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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!

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 [...]
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 [...]
Stars of the North Music Festival

Stars of the North Music Festival

July 26, 2024 - July 27, 2024    
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
This annual fundraising concert will feature many cornerstone local musicians as well as special guests. Sponsored by the Grand Marais Music Collaborative, we will be [...]
Kevin Buck

Kevin Buck

July 26, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Kevin Buck in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Keeper's View Event

Keeper's View Event

July 26, 2024    
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate Split Rock Lighthouse’s 114th birthday! Visit on July 26th from 6:30 pm to 10 pm to enjoy food from Rustic [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

July 26, 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 [...]
Silver Bay Music in the Park : Trailer Trash

Silver Bay Music in the Park : Trailer Trash

July 26, 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The fourth season of a series of eight free Friday night outdoor concerts will be held every Friday night from July 19, 2024, through September [...]
Cook County Market

Cook County Market

July 27, 2024    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Cook County Market, featuring the work of local artists and artisans, is an outdoor market held every Saturday from Memorial Day Weekend through Moose [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Two Harbors Farmers Market

July 27, 2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small town farmer's market featuring produce, bread, jams & jellies, plants, coffee, food trucks, specialty food items, baked items and crafts. All served up with [...]
Grand Marais Garden Club's 90th Anniversary Garden Party

Grand Marais Garden Club's 90th Anniversary Garden Party

July 27, 2024    
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Grand Marais Garden Club presents it's 90th Anniversary Garden Party Flower Show, Saturday, July 27 from 12-4 pm at the Cook County Community Center in [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

July 27, 2024    
1:00 pm
The free Grand Marais History Tour begins at the History Museum. The tour guide will lead the way to the Coast Guard Station. Visible relics [...]
Billy Blackwell - Ojibwe Elder: History of the Anishinaabe Families of the Area

