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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!

USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 30, 2024    
All Day
Join United State Forest Service in summer-long naturalist programs. Everyone welcome. Tuesdays 10:30am-noon :: Birds in the Morning at Caribou Highlands Lodge 12:30-2pm :: Lumber [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

July 30, 2024    
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sundays Weekend Wine Down 3:30 - 5:30pm musicians and bands on our outdoor stage and natural amphitheater Tuesdays Local Day 5-7pm local discounts and local [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

July 30, 2024    
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesdays, Open Stage 6pm Thursdays Cook County Trivia Night, 6-8pm  except 3rd Thursday 3rd Thursday North SHore Swing Band, 7-9pm Weekends various music and bands July 19 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

July 30, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 31, 2024    
All Day
Join United State Forest Service in summer-long naturalist programs. Everyone welcome. Tuesdays 10:30am-noon :: Birds in the Morning at Caribou Highlands Lodge 12:30-2pm :: Lumber [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

July 31, 2024    
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sundays 3-6pm Medicine River Wednesdays 6-9pm Joe Paulik on the Rooftop Thursdays 6-9pm Bump Blomberg on the Rooftop Fridays 7 or 8pm, live music Saturdays [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

July 31, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
95th Annual Fisherman's Picnic

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 [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 1, 2024    
All Day
Join United State Forest Service in summer-long naturalist programs. Everyone welcome. Tuesdays 10:30am-noon :: Birds in the Morning at Caribou Highlands Lodge 12:30-2pm :: Lumber [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Tenacious Trees

Gooseberry Falls event: Tenacious Trees

August 1, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 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 [...]
Gooseberry Falls event - Chasing Waterfalls

Gooseberry Falls event - Chasing Waterfalls

August 1, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Park Naturalist on an accessible tour of Gooseberry Falls State Park's major waterfalls. On this walk, you can see views of Upper, Middle and [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Flowers and Fruit of the Forest

Gooseberry Falls event: Flowers and Fruit of the Forest

August 1, 2024    
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
On this leisurely walk, Park Naturalist Michaela will identify flowers that are in bloom, and we will be on the look for fruit! Play bingo [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

August 1, 2024    
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sundays 3-6pm Medicine River Wednesdays 6-9pm Joe Paulik on the Rooftop Thursdays 6-9pm Bump Blomberg on the Rooftop Fridays 7 or 8pm, live music Saturdays [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Best Stargazing May
May 7, 2024    
8:00 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 – [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
Author Event: "How the Birds Got Their Songs" with Travis Zimmerman and Sam Zimmerman / Zhaawanoogiizhik
May 23, 2024    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join author Travis Zimmerman and illustrator Sam Zimmerman / Zhaawanoogiizhik as they present How the Birds Got Their Songs, newly published by MNHS Press, as [...]
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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
May 24, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
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 [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market
May 25, 2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small town farmer's market featuring produce, bread, jams & jellies, plants, coffee, food trucks, specialty food items, baked items and crafts. All served up with [...]
Chippewa City Church Tours
May 26, 2024    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Historic Cook County invites you to tour St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, known locally as the “Chippewa City Church" every summer weekend, Fri - Sun, [...]
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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
May 27, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
May 28, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille
May 29, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
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 [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
May 30, 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 - [...]
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 [...]
Tettegouche event - Rock Talk on the Beach
June 1, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The creation of the North Shore is story of fire, ice, and water and the rocks tell the tale. Stop down at the beach, check [...]
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Castle Danger Brewery events
3 May 24
Two Harbors
Sauna Days 2024
3 May 24
Two Harbors
Events on May 4, 2024
Sauna Days 2024
3 May 24
Two Harbors
Castle Danger Brewery events
4 May 24
Two Harbors
Events on May 5, 2024
Sauna Days 2024
3 May 24
Two Harbors
Events on May 6, 2024
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Castle Danger Brewery events
7 May 24
Two Harbors
Best Stargazing May
7 May 24
Silver Bay
Events on May 8, 2024
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Castle Danger Brewery events
10 May 24
Two Harbors
Northern Lights May 10-12
10 May 24
Silver Bay
Events on May 11, 2024
Northern Lights May 10-12
10 May 24
Silver Bay
Castle Danger Brewery events
11 May 24
Two Harbors
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Superior Spring Trail Race
18 May 24
Lutsen
Castle Danger Brewery events
18 May 24
Two Harbors
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Castle Danger Brewery events
20 May 24
Two Harbors
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Castle Danger Brewery events
21 May 24
Two Harbors
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Castle Danger Brewery events
22 May 24
Two Harbors
Events on May 24, 2024
Castle Danger Brewery events
24 May 24
Two Harbors
Events on May 25, 2024
Castle Danger Brewery events
25 May 24
Two Harbors
Two Harbors Farmers Market
25 May 24
Two Harbors
Events on May 26, 2024
Chippewa City Church Tours
26 May 24
Grand Marais
Events on May 27, 2024
Castle Danger Brewery events
27 May 24
Two Harbors
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Castle Danger Brewery events
28 May 24
Two Harbors
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Castle Danger Brewery events
29 May 24
Two Harbors
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Castle Danger Brewery events
30 May 24
Two Harbors
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
30 May 24
Grand Marais
Events on May 31, 2024
Castle Danger Brewery events
31 May 24
Two Harbors
Northern Landscapes Festival
31 May 24
Grand Marais
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