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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!

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, [...]
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 - [...]
Silver Bay Music in the Park Free Concert Series

Silver Bay Music in the Park Free Concert Series

July 19, 2024 - September 6, 2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rocky Wall Productions is hosting a free outdoor concert series, consisting of different performers every Friday for 8 weeks! The shows will be held at [...]
40th Annual Finland Fireman's Wooden Bat Softball Tournament

40th Annual Finland Fireman's Wooden Bat Softball Tournament

July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
Don’t miss out on the 40th Annual Finland Fireman’s Wooden Bat Softball Tournament! This tournament spans the whole weekend of July 20 – 21st, with [...]
Salmon Classic

Salmon Classic

July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
Excellent annual fishing tournament with proceeds supporting the Silver Bay Parent-Teacher Organization. 3 Divisions - King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Lake Trout with top 5 [...]
Of Place and Time Gallery Exhibition

Of Place and Time Gallery Exhibition

July 20, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest gallery exhibition, Of Place and Time, featuring local artists Paula Gustafson and Linda Ricklefs Baudry. Celebrating light, life, and the [...]
Tettegouche event: Moths in Motion

Tettegouche event: Moths in Motion

July 21, 2024    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Come see moths up close and learn about their life cycles, their diversity, and their importance! Learn to identify a few different types of moths [...]
Tettegouche event: Pollinator Garden Flowers and Friends

Tettegouche event: Pollinator Garden Flowers and Friends

July 21, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every garden needs its flowers, and every flower needs its pollinators. Stop by the pollinator garden located behind the Visitor Center to learn about the [...]
Chippewa City Church Tours

Chippewa City Church Tours

July 21, 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, [...]
Tettegouche event: Eggs-cellence in Nature

Tettegouche event: Eggs-cellence in Nature

July 21, 2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drop-in program in the Visitor Center Birds lay eggs in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, and you can see them up close! Learn [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

July 21, 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 [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

July 21, 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 [...]
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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 [...]
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, [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 8, 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 10, 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 [...]
Moose Calves Born
May 19, 2023 - June 9, 2023    
All Day
Gangly, tawny moose calves are born about nine months after the autumn rut [mating season]. Born at 25-35 pounds, the average adult moose weighs close [...]
The Green Door Smelt Fry
May 20, 2023    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hear ye, Hear ye! The historic Green Door Smelt Fry returns to Beaver Bay on Saturday, May 20th, 2023. Featuring all-you-can-eat fried smelt using the [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 24, 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 [...]
Children's Storytime: Pollinators
May 25, 2023    
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Park Naturalist for an exciting set of stories about our buzzing friends. Pollinators are an important part of the world around us, and often [...]
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
May 26, 2023 - August 26, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibiting Artists Mary Bergs Alexa Horochowski Ben Moren Galilee Peaches OPEN – Wednesdays – Saturdays, June-August 10 AM – 3 PM Member Preview May 26 [...]
Historic Cook County Culture Crawl
May 26, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
GRAB A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE FOR A COZY EVENING OF FUN AND CULTURE First, stop by either the Cook County History Museum at 8 [...]
Children's Story Hour at Drury Lane
May 27, 2023    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Muffin Man Summer Children’s Story Hour   The Reader: Kevin Kager, our co-owner and long time story reader, is sure to have kids (and adults) laughing [...]
Clover Valley Farm Trail
May 28, 2023    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Clover Valley Farm Trail is a co-operative group of locally-owned, small farms located in or near Clover Valley, a farming community between Duluth and [...]
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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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Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
The Green Door Smelt Fry
20 May 23
Beaver Bay
Events on May 21, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Events on May 22, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Events on May 23, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Events on May 24, 2023
Events on May 25, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Children's Storytime: Pollinators
25 May 23
Two Harbors
Events on May 26, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Historic Cook County Culture Crawl
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 27, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Children's Story Hour at Drury Lane
27 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 28, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Clover Valley Farm Trail
28 May 23
Duluth
Events on May 29, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 30, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 31, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 1, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 2, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 3, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais

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