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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: Get the Lead Out!

Gooseberry Falls event: Get the Lead Out!

August 5, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Did you know lead fishing tackle is harmful to loons? Stop by and learn more about how lead tackle affects the Minnesota state bird and [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

August 5, 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 [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander

Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander

August 5, 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 [...]
Live Music at the Birch Terrace

Live Music at the Birch Terrace

August 5, 2024    
4:00 pm
The Birch Terrace Supper Club and Lounge in Grand Marais features live music on the deck/patio overlooking Grand Marais Harbor, Friday & Saturday evenings, featuring [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 6, 2024    
All Day
Join United State Forest Service in summer-long naturalist programs. Everyone welcome. Tuesdays 10:30am-noon :: Birds in the Morning at Caribou Highlands Lodge 12:30-2pm :: Lumber [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

August 6, 2024    
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sundays Weekend Wine Down 3:30 - 5:30pm musicians and bands on our outdoor stage and natural amphitheater Tuesdays Local Day 5-7pm local discounts and local [...]
Live Music at the Birch Terrace

Live Music at the Birch Terrace

August 6, 2024    
4:00 pm
The Birch Terrace Supper Club and Lounge in Grand Marais features live music on the deck/patio overlooking Grand Marais Harbor, Friday & Saturday evenings, featuring [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

August 6, 2024    
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesdays, Open Stage 6pm Thursdays Cook County Trivia Night, 6-8pm  except 3rd Thursday 3rd Thursday North SHore Swing Band, 7-9pm Weekends various music and bands July 19 [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 7, 2024    
All Day
Join United State Forest Service in summer-long naturalist programs. Everyone welcome. Tuesdays 10:30am-noon :: Birds in the Morning at Caribou Highlands Lodge 12:30-2pm :: Lumber [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Loon Legacy

Gooseberry Falls event: Loon Legacy

August 7, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Have you heard a haunting call during the dark hours of the night? If you were by a lake you may have hear the Common [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Riverview Guided Hike

Gooseberry Falls event: Riverview Guided Hike

August 7, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
details coming soon  
Guided Tree Hugging at Gooseberry State Park

Guided Tree Hugging at Gooseberry State Park

August 7, 2024    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Have you ever actually hugged a tree? Experience the benefits of Tree Hugging, which include lower stress hormone levels that can positively influence circulation, immune [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

August 7, 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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Lutsen Mountains Thanksgiving Weekend
November 24, 2022 - November 27, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the weekend!
Holiday Art Underground
November 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hand-made original art in pottery, jewelry, woodcuts and more. Lots to choose from.
Mall of AmericInn
December 1, 2022    
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
34+ local business, crafters and artists. will be setting up mini-stores at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Silver Bay. Come to one location and [...]
Northwoods Fiber Guild Annual Holiday Sale & Open House
December 3, 2022    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Northwoods Fiber Guild has a community tradition of high quality, handcrafted, often one-of-a kind, fiber related items not found at other holiday craft sales. [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
December 6, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at The Gun Flint Tavern and presented by the Cook County Historical [...]
North Shore Open Bonspiel
December 10, 2022 - December 12, 2022    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Local Artists' Market
December 11, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art + Ice Cream! Shop for your holiday gifts, while enjoying delicious ice cream. This one-day event features six local, women artists including: - Ebenezer [...]
Borealis Chorale & Christmas Concerts
December 11, 2022 - December 12, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Three years after their last concert, the Borealis Chorale & Orchestra (BCO) has reconvened and is excited to perform for the community! Concerts will be [...]
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Mall of AmericInn
1 Dec 22
Silver Bay
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North Shore Open Bonspiel
10 Dec 22
Two Harbors
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North Shore Open Bonspiel
10 Dec 22
Two Harbors
Local Artists' Market
11 Dec 22
Grand Marais
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North Shore Open Bonspiel
10 Dec 22
Two Harbors
Borealis Chorale & Christmas Concerts
11 Dec 22
Grand Marais
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