Billy Blackwell - Ojibwe Elder: History of the Anishinaabe Families of the Area

July 27, 2024    
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
It is an honor to have Ojibwe elder Billy Blackwell speak at the Seagull Community Center about the history of the Anishinaabe families that lived [...]
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
May 26, 2023 - August 26, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibiting Artists Mary Bergs Alexa Horochowski Ben Moren Galilee Peaches OPEN – Wednesdays – Saturdays, June-August 10 AM – 3 PM Member Preview May 26 [...]
Reconsidering Fire in the BWCAW
June 25, 2023    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The BWCAW is a place known and loved by many. The connection that many people feel to the waters and forests of this Border Lakes [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
June 27, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
June 29, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
June 30, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 1, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Kids' Day at Chik-Wauk
July 4, 2023    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Don't miss out on the FUN!! Mark your calendars – Kids’ Day is returning. One of the most popular days at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature [...]
Daily Interpretive Programs at Grand Portage National Monument
July 4, 2023    
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join the staff at Grand Portage National Monument to learn about traditional canoe building, cooking, fur trade era trades, and Anishinaabe crafts and games. Free [...]
Daily Interpretive Programs at Grand Portage National Monument
July 5, 2023    
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join the staff at Grand Portage National Monument to learn about traditional canoe building, cooking, fur trade era trades, and Anishinaabe crafts and games. Free [...]
Letteracy Deck
July 5, 2023    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Enjoy a free, fun, family activity of writing or drawing a post card or letter at the new Letteracy Deck on Lake Superior in downtown [...]
USFS Summer Naturalist Programs
July 6, 2023    
All Day
Hosted annually for over two decades, the US Forest Service hosts a summer series of Naturalist Programs at different resorts, campgrounds, and nature sites around [...]
Bird Banding
July 6, 2023    
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. [...]
Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop open & demo
July 7, 2023 - July 8, 2023    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bally Blacksmith Shop was built in 1911 and has housed three generations totaling 98 years of Bally blacksmiths. Three generations of the Bally family worked as blacksmiths. Sam Bally, whose skills were crucial to the lumber industry, arrived in 1903 to work for a sawmill. In 1911 he started his own business and built the long-standing Bally Blacksmith Shop that we see today.
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 7, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 8, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 11, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 13, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Glass Spinner Class
July 14, 2023    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jeri Person is a local glass artist who invites you to make a small glass project with her, as she explains the process and let's [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 14, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Children's Story Hour at Drury Lane
July 15, 2023    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Muffin Man Summer Children’s Story Hour   The Reader: Kevin Kager, our co-owner and long time story reader, is sure to have kids (and adults) laughing [...]
"The Spirit of the North Wind"  Anthony Anselmo author event
July 15, 2023    
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet author Anthony Anselmo and learn about his book, The Spirit of the North Wind. In the book, 13-year-old Sody Fairbanks awakens a terrifying Ojibwe [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 18, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 20, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 21, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Stan Tekiela Author Event
July 22, 2023    
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet naturalist, wildlife photographer, and writer Stan Tekiela and for a book signing and to learn about his work. Tekiela is the author of more [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 22, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Cars & Cocktails
July 23, 2023    
1:00 pm
Stop by the inaugural "Cars & Cocktails" Car Show at Up Yonder, Sunday, July 23, starting at 1 pm.
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 25, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 27, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Stars of the North Music Festival
July 28, 2023 - July 29, 2023    
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative will once again be hosting the Stars of the North Music festival in Harbor Park this summer. This annual fundraising [...]
Keeper's View Anniversary Event
July 28, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Celebrate Split Rock’s 113th birthday with food, fascinating stories, and a breathtaking lighthouse beacon lighting. Hear first-hand accounts on the difficulties of building the light [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
July 29, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Photography and Art at the Rock: Featuring Amber Nichols
August 1, 2023    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Photography & Art at the Rock is a a monthly exhibit in the lobby of the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center that showcases local artists, [...]
Kids' Day at Chik-Wauk
August 1, 2023    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Don't miss out on the FUN!! Mark your calendars – Kids’ Day is returning. One of the most popular days at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature [...]
Two Harbors City Band Summer 2023 Concerts
August 3, 2023    
7:30 pm
A Two Harbors summer tradition! Live music by the Two Harbors City Band. Bring a blanket or chair, arrive early and enjoy an evening of [...]
Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop open & demo
August 4, 2023 - August 5, 2023    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bally Blacksmith Shop was built in 1911 and has housed three generations totaling 98 years of Bally blacksmiths. Three generations of the Bally family worked as blacksmiths. Sam Bally, whose skills were crucial to the lumber industry, arrived in 1903 to work for a sawmill. In 1911 he started his own business and built the long-standing Bally Blacksmith Shop that we see today.
Comedy Weekend
August 4, 2023 - August 5, 2023    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Laff Inn Comedy Club presents Comedy Weekend at the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino Headlining: Mark Poolos Featuring: John Russel Admission is free, and you [...]
Events on June 25, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Reconsidering Fire in the BWCAW
25 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 26, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 27, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
27 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 28, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 29, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
29 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 30, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
30 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 1, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
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Grand Marais
Events on July 2, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
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Events on July 6, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Bird Banding
6 Jul 23
Schroeder
Events on July 7, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
7 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 8, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
8 Jul 23
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Events on July 9, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
11 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 12, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Grand Marais
Events on July 13, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
13 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 14, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Glass Spinner Class
14 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
14 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 15, 2023
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Events on July 18, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
18 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 19, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 20, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
20 Jul 23
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
21 Jul 23
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Events on July 22, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Stan Tekiela Author Event
22 Jul 23
Two Harbors
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
22 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 23, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Cars & Cocktails
23 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 24, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
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Events on July 25, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
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Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
25 Jul 23
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Events on July 26, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
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Events on July 27, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
27 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 28, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Stars of the North Music Festival
28 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Keeper's View Anniversary Event
28 Jul 23
Two Harbors
Events on July 29, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Stars of the North Music Festival
28 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
29 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 30, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Comedy Weekend
4 Aug 23
Grand Portage
Events on August 5, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Comedy Weekend
4 Aug 23
Grand Portage

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