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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!

Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

November 16, 2023 - November 19, 2023    
All Day
Winter is the longest and most defining season in the North. With snowy days and dark nights, this season is a time both for outdoor [...]
Thursday Afternoon Art

Thursday Afternoon Art

November 16, 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 [...]
Leonids Meteor Shower

Leonids Meteor Shower

November 17, 2023 - November 18, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Leonid meteor shower offers clear-sky meteor rates of about 10 to 15 shooting stars per hour. They are active between Nov. 3 and Dec. 2 and [...]
Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

November 18, 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 [...]
Open Mic

Open Mic

November 19, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

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

November 20, 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

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

November 22, 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 [...]
Thursday Afternoon Art

Thursday Afternoon Art

November 23, 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 [...]
Winter Hovland Arts Fair

Winter Hovland Arts Fair

November 25, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The small community of Hovland is filled with large group of artists. Painters, beaders, wood carvers, crafters, knitters, bakers, musicians, weavers, basket makers, knife makers, [...]
Open Mic

Open Mic

November 26, 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 [...]
Beaver Moon Reading

Beaver Moon Reading

November 27, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Everyone is invited to participate in this open mic style reading; bring a favorite poem, book passage, children’s book, or a piece of music you've [...]
Cold Moon Reading

Cold Moon Reading

November 27, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Everyone is invited to participate in this open mic style reading; bring a favorite poem, book passage, children’s book, or a piece of music you've [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

