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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!

North House Folk School Hide Week 2023

North House Folk School Hide Week 2023

October 2, 2023 - October 9, 2023    
All Day
New this year, we'll host a thematic weekend exploring a key craft material and process: hide and skin tanning, finishing, and sewing. Coursework will include [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

October 3, 2023    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Eric Frost Live at the Winery

Eric Frost Live at the Winery

October 3, 2023    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

October 4, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
MUSE is a celebration of our diverse arts community, both near and far. It is open to all current members, as well as 2023 program [...]
Music on the Mountain

Music on the Mountain

October 4, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

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

October 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 [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

October 5, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
MUSE is a celebration of our diverse arts community, both near and far. It is open to all current members, as well as 2023 program [...]
Thursday Afternoon Art

Thursday Afternoon Art

October 5, 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 [...]
Grand Marais Farmer's Market

Grand Marais Farmer's Market

October 5, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Where the food producers of Cook County MN and their fans gather to share the bounty of the season!
Finland Farmers Market

Finland Farmers Market

October 5, 2023    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Locally grown produce, and handmade goods from the Finland MN area.
Cook County Trivia Night

Cook County Trivia Night

October 5, 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 [...]
Date Night at the Winery

Date Night at the Winery

October 5, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for Date Night at the Winery! We are open late on Thursdays, so grab your date and come down to the winery for [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

October 6, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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) [...]
Heck of the North Bike Race
October 1, 2022    
All Day
2022 marks the 14th anniversary of The Heck of the North! This is the event that started it all on the North Shore. We will [...]
Oktoberfest Game Feed and Craft Brew Dinner
October 15, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$90, $20 beer pairing. Join us up in the Northwoods for a weekend of eating gourmet game foods and washing it down with a variety [...]
Moose Madness
October 20, 2022 - October 23, 2022    
All Day
The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival! Enjoy the outdoors and learn a few facts about our celebrated [...]
Halloween Dance and Costume Contest
October 29, 2022    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Evening Stars are a funk/soul band that will bring great dance music from the 30’s to the 80’s who will be performing from 8pm [...]
Lake Superior Jazz Festival
November 4, 2022 - November 6, 2022    
All Day
Friday, November 4 6pm  Brilliant Colors Jazz Trio,  Lutsen Resort Jazz Dinner 6pm  Dan Nelson Trio,  Cascade Lodge 8pm  Southside Aces & Andrew Walesch Orchestra,  [...]
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Heck of the North Bike Race
1 Oct 22
Two Harbors
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Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 21, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
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Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
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Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
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Halloween Dance and Costume Contest
29 Oct 22
Grand Portage
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Music in the Park, Grand Marais
3 Oct 23
Grand Marais
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
4 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Music on the Mountain
4 Oct 23
Lutsen
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