white lettering on orange background northshorevisitor.com com logo
Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.
tofte 4th of july parade color guard

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!

Bally's Blacksmith & Metal Shop Live Demo

Bally's Blacksmith & Metal Shop Live Demo

August 3, 2024    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join the Cook County Historical Society at the historic Bally's Blacksmith & Metal Shop for a live demo. Bally's will be open the following days, [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

August 3, 2024    
1:00 pm
The free Grand Marais History Tour begins at the History Museum. The tour guide will lead the way to the Coast Guard Station. Visible relics [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

August 3, 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 [...]
Live Music at the Birch Terrace

Live Music at the Birch Terrace

August 3, 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 [...]
John Kronstedt

John Kronstedt

August 3, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with John Kronstedt in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

August 3, 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 [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

August 3, 2024    
7:00 pm
The Grand Marais Playhouse presents their summer theater festival showcasing two productions:  Curtain Up! by Peter Quilter, alternating performances with I'll Be Back Before Midnight, by [...]
Music on the Mountain

Music on the Mountain

August 3, 2024    
7:00 pm
Join us every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night for free live music at the tent located right outside of Moguls Grille and Tap Room! Friday & [...]
Chippewa City Church Tours

Chippewa City Church Tours

August 4, 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, [...]
Split Rock Lighthouse event: Tree ID Walk

Split Rock Lighthouse event: Tree ID Walk

August 4, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
We are surrounded by forest on the North Shore, but how many of its trees do we know by name? Come join a park naturalist [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

August 4, 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 [...]
Split Rock Lighthouse event: Bob's Stairs guided hike

Split Rock Lighthouse event: Bob's Stairs guided hike

August 4, 2024    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us on a guided hike down Bob's Stairs to a beautiful cove on Lake Superior. The hike takes visitors through boulders of anorthosite, an [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

August 4, 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 [...]
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
27
28
29
30
1
3
4
5
6
7
10
11
12
13
17
18
19
20
21
24
25
26
27
28
30
9:00 AM - Law Day 5K
1
2
3
4
5
6
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 [...]
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 [...]
Tour the North House Campus
April 8, 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, [...]
Giant Easter Egg Hunt
April 9, 2023    
9:00 am
9am - Slopes of Lutsen Mountains Kids of all ages are invited to hunt for over 500 eggs hidden along the slopes! Lift ticket required.
Mountain Meltdown Festival
April 14, 2023 - April 15, 2023    
All Day
Details coming soon! For more information check here.
Alice in Wonderland | at Grand Marais Playhouse
April 14, 2023    
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Adults $15, Youth $10, Family( up to 5) $50 The Grand Marais Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland by Alice Gerstenberg from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in [...]
Alice in Wonderland | at Grand Marais Playhouse
April 15, 2023    
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Adults $15, Youth $10, Family( up to 5) $50 The Grand Marais Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland by Alice Gerstenberg from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in [...]
Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2023    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Celebrate 2023 Earth Day with Park Naturalist, Michaela! Come and learn about the geology of the North Shore and how the Great Lakes were created. [...]
Lyrids Meteor Shower
April 22, 2023    
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
The Lyrid meteor shower is a medium-strength shower that's active between April 16-25 each year, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS). It will peak on the night of [...]
Ann Reed | Arrowhead Center for the Arts
April 29, 2023    
7:00 pm
For more than forty years, Ann Reed has used her rich, resonant voice and songwriting skills to tell stories of the human experience with humor, [...]
Law Day 5K
April 30, 2023    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
On April 30, 2023, Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN (LASNEM) will be hosting our second annual Law Day 5K in Duluth, MN as a [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 1, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 3, 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 [...]
Bald Eagle Chicks Hatch
May 5, 2023 - May 19, 2023    
All Day
Bald eagles migrate back up the North shore in March, lay 1-3 eggs in April and incubate them for about five weeks. Chicks hatch mid-May. [...]
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023    
11:00 pm - 5:00 am
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is active between Apr. 15 and May 27 and peaks on May 5-6. The maximum rate for shooting stars in a clear [...]
Tour the North House Campus
May 6, 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, [...]
Events on March 26, 2023
Events on March 27, 2023
Events on March 28, 2023
Events on March 29, 2023
Events on March 30, 2023
Events on March 31, 2023
Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
Events on April 1, 2023
Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
Events on April 2, 2023
Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
Events on April 3, 2023
Events on April 4, 2023
Events on April 5, 2023
Events on April 6, 2023
Events on April 7, 2023
Events on April 8, 2023
Tour the North House Campus
8 Apr 23
Grand Marais
Events on April 9, 2023
Events on April 10, 2023
Events on April 11, 2023
Events on April 12, 2023
Events on April 13, 2023
Events on April 14, 2023
Events on April 15, 2023
Events on April 16, 2023
Events on April 17, 2023
Events on April 18, 2023
Events on April 19, 2023
Events on April 20, 2023
Events on April 21, 2023
Events on April 22, 2023
Earth Day Celebration
22 Apr 23
Two Harbors
Lyrids Meteor Shower
22 Apr 23
Silver Bay
Events on April 23, 2023
Events on April 24, 2023
Events on April 25, 2023
Events on April 26, 2023
Events on April 27, 2023
Events on April 28, 2023
Events on April 29, 2023
Events on April 30, 2023
Law Day 5K
30 Apr 23
Events on May 1, 2023
Events on May 3, 2023
Events on May 5, 2023
Events on May 6, 2023
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
5 May 23
Silver Bay
Tour the North House Campus
6 May 23
Grand Marais

Check out these North Shore Favorites

aerial view of caribou highlands lodge and pool with Lake Superior in background
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

Get North Shore travel tips delivered to your inbox