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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!

Silver Bay Music in the Park Free Concert Series

Silver Bay Music in the Park Free Concert Series

July 19, 2024 - September 6, 2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rocky Wall Productions is hosting a free outdoor concert series, consisting of different performers every Friday for 8 weeks! The shows will be held at [...]
Of Place and Time Gallery Exhibition

Of Place and Time Gallery Exhibition

July 20, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest gallery exhibition, Of Place and Time, featuring local artists Paula Gustafson and Linda Ricklefs Baudry. Celebrating light, life, and the [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 24, 2024    
All Day
Join United State Forest Service in summer-long naturalist programs. Everyone welcome. Tuesdays 10:30am-noon :: Birds in the Morning at Caribou Highlands Lodge 12:30-2pm :: Lumber [...]
Finnfest Dinner at Ledge Rock Grille

Finnfest Dinner at Ledge Rock Grille

July 24, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an exclusive FinnFest Dinner! Our Head Chef has created a delicious four-course Finnish dinner with drink pairings all accompanied by live music! [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

July 24, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 25, 2024    
All Day
Join United State Forest Service in summer-long naturalist programs. Everyone welcome. Tuesdays 10:30am-noon :: Birds in the Morning at Caribou Highlands Lodge 12:30-2pm :: Lumber [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

July 25, 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

July 25, 2024    
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sundays Weekend Wine Down 3:30 - 5:30pm musicians and bands on our outdoor stage and natural amphitheater Tuesdays Local Day 5-7pm local discounts and local [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co

Thursday Art at Joy & Co

July 25, 2024    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Find your Joy! This summer, join us for White Box Art Night (self directed art- grab a box and discover what is inside) Thursdays 3:30 - [...]
Finland Farmers Market

Finland Farmers Market

July 25, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Locally grown produce, and handmade goods from the Finland MN area. The Finland Farmers Market 2024 season runs from June 13th through October 3rd, every [...]
Paint & Sip

Paint & Sip

July 25, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Unleash your inner artist this summer with our new Paint and Sip classes at Surfside! Channel your creativity as you follow guided instructions to paint [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

July 25, 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 25, 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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 27, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 29, 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 [...]
Fiber Circle
November 30, 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 [...]
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. [...]
Lutsen Mountains Opening Weekend
December 1, 2023 - December 3, 2023    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the season this weekend!
Aurora Borealis – December 4 - 5
December 4, 2023    
5:45 am - 7:00 pm
the northern lights are likely to be out! Look to the sky at dawn on Monday, Dec 4th and then again from 5-7 pm. This [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 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 [...]
Dark Sky Festival
December 7, 2023 - December 9, 2023    
All Day
Cook County is home to one of the darkest skies in the world. Every year, explorers, adventurers, artists and photographers from around the world travel to Cook County to experience the northern lights. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) has been named as one of only 13 certified International Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world! And at over a million acres, it is the largest. Help us to celebrate our dark sky season at the third Dark Sky Festival! More details . . .
North Shore Pancake Spiel
December 8, 2023 - December 10, 2023    
All Day
Pancakes and curling - the perfect thing to do on a December weekend! Gather your team and register, we gaurantee three games and lots of [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 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 [...]
Best Stargazing December
December 12, 2023    
7:00 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 – [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 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 [...]
Lutsen Mountains Open Daily
December 14, 2023    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains is open daily December 14 - April 14 + extended weekends April 20-21 and 27-28. Mountain Hours are: Mon-Fri | Ticket & Rental [...]
Fiber Circle
December 14, 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 [...]
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
December 15, 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 [...]
Meat Raffle
December 15, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Fiber Circle
December 16, 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 [...]
Santa at the Lighthouse
December 16, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Have you ever wanted an epic backdrop for your family photos with Santa Claus? Do you like donating to a worthy cause? On December 9 [...]
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
December 16, 2023 - January 7, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest exhibit, Spirit of Place from local artist Jayne Richards. Spirit of Place refers to “the unique, distinctive and cherished aspects [...]
Finland Winter Market December
December 17, 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!
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
December 21, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
December 21, 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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
December 22, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Meat Raffle
December 22, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Fiber Circle
December 23, 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 [...]
The Honest Heart Collective
December 23, 2023    
8:00 pm
"Two brothers. A flicker of fire. An insatiable need to write together and an affinity for Irish whiskey. T​he Honest Heart Collective​ was born out [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
December 24, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this winter from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands [...]
Christmas Eve at Justine's
December 24, 2023    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas Eve at the cozy Gunflint Lodge with a dinner of traditional favorites and culinary delights at Justine's restaurant. You’ll make amazing new holiday [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
December 27, 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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
December 28, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
December 28, 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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
December 29, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Meat Raffle
December 29, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Fiber Circle
December 30, 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 [...]
Falcons, Live! | Tettegouche State Park
December 30, 2023    
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 [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
December 31, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this winter from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands [...]
Christmas Eve at Justine's
December 31, 2023    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ring in the New Year at Justine's with family and friends while you enjoy a spectacular view overlooking Gunflint Lake and the Canadian Border with [...]
First Day Hike
January 1, 2024    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Start the New Year off on the right foot (and the left) and join the park naturalist, on January 1, from 1-4 pm, for a [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 4, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
January 4, 2024    
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 5, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
January 6, 2024    
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 [...]
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
Events on November 28, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 29, 2023
Events on November 30, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
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
Events on December 3, 2023
Events on December 4, 2023
Events on December 5, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 6, 2023
Events on December 7, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 8, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 9, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 10, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
North Shore Pancake Spiel
8 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 11, 2023
Events on December 12, 2023
Best Stargazing December
12 Dec 23
Silver Bay
Events on December 13, 2023
Events on December 14, 2023
Lutsen Mountains Open Daily
14 Dec 23
Lutsen
Fiber Circle
14 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 15, 2023
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
15 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Meat Raffle
15 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 16, 2023
Fiber Circle
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Santa at the Lighthouse
16 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 17, 2023
Events on December 18, 2023
Events on December 19, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 20, 2023
Events on December 21, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
21 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 22, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Meat Raffle
22 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 23, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
23 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 24, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Christmas Eve at Justine's
24 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 25, 2023
Events on December 26, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 27, 2023
Events on December 28, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
28 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 29, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Meat Raffle
29 Dec 23
Two Harbors
Events on December 30, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
30 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 31, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Christmas Eve at Justine's
31 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on January 1, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
First Day Hike
1 Jan 24
Silver Bay
Events on January 2, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on January 3, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on January 4, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
4 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Events on January 5, 2024
Events on January 6, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
6 Jan 24
Grand Marais

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