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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!

Lutsen Mountains Extended Weekends

Lutsen Mountains Extended Weekends

April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains is open daily December 8 - April 14 + extended weekends April 20-21 and 27-28. note | The gondola will only be operating April [...]
Falcons Live at Tettegouche State Park

Falcons Live at Tettegouche State Park

April 20, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Don't miss out on a chance to see live falcons, up close. The peregrine falcon has long fascinated people across the globe, known for its [...]
Earth Day Fair

Earth Day Fair

April 20, 2024    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Celebrate and learn. Speakers, interactive stations, live music, games, activities, local food and story hour. This Earth Day Fair aims to foster a fun, family-friendly [...]
Falcons Live at Gooseberry Falls State Park

Falcons Live at Gooseberry Falls State Park

April 20, 2024    
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Don't miss out on a chance to see live falcons, up close. The peregrine falcon has long fascinated people across the globe, known for its [...]
Live Music At Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub

Live Music At Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub

April 20, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live music at Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub, 6 pm - 8 pm. March 15 | Briand Morrison 16 | Joe Paulik 17| Pete Kavanaugh [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

April 20, 2024    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

April 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 [...]
Lyrids Meteor Shower

Lyrids Meteor Shower

April 22, 2024 - April 23, 2024    
10:00 pm - 5:00 am
The Lyrids peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

April 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 Winery events

North Shore Winery events

April 23, 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 [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

April 23, 2024    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

April 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 [...]
Winds of Change Spring Retreat

