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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!

Cold Moon Reading

Cold Moon Reading

November 27, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Everyone is invited to participate in this open mic style reading; bring a favorite poem, book passage, children’s book, or a piece of music you've [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

November 27, 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 American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

November 29, 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 [...]
Thursday Afternoon Art

Thursday Afternoon Art

November 30, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us @ Joy & Co. Thursdays 4-6pm for fun demos and projects. More info can be found on our website and on Facebook Cost [...]
Cook County Trivia Night

Cook County Trivia Night

November 30, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Historic Cook County Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the Cook County [...]
Artist Reception - Kristen Anderson

Artist Reception - Kristen Anderson

December 1, 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 [...]
Julebyen

Julebyen

December 2, 2023 - December 3, 2023    
All Day
Where is the best place to get into the holiday spirit?  The Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en)  "Christmas Village". It is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition [...]
Author Meet & Greet: Craig Blacklock

Author Meet & Greet: Craig Blacklock

December 2, 2023    
1:00 pm
Meet your favorite authors and get a signed book: Lightwaves: Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior. A century ago Alfred Stieglitz turned his Graflex [...]
Open Mic

Open Mic

December 3, 2023    
5:00 pm
Head to Up Yonder on 61 (formerly Wunderbar/Harbor Light) every Sunday for Open Mic, hosted by Pete Kavanaugh! The fun starts at 5 pm. All [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

December 4, 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 American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

December 6, 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 [...]
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 . . .
Thursday Afternoon Art

Thursday Afternoon Art

December 7, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us @ Joy & Co. Thursdays 4-6pm for fun demos and projects. More info can be found on our website and on Facebook Cost [...]
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Moose Calves Born
May 19, 2023 - June 9, 2023    
All Day
Gangly, tawny moose calves are born about nine months after the autumn rut [mating season]. Born at 25-35 pounds, the average adult moose weighs close [...]
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 [...]
Clover Valley Farm Trail
May 28, 2023    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Clover Valley Farm Trail is a co-operative group of locally-owned, small farms located in or near Clover Valley, a farming community between Duluth and [...]
North House Folk School Northern Landscapes Festival
June 2, 2023 - June 4, 2023    
12:00 am
Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of this dynamic and rich northern landscape is the [...]
Take a Kid Fishing
June 9, 2023 - June 11, 2023    
All Day
Minnesotans who bring a kids [15 or younger] fishing don't need a license courtesy of the MN DNR. It's their way of getting everyone out [...]
Boundary Waters Expo
June 10, 2023 - June 11, 2023    
All Day
Join us at the edge on the Boundary Waters for a celebration of canoeing, camping and wilderness travel, June 10 & 11, 2023. The Boundary [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
June 12, 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 [...]
Music on the Mountain
June 14, 2023    
4:00 pm
Join us Sunday nights 5 - 7 pm and Wednesday nights 4-6 pm this summer at  Mogul's Grille & Taproom at Caribou Highlands Lodge for [...]
North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show
June 16, 2023 - June 18, 2023    
All Day
Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! The Wooden Boat Show features craft demonstrations, community food events, speakers, kids activities and of course, [...]
Grandma's Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, & William A Irvin 5K
June 17, 2023    
All Day
Started by a local group of runners in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has grown from just 150 participants its first year to now one of the [...]
Best Stargazing June
June 18, 2023    
9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing. Here’s a great way to start – [...]
USFS Summer Naturalist Programs
June 21, 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 [...]
Two Harbors City Band Summer 2023 Concerts
June 22, 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 [...]
The Lutsen 99er
June 24, 2023    
5:00 am - 8:30 pm
RACE | Bike the mountain trails The Lutsen 99er movement continues, high above the shores of beautiful Lake Superior. This 99-mile course (69-, 49- and [...]
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 [...]
The Fox | Bikepacking Race
July 1, 2023 - July 2, 2023    
All Day
120 Mile, 2 Day/1 Night Bikepacking Race Finland to Grand Marais to Finland The Fox is a two day stage race that features 60+ mile [...]
Hovland Arts Festival
July 1, 2023 - July 2, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Hovland Arts Festival is a semi-annual art festival showcasing the talent and artistry of Hovland area artisans, crafters, and musicians. Held at the historic [...]
Events on May 28, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Clover Valley Farm Trail
28 May 23
Duluth
Events on May 29, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 30, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 31, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 1, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 5, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 6, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 7, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 8, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 9, 2023
Events on June 10, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Boundary Waters Expo
10 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 11, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Boundary Waters Expo
10 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 12, 2023
Events on June 13, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 14, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music on the Mountain
14 Jun 23
Lutsen
Events on June 15, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 16, 2023
Events on June 18, 2023
Events on June 19, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 20, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 21, 2023
Events on June 22, 2023
Events on June 23, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 24, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
The Lutsen 99er
24 Jun 23
Lutsen
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
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
Events on June 30, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 1, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
The Fox | Bikepacking Race
1 Jul 23
Finland
Hovland Arts Festival
1 Jul 23
Hovland

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