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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!

Thursday Art at Joy & Co

Thursday Art at Joy & Co

July 25, 2024    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Find your Joy! This summer, join us for White Box Art Night (self directed art- grab a box and discover what is inside) Thursdays 3:30 - [...]
Finland Farmers Market

Finland Farmers Market

July 25, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Locally grown produce, and handmade goods from the Finland MN area. The Finland Farmers Market 2024 season runs from June 13th through October 3rd, every [...]
Paint & Sip

Paint & Sip

July 25, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Unleash your inner artist this summer with our new Paint and Sip classes at Surfside! Channel your creativity as you follow guided instructions to paint [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

July 25, 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

July 25, 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 [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 26, 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 [...]
Temperance River event: Beavers, Ecosystem Engineers

Temperance River event: Beavers, Ecosystem Engineers

July 26, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beavers are powerful animals that create biodiversity, improve water quality, reduce fire risk and more! Join us at the Lower Campground for a look into [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-terios Mammals

Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-terios Mammals

July 26, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stop on by the nature cart as we uncover and discuss one of North America's most elusive and moose-sterious creatures found in our neck of [...]
Stars of the North Music Festival

Stars of the North Music Festival

July 26, 2024 - July 27, 2024    
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
This annual fundraising concert will feature many cornerstone local musicians as well as special guests. Sponsored by the Grand Marais Music Collaborative, we will be [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Flowers and Fruit of the Forest

Gooseberry Falls event: Flowers and Fruit of the Forest

July 26, 2024    
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
On this leisurely walk, Park Naturalist Michaela will identify flowers that are in bloom, and we will be on the look for fruit! Play bingo [...]
Chippewa City Church Tours

Chippewa City Church Tours

July 26, 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, [...]
Temperance River event: The Bear Necessities

Temperance River event: The Bear Necessities

July 26, 2024    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Did you know black bears can be brown? What about blonde? Join us at the Lower Campground while we talk about their impressive adaptations, diet, [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

July 26, 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 [...]
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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,  [...]
Erkki Harju Ski Trai Maintenance Day
November 12, 2022    
12:00 pm
Save the date . November 12th 2022 for a trail maintenance extravaganza and the annual meeting to follow.
Tour the North House Campus
November 12, 2022    
2:00 pm
From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, [...]
Lutsen Mountains Thanksgiving Weekend
November 24, 2022 - November 27, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the weekend!
Thanksgiving Dinner at Gunflint Lodge
November 24, 2022    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$35 Come celebrate Thanksgiving with a home cooked meal! Dinner seatings will be 11 AM – 4 PM on Thursday, November 24th.
Holiday Art Underground
November 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hand-made original art in pottery, jewelry, woodcuts and more. Lots to choose from.
North Shore Winery Christmas Market
November 25, 2022    
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us at North Shore Winery for our annual Christmas Market. Friday November 25 from 12:30-5 p.m. Featuring Kari Vick, Nan Onkka, North Woven Goods, [...]
7th Annual Two Harbors Craft Sale
November 26, 2022    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
It’s the Annual craft sale!! All handmade crafts, baked goods, and art. 18 vendors. Your favorites and some new ones. Don’t miss it! Mark your [...]
Mall of AmericInn
December 1, 2022    
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
34+ local business, crafters and artists. will be setting up mini-stores at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Silver Bay. Come to one location and [...]
Northwoods Fiber Guild Annual Holiday Sale & Open House
December 3, 2022    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Northwoods Fiber Guild has a community tradition of high quality, handcrafted, often one-of-a kind, fiber related items not found at other holiday craft sales. [...]
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