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

November 27, 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 [...]
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Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
September 22, 2023 - October 1, 2023    
All Day
Fall in Cook County is a time of tumultuous beauty, so take some time to explore the colors and meet artists during the annual Art [...]
Music on the Mountain
October 1, 2023    
4:00 pm
Join us Sunday nights 5 - 7 pm and Wednesday nights 4-6 pm this summer at  Mogul's Grille & Taproom at Caribou Highlands Lodge for [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
October 1, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this summer from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou [...]
North House Folk School Hide Week 2023
October 2, 2023 - October 9, 2023    
All Day
New this year, we'll host a thematic weekend exploring a key craft material and process: hide and skin tanning, finishing, and sewing. Coursework will include [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
October 2, 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
October 2, 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
October 3, 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 [...]
Eric Frost Live at the Winery
October 3, 2023    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Music on the Mountain
October 4, 2023    
4:00 pm
Join us Sunday nights 5 - 7 pm and Wednesday nights 4-6 pm this summer at  Mogul's Grille & Taproom at Caribou Highlands Lodge for [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
October 4, 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 [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
October 5, 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 [...]
Thursday Afternoon Art
October 5, 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 [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
October 6, 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 [...]
John Cron
October 6, 2023    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with John Cron in the fireside room and bar.
Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga
October 7, 2023    
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Enjoy an all-levels yoga class on the rooftop at Voyageur Brewing Company. The class is free, but donations are encouraged and graciously accepted! Feel free [...]
Gunflint Scramble Bike Race
October 7, 2023    
10:00 am
A 20 mile mountain bike race on Minnesota's Gunflint Trail. Featuring beautiful scenery and punishing climbs.
Music on the Mountain
October 8, 2023    
4:00 pm
Join us Sunday nights 5 - 7 pm and Wednesday nights 4-6 pm this summer at  Mogul's Grille & Taproom at Caribou Highlands Lodge for [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
October 8, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this summer from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou [...]
Draconids Meteor Shower
October 8, 2023 - October 9, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Draconid meteor shower has staged some dramatic outbursts in the past but nowadays its show is far from extravagant. In recent years the Draconids have been [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
October 9, 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 [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
October 10, 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 [...]
Eric Frost Live at the Winery
October 10, 2023    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Music on the Mountain
October 11, 2023    
4:00 pm
Join us Sunday nights 5 - 7 pm and Wednesday nights 4-6 pm this summer at  Mogul's Grille & Taproom at Caribou Highlands Lodge for [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
October 11, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
October 11, 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 [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
October 12, 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 [...]
Thursday Afternoon Art
October 12, 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 [...]
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
October 12, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Where the food producers of Cook County MN and their fans gather to share the bounty of the season!
Glass Spinner Class
October 13, 2023    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jeri Person is a local glass artist who invites you to make a small glass project with her, as she explains the process and let's [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
October 13, 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 [...]
Andy Hausworth
October 13, 2023    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Andy Hausworth in the fireside room and bar.
Cook County Market
October 14, 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 [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market
October 14, 2023    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small town farmer's market featuring produce, bread, jams & jellies, plants, coffee, food trucks, specialty food items, baked items and crafts. All served up with [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
October 14, 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 [...]
Music on the Mountain
October 15, 2023    
4:00 pm
Join us Sunday nights 5 - 7 pm and Wednesday nights 4-6 pm this summer at  Mogul's Grille & Taproom at Caribou Highlands Lodge for [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
October 15, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this summer from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou [...]
Clover Valley Farm Trail
October 15, 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
October 16, 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
October 16, 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
October 17, 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 [...]
Eric Frost Live at the Winery
October 17, 2023    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
October 18, 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
October 18, 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 [...]
North House Family Weekend
October 19, 2023 - October 22, 2023    
All Day
Here in Minnesota, kids get a long weekend in October-- known to most as “MEA.” Use that school break for a folk school break and [...]
North House Folk School Family Weekend
October 19, 2023 - October 22, 2023    
All Day
Here in Minnesota, kids get a long weekend in October known to most as “MEA.” Use that school break for a folk school break and [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
October 19, 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 [...]
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
October 20, 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 [...]
Paul Christian
October 20, 2023 - October 21, 2023    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Paul Christian in the fireside room and bar on October 20th and 21st.
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
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
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
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 [...]
Eric Frost Live at the Winery
October 24, 2023    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
October 25, 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 [...]
Thursday Afternoon Art
October 26, 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 [...]
Cook County Trivia Night
October 26, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Historic Cook County Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the Cook County [...]
Date Night at the Winery
October 26, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for Date Night at the Winery! We are open late on Thursdays, so grab your date and come down to the winery for [...]
Halloween Open Bonspiel
October 27, 2023 - October 29, 2023    
All Day
Typically scheduled for the last weekend in October or early November, with 4-person teams competing, plus a costume contest, with prizes awarded for the best [...]
John Cron
October 27, 2023    
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with John Cron in the fireside room and bar.
Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series
October 28, 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 [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History tour
October 28, 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 [...]
Clover Valley Farm Trail
October 29, 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
October 29, 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 [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
October 30, 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
October 30, 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 [...]
Eric Frost Live at the Winery
October 31, 2023    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
North Shore Readers & Writers Festival
November 1, 2023 - November 4, 2023    
All Day
The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival is a biennial event that locates, celebrates, and fosters the literary arts and engagement with the written word. [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 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 [...]
Thursday Afternoon Art
November 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 [...]
Cook County Trivia Night
November 2, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Historic Cook County Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the Cook County [...]
Grand Marais Writer's Salon
November 3, 2023    
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join Lin Salisbury and friends for a Writers Salon where local writers will share their current work followed by an open mic open to any [...]
Artist Reception - Rachel Coyne
November 3, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tettegouche hosts year-round art shows in the Visitor Center. We hold a reception for these artists on the first Friday of the month. This month's [...]
Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series
November 4, 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 [...]
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Music on the Mountain
4 Oct 23
Lutsen
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
4 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 5, 2023
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
5 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Thursday Afternoon Art
5 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 6, 2023
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
6 Oct 23
Grand Marais
John Cron
6 Oct 23
Two Harbors
Events on October 7, 2023
Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga
7 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Gunflint Scramble Bike Race
7 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 8, 2023
Events on October 9, 2023
Draconids Meteor Shower
8 Oct 23
Silver Bay
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
9 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 10, 2023
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
10 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 11, 2023
Events on October 12, 2023
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
12 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Thursday Afternoon Art
12 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
12 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 13, 2023
Glass Spinner Class
13 Oct 23
Grand Marais
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
13 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Andy Hausworth
13 Oct 23
Two Harbors
Events on October 14, 2023
Cook County Market
14 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Two Harbors Farmers Market
14 Oct 23
Two Harbors
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
14 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 15, 2023
Music on the Mountain
15 Oct 23
Lutsen
Clover Valley Farm Trail
15 Oct 23
Duluth
Events on October 16, 2023
Events on October 17, 2023
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
17 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 18, 2023
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MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
19 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 20, 2023
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
20 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 21, 2023
Paul Christian
20 Oct 23
Two Harbors
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Music in the Park, Grand Marais
24 Oct 23
Grand Marais
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Thursday Afternoon Art
26 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Cook County Trivia Night
26 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Date Night at the Winery
26 Oct 23
Lutsen
Events on October 27, 2023
Halloween Open Bonspiel
27 Oct 23
Grand Marais
John Cron
27 Oct 23
Two Harbors
Events on October 28, 2023
Halloween Open Bonspiel
27 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Grand Marais Harbor History tour
28 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 29, 2023
Halloween Open Bonspiel
27 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Clover Valley Farm Trail
29 Oct 23
Duluth
Music in the Park, Grand Marais
29 Oct 23
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Thursday Afternoon Art
2 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Cook County Trivia Night
2 Nov 23
Grand Marais
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