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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!

USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 9, 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 - Chasing Waterfalls

Gooseberry Falls event - Chasing Waterfalls

August 9, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Park Naturalist on an accessible tour of Gooseberry Falls State Park's major waterfalls. On this walk, you can see views of Upper, Middle and [...]
Chippewa City Church Tours

Chippewa City Church Tours

August 9, 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, [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

August 9, 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 [...]
Live Music at the Birch Terrace

Live Music at the Birch Terrace

August 9, 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 [...]
John Cron

John Cron

August 9, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with John Cron in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

August 9, 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 [...]
Pick-up Truck Opera

Pick-up Truck Opera

August 9, 2024    
6:30 pm
The North Shore Music Association and Mixed Precipitation Present: The Pick-up Truck Opera Vol. 4, Faust, Friday, August 9 at 6:30 pm at the Hovland [...]
Artist Reception: Emily Donovan

Artist Reception: Emily Donovan

August 9, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tettegouche hosts year-round art shows in the Visitor Center. We hold a reception for these artists on the first Friday of the month. This month's [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

August 9, 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

August 9, 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 : 4 on the floor

Silver Bay Music in the Park : 4 on the floor

August 9, 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:30 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 [...]
Indecent Proposal

Indecent Proposal

August 9, 2024    
8:00 pm
Good music can make you forget about your troubles and simply enjoy the vibe. Known for covering Chris Stapleton, Foo Fighters, John Mayer, Kings of [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Tour the North House Campus
April 8, 2023    
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, [...]
Giant Easter Egg Hunt
April 9, 2023    
9:00 am
9am - Slopes of Lutsen Mountains Kids of all ages are invited to hunt for over 500 eggs hidden along the slopes! Lift ticket required.
Mountain Meltdown Festival
April 14, 2023 - April 15, 2023    
All Day
Details coming soon! For more information check here.
Alice in Wonderland | at Grand Marais Playhouse
April 14, 2023    
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Adults $15, Youth $10, Family( up to 5) $50 The Grand Marais Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland by Alice Gerstenberg from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in [...]
Alice in Wonderland | at Grand Marais Playhouse
April 15, 2023    
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Adults $15, Youth $10, Family( up to 5) $50 The Grand Marais Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland by Alice Gerstenberg from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in [...]
Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2023    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Celebrate 2023 Earth Day with Park Naturalist, Michaela! Come and learn about the geology of the North Shore and how the Great Lakes were created. [...]
Lyrids Meteor Shower
April 22, 2023    
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
The Lyrid meteor shower is a medium-strength shower that's active between April 16-25 each year, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS). It will peak on the night of [...]
Ann Reed | Arrowhead Center for the Arts
April 29, 2023    
7:00 pm
For more than forty years, Ann Reed has used her rich, resonant voice and songwriting skills to tell stories of the human experience with humor, [...]
Law Day 5K
April 30, 2023    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
On April 30, 2023, Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN (LASNEM) will be hosting our second annual Law Day 5K in Duluth, MN as a [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 1, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 3, 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 [...]
Bald Eagle Chicks Hatch
May 5, 2023 - May 19, 2023    
All Day
Bald eagles migrate back up the North shore in March, lay 1-3 eggs in April and incubate them for about five weeks. Chicks hatch mid-May. [...]
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023    
11:00 pm - 5:00 am
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is active between Apr. 15 and May 27 and peaks on May 5-6. The maximum rate for shooting stars in a clear [...]
Tour the North House Campus
May 6, 2023    
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, [...]
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
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Tour the North House Campus
8 Apr 23
Grand Marais
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Earth Day Celebration
22 Apr 23
Two Harbors
Lyrids Meteor Shower
22 Apr 23
Silver Bay
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Law Day 5K
30 Apr 23
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Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
5 May 23
Silver Bay
Tour the North House Campus
6 May 23
Grand Marais

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