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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!

USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 30, 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

July 30, 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 [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

July 30, 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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

July 30, 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 31, 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 31, 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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

July 31, 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 [...]
95th Annual Fisherman's Picnic

95th Annual Fisherman's Picnic

August 1, 2024 - August 4, 2024    
All Day
This is way more than just shore lunch! It’s the Annual Fisherman's Picnic in downtown Grand Marais, filled with family, friends, and fun! Featuring Crazy [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 1, 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 [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Tenacious Trees

Gooseberry Falls event: Tenacious Trees

August 1, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us on a leisurely guided nature walk as we learn to identify 5-10 common trees found along the North Shore. We'll explore the remarkable [...]
Gooseberry Falls event - Chasing Waterfalls

Gooseberry Falls event - Chasing Waterfalls

August 1, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Park Naturalist on an accessible tour of Gooseberry Falls State Park's major waterfalls. On this walk, you can see views of Upper, Middle and [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Flowers and Fruit of the Forest

Gooseberry Falls event: Flowers and Fruit of the Forest

August 1, 2024    
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
On this leisurely walk, Park Naturalist Michaela will identify flowers that are in bloom, and we will be on the look for fruit! Play bingo [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

August 1, 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 [...]
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9:00 AM - Trout Derby
Jim Osbakken Memorial Open Bonspiel
January 26, 2024 - January 28, 2024    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
January 28, 2024    
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 1, 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
February 1, 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
February 2, 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 [...]
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter Opening Reception
February 2, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the opening reception of Hygge: the Warmth of Winter, a collaborative exhibition and 5th annual members’ show from the North [...]
Snowmobile Club Fun Run
February 3, 2024    
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Two places to register at: Skyport Lodge 8am - 11am. Or Hungry Jack lodge 8am - 4:00pm Please make sure you visit all our sponsors [...]
Fiber Circle
February 3, 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 [...]
Cook County Winter Market
February 3, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
NEW Cook County Winter Market series! Come support these amazing local artists & makers!
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter Gallery Exhibition
February 3, 2024 - February 25, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come and admire the 5th annual members’ show from the North Shore Artists League, Hygge: the Warmth of Winter. With art from over 20 artists, [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
February 4, 2024    
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 8, 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
February 8, 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
February 9, 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 [...]
Gunflint Mail Run
February 10, 2024    
All Day
The very northeastern tip of Minnesota is Cook County, a land blessed with stunning beauty. We have Gichigami. And glacially sculpted boreal forests. And an [...]
Fiber Circle
February 10, 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 [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
February 11, 2024    
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 15, 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
February 15, 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
February 16, 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
February 17, 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 [...]
Snowmobile Drag Races at Hungry Jack Lodge
February 17, 2024    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hungry Jack Lodge Drag Races Registration is at 11:00AM Races Kick Off at Noon (NO late entries) 600, 700, 800, 850, Improved, Open, & Outlaw. [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
February 18, 2024    
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 [...]
Finland Winter Market February
February 18, 2024    
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 at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 22, 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
February 22, 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
February 23, 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
February 24, 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 [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
February 25, 2024    
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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 29, 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
February 29, 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 [...]
Five & Under Waffle Spiel
March 1, 2024 - March 3, 2024    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 1, 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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
March 1, 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 [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
March 2, 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 [...]
Trout Derby
March 2, 2024    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come out for a day of fishing and fun on the ice on Gunflint Lake. Proceeds help support the local snowmobile club, the Cook County [...]
Events on January 28, 2024
Events on February 1, 2024
Fiber Circle
1 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Events on February 2, 2024
Events on February 3, 2024
Snowmobile Club Fun Run
3 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
3 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Cook County Winter Market
3 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Events on February 4, 2024
Events on February 5, 2024
Events on February 6, 2024
Events on February 7, 2024
Events on February 8, 2024
Fiber Circle
8 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Events on February 9, 2024
Events on February 10, 2024
Gunflint Mail Run
10 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
10 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Events on February 11, 2024
Events on February 12, 2024
Events on February 13, 2024
Events on February 14, 2024
Events on February 15, 2024
Fiber Circle
15 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Events on February 16, 2024
Events on February 17, 2024
Fiber Circle
17 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Events on February 18, 2024
Events on February 19, 2024
Events on February 20, 2024
Events on February 21, 2024
Events on February 22, 2024
Fiber Circle
22 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Events on February 23, 2024
Events on February 24, 2024
Fiber Circle
24 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Events on February 25, 2024
Events on February 29, 2024
Fiber Circle
29 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Events on March 1, 2024
Five & Under Waffle Spiel
1 Mar 24
Two Harbors
Castle Danger Brewery events
1 Mar 24
Two Harbors
Events on March 2, 2024
Five & Under Waffle Spiel
1 Mar 24
Two Harbors
Castle Danger Brewery events
2 Mar 24
Two Harbors
Trout Derby
2 Mar 24
Grand Marais

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