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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.

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featured north shore events
grand portage pow wow
Grand Portage Rendevzous Days & Pow Wow
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Tori Finnish Marketplace & Music fest
George Morrison “Connections” Exhibit

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

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 [...]
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition

75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition

June 10, 2022 - August 27, 2022    
All Day
7-5 Summer Exhibition June 10 – August 27, 2022 7-5 is a celebration of the Art Colony’s place within the Great Lakes region as well [...]
Living Color exhibit

Living Color exhibit

July 22, 2022 - August 14, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Living Color, a gallery exhibition at Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais, brought to you by the Lake Superior Watercolor Society. Over [...]
Grand Marais Art Colony August courses

Grand Marais Art Colony August courses

August 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
All Day
At the Grand Marais Art Colony, we exist to support the enduring human need for creative expression and inspiration. Artists and creative seekers of all [...]
North House Folk School August Courses

North House Folk School August Courses

August 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
All Day
North House was founded in 1997 by a small handful of inspired locals passionate about traditional craft and cooperative learning. Our mission is to enrich [...]
93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic

93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic

August 4, 2022 - August 7, 2022    
All Day
It's back! The 93rd Annual Grand Marais Fisherman's Picnic: the fish toss, an excellent parade, Kiddie Rides, live music, the fishburger stand, crazy daze sales [...]
The Tall Ships: Lake Superior Festival of Sail

The Tall Ships: Lake Superior Festival of Sail

August 4, 2022 - August 7, 2022    
All Day
Join us on the shores of the world’s Greatest Lake for Festival of Sail Lake Superior 2022. It’s a rare chance to catch a glimpse, [...]
Craft Demonstration

Craft Demonstration

August 7, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week [...]
Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

August 7, 2022    
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Enjoy live, outdoor musical performances on the harbor in Grand Marais every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday Line up July 25 :: Roxanne Berglund | Briand [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church

Visit Chippewa City Church

August 7, 2022    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chippewa City Church is a beautiful reminder of a thriving village that was home to more than 100 families in the 1880s and 1890s. Famous [...]
Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

August 7, 2022    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured [...]
Naturalist Hike at the Glove

