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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!

 

Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

December 15, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

December 16, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 [...]
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Christmas Tea on the Edna G

December 16, 2022    
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come join us for Tea and Treats on the historic 125-year-old tugboat, the Edna G docked in Two Harbors.
Community Creations at Gooseberry Falls State Park

Community Creations at Gooseberry Falls State Park

December 16, 2022    
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us to create art using nature as a medium. Ethically and legally harvested nature items such as feathers, bark, dried plant parts, etc. will [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

December 17, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 [...]
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Christmas Tea on the Edna G

December 17, 2022    
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come join us for Tea and Treats on the historic 125-year-old tugboat, the Edna G docked in Two Harbors.
Tour the North House Campus

Tour the North House Campus

December 17, 2022    
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, [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

December 18, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 [...]
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Christmas Tea on the Edna G

December 18, 2022    
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come join us for Tea and Treats on the historic 125-year-old tugboat, the Edna G docked in Two Harbors.
Castle Danger Brewery events

Castle Danger Brewery events

December 20, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night

Historic Cook County Trivia Night

December 20, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and test your wits at Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at The Gun Flint Tavern and presented by the Cook County Historical [...]
Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

December 21, 2022    
All Day
The sun will be at it's farthest point and it will be the shortest day of the year. This is also the first day of [...]
Winter Solstice Dinner at Gunflint Lodge

