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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!

Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom

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

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

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

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

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 [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

December 23, 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 | [...]
The Honest Heart Collective

The Honest Heart Collective

December 23, 2023    
8:00 pm
"Two brothers. A flicker of fire. An insatiable need to write together and an affinity for Irish whiskey. T​he Honest Heart Collective​ was born out [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]
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Moose lick salt on road
March 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023    
All Day
When temps warm in the spring, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023    
All Day
March 3 - 5. ::  5Y & Under Waffle Spiel March 24-26 Two Harbors Mixed Spiel details and registration
A Song Without a Name | Friday Night Reels at Grand Marais Public Library
March 3, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday Night Reels is a wintertime film series with a line-up of award winners, international and indie titles. A new film is shown each Friday [...]
Nordic Ski Clinic with Team Birkie
March 4, 2023    
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Join us at Bearskin Lodge for two sessions of expert nordic ski instruction from members of Team Birkie. The clinic is open to everyone, is [...]
Winter Plein Air Opening Reception
March 10, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition, Winter Plein Air, a collection of works from over 15 different artists painted over [...]
Dog Days of Winter | Skijoring & Sled Dog Derbies
March 12, 2023    
All Day
Everyone welcome! Go Dog North Shore and Trail Center Lodge present: Dog Days of Winter ~ Skijoring & Sled Dog Derbies Sled Dog Derbies 8 [...]
North House Folk School Wood Week
March 13, 2023 - March 20, 2023    
All Day
Can you smell the fresh cut wood? Wood Week 2023 is just around the corner and will be log-jam-packed with everything the woodworker’s heart desires. [...]
World Press Institute Roundtable Discussion
March 13, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Journalists from around the globe will arrive in Grand Marais in March and take part in a public forum on journalism at the Arrowhead Center [...]
St Urho's Day Celebration
March 17, 2023 - March 19, 2023    
All Day
This annual celebrations includes a beauty pageant, a parade, music, facepainting, food, snow sculptures, and other community festivities. Parade Saturday at noon; other details tba
Best Stargazing March
March 21, 2023    
7:00 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 – [...]
Sweetwater Shakedown
March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023    
All Day
The cool nights and warm spring sun that pushes North Shore maples into producing the finest maple syrup in the world coincidentally are the best [...]
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Best Stargazing March
21 Mar 23
Silver Bay
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
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Sweetwater Shakedown
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Lutsen

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upcoming events
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
30 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Cook County Trivia Night
30 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
30 Nov 23
Grand Marais
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