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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!

Meet & Greet Book Signing with PaulBogard

Meet & Greet Book Signing with PaulBogard

December 9, 2023    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Part of Cook County's Dark Sky Festival, Paul Bogard will be chatting about the significant role deep darkness has played in human life and what [...]
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Christmas Tea on the Edna G

December 9, 2023    
1:00 pm
The Edna G will be decked out in Christmas finery and beautiful lights for the holidays. This is not your normal Christmas Tea–this is a [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

December 9, 2023    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 9, 2023    
7:00 pm
Put a holiday smile on your face with this season's productions of Twas the Night Before Christmas. The Grand Marais Playhouse is swimming in holiday [...]
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Christmas Tea on the Edna G

December 10, 2023    
1:00 pm
The Edna G will be decked out in Christmas finery and beautiful lights for the holidays. This is not your normal Christmas Tea–this is a [...]
Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 10, 2023    
2:00 pm
Put a holiday smile on your face with this season's productions of Twas the Night Before Christmas. The Grand Marais Playhouse is swimming in holiday [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

December 11, 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 [...]
Music & Events

Music & Events

December 12, 2023    
4:30 pm
Local Day | Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm Each Tuesday the Winery is going to have local discounts and local music! Come by for music from Eric Frost, [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

December 12, 2023    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
Best Stargazing December

Best Stargazing December

December 12, 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 – [...]
A Walk Through Time: Picnic Flow Guided Hike

A Walk Through Time: Picnic Flow Guided Hike

December 13, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The waterfalls at Gooseberry Falls State Park attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, but many less see the ancient lava flow known as [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

December 13, 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 [...]
Geminids Meteor Shower

Geminids Meteor Shower

December 13, 2023 - December 14, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Geminid meteor shower occurs between November 19 to December 24 and this year will peak on the nights of December 13 and 14.  The shower [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
North House Folk School Northern Landscapes Festival
June 2, 2023 - June 4, 2023    
12:00 am
Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of this dynamic and rich northern landscape is the [...]
Take a Kid Fishing
June 9, 2023 - June 11, 2023    
All Day
Minnesotans who bring a kids [15 or younger] fishing don't need a license courtesy of the MN DNR. It's their way of getting everyone out [...]
Boundary Waters Expo
June 10, 2023 - June 11, 2023    
All Day
Join us at the edge on the Boundary Waters for a celebration of canoeing, camping and wilderness travel, June 10 & 11, 2023. The Boundary [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
June 12, 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 [...]
Music on the Mountain
June 14, 2023    
4:00 pm
Join us Sunday nights 5 - 7 pm and Wednesday nights 4-6 pm this summer at  Mogul's Grille & Taproom at Caribou Highlands Lodge for [...]
North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show
June 16, 2023 - June 18, 2023    
All Day
Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! The Wooden Boat Show features craft demonstrations, community food events, speakers, kids activities and of course, [...]
Grandma's Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, & William A Irvin 5K
June 17, 2023    
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 [...]
Best Stargazing June
June 18, 2023    
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 – [...]
USFS Summer Naturalist Programs
June 21, 2023    
All Day
Hosted annually for over two decades, the US Forest Service hosts a summer series of Naturalist Programs at different resorts, campgrounds, and nature sites around [...]
Two Harbors City Band Summer 2023 Concerts
June 22, 2023    
7:30 pm
A Two Harbors summer tradition! Live music by the Two Harbors City Band. Bring a blanket or chair, arrive early and enjoy an evening of [...]
The Lutsen 99er
June 24, 2023    
5:00 am - 8:30 pm
RACE | Bike the mountain trails The Lutsen 99er movement continues, high above the shores of beautiful Lake Superior. This 99-mile course (69-, 49- and [...]
Reconsidering Fire in the BWCAW
June 25, 2023    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The BWCAW is a place known and loved by many. The connection that many people feel to the waters and forests of this Border Lakes [...]
The Fox | Bikepacking Race
July 1, 2023 - July 2, 2023    
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 [...]
Hovland Arts Festival
July 1, 2023 - July 2, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Hovland Arts Festival is a semi-annual art festival showcasing the talent and artistry of Hovland area artisans, crafters, and musicians. Held at the historic [...]
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 5, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 6, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 7, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 8, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 9, 2023
Events on June 10, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Boundary Waters Expo
10 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 11, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Boundary Waters Expo
10 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 12, 2023
Events on June 13, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 14, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music on the Mountain
14 Jun 23
Lutsen
Events on June 15, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 16, 2023
Events on June 18, 2023
Events on June 19, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 20, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 21, 2023
Events on June 22, 2023
Events on June 23, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 24, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
The Lutsen 99er
24 Jun 23
Lutsen
Events on June 25, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Reconsidering Fire in the BWCAW
25 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 26, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 27, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 28, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 29, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 30, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 1, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
The Fox | Bikepacking Race
1 Jul 23
Finland
Hovland Arts Festival
1 Jul 23
Hovland

Check out these North Shore Favorites

family in horse drawn sleigh at gunflint lodge
aerial view of grand marais harbor marina and campground
upcoming events
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Julebyen
2 Dec 23
Knife River
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
3 Dec 23
Two Harbors
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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