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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!

Two Harbors Heritage Days

Two Harbors Heritage Days

July 11, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
All Day
Two Harbors Heritage Days is an annual four-day event held the first full Thursday through Sunday after the Fourth of July Holiday. The festival offers [...]
Bay Days

Bay Days

July 12, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
All Day
This year's Bay Days Festival, held in Silver Bay, features live music, craft and food vendors, kids' games and activities, a golf scramble, raffle drawings, [...]
Grand Marais Arts Festival

Grand Marais Arts Festival

July 13, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 13, 2023 | 9am – 5pm Sunday, July 14, 2023 | 10am – 4pm The 33rd annual Grand Marais Arts Festival is a [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Get the Lead Out!

Gooseberry Falls event: Get the Lead Out!

July 14, 2024    
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Did you know lead fishing tackle is harmful to loons? Stop by and learn more about how lead tackle affects the Minnesota state bird and [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-sterious Mammals

Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-sterious Mammals

July 15, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 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 [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander

Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander

July 15, 2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a mindful meander along the North Shore as we focus on techniques to fully engage all our senses while taking in the [...]
Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

July 17, 2024    
4:00 pm
This community gathering and fundraiser supports the efforts of the Gunflint Trail Fire Department (GTFD) while bringing together residents and visitors to the Trail for an evening of Northwoods-style fun. 16 canoe races, a Trail Cup, Food Tent, T-Shirts, Raffles and for the first time - an after-races dance. Click title for all the details
Lutsong Music Festival: A Weekend of Music, Art & Community

Lutsong Music Festival: A Weekend of Music, Art & Community

July 18, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
Overlooking Lake Superior and just up Ski Hill Road from Lutsen, comes the 3rd annual Lutsong Music Festival! The Caribou Highlands great lawn will host artisans, [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co

Thursday Art at Joy & Co

July 18, 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 18, 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 [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

July 18, 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 [...]
The Wolf | Bikepacking Race

The Wolf | Bikepacking Race

July 19, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
300 Mile, 3 Day/2 Night Bikepacking Race Two Harbors to Ely to Grand Marais to Two Harbors The Wolf is our three day bikepacking stage [...]
North Shore Water Festival

North Shore Water Festival

July 19, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
10:00 am
Come celebrate all things paddling with us at the Grand Marais Harbor. Cross your fingers for calm winds and sunny skies! July 19 Morning - [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Two Harbors Winter Frolic
February 10, 2023 - February 12, 2023    
All Day
Embrace the fun of winter at the annual Two Harbors Winter Frolic with curling, winter kick-ball, smoosh races, outhouse races, outdoor bean bag tournament, photo scavenger [...]
19th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Run
February 18, 2023    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
19th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Run in Finland, MN Registration 9-10:30 Guided ride leaves at 10:30 Trailer parking on site Food & Beverages Auction & Raffle [...]
Best Stargazing February
February 20, 2023    
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing. Here’s a great way to start – [...]
Grand Marais Ole Opry VI
February 25, 2023    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The award-winning High 48’s with Becky Schlegel headline NSMA’s sixth Grand Marais Ole Opry. North shore old-time string band Up Jumped Trouble gets the crowd [...]
Moose lick salt on road
March 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023    
All Day
When temps warm in the spring, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023    
All Day
March 3 - 5. ::  5Y & Under Waffle Spiel March 24-26 Two Harbors Mixed Spiel details and registration
A Song Without a Name | Friday Night Reels at Grand Marais Public Library
March 3, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday Night Reels is a wintertime film series with a line-up of award winners, international and indie titles. A new film is shown each Friday [...]
Nordic Ski Clinic with Team Birkie
March 4, 2023    
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Join us at Bearskin Lodge for two sessions of expert nordic ski instruction from members of Team Birkie. The clinic is open to everyone, is [...]
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Two Harbors Winter Frolic
10 Feb 23
Two Harbors
Events on February 11, 2023
Two Harbors Winter Frolic
10 Feb 23
Two Harbors
Events on February 12, 2023
Two Harbors Winter Frolic
10 Feb 23
Two Harbors
Events on February 18, 2023
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Best Stargazing February
20 Feb 23
Silver Bay
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