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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!

 

Deep Winter Dreaming Gallery Exhibition

Deep Winter Dreaming Gallery Exhibition

January 7, 2023 - January 29, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Deep Winter Dreaming, a community exhibition presented by Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church. Deep Winter Dreaming will feature numerous talented community [...]
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)

January 13, 2023 - February 17, 2023    
2:00 am - 6:00 am
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was discovered by astronomers using last March. Since then the comet has brightened and is now sweeping across the northern constellation [...]
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels

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 [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

January 27, 2023    
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Culture Crawl

Culture Crawl

January 27, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
GRAB A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE FOR A COZY EVENING OF FUN AND CULTURE First, stop by either the Cook County History Museum at 8 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

January 27, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Experience the Bluefin Grille’s sophisticated yet casual atmosphere while savoring the most breathtaking views available on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Along with breathtaking [...]
Jim Osbakken Memorial Open Bonspiel

Jim Osbakken Memorial Open Bonspiel

January 28, 2023 - January 29, 2023    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

January 28, 2023    
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

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 [...]
Locals Night at the Winery

Locals Night at the Winery

January 29, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts and music. Musician Eric Frost will be filling [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

January 30, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Experience the Bluefin Grille’s sophisticated yet casual atmosphere while savoring the most breathtaking views available on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Along with breathtaking [...]
Locals Night at the Winery

Locals Night at the Winery

January 31, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts and music. Musician Eric Frost will be filling [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night

Historic Cook County Trivia Night

January 31, 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 [...]
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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, [...]
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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
29 Oct 21
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