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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!

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 [...]
Kevin Buck

Kevin Buck

July 26, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Kevin Buck in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
MYsterious WAYs

MYsterious WAYs

July 26, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio at Birch Terrace Supper Club & Lounge, Friday, July 26, from 5 - 8 pm, with legendary local rockers MYsterious [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

July 26, 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 [...]
Keeper's View Event

Keeper's View Event

July 26, 2024    
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate Split Rock Lighthouse’s 114th birthday! Visit on July 26th from 6:30 pm to 10 pm to enjoy food from Rustic [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

July 26, 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 [...]
Music on the Mountain

Music on the Mountain

July 26, 2024    
7:00 pm
Join us every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night for free live music at the tent located right outside of Moguls Grille and Tap Room! Friday & [...]
Silver Bay Music in the Park : Trailer Trash

Silver Bay Music in the Park : Trailer Trash

July 26, 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The fourth season of a series of eight free Friday night outdoor concerts will be held every Friday night from July 19, 2024, through September [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

July 26, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
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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
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Two Harbors Winter Frolic
10 Feb 23
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Two Harbors Winter Frolic
10 Feb 23
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Best Stargazing February
20 Feb 23
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