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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!

Dark Sky Night at Split Rock Lighthouse

Dark Sky Night at Split Rock Lighthouse

August 7, 2024    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
To celebrate our dark skies, we will start the night off with a presentation by Bob King on the Northern Lights. He will cover what [...]
Lake County Fair

Lake County Fair

August 8, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
All Day
The Lake County Fair is an educational and fun weekend for all residents of Lake County and surrounding area. Presentations, judging, entertainment, food, and family [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co

Thursday Art at Joy & Co

August 8, 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

August 8, 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

August 8, 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 [...]
Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow Wow

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow Wow

August 9, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
All Day
Annual Grand Portage Pow Wow, sponsored by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Ojibwe (Anishinaabe), is an American Indian cultural gathering focused on dance, [...]
John Cron

John Cron

August 9, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with John Cron in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Artist Reception: Emily Donovan

Artist Reception: Emily Donovan

August 9, 2024    
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 [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

August 9, 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 : 4 on the floor

Silver Bay Music in the Park : 4 on the floor

August 9, 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:30 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 [...]
Indecent Proposal

Indecent Proposal

August 9, 2024    
8:00 pm
Good music can make you forget about your troubles and simply enjoy the vibe. Known for covering Chris Stapleton, Foo Fighters, John Mayer, Kings of [...]
Cook County Market

Cook County Market

August 10, 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

August 10, 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 [...]
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George Morrison “Connections” Exhibit
April 18, 2022 - September 30, 2022    
12:00 am
At Grand Portage National Monument’s Heritage Center, the George Morrison Exhibit “Connections” will open the week of April 18, 2022. For this exhibit, the National Park Service (NPS) [...]
Sailing on the Hjørdis
June 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
10:00 am
The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis shares the name of the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
August 30, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Paul Metsa & Sonny Earl - Silver Bay Music In The Park Concert
September 9, 2022    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE Friday evening blues in Silver Bay's City Center Park. Come on out an enjoy some Minnesota legends. Paul Metsa and Sonny Earl starting playing together in 1997. At that time, Metsa was a hot name in the Minnesota music scene. Sonny on the other hand was an aspiring musician, looking to advance his music career. Metsa reluctantly agreed to play with Sonny and they have been partners ever since.
Road Tripping Writers in Silver Bay
September 14, 2022    
6:00 pm
The Arrowhead Library System is please to present Road Tripping Writers with Lorna Landvik and Sarah Stonich, a free program. After cooling their heels throughout [...]
Fall Equinox
September 22, 2022    
All Day
The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also [...]
Events on August 28, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
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Locals Night at the Winery
30 Aug 22
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
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Grand Marais
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upcoming events
Two Harbors Heritage Days
11 Jul 24
Two Harbors
Bay Days
12 Jul 24
Beaver Bay
Grand Marais Arts Festival
13 Jul 24
Grand Marais
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