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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!

Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-sterious Mammals

Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-sterious Mammals

July 15, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Stop on by the nature cart as we uncover and discuss one of North America's most elusive and moose-sterious creatures found in our neck of [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander

Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander

July 15, 2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a mindful meander along the North Shore as we focus on techniques to fully engage all our senses while taking in the [...]
Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

July 17, 2024    
4:00 pm
This community gathering and fundraiser supports the efforts of the Gunflint Trail Fire Department (GTFD) while bringing together residents and visitors to the Trail for an evening of Northwoods-style fun. 16 canoe races, a Trail Cup, Food Tent, T-Shirts, Raffles and for the first time - an after-races dance. Click title for all the details
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, [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co

Thursday Art at Joy & Co

July 18, 2024    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Find your Joy! This summer, join us for White Box Art Night (self directed art- grab a box and discover what is inside) Thursdays 3:30 - [...]
Finland Farmers Market

Finland Farmers Market

July 18, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Locally grown produce, and handmade goods from the Finland MN area. The Finland Farmers Market 2024 season runs from June 13th through October 3rd, every [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

July 18, 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 [...]
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 - [...]
Nate Weiler

Nate Weiler

July 19, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Nate Weiler in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Of Place and Time Opening Reception

Of Place and Time Opening Reception

July 19, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for the Opening Reception of our latest exhibit, Of Place and Time, featuring local artists Paula Gustafson and Linda Ricklefs Baudry. Celebrating light, [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

July 19, 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 [...]
Silver Bay Music in the Park : The Big Wu

Silver Bay Music in the Park : The Big Wu

July 19, 2024    
7:00 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 [...]
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George Morrison “Connections” Exhibit
April 18, 2022 - September 30, 2022    
12:00 am
At Grand Portage National Monument’s Heritage Center, the George Morrison Exhibit “Connections” will open the week of April 18, 2022. For this exhibit, the National Park Service (NPS) [...]
Sailing on the Hjørdis
June 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
10:00 am
The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis shares the name of the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
August 30, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Paul Metsa & Sonny Earl - Silver Bay Music In The Park Concert
September 9, 2022    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE Friday evening blues in Silver Bay's City Center Park. Come on out an enjoy some Minnesota legends. Paul Metsa and Sonny Earl starting playing together in 1997. At that time, Metsa was a hot name in the Minnesota music scene. Sonny on the other hand was an aspiring musician, looking to advance his music career. Metsa reluctantly agreed to play with Sonny and they have been partners ever since.
Road Tripping Writers in Silver Bay
September 14, 2022    
6:00 pm
The Arrowhead Library System is please to present Road Tripping Writers with Lorna Landvik and Sarah Stonich, a free program. After cooling their heels throughout [...]
Fall Equinox
September 22, 2022    
All Day
The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also [...]
Events on August 28, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Locals Night at the Winery
30 Aug 22
Lutsen
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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Fall Equinox
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