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North Shore Calendar of 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!

Date/Time
Event

July 16, 2022
2:00 pm

Tour the North House Campus
Tour the North House Campus

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, and hear the stories!

Meet at the Yellow Building – no registration required. FREE

July 16, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July Live Music at Cascade Restaurant & Pub
July Live Music at Cascade Restaurant & Pub

Cascade Lodge Pub | Lutsen MN

July Calendar of Music at Cascade Pub

2 :: Sky Blue Jazz
Tuesday 4 :: Jim McGowan
7 :: Joe Paulik
9 :: Pat Eliasen
14 :: Jim Miller
16 :: Roxann Berglund
21 :: Colleen Myhre and Jacob Mahon
23 :: Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo
28 :: Jim McGowan
30 :: Briand Morrison

July 16, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors MN

July Music Schedule

1 :: Hannah Rey
2 :: Northeast Timberland Band
8 :: Elsa Lee
9 :: Skarlett Woods
15 :: Billy Johnson
16 :: Hannah Rey
22 :: Adam Moe
23 :: Cory Coffman
29 :: John Cron
30 :: Marc Gartman

July 16, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jim McGowan Live at the Campfire
Jim McGowan Live at the Campfire

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

Sit in great big Adirondack chair in front of a roaring campfire, on the beach at Lutsen Resort, where the Poplar River enters Lake Superior. Make a s’more, enjoy a beverage. Listen and sing along to some live tunes by Jim McGowan. Can you imagine a better place to spend a North Shore summer evening?

Jim McGowan performs an engaging mix of acoustic folk, rock, roots & blues, Jim’s musical influences include John Prine, Cat Stevens, Johnny Cash, Jim Croce, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Doc Watson, and others.

July 16, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

Harbor Rail Pub | Two Harbors MN

July 16, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July Music at Bluefin Grille
July Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on 7-9pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays plus Music by the Bonfire on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5-8pm

July 16, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music at Harbor Rail Pub
Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Harbor Rail Pub | Two Harbors MN

July

1 :: Jason Owen
2 :: The Rhizomes & Breanne Marie
8-10 :: Heritage Days
15 :: Tracy Parks
22 :: Luke Heikkila
23 :: Melvin, Fish, and Franco
29 :: Adam Moe
30 :: John Cron

August

4 :: Tracy Parks
5 :: Skarlett Woods
6 :: Mate Weiler
12 :: Jason Owen
19 :: Tracy Parks
27 :: Melvin and Fish

September

2 :: Jason Owen
3 :: Morning Bird
16 :: Adam Moe
17 :: Nate Weiler

October

1 :: Morning Bird
8 :: Adam Moe
22 :: Nate Weiler

November

5 :: Adam Moe
12 :: Nate Weiler
19 :: Morning Bird

December

3 :: Adam Moe

July 17, 2022
9:00 am

Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing

Caribou Highlands Lodge | Lutsen MN

Join us for Tenkara fly fishing on one of the many tributaries of Lake Superior! This type of fishing is ideal for the narrow rivers around us, and it’s the perfect match for beginner or experienced fly anglers. Ages 14+.  $50

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July 17, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Craft Demonstration
Craft Demonstration

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week a different instructor will be featured and visitors will have the opportunity to observe their hands at work as well as ask questions about the craft.

FREE
June 30-July 3 :: Christine Novotny – Weaving
July 7-10 :: Kim Garrett – Rosemaling
July 14-17 :: Nate White – Turned & Hand Carved Wooden Bowls
July 21-24 :: Tara Austin – Rosemaling
July 28-31 :: Jim Sannerud – Woodworking, Woodturning & Woodcarving
August 4-7 :: Julie Arthur (Weaving & Wool Dyeing ) and Angela Robins (Woodturning)
August 11-14 :: Caleb Mattison (Wood-Fired Baking) and Marybeth Garmoe (Broom Making)
August 18-21 :: Cheryl Larsen – Metal Dye Printing
August 25-28 :: Mary MacDonald – Weaving
September :: TBA

July 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor
Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

Harbor Park Grand Marais | Grand Marais MN

Enjoy live, outdoor musical performances on the harbor in Grand Marais every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

Line up
July 3 :: Fred Anderson | North Shore Swing Band
July 4 :: Joe Paulik | Bump Blomberg
July 5 :: John Gruber
July 10 :: Pete Kavanaugh | Zahir Orest
July 17 :: Don Bauer
July 24 :: Chris Gillis | Fred Anderson
July 25 :: Roxanne Berglund | Briand Morrison
July 31 :: Dan Nelson Trio | North Shore Swing Band
August 1 :: Jim Miller
August 2 :: John Gruber
August 14 :: Chris Gillis | Don Bauer
August 21 :: Briand Morrison | Roxanne Berglund
August 22 :: Michelle Miller
Septmber 4 :: Zahir Orest

all other dates TBA

July 17, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Betsy, Where's the Northwoods?
Betsy, Where's the Northwoods?

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

Betsy Bowen has lived on the north shore since the early 60’s. Glimpses of her family’s back-to-the-land life show up in her book Antler, Bear, Canoe, a Northwoods picture book. Many other books that she has illustrated have followed celebrating our connection to the natural world.

Betsy will show her process of illustrating picture books, and talk about what it’s like to make a story appear on a page visually “pictures make the words better, and words make the pictures better,” she thinks…

Betsy’s studio is located in Grand Marais, in a former historic Lutheran church.

All presentations are family-friendly and free to the public. Donations are always appreciated.

July 17, 2022
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Naturalist Hike at the Glove
Naturalist Hike at the Glove

Caribou Highlands Lodge | Lutsen MN

Explore unfamiliar territory while escaping large crowds with our guided hiking tour in the Superior National Forest! We’ll be sure to point out flora and fauna along the way and talk about our local history. Approximate Distance: 2.5-3 miles. Ages 8+  $10-$20

Tours lead by local expert guides you can trust.

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July 17, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Weekend Wine Down
Weekend Wine Down

North Shore Winery | Lutsen

Each Sunday of the summer, North Shore Winery hosts a new musician on their outdoor stage and natural amphitheater! Seating is available, but bring your own blanket or camp chair for a spot in the intimate festival field. We look forward to seeing you there!

July 3: Black River Revue
July 10: Danny Frank and Smokey Gold featuring the DSSO concertmaster, Erin Aldridge playing bluegrass fiddle
July 17: Lutsong Music Festival Leftovers
July 24: Billy Johnson
July 31: Gordon Thorne
Aug 7: Sarah Morris
Aug 14: TBD
Aug 21: Billy Johnson
Aug 28: TBD
Sept 4: Mary Bue
Sept 11: Billy Johnson
Sept 18: Brilliant Colors
Sept 25: Gordon Thorne
Oct 2: TBD
Oct 9: Local music, weather dependent

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