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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!

Two Harbors Heritage Days

Two Harbors Heritage Days

July 11, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
All Day
Two Harbors Heritage Days is an annual four-day event held the first full Thursday through Sunday after the Fourth of July Holiday. The festival offers [...]
Bay Days

Bay Days

July 12, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
All Day
This year's Bay Days Festival, held in Silver Bay, features live music, craft and food vendors, kids' games and activities, a golf scramble, raffle drawings, [...]
Grand Marais Arts Festival

Grand Marais Arts Festival

July 13, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 13, 2023 | 9am – 5pm Sunday, July 14, 2023 | 10am – 4pm The 33rd annual Grand Marais Arts Festival is a [...]
Cook County Market

Cook County Market

July 13, 2024    
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 [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Two Harbors Farmers Market

July 13, 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 [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Get the Lead Out!

Gooseberry Falls event: Get the Lead Out!

July 13, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Did you know lead fishing tackle is harmful to loons? Stop by and learn more about how lead tackle affects the Minnesota state bird and [...]
Bally's Blacksmith & Metal Shop Live Demo

Bally's Blacksmith & Metal Shop Live Demo

July 13, 2024    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join the Cook County Historical Society at the historic Bally's Blacksmith & Metal Shop for a live demo. Bally's will be open the following days, [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

July 13, 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 [...]
West End Annual Garden Show

West End Annual Garden Show

July 13, 2024    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come enjoy dozens of beautiful and creative flower arrangements at the annual Garden show. This year's them is is Garden Party. Master gardeners will be [...]
Split Rock Lighthouse event: Tree ID Walk

Split Rock Lighthouse event: Tree ID Walk

July 13, 2024    
2:30 pm - 3:30 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 [...]
Hannah Rey

Hannah Rey

July 13, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Hannah Reyin the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live music!
Kenna Rose at Birch Terrace

Kenna Rose at Birch Terrace

July 13, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio at Birch Terrace Supper Club & Lounge, Saturday, July 13, from 5 - 8 pm, with singer/songwriter Kenna Rose. [...]
Tettegouche Summer Concert Series: Shore Thing

Tettegouche Summer Concert Series: Shore Thing

July 13, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Friends of Tettegouche are pleased to announce the Tettegouche Summer Concert Series for 2024. We have awesome bands lined up for the summer. June [...]
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George Morrison “Connections” Exhibit
April 18, 2022 - September 30, 2022    
12:00 am
At Grand Portage National Monument’s Heritage Center, the George Morrison Exhibit “Connections” will open the week of April 18, 2022. For this exhibit, the National Park Service (NPS) [...]
Oktoberfest Game Feed and Craft Brew Dinner
October 15, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$90, $20 beer pairing. Join us up in the Northwoods for a weekend of eating gourmet game foods and washing it down with a variety [...]
Moose Madness
October 20, 2022 - October 23, 2022    
All Day
The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival! Enjoy the outdoors and learn a few facts about our celebrated [...]
Halloween Dance and Costume Contest
October 29, 2022    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Evening Stars are a funk/soul band that will bring great dance music from the 30’s to the 80’s who will be performing from 8pm [...]
Lake Superior Jazz Festival
November 4, 2022 - November 6, 2022    
All Day
Friday, November 4 6pm  Brilliant Colors Jazz Trio,  Lutsen Resort Jazz Dinner 6pm  Dan Nelson Trio,  Cascade Lodge 8pm  Southside Aces & Andrew Walesch Orchestra,  [...]
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Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 21, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
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Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
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Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 29, 2022
Halloween Dance and Costume Contest
29 Oct 22
Grand Portage
Events on November 4, 2022
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upcoming events
Two Harbors Heritage Days
11 Jul 24
Two Harbors
Bay Days
12 Jul 24
Beaver Bay
Grand Marais Arts Festival
13 Jul 24
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Cook County Market
13 Jul 24
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Two Harbors Farmers Market
13 Jul 24
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