Naturalist Hike at the Glove

August 7, 2022    
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Explore unfamiliar territory while escaping large crowds with our guided hiking tour in the Superior National Forest! We’ll be sure to point out flora and [...]
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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 [...]
North House Folk School August Courses
August 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
All Day
North House was founded in 1997 by a small handful of inspired locals passionate about traditional craft and cooperative learning. Our mission is to enrich [...]
01 Sep
September 1, 2022    
4:15 am
Join us for the group mountain bike ride, starting at Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail, every Thursday at 4:15. The ride is 9-12 miles [...]
Bird Banding
September 1, 2022    
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. [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 2, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us on a paddling adventure as we take you on the pristine waters near the Superior National Forest! We’ll show you the paddling basics, [...]
Craft Demonstration
September 2, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week [...]
Cook County Market
September 3, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farm and craft market Every Saturday
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 3, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us on a paddling adventure as we take you on the pristine waters near the Superior National Forest! We’ll show you the paddling basics, [...]
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
September 4, 2022    
9:00 am
Join us for Tenkara fly fishing on one of the many tributaries of Lake Superior! This type of fishing is ideal for the narrow rivers [...]
Craft Demonstration
September 4, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week [...]
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
September 5, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Locals Night at the Winery
September 6, 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 [...]
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
September 6, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
September 7, 2022    
9:00 am
Join us for Tenkara fly fishing on one of the many tributaries of Lake Superior! This type of fishing is ideal for the narrow rivers [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 7, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us on a paddling adventure as we take you on the pristine waters near the Superior National Forest! We’ll show you the paddling basics, [...]
08 Sep
September 8, 2022    
4:15 am
Join us for the group mountain bike ride, starting at Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail, every Thursday at 4:15. The ride is 9-12 miles [...]
Bird Banding
September 8, 2022    
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. [...]
Radio Waves Music festival
September 9, 2022 - September 11, 2022    
All Day
WTIP is happy to announce that the 15th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival will return to Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Rec Park! We’re [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 9, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us on a paddling adventure as we take you on the pristine waters near the Superior National Forest! We’ll show you the paddling basics, [...]
Full Corn Moon
September 10, 2022    
5:00 am
The full moon is an amazing sight. Along the north shore and away from the lights of a city, it lights up the night sky. [...]
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
September 11, 2022    
9:00 am
Join us for Tenkara fly fishing on one of the many tributaries of Lake Superior! This type of fishing is ideal for the narrow rivers [...]
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
September 12, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Locals Night at the Winery
September 13, 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 [...]
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
September 13, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
September 14, 2022    
9:00 am
Join us for Tenkara fly fishing on one of the many tributaries of Lake Superior! This type of fishing is ideal for the narrow rivers [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 14, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us on a paddling adventure as we take you on the pristine waters near the Superior National Forest! We’ll show you the paddling basics, [...]
15 Sep
September 15, 2022    
4:15 am
Join us for the group mountain bike ride, starting at Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail, every Thursday at 4:15. The ride is 9-12 miles [...]
Bird Banding
September 15, 2022    
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. [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 16, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us on a paddling adventure as we take you on the pristine waters near the Superior National Forest! We’ll show you the paddling basics, [...]
Craft Demonstration
September 16, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week [...]
Cook County Market
September 17, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farm and craft market Every Saturday
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 17, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us on a paddling adventure as we take you on the pristine waters near the Superior National Forest! We’ll show you the paddling basics, [...]
Craft Demonstration
September 18, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church
September 18, 2022    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chippewa City Church is a beautiful reminder of a thriving village that was home to more than 100 families in the 1880s and 1890s. Famous [...]
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
September 19, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Locals Night at the Winery
September 20, 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 [...]
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
September 20, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
September 21, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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 [...]
Bird Banding
September 22, 2022    
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. [...]
Art Along the Lake Fall Studio Tour
September 23, 2022 - October 2, 2022    
All Day
The Fall Studio Tour [Sep. 23 - Oct 22] is an artist-led, county-wide event. Meet artists in their home studios and explore the variety of [...]
Unplugged 2022
September 23, 2022 - September 25, 2022    
All Day
This year North House is turning 25, and this is the party you won't want to miss! Two great nights of music under the big [...]
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
September 26, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Locals Night at the Winery
September 27, 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 [...]
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
September 28, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bird Banding
September 29, 2022    
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. [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
September 30, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September Music Schedule 2 :: Marc Gartman 2 :: Northeast Timberland Band 9 :: Billy Johnson 10 :: Teague Alexy 16 :: tba 17 :: [...]
Heck of the North
October 1, 2022    
All Day
100-mile, 55-mile and 20-mile gravel classic 2022 marks the 14th anniversary of The Heck of the North! This is the event that started it all [...]
Grand Views Tour
October 1, 2022    
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever seen a photo of Split Rock Lighthouse and wondered where that was taken? The Grand Views Tour will show you some of [...]
Events on August 28, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 29, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 30, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 31, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 1, 2022
Bird Banding
1 Sep 22
Schroeder
Events on September 2, 2022
Craft Demonstration
2 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 3, 2022
Cook County Market
3 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 4, 2022
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
4 Sep 22
Lutsen
Craft Demonstration
4 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 5, 2022
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
5 Sep 22
Two Harbors
Events on September 6, 2022
Locals Night at the Winery
6 Sep 22
Lutsen
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
6 Sep 22
Two Harbors
Events on September 7, 2022
Events on September 8, 2022
Bird Banding
8 Sep 22
Schroeder
Events on September 9, 2022
Events on September 10, 2022
Radio Waves Music festival
9 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Full Corn Moon
10 Sep 22
Events on September 11, 2022
Radio Waves Music festival
9 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
11 Sep 22
Lutsen
Events on September 12, 2022
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
12 Sep 22
Two Harbors
Events on September 13, 2022
Locals Night at the Winery
13 Sep 22
Lutsen
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
13 Sep 22
Two Harbors
Events on September 14, 2022
Events on September 15, 2022
15 Sep
Bird Banding
15 Sep 22
Schroeder
Events on September 16, 2022
Craft Demonstration
16 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 17, 2022
Cook County Market
17 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 18, 2022
Craft Demonstration
18 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Visit Chippewa City Church
18 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 19, 2022
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
19 Sep 22
Two Harbors
Events on September 20, 2022
Locals Night at the Winery
20 Sep 22
Lutsen
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
20 Sep 22
Two Harbors
Events on September 21, 2022
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
21 Sep 22
Two Harbors
Events on September 22, 2022
Fall Equinox
22 Sep 22
Bird Banding
22 Sep 22
Schroeder
Events on September 23, 2022
Unplugged 2022
23 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 24, 2022
Unplugged 2022
23 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 25, 2022
Unplugged 2022
23 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 26, 2022
Events on September 27, 2022
Events on September 28, 2022
Events on September 29, 2022
Events on September 30, 2022
Events on October 1, 2022
Heck of the North
1 Oct 22
Two Harbors
Grand Views Tour
1 Oct 22
Two Harbors

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