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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!

Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

April 23, 2024    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

April 24, 2024    
All Day
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Winds of Change Spring Retreat

Winds of Change Spring Retreat

April 24, 2024 - April 28, 2024    
All Day
Early Bird 10% discount by Jan 15th Embark on this all-inclusive 5-day transformative journey at the picturesque Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior's shore.  This immersive experience [...]
Weekly Bingo

Weekly Bingo

April 24, 2024    
6:30 pm
Head to Our Place in Finland every Wednesday at 6:30 pm for Bingo! You can win cash, prizes, and free drinks. Must be 18 to [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

April 25, 2024    
All Day
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

April 25, 2024    
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

Up Yonder Music, Trivia, Open Stage & Events

April 25, 2024    
6:00 pm
Open Stage | Tuesdays, 6-9pm Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is! Trivia Night | [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

April 26, 2024    
All Day
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Live Music At Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub

Live Music At Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub

April 26, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live music at Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub, 6 pm - 8 pm. March 15 | Briand Morrison 16 | Joe Paulik 17| Pete Kavanaugh [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

April 27, 2024    
All Day
Weekly Specials Thursdays : 4-9 pm : Pizza and Pints Bring or order in a large local pizza and get four $1-off beers at the [...]
Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks

Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks

April 27, 2024    
All Day
Minnesota state parks are open year-round, and there's a state park within 30 miles of most Minnesotans and 8 North Shore State Parks. With a [...]
River Water Walk at Gooseberry State Park

River Water Walk at Gooseberry State Park

April 27, 2024    
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Water walks have gained momentum over the last 20 years as an Anishinaabe led initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of water and [...]
Peregrines of the North Shore

