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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!

Salmon Classic

Salmon Classic

July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
Excellent annual fishing tournament with proceeds supporting the Silver Bay Parent-Teacher Organization. 3 Divisions - King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Lake Trout with top 5 [...]
Cook County Market

Cook County Market

July 20, 2024    
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 [...]
Of Place and Time Gallery Exhibition

Of Place and Time Gallery Exhibition

July 20, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest gallery exhibition, Of Place and Time, featuring local artists Paula Gustafson and Linda Ricklefs Baudry. Celebrating light, life, and the [...]
Photography & Art at the Rock Featuring Ken Harmon

Photography & Art at the Rock Featuring Ken Harmon

July 20, 2024    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Photography & Art at the Rock is a monthly exhibit in the lobby of the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center that showcases local artists and [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Two Harbors Farmers Market

July 20, 2024    
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 [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Celebrate Lake Superior Day

Gooseberry Falls event: Celebrate Lake Superior Day

July 20, 2024    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us at Gooseberry Falls State Park for a fun-filled Lake Superior Day event. Enjoy interactive activities and games for all ages, a documentary showing [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

July 20, 2024    
1:00 pm
The free Grand Marais History Tour begins at the History Museum. The tour guide will lead the way to the Coast Guard Station. Visible relics [...]
Ted Feyder

Ted Feyder

July 20, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Ted Feyder in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

July 20, 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 [...]
The Honest Heart Collective

The Honest Heart Collective

July 20, 2024    
8:00 pm
"Two brothers. A flicker of fire. An insatiable need to write together and an affinity for Irish whiskey. T​he Honest Heart Collective​ was born out [...]
Music by the Lake

Music by the Lake

July 21, 2024    
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for our beloved annual music series, Music by The Lake, where family and community come together for an unforgettable lakeside experience on Devil [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

July 21, 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 [...]
Finnfest Dinner at Ledge Rock Grille

Finnfest Dinner at Ledge Rock Grille

July 24, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an exclusive FinnFest Dinner! Our Head Chef has created a delicious four-course Finnish dinner with drink pairings all accompanied by live music! [...]
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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 [...]
Through Our Hands VI
June 24, 2022 - July 17, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A Celebration of All Things Fiber Knitting - Weaving - Handspun Fibers - Paper - Quilting - Rugs - Baskets - Beadwork - Clothing - [...]
Sam Militich & the Clearwater Hot Club - Silver Bay Music In The Park Concert
July 22, 2022    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a FREE concert at City Center Park featuring Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club of San Francisco. Sam Miltich is a self-taught jazz guitarist born and raised in the woods of northern Minnesota. Sam burst on the scene in his teens as a young lion of gypsy jazz. His fluid and instinctive sound has graced hundreds of stages, from small towns on the Iron Range to New York's Lincoln Center.
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 [...]
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Buffet in a Box
3 Aug 22
Events on August 4, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
4 Aug 22
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