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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!

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 [...]
Live Music at the Birch Terrace

Live Music at the Birch Terrace

August 7, 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 [...]
Dark Sky Night at Split Rock Lighthouse

Dark Sky Night at Split Rock Lighthouse

August 7, 2024    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
To celebrate our dark skies, we will start the night off with a presentation by Bob King on the Northern Lights. He will cover what [...]
Lake County Fair

Lake County Fair

August 8, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
All Day
The Lake County Fair is an educational and fun weekend for all residents of Lake County and surrounding area. Presentations, judging, entertainment, food, and family [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 8, 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 [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

August 8, 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

August 8, 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 [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co

Thursday Art at Joy & Co

August 8, 2024    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Find your Joy! This summer, join us for White Box Art Night (self directed art- grab a box and discover what is inside) Thursdays 3:30 - [...]
Live Music at the Birch Terrace

Live Music at the Birch Terrace

August 8, 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 [...]
Finland Farmers Market

Finland Farmers Market

August 8, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Locally grown produce, and handmade goods from the Finland MN area. The Finland Farmers Market 2024 season runs from June 13th through October 3rd, every [...]
Paint & Sip

Paint & Sip

August 8, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Unleash your inner artist this summer with our new Paint and Sip classes at Surfside! Channel your creativity as you follow guided instructions to paint [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

August 8, 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 8, 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 [...]
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George Morrison “Connections” Exhibit
April 18, 2022 - September 30, 2022    
12:00 am
At Grand Portage National Monument’s Heritage Center, the George Morrison Exhibit “Connections” will open the week of April 18, 2022. For this exhibit, the National Park Service (NPS) [...]
Sailing on the Hjørdis
June 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
10:00 am
The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis shares the name of the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged [...]
The Keeper’s View: Bringing History to the Surface
July 31, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Keeper’s View returns for a second year at Split Rock Lighthouse. Join us for an evening featuring the experts on shipwreck mapping, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society. With tours exploring the infamous Mataafa Blow of 1905 that was responsible for the creation of Split Rock Lighthouse, one can cap off the stormy evening with a free catered meal by Bellisio’s and a beacon lighting to celebrate Split Rock’s 112th anniversary. 
Buffet in a Box
August 3, 2022    
12:00 am
Get a homemade meal in a box! Includes Lena's fishcakes with tartar sauce, Swedish meatballs with gravy, baked ham, potato salad, corn on the cob, [...]
93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
August 4, 2022 - August 7, 2022    
All Day
It's back! The 93rd Annual Grand Marais Fisherman's Picnic: the fish toss, an excellent parade, Kiddie Rides, live music, the fishburger stand, crazy daze sales [...]
Hedstrom Lumber Company Sawmill Tours
August 9, 2022    
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sawmill tours are held twice a week during the summer tourist season. These tours are led by the interpreters of the US Forest Service. Learn about the history of our hundred-year-old sawmill, timber harvesting, sawmill processing, lumber products, and byproducts as you wander through a tour of the biggest hands-on sawmill in Minnesota, watching the lumber be processed, seeing employees in action, and getting an eyeful of our complex (and sometimes vintage) machinery! Tours are free of charge, but require a reservation.
Grand Portage Rendezvous Days & Celebration Pow-wow
August 12, 2022 - August 14, 2022    
All Day
The hustle and bustle of summer activity peaked with the North West Company Rendezvous held here at Grand Portage. This was the time when furs [...]
Lunafest
August 20, 2022    
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join the Violence Prevention Center for our 11th annual Lunafest! Lunafest is a traveling film festival featuring short films made by women about women. This [...]
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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1 Jun 22
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1 Jun 22
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Buffet in a Box
3 Aug 22
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
4 Aug 22
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
4 Aug 22
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
4 Aug 22
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
4 Aug 22
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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1 Jun 22
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1 Jun 22
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Lunafest
20 Aug 22
Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on August 31, 2022
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