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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!

Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

September 22, 2023 - October 1, 2023    
All Day
Fall in Cook County is a time of tumultuous beauty, so take some time to explore the colors and meet artists during the annual Art [...]
12th Annual Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour

12th Annual Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour

September 22, 2023 - September 24, 2023    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour is a local artist studio tour along the North Shore. Along an approximately 20-mile route, you can visit 10 host [...]
Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop open & demo

Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop open & demo

September 22, 2023 - September 23, 2023    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bally Blacksmith Shop was built in 1911 and has housed three generations totaling 98 years of Bally blacksmiths. Three generations of the Bally family worked as blacksmiths. Sam Bally, whose skills were crucial to the lumber industry, arrived in 1903 to work for a sawmill. In 1911 he started his own business and built the long-standing Bally Blacksmith Shop that we see today.
Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga

Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga

September 23, 2023    
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Enjoy an all-levels yoga class on the rooftop at Voyageur Brewing Company. The class is free, but donations are encouraged and graciously accepted! Feel free [...]
Chow for Charity

Chow for Charity

September 23, 2023 - September 24, 2023    
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fuel up before - or after - your fall color hikes and drives and support local charities at this gathering of food trucks in Two [...]
Cook County Market

Cook County Market

September 23, 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 [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

September 23, 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 [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Two Harbors Farmers Market

September 23, 2023    
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 [...]
Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

September 23, 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 [...]
Chippewa City Church Open

Chippewa City Church Open

September 23, 2023    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Visit the Chippewa City Church which was built in 1895 by Ojibwe carpenter Frank Wischop. It is one of a few physical hints of the [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History tour

Grand Marais Harbor History tour

September 23, 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 [...]
Story Telling by Dick Powell

Story Telling by Dick Powell

September 23, 2023    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dick Powell is a Native (Ojibwe) who grew up on Saganaga Lake—trapping, hunting, and guiding out of his family’s resorts on Skandia Bay and, later, [...]
Story Telling with Dick Powell

Story Telling with Dick Powell

September 23, 2023    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dick Powell is a Native (Ojibwe) who grew up on Saganaga Lake—trapping, hunting, and guiding out of his family’s resorts on Skandia Bay and, later, [...]
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Moose Calves Born
May 19, 2023 - June 9, 2023    
All Day
Gangly, tawny moose calves are born about nine months after the autumn rut [mating season]. Born at 25-35 pounds, the average adult moose weighs close [...]
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
May 26, 2023 - August 26, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibiting Artists Mary Bergs Alexa Horochowski Ben Moren Galilee Peaches OPEN – Wednesdays – Saturdays, June-August 10 AM – 3 PM Member Preview May 26 [...]
Clover Valley Farm Trail
May 28, 2023    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Clover Valley Farm Trail is a co-operative group of locally-owned, small farms located in or near Clover Valley, a farming community between Duluth and [...]
North House Folk School Northern Landscapes Festival
June 2, 2023 - June 4, 2023    
12:00 am
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 [...]
Take a Kid Fishing
June 9, 2023 - June 11, 2023    
All Day
Minnesotans who bring a kids [15 or younger] fishing don't need a license courtesy of the MN DNR. It's their way of getting everyone out [...]
Boundary Waters Expo
June 10, 2023 - June 11, 2023    
All Day
Join us at the edge on the Boundary Waters for a celebration of canoeing, camping and wilderness travel, June 10 & 11, 2023. The Boundary [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
June 12, 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 on the Mountain
June 14, 2023    
4:00 pm
Join us Sunday nights 5 - 7 pm and Wednesday nights 4-6 pm this summer at  Mogul's Grille & Taproom at Caribou Highlands Lodge for [...]
North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show
June 16, 2023 - June 18, 2023    
All Day
Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! The Wooden Boat Show features craft demonstrations, community food events, speakers, kids activities and of course, [...]
Grandma's Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, & William A Irvin 5K
June 17, 2023    
All Day
Started by a local group of runners in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has grown from just 150 participants its first year to now one of the [...]
Best Stargazing June
June 18, 2023    
9:00 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 – [...]
USFS Summer Naturalist Programs
June 21, 2023    
All Day
Hosted annually for over two decades, the US Forest Service hosts a summer series of Naturalist Programs at different resorts, campgrounds, and nature sites around [...]
Two Harbors City Band Summer 2023 Concerts
June 22, 2023    
7:30 pm
A Two Harbors summer tradition! Live music by the Two Harbors City Band. Bring a blanket or chair, arrive early and enjoy an evening of [...]
The Lutsen 99er
June 24, 2023    
5:00 am - 8:30 pm
RACE | Bike the mountain trails The Lutsen 99er movement continues, high above the shores of beautiful Lake Superior. This 99-mile course (69-, 49- and [...]
Reconsidering Fire in the BWCAW
June 25, 2023    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The BWCAW is a place known and loved by many. The connection that many people feel to the waters and forests of this Border Lakes [...]
The Fox | Bikepacking Race
July 1, 2023 - July 2, 2023    
All Day
120 Mile, 2 Day/1 Night Bikepacking Race Finland to Grand Marais to Finland The Fox is a two day stage race that features 60+ mile [...]
Hovland Arts Festival
July 1, 2023 - July 2, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Hovland Arts Festival is a semi-annual art festival showcasing the talent and artistry of Hovland area artisans, crafters, and musicians. Held at the historic [...]
Events on May 28, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Clover Valley Farm Trail
28 May 23
Duluth
Events on May 29, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 30, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 31, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 1, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 5, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 6, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 7, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 8, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 9, 2023
Events on June 10, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Boundary Waters Expo
10 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 11, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Boundary Waters Expo
10 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 12, 2023
Events on June 13, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 14, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music on the Mountain
14 Jun 23
Lutsen
Events on June 15, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 16, 2023
Events on June 18, 2023
Events on June 19, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 20, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 21, 2023
Events on June 22, 2023
Events on June 23, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 24, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
The Lutsen 99er
24 Jun 23
Lutsen
Events on June 25, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Reconsidering Fire in the BWCAW
25 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 26, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 27, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 28, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 29, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 30, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 1, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
The Fox | Bikepacking Race
1 Jul 23
Finland
Hovland Arts Festival
1 Jul 23
Hovland

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