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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 the Birch Terrace

Live Music at the Birch Terrace

August 6, 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 [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

August 6, 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 [...]
07 Aug

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 7, 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 [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Loon Legacy

Gooseberry Falls event: Loon Legacy

August 7, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Have you heard a haunting call during the dark hours of the night? If you were by a lake you may have hear the Common [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Riverview Guided Hike

Gooseberry Falls event: Riverview Guided Hike

August 7, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
details coming soon  
Guided Tree Hugging at Gooseberry State Park

Guided Tree Hugging at Gooseberry State Park

August 7, 2024    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Have you ever actually hugged a tree? Experience the benefits of Tree Hugging, which include lower stress hormone levels that can positively influence circulation, immune [...]
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 [...]
08 Aug

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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 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 [...]
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
October 5, 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!
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 to participants, but donations are encouraged and graciously accepted! [...]
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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
October 9, 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 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 [...]
Fall Book Sale
October 12, 2023 - October 14, 2023    
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friends of the Two Harbors Public Library Fall Book Sale Thu, October 12th 4-6 Fri, October 13th 10-6 Sat, Octtober 14th 10-1
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 [...]
Fall Bazaar
October 14, 2023    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fall bazaar  Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Two Harbors, will hold its fall bazaar Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature [...]
Agate Bay Craft Show
October 14, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Local arts and crafts featuring jewelry, pottery, photography, quilting, fiber arts, baked goods and more!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Fiber Circle
October 19, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Moose Madness 2023
October 20, 2023 - October 21, 2023    
All Day
Moose Madness Family Festival The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival! This annual event is the ultimate family-focused [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
New date! Historic Cook County presents Halloween Trivia Night at Up Yonder
October 23, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Cook County will be hosting Trivia Night on Monday, October 23rd with a special Halloween theme, due to an event on Thursday, October 26, [...]
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 [...]
Fiber Circle
October 26, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
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.
Fiber Circle
October 28, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Fiber Circle
November 2, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Day Hill Winter Guided Hike
November 3, 2023    
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hike Day Hill with Interpretive Park Naturalist and learn about Little Two Harbors history. We will hike up a mass of anorthosite, an unusual igneous [...]
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 [...]
Holiday Bazaar
November 4, 2023    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Get out on this quiet weekend and shop the Holiday Bazaar sponsored by Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Two Harbors. Featuring Crafts, baked goods, used books and [...]
Fiber Circle
November 4, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Events on October 1, 2023
Events on October 2, 2023
Events on October 3, 2023
Events on October 4, 2023
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
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
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
Events on October 11, 2023
Events on October 12, 2023
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
12 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Fall Book Sale
12 Oct 23
Two Harbors
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
12 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 13, 2023
Fall Book Sale
12 Oct 23
Two Harbors
Glass Spinner Class
13 Oct 23
Grand Marais
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
13 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 14, 2023
Fall Book Sale
12 Oct 23
Two Harbors
Fall Bazaar
14 Oct 23
Two Harbors
Agate Bay Craft Show
14 Oct 23
Two Harbors
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 18, 2023
Events on October 19, 2023
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
19 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
19 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 20, 2023
Moose Madness 2023
20 Oct 23
Grand Marais
MUSE 12x12 Exhibit
20 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Events on October 21, 2023
Moose Madness 2023
20 Oct 23
Grand Marais
Paul Christian
20 Oct 23
Two Harbors
Events on October 22, 2023
Events on October 25, 2023
Events on October 26, 2023
Fiber Circle
26 Oct 23
Grand Marais
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
Fiber Circle
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
Events on October 30, 2023
Events on November 2, 2023
Fiber Circle
2 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 3, 2023
Events on November 4, 2023
Holiday Bazaar
4 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Fiber Circle
4 Nov 23
Grand Marais

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