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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!

 

Lyrids Meteor Shower

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 [...]
Locals Night at the Winery

Locals Night at the Winery

April 23, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts and music. Musician Eric Frost will be filling [...]
Best Stargazing April

Best Stargazing April

April 23, 2023    
8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing. Here’s a great way to start – [...]
Locals Night at the Winery

Locals Night at the Winery

April 25, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts and music. Musician Eric Frost will be filling [...]
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

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 [...]
Best Stargazing May

Best Stargazing May

May 19, 2023    
8:00 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 – [...]
Best Stargazing June

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 – [...]
Best Stargazing July

Best Stargazing July

July 17, 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 – [...]
Perseids Meteor Shower

Perseids Meteor Shower

August 11, 2023 - August 12, 2023    
11:00 pm - 5:00 am
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most prolific showers of the year, producing rich, bright streaks.  The Perseids are active from mid-July until late August [...]
Best Stargazing August

Best Stargazing August

August 16, 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 – [...]
Best Stargazing September

Best Stargazing September

September 14, 2023    
8:00 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 – [...]
Draconids Meteor Shower

Draconids Meteor Shower

October 8, 2023 - October 9, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Draconid meteor shower has staged some dramatic outbursts in the past but nowadays its show is far from extravagant. In recent years the Draconids have been [...]
Best Stargazing October

Best Stargazing October

October 14, 2023    
8:00 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 – [...]
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North Shore Geology Walks
August 29, 2021    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sugarloaf Cove is an incredible place to explore geology! Step back in geologic time and learn about the formation of the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake [...]
John A. Spelman III, Artist & Printmaker
September 4, 2021    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
From Appalachia to Minnesota's North Shore The bold and evocative styles of John A. Spelman III's artwork encourages us to consider the lives and landscapes [...]
Muffin Man at Drury Lane
September 4, 2021    
11:00 am
The Muffin Man will read a collection of books to kids and families every Saturday at 11am outside at the bookstore. Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather [...]
2021 Plein Air Grand Marais
September 17, 2021 - October 10, 2021    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Competition and Festival of Outdoor Painting on the North Shore of Lake Superior See the final exhibition of 66 Plein Air artists! Opening Reception Friday, [...]
Jackpot / High Climber Grand Opening
September 17, 2021    
1:00 pm
The Superior Cycling Association is hosting a long-awaited Grand Opening of the Jackpot/High Climber mountain bike trails connecting the Britton Peak trails to Lutsen Mountains.  [...]
Lake Superior 20/20 Tour
September 24, 2021 - September 26, 2021    
All Day
10 Host Studios, 3 Host Farms, 40 Local Artists, 1 Weekend. Come for a visit and see amazing art for sale at each location. We [...]
Beargrease Fur-K & DogtoberFest (5K and Beer Festival!)
October 2, 2021    
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for the official kick-off to Beargrease! Our Fur-K (5k) and DogtoberFest (Beer Festival) will be fun for the whole family! The run will take place on the Erkki Harju Ski Trail. Register for the morning (8 am to noon) or afternoon (1-4 pm). Blacklist Brewing Co. will be kicking off the DogtoberFest Beer Tasting Celebration serving samples of Bloody Beers! Mystery Mobile Catering and Oasis Del Norte Food trucks will be selling on-site to sustain you from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. DogtoberFest Beer Tasting Festival and live music will run from 12:00 – 4:00.
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