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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!

Moose lick salt on road

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

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 [...]
Dark Sky Festival

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

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 [...]
Lutsen Mountains Early Season Friday-Sunday

Lutsen Mountains Early Season Friday-Sunday

December 8, 2023 - December 10, 2023    
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lutsen Mountains open for the season this weekend!
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Christmas Tea on the Edna G

December 8, 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

Meat Raffle

December 8, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 8, 2023    
7:00 pm
Put a holiday smile on your face with this season's productions of Twas the Night Before Christmas. The Grand Marais Playhouse is swimming in holiday [...]
Fiber Circle

Fiber Circle

December 9, 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

Santa at the Lighthouse

December 9, 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 [...]
Meet & Greet Book Signing with PaulBogard

Meet & Greet Book Signing with PaulBogard

December 9, 2023    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Part of Cook County's Dark Sky Festival, Paul Bogard will be chatting about the significant role deep darkness has played in human life and what [...]
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Christmas Tea on the Edna G

December 9, 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 [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

December 9, 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 | [...]
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Moose lick salt on road
March 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023    
All Day
When temps warm in the spring, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Sweetwater Shakedown
March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023    
All Day
The cool nights and warm spring sun that pushes North Shore maples into producing the finest maple syrup in the world coincidentally are the best [...]
Tour the North House Campus
April 8, 2023    
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, [...]
Giant Easter Egg Hunt
April 9, 2023    
9:00 am
9am - Slopes of Lutsen Mountains Kids of all ages are invited to hunt for over 500 eggs hidden along the slopes! Lift ticket required.
Mountain Meltdown Festival
April 14, 2023 - April 15, 2023    
All Day
Details coming soon! For more information check here.
Alice in Wonderland | at Grand Marais Playhouse
April 14, 2023    
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Adults $15, Youth $10, Family( up to 5) $50 The Grand Marais Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland by Alice Gerstenberg from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in [...]
Alice in Wonderland | at Grand Marais Playhouse
April 15, 2023    
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Adults $15, Youth $10, Family( up to 5) $50 The Grand Marais Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland by Alice Gerstenberg from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in [...]
Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks
April 22, 2023    
All Day
Minnesota state parks are open year-round, and there's a state park within 30 miles of most Minnesotans and 8 North Shore State Parks. With a [...]
Earth Day Fair
April 22, 2023    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Celebrate and learn. Sepakers, interactive stations, live music, games, activities, local food and story hour. This Earth Day Fair will facilitate an inclusive environment for [...]
Best Stargazing April
April 23, 2023    
8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing. Here’s a great way to start – [...]
Ann Reed | Arrowhead Center for the Arts
April 29, 2023    
7:00 pm
For more than forty years, Ann Reed has used her rich, resonant voice and songwriting skills to tell stories of the human experience with humor, [...]
Law Day 5K
April 30, 2023    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
On April 30, 2023, Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN (LASNEM) will be hosting our second annual Law Day 5K in Duluth, MN as a [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at Castle Danger Brewery
May 3, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays: Cribbage Nights 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Cribbage fans! This one is for you. Register to play by 5:45pm on Wednesday nights. Game play [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 3, 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 [...]
Bald Eagle Chicks Hatch
May 5, 2023 - May 19, 2023    
All Day
Bald eagles migrate back up the North shore in March, lay 1-3 eggs in April and incubate them for about five weeks. Chicks hatch mid-May. [...]
Live Music & Events at Castle Danger Brewery
May 5, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays: Cribbage Nights 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Cribbage fans! This one is for you. Register to play by 5:45pm on Wednesday nights. Game play [...]
Artist Reception - Dodie Logue
May 5, 2023    
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 [...]
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023    
11:00 pm - 5:00 am
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is active between Apr. 15 and May 27 and peaks on May 5-6. The maximum rate for shooting stars in a clear [...]
Tour the North House Campus
May 6, 2023    
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, [...]
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
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Tour the North House Campus
8 Apr 23
Grand Marais
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Best Stargazing April
23 Apr 23
Silver Bay
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Law Day 5K
30 Apr 23
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Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
5 May 23
Silver Bay
Tour the North House Campus
6 May 23
Grand Marais

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