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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!

Chippewa City Church Tours

Chippewa City Church Tours

July 27, 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, [...]
Grand Marais Garden Club's 90th Anniversary Garden Party

Grand Marais Garden Club's 90th Anniversary Garden Party

July 27, 2024    
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Grand Marais Garden Club presents it's 90th Anniversary Garden Party Flower Show, Saturday, July 27 from 12-4 pm at the Cook County Community Center in [...]
Free Community Concert

Free Community Concert

July 27, 2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center invites you to a free concert, Saturday, July 27 from 1 - 3 p.m. This family-friendly concert will feature music from [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

July 27, 2024    
1:00 pm
The free Grand Marais History Tour begins at the History Museum. The tour guide will lead the way to the Coast Guard Station. Visible relics [...]
Billy Blackwell - Ojibwe Elder: History of the Anishinaabe Families of the Area

Billy Blackwell - Ojibwe Elder: History of the Anishinaabe Families of the Area

July 27, 2024    
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
It is an honor to have Ojibwe elder Billy Blackwell speak at the Seagull Community Center about the history of the Anishinaabe families that lived [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

July 27, 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 [...]
Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison

July 27, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Briand Morrison in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

July 27, 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 [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

July 27, 2024    
7:00 pm
The Grand Marais Playhouse presents their summer theater festival showcasing two productions:  Curtain Up! by Peter Quilter, alternating performances with I'll Be Back Before Midnight, by [...]
Music on the Mountain

Music on the Mountain

July 27, 2024    
7:00 pm
Join us every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night for free live music at the tent located right outside of Moguls Grille and Tap Room! Friday & [...]
Split Rock Lighthouse event: Flowers and Fruits of the Forest

Split Rock Lighthouse event: Flowers and Fruits of the Forest

July 28, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On this leisurely walk, a park naturalist will identify flowers that are in bloom, and we will be on the lookout for fruit! Play bingo [...]
Chippewa City Church Tours

Chippewa City Church Tours

July 28, 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, [...]
Split Rock Lighthouse event: Tree ID Walk

