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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!

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 [...]
Chippewa City Church Tours

Chippewa City Church Tours

July 26, 2024    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Historic Cook County invites you to tour St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, known locally as the “Chippewa City Church" every summer weekend, Fri - Sun, [...]
Temperance River event: The Bear Necessities

Temperance River event: The Bear Necessities

July 26, 2024    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Did you know black bears can be brown? What about blonde? Join us at the Lower Campground while we talk about their impressive adaptations, diet, [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

July 26, 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 [...]
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Moose lick salt on road
March 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023    
All Day
When temps warm in the spring, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Law Day 5K
April 30, 2023    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
On April 30, 2023, Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN (LASNEM) will be hosting our second annual Law Day 5K in Duluth, MN as a [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 3, 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 [...]
Bald Eagle Chicks Hatch
May 5, 2023 - May 19, 2023    
All Day
Bald eagles migrate back up the North shore in March, lay 1-3 eggs in April and incubate them for about five weeks. Chicks hatch mid-May. [...]
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023    
11:00 pm - 5:00 am
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is active between Apr. 15 and May 27 and peaks on May 5-6. The maximum rate for shooting stars in a clear [...]
Tour the North House Campus
May 6, 2023    
2:00 pm
From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 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 [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 10, 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 [...]
Moose Calves Born
May 19, 2023 - June 9, 2023    
All Day
Gangly, tawny moose calves are born about nine months after the autumn rut [mating season]. Born at 25-35 pounds, the average adult moose weighs close [...]
The Green Door Smelt Fry
May 20, 2023    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hear ye, Hear ye! The historic Green Door Smelt Fry returns to Beaver Bay on Saturday, May 20th, 2023. Featuring all-you-can-eat fried smelt using the [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 24, 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 [...]
Children's Storytime: Pollinators
May 25, 2023    
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Park Naturalist for an exciting set of stories about our buzzing friends. Pollinators are an important part of the world around us, and often [...]
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
May 26, 2023 - August 26, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibiting Artists Mary Bergs Alexa Horochowski Ben Moren Galilee Peaches OPEN – Wednesdays – Saturdays, June-August 10 AM – 3 PM Member Preview May 26 [...]
Historic Cook County Culture Crawl
May 26, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
GRAB A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE FOR A COZY EVENING OF FUN AND CULTURE First, stop by either the Cook County History Museum at 8 [...]
Children's Story Hour at Drury Lane
May 27, 2023    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Muffin Man Summer Children’s Story Hour   The Reader: Kevin Kager, our co-owner and long time story reader, is sure to have kids (and adults) laughing [...]
Clover Valley Farm Trail
May 28, 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 [...]
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Law Day 5K
30 Apr 23
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Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
5 May 23
Silver Bay
Tour the North House Campus
6 May 23
Grand Marais
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Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
The Green Door Smelt Fry
20 May 23
Beaver Bay
Events on May 21, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Events on May 22, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Events on May 23, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Events on May 24, 2023
Events on May 25, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Children's Storytime: Pollinators
25 May 23
Two Harbors
Events on May 26, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Historic Cook County Culture Crawl
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 27, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Children's Story Hour at Drury Lane
27 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 28, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Clover Valley Farm Trail
28 May 23
Duluth
Events on May 29, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 30, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 31, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 1, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 2, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 3, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais

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