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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!

USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 25, 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

July 25, 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

July 25, 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

July 25, 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 - [...]
Finland Farmers Market

Finland Farmers Market

July 25, 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

July 25, 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!

July 25, 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

July 25, 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 [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 26, 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 [...]
Temperance River event: Beavers, Ecosystem Engineers

Temperance River event: Beavers, Ecosystem Engineers

July 26, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beavers are powerful animals that create biodiversity, improve water quality, reduce fire risk and more! Join us at the Lower Campground for a look into [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-terios Mammals

Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-terios Mammals

July 26, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stop on by the nature cart as we uncover and discuss one of North America's most elusive and moose-sterious creatures found in our neck of [...]
Stars of the North Music Festival

Stars of the North Music Festival

July 26, 2024 - July 27, 2024    
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
This annual fundraising concert will feature many cornerstone local musicians as well as special guests. Sponsored by the Grand Marais Music Collaborative, we will be [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Flowers and Fruit of the Forest

Gooseberry Falls event: Flowers and Fruit of the Forest

July 26, 2024    
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
On this leisurely walk, Park Naturalist Michaela will identify flowers that are in bloom, and we will be on the look for fruit! Play bingo [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Meat Raffle
November 3, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 8, 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 9, 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 [...]
Glensheen - The Cabaret
November 10, 2023 - November 11, 2023    
12:00 am
Glensheen - the Cabaret is an adaptation of the St. Paul History Theater musical Glensheen - The Musical, a blockbuster hit about the 1977 Congdon [...]
Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting at Split Rock Lighthouse
November 10, 2023    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Site open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm This annual event commemorates the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the total loss of the [...]
Meat Raffle
November 10, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
Fiber Circle
November 11, 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 [...]
Local Holiday Art & Gift Sale at The Hub
November 11, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday and gift sale at the Hub/Senior Center in Grand Marais. All local artists! Wood - ceramics-fine art- cards- lotion s& balms- candles - leather [...]
Taurids Meteor Shower
November 11, 2023 - November 12, 2023    
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Taurid meteor shower is an annual meteor shower that occurs every November and is composed of two streams, the Southern Taurids and the Northern Taurids. [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 13, 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 [...]
Best Stargazing November
November 13, 2023    
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing. Here’s a great way to start – [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
November 15, 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 16, 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 lick salt on road
November 17, 2023 - December 18, 2023    
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 [...]
Day Hill Winter Guided Hike
November 17, 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 [...]
Meat Raffle
November 17, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us every Friday night for a meat raffle at American Legion Post 109!
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 [...]
Ladies Spiel
November 18, 2023    
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Two Harbors Curling Club is hosting a Ladies Spiel November 18.  Enjoy mimiosas, meals, yoga, and, of course, curling. We will draw for teams. Brand [...]
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
November 18, 2023 - December 10, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest exhibit, Dark Skies, from artists Adam Swanson and Sam Zimmerman. Swanson and Zimmerman join forces to present a powerful exhibition [...]
Finland Winter Market November
November 19, 2023    
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bringing our farm and craft market into the winter, we will offer markets on November 19, December 17, January 21 and February 18. Stop by!
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 [...]
Northern Lights forecast November 21-22
November 21, 2023 - November 22, 2023    
All Day
The long range forecast shows a decent chance of northern lights November 21-22. Check back often as new flare-ups happen without much notice. We will [...]
Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at Justine's
November 23, 2023    
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The best Thanksgiving vacations are the kind you spend with friends and family and you don’t have to cook or clean! Enjoy a cozy Thanksgiving in [...]
Aurora Borealis – November 23 - 25
November 23, 2023 - November 25, 2023    
5:30 pm - 4:00 am
the northern lights are likely to be out! This thanksgiving weekend! The highest chance to see aurora is from 10pm til 4am This forecast is [...]
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
November 26, 2023    
1:00 pm
The Edna G will be decked out in Christmas finery and beautiful lights for the holidays. This is not your normal Christmas Tea–this is a [...]
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
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 [...]
Fiber Circle
November 30, 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 [...]
Holiday Harbor Village
December 1, 2023 - December 2, 2023    
All Day
Leave the frenzy for the quiet woods and captivating harbor, and cozy up with your favorite people as it gets dark and the magic begins. [...]
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
Grand Marais Writer's Salon
3 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Meat Raffle
3 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 4, 2023
Holiday Bazaar
4 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Fiber Circle
4 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 6, 2023
Events on November 8, 2023
Events on November 9, 2023
Fiber Circle
9 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 10, 2023
Glensheen - The Cabaret
10 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Meat Raffle
10 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 11, 2023
Glensheen - The Cabaret
10 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
11 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 12, 2023
Taurids Meteor Shower
11 Nov 23
Silver Bay
Events on November 13, 2023
Events on November 15, 2023
Events on November 16, 2023
Fiber Circle
16 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 17, 2023
Day Hill Winter Guided Hike
17 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Meat Raffle
17 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 18, 2023
Leonids Meteor Shower
17 Nov 23
Silver Bay
Ladies Spiel
18 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 19, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Finland Winter Market November
19 Nov 23
Finland
Events on November 20, 2023
Events on November 21, 2023
Events on November 22, 2023
Events on November 23, 2023
Events on November 24, 2023
Events on November 25, 2023
Events on November 26, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Christmas Tea on the Edna G
26 Nov 23
Two Harbors
Events on November 27, 2023
Events on November 28, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on November 29, 2023
Events on November 30, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
30 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 1, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Holiday Harbor Village
1 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on December 2, 2023
Dark Skies Gallery Exhibition
18 Nov 23
Grand Marais
Holiday Harbor Village
1 Dec 23
Grand Marais

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