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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 Basket Week

North House Folk School Basket Week

October 1, 2024 - October 7, 2024    
All Day
Join us for a gathering of basket-makers, both advanced and aspiring! Basketry embodies the soul of traditional craft: simple tools, natural materials and skilled hands [...]
North House Folk School Family Weekend

North House Folk School Family Weekend

October 18, 2024 - October 19, 2024    
All Day
Here in Minnesota, kids get a long weekend in October known to most as “MEA.” Use that school break for a folk school break and [...]
Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

November 22, 2024 - November 24, 2024    
All Day
Celebrate the crafts, customs, and stories that have been inspired by winter at the Winterers’ Gathering & Arctic Film Festival! Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter [...]
Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks

Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks

November 29, 2024    
All Day
Minnesota state parks are open year-round, and there's a state park within 30 miles of most Minnesotans and 8 North Shore State Parks. With a [...]
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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) [...]
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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Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 21, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 22, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 23, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 29, 2022
Halloween Dance and Costume Contest
29 Oct 22
Grand Portage
Events on November 4, 2022
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