 24
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