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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!

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 [...]
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 - [...]
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 [...]
40th Annual Finland Fireman's Wooden Bat Softball Tournament

40th Annual Finland Fireman's Wooden Bat Softball Tournament

July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
Don’t miss out on the 40th Annual Finland Fireman’s Wooden Bat Softball Tournament! This tournament spans the whole weekend of July 20 – 21st, with [...]
Salmon Classic

Salmon Classic

July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
Excellent annual fishing tournament with proceeds supporting the Silver Bay Parent-Teacher Organization. 3 Divisions - King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Lake Trout with top 5 [...]
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 [...]
Tettegouche event: Moths in Motion

Tettegouche event: Moths in Motion

July 21, 2024    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Come see moths up close and learn about their life cycles, their diversity, and their importance! Learn to identify a few different types of moths [...]
Tettegouche event: Pollinator Garden Flowers and Friends

Tettegouche event: Pollinator Garden Flowers and Friends

July 21, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every garden needs its flowers, and every flower needs its pollinators. Stop by the pollinator garden located behind the Visitor Center to learn about the [...]
Chippewa City Church Tours

Chippewa City Church Tours

July 21, 2024    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Historic Cook County invites you to tour St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, known locally as the “Chippewa City Church" every summer weekend, Fri - Sun, [...]
Tettegouche event: Eggs-cellence in Nature

Tettegouche event: Eggs-cellence in Nature

July 21, 2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drop-in program in the Visitor Center Birds lay eggs in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, and you can see them up close! Learn [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

July 21, 2024    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

July 21, 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 [...]
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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 [...]
The Keeper’s View: Bringing History to the Surface
July 31, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Keeper’s View returns for a second year at Split Rock Lighthouse. Join us for an evening featuring the experts on shipwreck mapping, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society. With tours exploring the infamous Mataafa Blow of 1905 that was responsible for the creation of Split Rock Lighthouse, one can cap off the stormy evening with a free catered meal by Bellisio’s and a beacon lighting to celebrate Split Rock’s 112th anniversary. 
Buffet in a Box
August 3, 2022    
12:00 am
Get a homemade meal in a box! Includes Lena's fishcakes with tartar sauce, Swedish meatballs with gravy, baked ham, potato salad, corn on the cob, [...]
93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
August 4, 2022 - August 7, 2022    
All Day
It's back! The 93rd Annual Grand Marais Fisherman's Picnic: the fish toss, an excellent parade, Kiddie Rides, live music, the fishburger stand, crazy daze sales [...]
Hedstrom Lumber Company Sawmill Tours
August 9, 2022    
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sawmill tours are held twice a week during the summer tourist season. These tours are led by the interpreters of the US Forest Service. Learn about the history of our hundred-year-old sawmill, timber harvesting, sawmill processing, lumber products, and byproducts as you wander through a tour of the biggest hands-on sawmill in Minnesota, watching the lumber be processed, seeing employees in action, and getting an eyeful of our complex (and sometimes vintage) machinery! Tours are free of charge, but require a reservation.
Grand Portage Rendezvous Days & Celebration Pow-wow
August 12, 2022 - August 14, 2022    
All Day
The hustle and bustle of summer activity peaked with the North West Company Rendezvous held here at Grand Portage. This was the time when furs [...]
Lunafest
August 20, 2022    
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join the Violence Prevention Center for our 11th annual Lunafest! Lunafest is a traveling film festival featuring short films made by women about women. This [...]
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93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
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93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
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93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
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93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
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Lunafest
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