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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!

North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show

North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show

June 21, 2024 - June 23, 2024    
All Day
Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! The Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival features craft demonstrations, community food events, speakers, kids' activities, [...]
Summer Solstice and Wooden Boat Festival

Summer Solstice and Wooden Boat Festival

June 21, 2024 - June 22, 2024    
All Day
Summer on the North Shore is a magical time of year—the sun is at its zenith, boats dot the Grand Marais harbor, and the warm [...]
Grandma's Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, & William A Irvin 5K

Grandma's Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, & William A Irvin 5K

June 22, 2024    
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 [...]
The Fox | Bikepacking Race

The Fox | Bikepacking Race

June 22, 2024 - June 23, 2024    
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 [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

June 25, 2024    
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

June 27, 2024    
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Ride the Shore 2024!

Ride the Shore 2024!

June 28, 2024 - June 29, 2024    
All Day
Ride  some of Minnesota’s best TV trails! The event is a free-ride weekend as you follow the RTS map to the hot spots dubbed “Selfie [...]
The Tofte Trek

The Tofte Trek

July 4, 2024    
7:30 am - 11:00 am
42nd Annual wilderness race involving mosquitoes, steep hills, and lots and lots of mud. 7:45 am - same day registration opens 9:00 am - 10 [...]
Artist Reception: Michelle Wegler and Cheryl LeClair-Sommer

Artist Reception: Michelle Wegler and Cheryl LeClair-Sommer

July 5, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tettegouche hosts year-round art shows in the Visitor Center. We hold a reception for these artists on the first Friday of the month. This month's [...]
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
There will be plenty of activities and events that the whole family can enjoy - parade, car show, street dance, and lots of activities and [...]
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 [...]
Lutsong Music Festival: A Weekend of Music, Art & Community

Lutsong Music Festival: A Weekend of Music, Art & Community

July 18, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
Overlooking Lake Superior and just up Ski Hill Road from Lutsen, comes the 3rd annual Lutsong Music Festival! The Caribou Highlands great lawn will host artisans, [...]
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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,  [...]
Erkki Harju Ski Trai Maintenance Day
November 12, 2022    
12:00 pm
Save the date . November 12th 2022 for a trail maintenance extravaganza and the annual meeting to follow.
Tour the North House Campus
November 12, 2022    
2:00 pm
From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, [...]
Lutsen Mountains Thanksgiving Weekend
November 24, 2022 - November 27, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the weekend!
Thanksgiving Dinner at Gunflint Lodge
November 24, 2022    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$35 Come celebrate Thanksgiving with a home cooked meal! Dinner seatings will be 11 AM – 4 PM on Thursday, November 24th.
Holiday Art Underground
November 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hand-made original art in pottery, jewelry, woodcuts and more. Lots to choose from.
North Shore Winery Christmas Market
November 25, 2022    
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us at North Shore Winery for our annual Christmas Market. Friday November 25 from 12:30-5 p.m. Featuring Kari Vick, Nan Onkka, North Woven Goods, [...]
7th Annual Two Harbors Craft Sale
November 26, 2022    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
It’s the Annual craft sale!! All handmade crafts, baked goods, and art. 18 vendors. Your favorites and some new ones. Don’t miss it! Mark your [...]
Mall of AmericInn
December 1, 2022    
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
34+ local business, crafters and artists. will be setting up mini-stores at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Silver Bay. Come to one location and [...]
Northwoods Fiber Guild Annual Holiday Sale & Open House
December 3, 2022    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Northwoods Fiber Guild has a community tradition of high quality, handcrafted, often one-of-a kind, fiber related items not found at other holiday craft sales. [...]
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Mall of AmericInn
1 Dec 22
Silver Bay
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