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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!

Best Stargazing August

Best Stargazing August

August 4, 2024    
9:00 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 – [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Get the Lead Out!

Gooseberry Falls event: Get the Lead Out!

August 5, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 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 [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

August 5, 2024    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander

Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander

August 5, 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 [...]
Live Music at the Birch Terrace

Live Music at the Birch Terrace

August 5, 2024    
4:00 pm
The Birch Terrace Supper Club and Lounge in Grand Marais features live music on the deck/patio overlooking Grand Marais Harbor, Friday & Saturday evenings, featuring [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 6, 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

August 6, 2024    
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sundays Weekend Wine Down 3:30 - 5:30pm musicians and bands on our outdoor stage and natural amphitheater Tuesdays Local Day 5-7pm local discounts and local [...]
Live Music at the Birch Terrace

Live Music at the Birch Terrace

August 6, 2024    
4:00 pm
The Birch Terrace Supper Club and Lounge in Grand Marais features live music on the deck/patio overlooking Grand Marais Harbor, Friday & Saturday evenings, featuring [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

August 6, 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 [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 7, 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 [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Loon Legacy

Gooseberry Falls event: Loon Legacy

August 7, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Have you heard a haunting call during the dark hours of the night? If you were by a lake you may have hear the Common [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Riverview Guided Hike

Gooseberry Falls event: Riverview Guided Hike

August 7, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
details coming soon  
Guided Tree Hugging at Gooseberry State Park

Guided Tree Hugging at Gooseberry State Park

August 7, 2024    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Have you ever actually hugged a tree? Experience the benefits of Tree Hugging, which include lower stress hormone levels that can positively influence circulation, immune [...]
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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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