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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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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) [...]
IBP Beginning Bird Banding

IBP Beginning Bird Banding

September 19, 2022 - September 26, 2022    
All Day
Open to ages 18+, this seven-day introductory course, September 19- 26,  is designed to provide both amateur birders and professional biologists with the skills necessary [...]
IBP Advanced Bird Banding

IBP Advanced Bird Banding

September 22, 2022 - September 26, 2022    
All Day
This advanced class is designed to help participants fine-tune the banding skills they already possess and to advance their comprehension of molt strategies and ability [...]
Art Along the Lake Fall Studio Tour

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

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 [...]
11th Annual Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour

11th Annual Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour

September 23, 2022 - September 25, 2022    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
We are a group of studio artists living north of Duluth, MN on the outskirts of Two Harbors near Lake Superior, the greatest lake in [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church

Visit Chippewa City Church

September 25, 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 [...]
Weekend Wine Down

Weekend Wine Down

September 25, 2022    
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Each Sunday of the summer, North Shore Winery hosts a new musician on their outdoor stage and natural amphitheater! Seating is available, but bring your [...]
Best Stargazing

Best Stargazing

September 25, 2022    
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 – [...]
Locals Night at the Winery

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 [...]
Bird Banding

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. [...]
Local Food Market

Local Food Market

September 29, 2022    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The weekly Market is where local food producers and their fans gather to share the bounty of the season! Supported by: Northwoods Food Project, Cook [...]
Finland Farmer's Market

Finland Farmer's Market

September 29, 2022    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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2021 Plein Air Grand Marais
September 17, 2021 - October 10, 2021    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Competition and Festival of Outdoor Painting on the North Shore of Lake Superior See the final exhibition of 66 Plein Air artists! Opening Reception Friday, [...]
Lake Superior 20/20 Tour
September 24, 2021 - September 26, 2021    
All Day
10 Host Studios, 3 Host Farms, 40 Local Artists, 1 Weekend. Come for a visit and see amazing art for sale at each location. We [...]
Beargrease Fur-K & DogtoberFest (5K and Beer Festival!)
October 2, 2021    
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for the official kick-off to Beargrease! Our Fur-K (5k) and DogtoberFest (Beer Festival) will be fun for the whole family! The run will take place on the Erkki Harju Ski Trail. Register for the morning (8 am to noon) or afternoon (1-4 pm). Blacklist Brewing Co. will be kicking off the DogtoberFest Beer Tasting Celebration serving samples of Bloody Beers! Mystery Mobile Catering and Oasis Del Norte Food trucks will be selling on-site to sustain you from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. DogtoberFest Beer Tasting Festival and live music will run from 12:00 – 4:00.
Grand Marais Apple Festival
October 16, 2021    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
3 orchard tours + pick your own apples 10am-5pm Ray Block Orchard at 36 East Rosebush Lane Stan Bautch Orchard @ 1315 East Highway 61 [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History tour
October 16, 2021    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The tour begins at the Museum and you will walk out to the lighthouse breakwater with a guide who will point out the visible relics [...]
Moose Madness
October 22, 2021 - October 23, 2021    
12:00 am
The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival, the third weekend in October! Our favorite species specimen, "alces alces," [...]
Muffin Man Outdoor Story Hour
October 23, 2021    
11:00 am
Grab a cocoa and settle in for storytelling!
Night Climbing at the North Shore Adventure Park
October 23, 2021    
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Climb under the lights and enjoy the glow of the park in the evening! Only 7 Saturdays this fall! September 11 - October 23. Conquer [...]
Halloween Open Bonspiel
October 29, 2021 - October 30, 2021    
All Day
Typically scheduled for the last weekend in October or early November, with 4-person teams competing, plus a costume contest, with prizes awarded for the best [...]
Lutsen Fall Community Celebration
October 31, 2021    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the Lutsen Fall Community Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 1-3 p.m. at Grand View Park. Halloween costumes welcome. There will be hot beverages, [...]
04 Nov
November 4, 2021 - November 11, 2021    
12:00 am
The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival is a biennial event that locates, celebrates, and fosters the literary arts and engagement with the written word. [...]
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Moose Madness
22 Oct 21
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Moose Madness
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Muffin Man Outdoor Story Hour
23 Oct 21
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Halloween Open Bonspiel
29 Oct 21
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Halloween Open Bonspiel
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