Peregrines of the North Shore

April 27, 2024    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join peregrine falcon researcher, Jackie Fallon, and her live birds for an up-close look at a peregrine falcon and other falcon species. Learn about the [...]
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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 [...]
Photography and Art at the Rock: Featuring Amber Nichols
August 1, 2023    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Photography & Art at the Rock is a a monthly exhibit in the lobby of the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center that showcases local artists, [...]
Kids' Day at Chik-Wauk
August 1, 2023    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Don't miss out on the FUN!! Mark your calendars – Kids’ Day is returning. One of the most popular days at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature [...]
Two Harbors City Band Summer 2023 Concerts
August 3, 2023    
7:30 pm
A Two Harbors summer tradition! Live music by the Two Harbors City Band. Bring a blanket or chair, arrive early and enjoy an evening of [...]
Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop open & demo
August 4, 2023 - August 5, 2023    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bally Blacksmith Shop was built in 1911 and has housed three generations totaling 98 years of Bally blacksmiths. Three generations of the Bally family worked as blacksmiths. Sam Bally, whose skills were crucial to the lumber industry, arrived in 1903 to work for a sawmill. In 1911 he started his own business and built the long-standing Bally Blacksmith Shop that we see today.
Comedy Weekend
August 4, 2023 - August 5, 2023    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Laff Inn Comedy Club presents Comedy Weekend at the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino Headlining: Mark Poolos Featuring: John Russel Admission is free, and you [...]
Music by the Lake
August 6, 2023    
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for Music by the Lake, a family friendly event most Sundays this summer. Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and get ready [...]
Shout! The Mod Musical at Grand Marais Playhouse
August 6, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The 2023 Grand Marais Summer Theater Festival Runs two shows in repertory on weekends from  Shout! The Mod Musical, and Four Old Broads. August Thu [...]
Daily Interpretive Programs at Grand Portage National Monument
August 7, 2023    
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join the staff at Grand Portage National Monument to learn about traditional canoe building, cooking, fur trade era trades, and Anishinaabe crafts and games. Free [...]
Letteracy Deck
August 7, 2023    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Enjoy a free, fun, family activity of writing or drawing a post card or letter at the new Letteracy Deck on Lake Superior in downtown [...]
Northern Lights August 7-8
August 7, 2023 - August 8, 2023    
11:45 pm - 4:00 am
Find the best stargazing dates on the North Shore. There is a good chance to see the Aurora Borealis aka 'northern lights' tonight. Watch from [...]
Dark Sky Caravan 2023
August 8, 2023    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
We are on a journey to celebrate and preserve Northeast Minnesota’s dark sky window to the universe. The Dark Sky Caravan will begin on August [...]
Collagraph Printmaking Demo with OPEN Acrylic Paint
August 9, 2023    
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A collagraph print is made from a surface on which collage elements and texture have been applied.  Plates will be created using GOLDEN mediums and [...]
Dark Sky Caravan 2023
August 9, 2023    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
We are on a journey to celebrate and preserve Northeast Minnesota’s dark sky window to the universe. The Dark Sky Caravan will begin on August [...]
Two Harbors City Band Summer 2023 Concerts
August 10, 2023    
7:30 pm
A Two Harbors summer tradition! Live music by the Two Harbors City Band. Bring a blanket or chair, arrive early and enjoy an evening of [...]
Dark Sky Caravan 2023
August 10, 2023    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
We are on a journey to celebrate and preserve Northeast Minnesota’s dark sky window to the universe. The Dark Sky Caravan will begin on August [...]
Glass Spinner Class
August 11, 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 [...]
Dark Sky Caravan 2023
August 11, 2023    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
We are on a journey to celebrate and preserve Northeast Minnesota’s dark sky window to the universe. The Dark Sky Caravan will begin on August [...]
Perseids Meteor Shower
August 11, 2023 - August 12, 2023    
11:00 pm - 5:00 am
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most prolific showers of the year, producing rich, bright streaks.  The Perseids are active from mid-July until late August [...]
Tori Finnish Marketplace and Music Festival
August 12, 2023    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
What an amazing day this will be! Charlie Parr The Two Harbors Ukulele Group Goat Yoga Herring Burgers Imagination Station for kids Make a Bird [...]
Best Stargazing August
August 16, 2023    
9:00 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 – [...]
Silver Bay Men’s Invitational Golf tournament
August 18, 2023 - August 20, 2023    
All Day
The Silver Bay Men’s Invitational Golf tournament is a 3 day event.  All players play an 18 hole qualifying round on Friday.  Players are then [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History tour
August 19, 2023    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This free tour begins at the History Museum in Grand Marais, Saturdays at 1 pm. Participants walk a short distance along the harbor to the [...]
August Full Moon
August 30, 2023 - August 31, 2023    
All Day
This month we have a Supermoon, a Blue Moon, and it's the Sturgeon Full Moon! A supermoon is when the moon is closest to earth [...]
Chasing Waterfalls
August 30, 2023    
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Guided Walking Tour with Park Naturalist Join Interpretive Park Naturalist on a tour of Gooseberry Falls State Park?s major waterfalls. On this walk, you can [...]
Blue Moon Supermoon Sturgeon Moon
August 30, 2023 - August 31, 2023    
8:00 pm - 6:45 am
Once in a blue moon, a month will have two full moons, the second is known as the blue moon.  About 3-4 times per year [...]
Events on July 30, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 31, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 1, 2023
Events on August 2, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 3, 2023
Events on August 4, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Comedy Weekend
4 Aug 23
Grand Portage
Events on August 5, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Comedy Weekend
4 Aug 23
Grand Portage
Events on August 6, 2023
Events on August 7, 2023
Events on August 8, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Northern Lights August 7-8
7 Aug 23
Silver Bay
Dark Sky Caravan 2023
8 Aug 23
Two Harbors
Events on August 9, 2023
Events on August 10, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Dark Sky Caravan 2023
10 Aug 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 11, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Glass Spinner Class
11 Aug 23
Grand Marais
Dark Sky Caravan 2023
11 Aug 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 12, 2023
Events on August 13, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 14, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 15, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 16, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Best Stargazing August
16 Aug 23
Silver Bay
Events on August 17, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 18, 2023
Events on August 19, 2023
Events on August 20, 2023
Events on August 21, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 22, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 23, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 24, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 25, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 26, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on August 30, 2023
August Full Moon
30 Aug 23
Silver Bay
Chasing Waterfalls
30 Aug 23
Two Harbors
Blue Moon Supermoon Sturgeon Moon
30 Aug 23
Silver Bay
Events on August 31, 2023
August Full Moon
30 Aug 23
Silver Bay
Blue Moon Supermoon Sturgeon Moon
30 Aug 23
Silver Bay

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