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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!

USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 10, 2024    
All Day
Join United State Forest Service in summer-long naturalist programs. Everyone welcome. Tuesdays 10:30am-noon :: Birds in the Morning at Caribou Highlands Lodge 12:30-2pm :: Lumber [...]
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 [...]
Tori Finnish Marketplace and Music Festival

Tori Finnish Marketplace and Music Festival

August 10, 2024    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Celebrate Finnish Heritage, experience the settlement history of eastern Lake County, with special emphasis on the region’s pioneer families. As a Tori, the Heritage Site's [...]
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 [...]
Photography & Art at the Rock: Featuring Jackie Scherer

Photography & Art at the Rock: Featuring Jackie Scherer

August 10, 2024    
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Photography & Art at the Rock, a monthly exhibit in the lobby of the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center that showcases local artists, landscape and [...]
Chippewa City Church Tours

Chippewa City Church Tours

August 10, 2024    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Historic Cook County invites you to tour St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, known locally as the “Chippewa City Church" every summer weekend, Fri - Sun, [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

August 10, 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 [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

August 10, 2024    
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sundays 3-6pm Medicine River Wednesdays 6-9pm Joe Paulik on the Rooftop Thursdays 6-9pm Bump Blomberg on the Rooftop Fridays 7 or 8pm, live music Saturdays [...]
Pick-up Truck Opera

Pick-up Truck Opera

August 10, 2024    
3:00 pm
The North Shore Music Association and Mixed Precipitation Present: The Pick-up Truck Opera Vol. 4, Faust, Friday, August 9 at 6:30 pm at the Hovland [...]
Live Music at the Birch Terrace

Live Music at the Birch Terrace

August 10, 2024    
4:00 pm
The Birch Terrace Supper Club and Lounge in Grand Marais features live music on the deck/patio overlooking Grand Marais Harbor, Friday & Saturday evenings, featuring [...]
Hannah Rey

Hannah Rey

August 10, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Hannah Reyin the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live music!
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

August 10, 2024    
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesdays, Open Stage 6pm Thursdays Cook County Trivia Night, 6-8pm  except 3rd Thursday 3rd Thursday North SHore Swing Band, 7-9pm Weekends various music and bands July 19 [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

August 10, 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 [...]
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Norpine Fat Bike Classic
January 1, 2023 - January 7, 2023    
All Day
Put the date for the Norpine Fat Bike Classic on your calendar – Saturday, January 7th is the date to ride the beautiful North Shore [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
January 3, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at The Gun Flint Tavern and presented by the Cook County Historical [...]
Gunflint Mail Run
January 7, 2023    
All Day
The very northeastern tip of Minnesota is Cook County, a land blessed with stunning beauty. We have Gichigami. And glacially sculpted boreal forests. And an [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
January 10, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at The Gun Flint Tavern and presented by the Cook County Historical [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
January 17, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at The Gun Flint Tavern and presented by the Cook County Historical [...]
Best Stargazing January
January 21, 2023    
7:00 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 – [...]
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
January 27, 2023 - January 29, 2023    
All Day
January 27 - 29 ::  Jim Osbakken Memorial Open March 3 - 5. ::  5Y & Under Waffle Spiel March 24-26 Two Harbors Mixed Spiel [...]
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
January 29, 2023 - February 4, 2023    
All Day
Experience the premier long-distance sled dog race of the lower 48 and Northern Minnesota’s top winter attraction! World-class mushers including Jamie Nelson, John and Jason Baron have competed in the [...]
Events on January 1, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
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Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
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Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
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Events on January 5, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
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Events on January 6, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
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Events on January 7, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Gunflint Mail Run
7 Jan 23
Grand Marais
Events on January 10, 2023
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Best Stargazing January
21 Jan 23
Silver Bay
Events on January 27, 2023
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
27 Jan 23
Two Harbors
Events on January 28, 2023
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
27 Jan 23
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Events on January 29, 2023
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