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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!

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

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

November 29, 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 30, 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

Cook County Trivia Night

November 30, 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 [...]
Artist Reception - Kristen Anderson

Artist Reception - Kristen Anderson

December 1, 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 [...]
Julebyen

Julebyen

December 2, 2023 - December 3, 2023    
All Day
Where is the best place to get into the holiday spirit?  The Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en)  "Christmas Village". It is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition [...]
Author Meet & Greet: Craig Blacklock

Author Meet & Greet: Craig Blacklock

December 2, 2023    
1:00 pm
Meet your favorite authors and get a signed book: Lightwaves: Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior. A century ago Alfred Stieglitz turned his Graflex [...]
Open Mic

Open Mic

December 3, 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

December 4, 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

December 6, 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 [...]
Dark Sky Festival

Dark Sky Festival

December 7, 2023 - December 9, 2023    
All Day
Cook County is home to one of the darkest skies in the world. Every year, explorers, adventurers, artists and photographers from around the world travel to Cook County to experience the northern lights. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) has been named as one of only 13 certified International Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world! And at over a million acres, it is the largest. Help us to celebrate our dark sky season at the third Dark Sky Festival! More details . . .
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Moose lick salt on road
November 15, 2022 - December 31, 2022    
12:00 am
When temps drop in the winter, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Lutsen Mountains Thanksgiving Weekend
November 24, 2022 - November 27, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the weekend!
Holiday Art Underground
November 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hand-made original art in pottery, jewelry, woodcuts and more. Lots to choose from.
Mall of AmericInn
December 1, 2022    
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
34+ local business, crafters and artists. will be setting up mini-stores at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Silver Bay. Come to one location and [...]
Lutsen Mountains Early Season Friday-Sunday
December 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the season this weekend!
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
December 6, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at The Gun Flint Tavern and presented by the Cook County Historical [...]
Lutsen Mountains Open Daily
December 9, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the season!
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
December 9, 2022 - December 11, 2022    
All Day
December 9 - 11  ::  The North Shore Open January 27 - 29 ::  Jim Osbakken Memorial Open March 3 - 5. ::  5Y & [...]
North Shore Open Bonspiel
December 10, 2022 - December 12, 2022    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Winter Solstice
December 21, 2022    
All Day
The sun will be at it's farthest point and it will be the shortest day of the year. This is also the first day of [...]
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