Winter Solstice Dinner at Gunflint Lodge

December 21, 2022    
7:00 pm
Kick off your Holiday celebrations at Gunflint Lodge and enjoy a special Winter Solstice dinner and night hike. Winter Solstice marks the longest night of [...]
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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) [...]
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
September 19, 2022 - September 26, 2022    
All Day
Open to ages 18+, this seven-day introductory course, September 19- 26,  is designed to provide both amateur birders and professional biologists with the skills necessary [...]
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
September 22, 2022 - September 26, 2022    
All Day
This advanced class is designed to help participants fine-tune the banding skills they already possess and to advance their comprehension of molt strategies and ability [...]
Art Along the Lake Fall Studio Tour
September 23, 2022 - October 2, 2022    
All Day
The Fall Studio Tour [Sep. 23 - Oct 22] is an artist-led, county-wide event. Meet artists in their home studios and explore the variety of [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
September 27, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Bird Banding
September 29, 2022    
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. [...]
Fabulous Fall Geek Out
September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022    
All Day
Spend a glorious fall weekend on the North Shore of Minnesota learning from experts in the field with our three-day workshops. Whether you’re a seasoned [...]
Northern Lights Forecast
September 30, 2022 - October 3, 2022    
All Day
A big week for Northern Lights There is a good chance to see the Aurora Borealis aka 'northern lights' this week.  Look to the night [...]
Basket Week
October 4, 2022 - October 11, 2022    
All Day
Join us for a gathering of basket-makers, both advanced and aspiring! Basketry embodies the soul of traditional craft: simple tools, natural materials and skilled hands [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
October 4, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Local Food Market
October 6, 2022    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The weekly Market is where local food producers and their fans gather to share the bounty of the season! Supported by: Northwoods Food Project, Cook [...]
Finland Farmer's Market
October 6, 2022    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Produce, eggs, canned items, handmade items. We are able to accept credit cards, EBT and SNAP. June 16 - October 6 Every Thursday
Culture Crawl
October 7, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monthly event sponsored by the Cook County Historical Society. Begin your Friday evening between 5:00-7 p.m. at either the Cook County History Museum (8 S. [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
October 7, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October Music Schedule 1 :: Jake Searl 7 :: Hannah Rey 14 :: Mumblin' Drew 15 :: John Cron 21 :: Hannah Rey 28 :: [...]
Grand Views Tour
October 8, 2022    
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever seen a photo of Split Rock Lighthouse and wondered where that was taken? The Grand Views Tour will show you some of [...]
Cook County Market
October 8, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farm and craft market Every Saturday
Visit Chippewa City Church
October 9, 2022    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chippewa City Church is a beautiful reminder of a thriving village that was home to more than 100 families in the 1880s and 1890s. Famous [...]
Weekend Wine Down
October 9, 2022    
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Each Sunday of the summer, North Shore Winery hosts a new musician on their outdoor stage and natural amphitheater! Seating is available, but bring your [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
October 11, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Live music at the Bluefin Grille
October 12, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 12 - Joe Paulik 14 - Kevin Buck 17 - Timmy Haussner 19 - Eric Frost 21 - Al Oikari
Local Food Market
October 13, 2022    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The weekly Market is where local food producers and their fans gather to share the bounty of the season! Supported by: Northwoods Food Project, Cook [...]
Live music at Cascade Restaurant & Pub
October 13, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 13 - John Gruber 15 - The Fish Heads 22 - Pat Eliasen 27 - Pete Kavanaugh 29 - Kevin Buck
Date Night at the Winery
October 13, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wine, cider, snacks and live music.
Flotsam and Jetsam Opening Reception
October 14, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Flotsam and Jetsam, a gallery exhibition featuring work from three talented sculpture artists, John Books, Tom Christiansen [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
October 14, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October Music Schedule 1 :: Jake Searl 7 :: Hannah Rey 14 :: Mumblin' Drew 15 :: John Cron 21 :: Hannah Rey 28 :: [...]
Live music at the Bluefin Grille
October 14, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 12 - Joe Paulik 14 - Kevin Buck 17 - Timmy Haussner 19 - Eric Frost 21 - Al Oikari
Grand Views Tour
October 15, 2022    
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever seen a photo of Split Rock Lighthouse and wondered where that was taken? The Grand Views Tour will show you some of [...]
Cook County Market
October 15, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farm and craft market Every Saturday
Nature Journaling Workshop
October 15, 2022    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
As autumn’s colorful landscapes peak, we pause to appreciate summer’s bounty and prepare for the season to come. Set aside a day to discover the [...]
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
October 15, 2022 - November 6, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for Flotsam and Jetsam, a gallery exhibition featuring work from three talented sculpture artists, John Books, Tom Christiansen and Greg Mueller Exhibition runs [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church
October 16, 2022    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chippewa City Church is a beautiful reminder of a thriving village that was home to more than 100 families in the 1880s and 1890s. Famous [...]
Live music at the Bluefin Grille
October 17, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 12 - Joe Paulik 14 - Kevin Buck 17 - Timmy Haussner 19 - Eric Frost 21 - Al Oikari
Locals Night at the Winery
October 18, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Live music at the Bluefin Grille
October 19, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 12 - Joe Paulik 14 - Kevin Buck 17 - Timmy Haussner 19 - Eric Frost 21 - Al Oikari
Orionids Meteor Shower
October 20, 2022 - October 21, 2022    
12:00 am - 4:00 am
After hitting the outbound trail of Halley’s comet in May, every October Earth runs into the debris the comet leaves as it heads toward the [...]
Moose Madness
October 20, 2022 - October 23, 2022    
All Day
The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival! Enjoy the outdoors and learn a few facts about our celebrated [...]
North House Family Weekend
October 20, 2022 - October 23, 2022    
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 [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
October 25, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Best Stargazing
October 25, 2022    
7:00 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 at Cascade Restaurant & Pub
October 27, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 13 - John Gruber 15 - The Fish Heads 22 - Pat Eliasen 27 - Pete Kavanaugh 29 - Kevin Buck
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
October 28, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October Music Schedule 1 :: Jake Searl 7 :: Hannah Rey 14 :: Mumblin' Drew 15 :: John Cron 21 :: Hannah Rey 28 :: [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub
October 28, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
November 4 :: Aaron Lee Kaplan 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning Bird December 3 :: Adam Moe
Cook County Curling Club 10th Annual Halloween Open Bonspiel
October 29, 2022 - October 30, 2022    
All Day
All skill levels are welcome to have a fun bonspiel experience! Costume contest Saturday evening! Prizes awarded to the best dressed individual and team. Entry [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church
October 29, 2022    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chippewa City Church is a beautiful reminder of a thriving village that was home to more than 100 families in the 1880s and 1890s. Famous [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church
October 30, 2022    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chippewa City Church is a beautiful reminder of a thriving village that was home to more than 100 families in the 1880s and 1890s. Famous [...]
Soup & Sweep
November 2, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New curlers welcome! If you are interested in curling, plea come, enjoy some soup and give it a try! Instructors from our local club will [...]
02 Nov
November 2, 2022    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stop into Harbor Rail for a pint and some food and learn a bit of history! This year, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center celebrated its [...]
Lake Superior Jazz Festival
November 4, 2022 - November 6, 2022    
All Day
Friday, November 4 6pm  Brilliant Colors Jazz Trio,  Lutsen Resort Jazz Dinner 6pm  Dan Nelson Trio,  Cascade Lodge 8pm  Southside Aces & Andrew Walesch Orchestra,  [...]
Castle Danger Brewery events
November 4, 2022    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 [...]
Deer Hunters Widow Weekend
November 5, 2022    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come visit mDonna McCurdy-Wolke with Avon and Color Street Nail products, Gloria Stern with 31 products and Cindy Rowlee with Pampered Chef products and do [...]
Events on September 25, 2022
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
19 Sep 22
Finland
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
22 Sep 22
Finland
Events on September 26, 2022
IBP Beginning Bird Banding
19 Sep 22
Finland
IBP Advanced Bird Banding
22 Sep 22
Finland
Events on September 27, 2022
Events on September 28, 2022
Events on September 29, 2022
Events on September 30, 2022
Events on October 1, 2022
Events on October 2, 2022
Events on October 3, 2022
Events on October 4, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Locals Night at the Winery
4 Oct 22
Lutsen
Events on October 5, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 6, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Local Food Market
6 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Finland Farmer's Market
6 Oct 22
Finland
Events on October 7, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Culture Crawl
7 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 8, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Grand Views Tour
8 Oct 22
Two Harbors
Cook County Market
8 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 9, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Visit Chippewa City Church
9 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Weekend Wine Down
9 Oct 22
Lutsen
Events on October 10, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 11, 2022
Basket Week
4 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Locals Night at the Winery
11 Oct 22
Lutsen
Events on October 12, 2022
Events on October 13, 2022
Local Food Market
13 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Date Night at the Winery
13 Oct 22
Lutsen
Events on October 14, 2022
Events on October 15, 2022
Grand Views Tour
15 Oct 22
Two Harbors
Cook County Market
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Nature Journaling Workshop
15 Oct 22
Schroeder
Events on October 16, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Visit Chippewa City Church
16 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 17, 2022
Events on October 18, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Locals Night at the Winery
18 Oct 22
Lutsen
Events on October 19, 2022
Events on October 20, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 21, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 22, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
North House Family Weekend
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 23, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
North House Family Weekend
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 24, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 25, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Locals Night at the Winery
25 Oct 22
Lutsen
Best Stargazing
25 Oct 22
Events on October 26, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 27, 2022
Events on October 28, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
28 Oct 22
Two Harbors
Music at Harbor Rail Pub
28 Oct 22
Two Harbors
Events on October 29, 2022
Events on October 30, 2022
Events on October 31, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on November 1, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on November 2, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Soup & Sweep
2 Nov 22
Grand Marais
02 Nov
2 Nov 22
Two Harbors
Events on November 3, 2022
Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery Exhibition
15 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on November 4, 2022
Events on November 5, 2022

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