Split Rock Lighthouse event: Tree ID Walk

July 28, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
We are surrounded by forest on the North Shore, but how many of its trees do we know by name? Come join a park naturalist [...]
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7:00 AM - Bird Banding
August Full Moon
August 30, 2023 - August 31, 2023    
All Day
This month we have a Supermoon, a Blue Moon, and it's the Sturgeon Full Moon! A supermoon is when the moon is closest to earth [...]
Blue Moon Supermoon Sturgeon Moon
August 30, 2023 - August 31, 2023    
8:00 pm - 6:45 am
Once in a blue moon, a month will have two full moons, the second is known as the blue moon.  About 3-4 times per year [...]
Music on the Mountain
September 6, 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 [...]
Naturalist Programs at Tettegouche State Park
September 6, 2023    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10am - noon | Mammal Skulls: Herbivore, Carnivore, or Omnivore? Drop In Does it eat plants, meat, or both? Mammal skulls give us the answer. [...]
Letteracy Deck
September 6, 2023    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Enjoy a free, fun, family activity of writing or drawing a post card or letter at the new Letteracy Deck on Lake Superior in downtown [...]
Bird Banding
September 7, 2023    
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. [...]
Naturalist Programs at Tettegouche State Park
September 7, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10am - noon | Meat the Weasel Family - Drop In The weasel family is a wild and diverse group of mammals. See a variety [...]
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
September 7, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Where the food producers of Cook County MN and their fans gather to share the bounty of the season!
Superior Fall Trail Race
September 8, 2023 - September 9, 2023    
All Day
The Superior Fall Trail Races 100MI, 50MI & 26.2MI are extremely hilly, rugged and technical trail-races that traverse the Sawtooth Mountain Range via the Superior [...]
Glass Spinner Class
September 8, 2023    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jeri Person is a local glass artist who invites you to make a small glass project with her, as she explains the process and let's [...]
16th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival
September 8, 2023 - September 10, 2023    
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Community Music Calendar The Radio Waves music festival is a celebration of local music and community on the North Shore of Lake Superior. This annual [...]
Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga
September 9, 2023    
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Enjoy an all-levels yoga class on the rooftop at Voyageur Brewing Company. The class is free to participants, but donations are encouraged and graciously accepted! [...]
Music on the Mountain
September 10, 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 [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
September 10, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this summer from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou [...]
Letteracy Deck
September 11, 2023    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Enjoy a free, fun, family activity of writing or drawing a post card or letter at the new Letteracy Deck on Lake Superior in downtown [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
September 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 [...]
Eli Bentley Live at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters
September 11, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a night of live music with Eli Bentley at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters at the end of the Gunflint Trail! Pizza, beer, and [...]
Music on the Mountain
September 13, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
September 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 [...]
North House Folk School Unplugged 2024
September 14, 2023 - September 17, 2023    
All Day
Unplugged 2024 will continue the tradition of incredible music, world class craft, and the best in regional food and beverages—all right on the harbor in Grand Marais. It's [...]
Bird Banding
September 14, 2023    
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. [...]
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
September 14, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Where the food producers of Cook County MN and their fans gather to share the bounty of the season!
NorthShore Inline Marathon
September 15, 2023 - September 17, 2023    
All Day
Skate | Run | Rollerski Founded in 1996, the NorthShore Inline Marathon is dedicated to spreading the love of inline skating and overall fitness. Every [...]
Grand Portage Fishing Tournament
September 15, 2023 - September 16, 2023    
All Day
Save the dates for the Grand Portage Fishing Tournament this September 15th and 16th with class fishing of trout and salmon in Grand Portage waters. [...]
Music on the Mountain
September 17, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
September 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 [...]
Aurora Borealis - September 18
September 18, 2023 - September 19, 2023    
9:00 pm - 4:00 am
The northern lights are likely to be out! Wednesday September 13 - highest chance at 10pm til 4am This forecast is for everywhere north of [...]
Music on the Mountain
September 20, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
September 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 [...]
Bird Banding
September 21, 2023    
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. [...]
Plein Air Grand Marais
September 21, 2023 - September 22, 2023    
3:30 pm
Plein Air Grand Marais is a 20 year tradition bringing outdoor painters to the North Shore of Lake Superior for a week of painting, learning, [...]
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
September 21, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Where the food producers of Cook County MN and their fans gather to share the bounty of the season!
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 [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
September 22, 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 [...]
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
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.
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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
September 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 on the Mountain
September 27, 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 [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
September 27, 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 [...]
Bird Banding
September 28, 2023    
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
September 28, 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 [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
September 29, 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 [...]
Andy Hausworth
September 29, 2023    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Andy Hausworth in the fireside room and bar.
Heck of the North | Gravel Bike Classic
September 30, 2023    
All Day
105 Mile, 55 Mile, and 20 Mile Gravel Classic 2023 marks the 15th anniversary of The Heck of the North! This is the event that [...]
Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga
September 30, 2023    
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Enjoy an all-levels yoga class on the rooftop at Voyageur Brewing Company. The class is free to participants, but donations are encouraged and graciously accepted! [...]
Events on August 30, 2023
August Full Moon
30 Aug 23
Silver Bay
Blue Moon Supermoon Sturgeon Moon
30 Aug 23
Silver Bay
Events on August 31, 2023
August Full Moon
30 Aug 23
Silver Bay
Blue Moon Supermoon Sturgeon Moon
30 Aug 23
Silver Bay
Events on September 6, 2023
Music on the Mountain
6 Sep 23
Lutsen
Letteracy Deck
6 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Events on September 7, 2023
Bird Banding
7 Sep 23
Schroeder
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
7 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Events on September 8, 2023
Superior Fall Trail Race
8 Sep 23
Lutsen
Glass Spinner Class
8 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Events on September 9, 2023
Superior Fall Trail Race
8 Sep 23
Lutsen
Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga
9 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Events on September 10, 2023
Events on September 11, 2023
Events on September 13, 2023
Events on September 14, 2023
Bird Banding
14 Sep 23
Schroeder
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
14 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Events on September 15, 2023
NorthShore Inline Marathon
15 Sep 23
Duluth
Grand Portage Fishing Tournament
15 Sep 23
Grand Portage
Events on September 16, 2023
NorthShore Inline Marathon
15 Sep 23
Duluth
Grand Portage Fishing Tournament
15 Sep 23
Grand Portage
Events on September 17, 2023
NorthShore Inline Marathon
15 Sep 23
Duluth
Music on the Mountain
17 Sep 23
Lutsen
Events on September 18, 2023
Events on September 19, 2023
Aurora Borealis - September 18
18 Sep 23
Silver Bay
Events on September 20, 2023
Events on September 21, 2023
Bird Banding
21 Sep 23
Schroeder
Plein Air Grand Marais
21 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
21 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Events on September 22, 2023
Plein Air Grand Marais
21 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
22 Sep 23
Grand Marais
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
22 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Events on September 23, 2023
Events on September 24, 2023
Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
22 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Chow for Charity
23 Sep 23
Two Harbors
Events on September 25, 2023
Events on September 26, 2023
Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
22 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Events on September 27, 2023
Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
22 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Music on the Mountain
27 Sep 23
Lutsen
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
27 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Events on September 28, 2023
Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
22 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Bird Banding
28 Sep 23
Schroeder
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
28 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Events on September 29, 2023
Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
22 Sep 23
Grand Marais
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
29 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Andy Hausworth
29 Sep 23
Two Harbors
Events on September 30, 2023
Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
22 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga
30 Sep 23
Grand Marais

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