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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!

Cook County Market

Cook County Market

October 21, 2023    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Cook County Market, featuring the work of local artists and artisans, is an outdoor market held every Saturday from Memorial Day Weekend through Moose [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

MUSE 12x12 Exhibit

October 21, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
MUSE is a celebration of our diverse arts community, both near and far. It is open to all current members, as well as 2023 program [...]
Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

October 21, 2023    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come meet a wide range of local artists and explore their work in a fun and casual atmosphere. Artist & Date June 3 :: Jan [...]
Author Meet & Greet: Polly Carlson Voiles and Consie Powell

Author Meet & Greet: Polly Carlson Voiles and Consie Powell

October 21, 2023    
1:00 pm
Meet your favorite authors and get a signed book: Star Party. When children and nature come together at the right moment, something magical happens. Join [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History tour

Grand Marais Harbor History tour

October 21, 2023    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This free tour begins at the History Museum in Grand Marais, Saturdays at 1 pm. Participants walk a short distance along the harbor to the [...]
Tour the North House Campus

Tour the North House Campus

October 21, 2023    
2:00 pm
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, [...]
Author Talk: Jeremy Norton

Author Talk: Jeremy Norton

October 21, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In this remarkable memoir, Trauma Sponges: Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emergency Response, Jeremy Norton marshals twenty-two years of professional experience to offer, with [...]
Clover Valley Farm Trail

Clover Valley Farm Trail

October 22, 2023    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Clover Valley Farm Trail is a co-operative group of locally-owned, small farms located in or near Clover Valley, a farming community between Duluth and [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

October 22, 2023    
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 [...]
Open Mic

Open Mic

October 22, 2023    
5:00 pm
Head to Up Yonder on 61 (formerly Wunderbar/Harbor Light) every Sunday for Open Mic, hosted by Pete Kavanaugh! The fun starts at 5 pm. All [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

October 23, 2023    
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 & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

October 23, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

October 24, 2023    
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 [...]
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Moose lick salt on road
March 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023    
All Day
When temps warm in the spring, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Thursday Afternoon Art
March 2, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us @ Joy & Co. Thursdays 4-6pm for fun demos and projects. More info can be found on our website and on Facebook Cost [...]
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023    
All Day
March 3 - 5. ::  5Y & Under Waffle Spiel March 24-26 Two Harbors Mixed Spiel details and registration
A Song Without a Name | Friday Night Reels at Grand Marais Public Library
March 3, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday Night Reels is a wintertime film series with a line-up of award winners, international and indie titles. A new film is shown each Friday [...]
Five & Under Waffle Spiel
March 4, 2023 - March 5, 2023    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Winter Plein Air Opening Reception
March 10, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition, Winter Plein Air, a collection of works from over 15 different artists painted over [...]
Snowmobile Races
March 11, 2023    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Poplar Haus Drag Races Registration is at 11am to Noon (NO late entries) Races will kick off ~12:15/12:30 $20 per class; $5 bib fee (returned [...]
Dog Days of Winter | Skijoring & Sled Dog Derbies
March 12, 2023    
All Day
Everyone welcome! Go Dog North Shore and Trail Center Lodge present: Dog Days of Winter ~ Skijoring & Sled Dog Derbies Sled Dog Derbies 8 [...]
North House Folk School Wood Week
March 13, 2023 - March 20, 2023    
All Day
Can you smell the fresh cut wood? Wood Week 2023 is just around the corner and will be log-jam-packed with everything the woodworker’s heart desires. [...]
World Press Institute Roundtable Discussion
March 13, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Journalists from around the globe will arrive in Grand Marais in March and take part in a public forum on journalism at the Arrowhead Center [...]
St Urho's Day Celebration
March 17, 2023 - March 19, 2023    
All Day
This annual celebrations includes a beauty pageant, a parade, music, facepainting, food, snow sculptures, and other community festivities. Parade Saturday at noon; other details tba
Best Stargazing March
March 21, 2023    
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing. Here’s a great way to start – [...]
Two Harbors Mixed Spiel
March 24, 2023 - March 26, 2023    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel registration
Sweetwater Shakedown
March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023    
All Day
The cool nights and warm spring sun that pushes North Shore maples into producing the finest maple syrup in the world coincidentally are the best [...]
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Thursday Afternoon Art
2 Mar 23
Grand Marais
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Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
3 Mar 23
Two Harbors
Five & Under Waffle Spiel
4 Mar 23
Two Harbors
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Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
3 Mar 23
Two Harbors
Five & Under Waffle Spiel
4 Mar 23
Two Harbors
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Snowmobile Races
11 Mar 23
Grand Marais
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Best Stargazing March
21 Mar 23
Silver Bay
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Two Harbors Mixed Spiel
24 Mar 23
Two Harbors
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Two Harbors Mixed Spiel
24 Mar 23
Two Harbors
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Two Harbors Mixed Spiel
24 Mar 23
Two Harbors
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen

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upcoming events
Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
22 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
26 Sep 23
Grand Marais
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
27 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Music on the Mountain
27 Sep 23
Lutsen
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