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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!

Music & Events

Music & Events

December 21, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
Fiber Circle

Fiber Circle

December 21, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

December 21, 2023    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom

Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom

December 22, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Meat Raffle

Meat Raffle

December 22, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Ursids Meteor Shower

Ursids Meteor Shower

December 22, 2023 - December 23, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Ursid meteor shower is active between Dec. 17-26 and this year will peak on Dec. 22-23. The Ursids are associated with Comet 8P/Tuttle, a periodic comet that follows [...]
Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

December 23, 2023    
All Day
The sun will be at it's farthest point and it will be the shortest day of the year. This is also the first day of [...]
Fiber Circle

Fiber Circle

December 23, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

December 23, 2023    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
The Honest Heart Collective

The Honest Heart Collective

December 23, 2023    
8:00 pm
"Two brothers. A flicker of fire. An insatiable need to write together and an affinity for Irish whiskey. T​he Honest Heart Collective​ was born out [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison

Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison

December 24, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this winter from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands [...]
Christmas Eve at Justine's

Christmas Eve at Justine's

December 24, 2023    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas Eve at the cozy Gunflint Lodge with a dinner of traditional favorites and culinary delights at Justine's restaurant. You’ll make amazing new holiday [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

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

December 25, 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 [...]
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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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Mall of AmericInn
1 Dec 22
Silver Bay
Events on December 2, 2022
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upcoming events
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Santa's Sleigh Silver Bay
7 Dec 23
Silver Bay
Thursday Art at Joy & Co
7 Dec 23
Grand Marais
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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