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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!

Gooseberry Falls event - Celebrate Lake Superior Day

Gooseberry Falls event - Celebrate Lake Superior Day

June 20, 2024    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us at Gooseberry Falls State Park for a fun-filled Lake Superior Day event. Enjoy interactive activities and games for all ages, a documentary showing [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

June 20, 2024    
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Finland Farmers Market

Finland Farmers Market

June 20, 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 [...]
North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show

North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show

June 21, 2024 - June 23, 2024    
All Day
Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! The Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival features craft demonstrations, community food events, speakers, kids' activities, [...]
Found Horizons: Imagined Topographies Opening Reception

Found Horizons: Imagined Topographies Opening Reception

June 21, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for the Opening Reception of our latest exhibit, Found Horizons: Imagined Topographies from Duluth artist Karen Nease. Nease’s artwork highlights her devotion to [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

June 21, 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 [...]
Grandma's Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, & William A Irvin 5K

Grandma's Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, & William A Irvin 5K

June 22, 2024    
All Day
Started by a local group of runners in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has grown from just 150 participants its first year to now one of the [...]
The Fox | Bikepacking Race

The Fox | Bikepacking Race

June 22, 2024 - June 23, 2024    
All Day
120 Mile, 2 Day/1 Night Bikepacking Race Finland to Grand Marais to Finland The Fox is a two day stage race that features 60+ mile [...]
Cook County Market

Cook County Market

June 22, 2024    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Cook County Market, featuring the work of local artists and artisans, is an outdoor market held every Saturday from Memorial Day Weekend through Moose [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Two Harbors Farmers Market

June 22, 2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small town farmer's market featuring produce, bread, jams & jellies, plants, coffee, food trucks, specialty food items, baked items and crafts. All served up with [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

June 22, 2024    
1:00 pm
The free Grand Marais History Tour begins at the History Museum. The tour guide will lead the way to the Coast Guard Station. Visible relics [...]
Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison

June 22, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Briand Morrison in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

June 24, 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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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 [...]
Winter Plein Air Opening Reception
March 10, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition, Winter Plein Air, a collection of works from over 15 different artists painted over [...]
Dog Days of Winter | Skijoring & Sled Dog Derbies
March 12, 2023    
All Day
Everyone welcome! Go Dog North Shore and Trail Center Lodge present: Dog Days of Winter ~ Skijoring & Sled Dog Derbies Sled Dog Derbies 8 [...]
World Press Institute Roundtable Discussion
March 13, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Journalists from around the globe will arrive in Grand Marais in March and take part in a public forum on journalism at the Arrowhead Center [...]
St Urho's Day Celebration
March 17, 2023 - March 19, 2023    
All Day
This annual celebrations includes a beauty pageant, a parade, music, facepainting, food, snow sculptures, and other community festivities. Parade Saturday at noon; other details tba
Sweetwater Shakedown
March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023    
All Day
The cool nights and warm spring sun that pushes North Shore maples into producing the finest maple syrup in the world coincidentally are the best [...]
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
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Sweetwater Shakedown
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