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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 2, 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

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 2, 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 3, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Music by the Lake
Music by the Lake

Skyport Lodge | Grand Marais MN

Join us for Music by the Lake, a family friendly event most Sundays this summer. Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and get ready to have some outdoor fun!

Schedule
July 3 – Fleetwood Maki
July 10, Matthew Griswold
July 17 – tba
July 24 – Southpaws
July 31 – Pete Kavanaugh & friends
August 7 – tba
August 14 – tba
August 21 – The New Salty Dogs
August 28 – Fleetwood Maki & Southpaws
September 4 – tba

Raven Rock Grill at Skyport is offering a limited menu from 4PM-7PM on Sundays. Safe “one moose apart” outdoor and indoor dining available. Offering a full bar at each location. Admission is always free, but please no outside food or beverages.

July 4, 2022
All Day

4th of July Festivities on the North Shore
4th of July Festivities on the North Shore

Small town 4th of July festivities include parades, ice cream socials, bands, vendors and, of course, evening fireworks.

The following communities have events throughout the day [details will be posted closer to the date].

Larsmont on Scenic 61
Two Harbors
Beaver Bay & Silver Bay
Tofte
Grand Marais
Grand Portage

July 4, 2022
7:45 am

Tofte Trek
Tofte Trek

Birch Grove School & Community Center | Tofte MN

This annual 10 KM Trail Run on the morning of July 4th is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. The run starts and finishes at the Birch Grove School on the west side of Tofte. Bring your old running shoes…..it can be very wet and muddy! The morning starts with kid’s short children’s “sprint” races (by age), then a youth Mile Run followed by the pack of runners (and walkers). Music, food, prizes and a good work-out! This is a fund-raiser by the Sugarbush Trail Association for maintenance and upkeep of the Sugarbush trail system.

more info and registration

July 4, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music at Bluefin Grille
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.

July 5, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday Kids' Day!
Tuesday Kids' Day!

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

Children under the age of 18 can visit the Chik-Wauk Campus free of charge. Staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects. A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center.
Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies.

July 6, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

U.S. Forest Service Nature Presentation at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center
U.S. Forest Service Nature Presentation at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

The US Forest Service naturalists present a different Northwoods-themed topic each week. The presentation will be located outside on the front porch of Chik-Wauk Museum or if in-climate weather the presentation will be moved inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center (masks will be mandatory if held indoors).

The presentation is free and family-friendly – donations are always appreciated.

July 6, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music at Bluefin Grille
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.

July 7, 2022 - July 10, 2022
All Day

Two Harbors Heritage Days
Two Harbors Heritage Days

Two Harbors | Two Harbors MN

Medallion Hunt, Classic Car Cruise, Kiddie Parade, multiple concerts, craft/vendor show, helicopter rides, Monster Truck event, Lutefisk Toss, street dance, softball tournament, pancake breakfast, photo scavenger hunt, and Heritage Day Parade.

July 7, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Finland Farmer's Market
Finland Farmer's Market

Clair Nelson / Finland Community Center | Finland MN

Produce, eggs, canned items, handmade items.

We are able to accept credit cards, EBT and SNAP.

June 16 – October 6
Every Thursday

July 7, 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

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 7, 2022
7:00 pm

Two Harbors City Band
Two Harbors City Band

Thomas Owens Park | Two Harbors MN

A Two Harbors summer tradition! Live music by the Two Harbors City Band.

Bring a blanket or chair, arrive early and enjoy an evening of music.

On many of the Thursday nights, local organization sponsor ice cream socials to go along with the concert!

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