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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!

Grand Marais Arts Festival

Grand Marais Arts Festival

July 13, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 13, 2023 | 9am – 5pm Sunday, July 14, 2023 | 10am – 4pm The 33rd annual Grand Marais Arts Festival is a [...]
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 [...]
Photography & Art at the Rock Featuring Ken Harmon

Photography & Art at the Rock Featuring Ken Harmon

July 20, 2024    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Photography & Art at the Rock is a monthly exhibit in the lobby of the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center that showcases local artists and [...]
The Honest Heart Collective

The Honest Heart Collective

July 20, 2024    
8:00 pm
"Two brothers. A flicker of fire. An insatiable need to write together and an affinity for Irish whiskey. T​he Honest Heart Collective​ was born out [...]
95th Annual Fisherman's Picnic

95th Annual Fisherman's Picnic

August 1, 2024 - August 4, 2024    
All Day
This is way more than just shore lunch! It’s the Annual Fisherman's Picnic in downtown Grand Marais, filled with family, friends, and fun! Featuring Crazy [...]
Artist Reception: Emily Donovan

Artist Reception: Emily Donovan

August 2, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tettegouche hosts year-round art shows in the Visitor Center. We hold a reception for these artists on the first Friday of the month. This month's [...]
Lake County Fair

Lake County Fair

August 8, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
All Day
The Lake County Fair is an educational and fun weekend for all residents of Lake County and surrounding area. Presentations, judging, entertainment, food, and family [...]
Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow Wow

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow Wow

August 9, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
All Day
Annual Grand Portage Pow Wow, sponsored by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Ojibwe (Anishinaabe), is an American Indian cultural gathering focused on dance, [...]
Gitchi-Gami Trail Association's 24th Annual North Shore Bike Ride

Gitchi-Gami Trail Association's 24th Annual North Shore Bike Ride

August 17, 2024    
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The 24th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride  will again offer 55-mile, 34-mile, and 28-mile route options, as well as an 8-mile family ride on [...]
The Honest Heart Collective

The Honest Heart Collective

August 24, 2024    
8:00 pm
"Two brothers. A flicker of fire. An insatiable need to write together and an affinity for Irish whiskey. T​he Honest Heart Collective​ was born out [...]
Heck of the North Bike Race

Heck of the North Bike Race

September 28, 2024    
All Day
105-, 54- and 18- Mile Bike Race Finland → Grand Marais → Finland 2024 marks the 16th anniversary of The Heck of the North! This [...]
North House Folk School Basket Week

North House Folk School Basket Week

October 1, 2024 - October 7, 2024    
All Day
Join us for a gathering of basket-makers, both advanced and aspiring! Basketry embodies the soul of traditional craft: simple tools, natural materials and skilled hands [...]
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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
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Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
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Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
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Grand Marais
Locals Night at the Winery
30 Aug 22
Lutsen
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
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Grand Marais
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