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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!

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 [...]
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 [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 23, 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

July 23, 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 [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

July 23, 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 [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

July 23, 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 [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 24, 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 [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

July 24, 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 [...]
Finnfest Dinner at Ledge Rock Grille

Finnfest Dinner at Ledge Rock Grille

July 24, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an exclusive FinnFest Dinner! Our Head Chef has created a delicious four-course Finnish dinner with drink pairings all accompanied by live music! [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

July 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 [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 25, 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 [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

July 25, 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

July 25, 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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Kids' Day at Chik-Wauk
July 4, 2023    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Don't miss out on the FUN!! Mark your calendars – Kids’ Day is returning. One of the most popular days at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature [...]
Daily Interpretive Programs at Grand Portage National Monument
July 4, 2023    
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join the staff at Grand Portage National Monument to learn about traditional canoe building, cooking, fur trade era trades, and Anishinaabe crafts and games. Free [...]
Daily Interpretive Programs at Grand Portage National Monument
July 5, 2023    
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join the staff at Grand Portage National Monument to learn about traditional canoe building, cooking, fur trade era trades, and Anishinaabe crafts and games. Free [...]
Letteracy Deck
July 5, 2023    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Enjoy a free, fun, family activity of writing or drawing a post card or letter at the new Letteracy Deck on Lake Superior in downtown [...]
Bird Banding
July 6, 2023    
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. [...]
Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop open & demo
July 7, 2023 - July 8, 2023    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bally Blacksmith Shop was built in 1911 and has housed three generations totaling 98 years of Bally blacksmiths. Three generations of the Bally family worked as blacksmiths. Sam Bally, whose skills were crucial to the lumber industry, arrived in 1903 to work for a sawmill. In 1911 he started his own business and built the long-standing Bally Blacksmith Shop that we see today.
Glass Spinner Class
July 14, 2023    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jeri Person is a local glass artist who invites you to make a small glass project with her, as she explains the process and let's [...]
Charlie Parr - Silver Bay Music In The Park Concert
July 14, 2023    
7:30 pm
Join us in City Center Park for a FREE concert - an evening of the amazing Charlie Parr on the outdoor stage. An easily confused [...]
Children's Story Hour at Drury Lane
July 15, 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 [...]
"The Spirit of the North Wind"  Anthony Anselmo author event
July 15, 2023    
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet author Anthony Anselmo and learn about his book, The Spirit of the North Wind. In the book, 13-year-old Sody Fairbanks awakens a terrifying Ojibwe [...]
Stan Tekiela Author Event
July 22, 2023    
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet naturalist, wildlife photographer, and writer Stan Tekiela and for a book signing and to learn about his work. Tekiela is the author of more [...]
Stand-Up Comedy at the Log Cabin
July 22, 2023    
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
We're excited to bring stand-up comedy to Grand Marais! YOUR PERFORMERS Danielle Thralow is the regular host of the Dubh-Linn's Pro Comedy Tour. She has [...]
Cars & Cocktails
July 23, 2023    
1:00 pm
Stop by the inaugural "Cars & Cocktails" Car Show at Up Yonder, Sunday, July 23, starting at 1 pm.
Stars of the North Music Festival
July 28, 2023 - July 29, 2023    
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative will once again be hosting the Stars of the North Music festival in Harbor Park this summer. This annual fundraising [...]
Keeper's View Anniversary Event
July 28, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Celebrate Split Rock’s 113th birthday with food, fascinating stories, and a breathtaking lighthouse beacon lighting. Hear first-hand accounts on the difficulties of building the light [...]
Photography and Art at the Rock: Featuring Amber Nichols
August 1, 2023    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Photography & Art at the Rock is a a monthly exhibit in the lobby of the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center that showcases local artists, [...]
Kids' Day at Chik-Wauk
August 1, 2023    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Don't miss out on the FUN!! Mark your calendars – Kids’ Day is returning. One of the most popular days at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature [...]
Two Harbors City Band Summer 2023 Concerts
August 3, 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 [...]
Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop open & demo
August 4, 2023 - August 5, 2023    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bally Blacksmith Shop was built in 1911 and has housed three generations totaling 98 years of Bally blacksmiths. Three generations of the Bally family worked as blacksmiths. Sam Bally, whose skills were crucial to the lumber industry, arrived in 1903 to work for a sawmill. In 1911 he started his own business and built the long-standing Bally Blacksmith Shop that we see today.
Comedy Weekend
August 4, 2023 - August 5, 2023    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Laff Inn Comedy Club presents Comedy Weekend at the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino Headlining: Mark Poolos Featuring: John Russel Admission is free, and you [...]
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
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Grand Marais
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Bird Banding
6 Jul 23
Schroeder
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 10, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 11, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Events on July 13, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Events on July 14, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Glass Spinner Class
14 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 15, 2023
Events on July 16, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 17, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 18, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 21, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 22, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Stan Tekiela Author Event
22 Jul 23
Two Harbors
Stand-Up Comedy at the Log Cabin
22 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 23, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Cars & Cocktails
23 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 24, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 25, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 26, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 27, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 28, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Stars of the North Music Festival
28 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Keeper's View Anniversary Event
28 Jul 23
Two Harbors
Events on July 29, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Stars of the North Music Festival
28 Jul 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 30, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 31, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 3, 2023
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Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Comedy Weekend
4 Aug 23
Grand Portage
Events on August 5, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Comedy Weekend
4 Aug 23
Grand Portage

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