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 [...]
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Halloween Open Bonspiel
October 27, 2023 - October 29, 2023    
All Day
Typically scheduled for the last weekend in October or early November, with 4-person teams competing, plus a costume contest, with prizes awarded for the best [...]
Clover Valley Farm Trail
October 29, 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 [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
October 29, 2023    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
October 30, 2023    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
October 30, 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 Shore Readers & Writers Festival
November 1, 2023 - November 4, 2023    
All Day
The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival is a biennial event that locates, celebrates, and fosters the literary arts and engagement with the written word. [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 1, 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 [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
November 2, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Find your Joy! We get together every Thursday to make art, join us at Joy & Co
Fiber Circle
November 2, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Day Hill Winter Guided Hike
November 3, 2023    
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hike Day Hill with Interpretive Park Naturalist and learn about Little Two Harbors history. We will hike up a mass of anorthosite, an unusual igneous [...]
Grand Marais Writer's Salon
November 3, 2023    
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join Lin Salisbury and friends for a Writers Salon where local writers will share their current work followed by an open mic open to any [...]
Holiday Bazaar
November 4, 2023    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Get out on this quiet weekend and shop the Holiday Bazaar sponsored by Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Two Harbors. Featuring Crafts, baked goods, used books and [...]
Fiber Circle
November 4, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
November 6, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Interpretive Park Naturalist on a guided hike to Bob's stairs which leads to a beautiful, quiet cove. The hike takes visitors through boulders of [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 6, 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 & Events
November 7, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
November 7, 2023    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 8, 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 [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
November 9, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Find your Joy! We get together every Thursday to make art, join us at Joy & Co
Music & Events
November 9, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
Fiber Circle
November 9, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Glensheen - The Cabaret
November 10, 2023 - November 11, 2023    
12:00 am
Glensheen - the Cabaret is an adaptation of the St. Paul History Theater musical Glensheen - The Musical, a blockbuster hit about the 1977 Congdon [...]
Day Hill Tree Identification Guided Hike
November 10, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Minnesota has a wide variety of different trees! How many can you name? Join a naturalist on a tree identification walk! Learn what makes the [...]
Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting at Split Rock Lighthouse
November 10, 2023    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Site open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm This annual event commemorates the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the total loss of the [...]
Fiber Circle
November 11, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Local Holiday Art & Gift Sale at The Hub
November 11, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday and gift sale at the Hub/Senior Center in Grand Marais. All local artists! Wood - ceramics-fine art- cards- lotion s& balms- candles - leather [...]
Taurids Meteor Shower
November 11, 2023 - November 12, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Taurid meteor shower is an annual meteor shower that occurs every November and is composed of two streams, the Southern Taurids and the Northern Taurids. [...]
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
November 13, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Interpretive Park Naturalist on a guided hike to Bob's stairs which leads to a beautiful, quiet cove. The hike takes visitors through boulders of [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 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 [...]
Best Stargazing November
November 13, 2023    
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 – [...]
Music & Events
November 14, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events
November 14, 2023    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 15, 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 [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
November 16, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Find your Joy! We get together every Thursday to make art, join us at Joy & Co
Music & Events
November 16, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
Fiber Circle
November 16, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Moose lick salt on road
November 17, 2023 - December 18, 2023    
12:00 am
When temps drop in the winter, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Day Hill Winter Guided Hike
November 17, 2023    
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hike Day Hill with Interpretive Park Naturalist and learn about Little Two Harbors history. We will hike up a mass of anorthosite, an unusual igneous [...]
Meat Raffle
November 17, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Leonids Meteor Shower
November 17, 2023 - November 18, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Leonid meteor shower offers clear-sky meteor rates of about 10 to 15 shooting stars per hour. They are active between Nov. 3 and Dec. 2 and [...]
Ladies Spiel
November 18, 2023    
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Two Harbors Curling Club is hosting a Ladies Spiel November 18.  Enjoy mimiosas, meals, yoga, and, of course, curling. We will draw for teams. Brand [...]
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
November 18, 2023 - December 10, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest exhibit, Dark Skies, from artists Adam Swanson and Sam Zimmerman. Swanson and Zimmerman join forces to present a powerful exhibition [...]
Finland Winter Market November
November 19, 2023    
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bringing our farm and craft market into the winter, we will offer markets on November 19, December 17, January 21 and February 18. Stop by!
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
November 20, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Interpretive Park Naturalist on a guided hike to Bob's stairs which leads to a beautiful, quiet cove. The hike takes visitors through boulders of [...]
Northern Lights forecast November 21-22
November 21, 2023 - November 22, 2023    
All Day
The long range forecast shows a decent chance of northern lights November 21-22. Check back often as new flare-ups happen without much notice. We will [...]
Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at Justine's
November 23, 2023    
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The best Thanksgiving vacations are the kind you spend with friends and family and you don’t have to cook or clean! Enjoy a cozy Thanksgiving in [...]
Aurora Borealis – November 23 - 25
November 23, 2023 - November 25, 2023    
5:30 pm - 4:00 am
the northern lights are likely to be out! This thanksgiving weekend! The highest chance to see aurora is from 10pm til 4am This forecast is [...]
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
November 26, 2023    
1:00 pm
The Edna G will be decked out in Christmas finery and beautiful lights for the holidays. This is not your normal Christmas Tea–this is a [...]
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
November 27, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Interpretive Park Naturalist on a guided hike to Bob's stairs which leads to a beautiful, quiet cove. The hike takes visitors through boulders of [...]
Music & Events
November 28, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
A Walk Through Time: Picnic Flow Guided Hike
November 29, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The waterfalls at Gooseberry Falls State Park attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, but many less see the ancient lava flow known as [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
November 30, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Find your Joy! We get together every Thursday to make art, join us at Joy & Co
Holiday Harbor Village
December 1, 2023 - December 2, 2023    
All Day
Leave the frenzy for the quiet woods and captivating harbor, and cozy up with your favorite people as it gets dark and the magic begins. [...]
Events on October 29, 2023
Halloween Open Bonspiel
27 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Clover Valley Farm Trail
29 Oct 23
Duluth
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
29 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 30, 2023
Events on November 2, 2023
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
2 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
2 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 3, 2023
Events on November 4, 2023
Holiday Bazaar
4 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Fiber Circle
4 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 6, 2023
Events on November 7, 2023
Music & Events
7 Nov 23
Lutsen
Events on November 8, 2023
Events on November 9, 2023
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
9 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events
9 Nov 23
Lutsen
Fiber Circle
9 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 10, 2023
Events on November 11, 2023
Glensheen - The Cabaret
10 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
11 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 12, 2023
Taurids Meteor Shower
11 Nov 23
Silver Bay
Events on November 13, 2023
Events on November 14, 2023
Music & Events
14 Nov 23
Lutsen
Events on November 15, 2023
Events on November 16, 2023
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
16 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events
16 Nov 23
Lutsen
Fiber Circle
16 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 17, 2023
Day Hill Winter Guided Hike
17 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Meat Raffle
17 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 18, 2023
Leonids Meteor Shower
17 Nov 23
Silver Bay
Ladies Spiel
18 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 19, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Finland Winter Market November
19 Nov 23
Finland
Events on November 20, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
20 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 21, 2023
Events on November 22, 2023
Events on November 23, 2023
Events on November 24, 2023
Events on November 25, 2023
Events on November 26, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
26 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 27, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Bob's Stairs Winter Guided Hike
27 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 28, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events
28 Nov 23
Lutsen
Events on November 29, 2023
Events on November 30, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
30 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 1, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Holiday Harbor Village
1 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 2, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Holiday Harbor Village
1 Dec 23
Grand Marais

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