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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!

Falcons Live at Tettegouche State Park

Falcons Live at Tettegouche State Park

June 8, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Don't miss out on a chance to see live falcons, up close. The peregrine falcon has long fascinated people across the globe, known for its [...]
Falcons Live at Gooseberry Falls State Park

Falcons Live at Gooseberry Falls State Park

June 8, 2024    
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Don't miss out on a chance to see live falcons, up close. The peregrine falcon has long fascinated people across the globe, known for its [...]
The Honest Heart Collective

The Honest Heart Collective

June 8, 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

June 11, 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

June 13, 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 [...]
Shenandoah "Revival Tour"

Shenandoah "Revival Tour"

June 14, 2024    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
When country music lovers talk about the most significant groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals [...]
Photography & Art at the Rock Featuring Travis Novitsky

Photography & Art at the Rock Featuring Travis Novitsky

June 15, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Photography and Art at the Rock is a monthly exhibit in the lobby of the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center that showcases landscape and wildlife [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

June 18, 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

June 20, 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 [...]
North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show

North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show

June 21, 2024 - June 23, 2024    
All Day
Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! The Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival features craft demonstrations, community food events, speakers, kids' activities, [...]
Summer Solstice and Wooden Boat Festival

Summer Solstice and Wooden Boat Festival

June 21, 2024 - June 22, 2024    
All Day
Summer on the North Shore is a magical time of year—the sun is at its zenith, boats dot the Grand Marais harbor, and the warm [...]
Grandma's Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, & William A Irvin 5K

Grandma's Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, & William A Irvin 5K

June 22, 2024    
All Day
Started by a local group of runners in 1977, Grandma’s Marathon has grown from just 150 participants its first year to now one of the [...]
The Fox | Bikepacking Race

The Fox | Bikepacking Race

June 22, 2024 - June 23, 2024    
All Day
120 Mile, 2 Day/1 Night Bikepacking Race Finland to Grand Marais to Finland The Fox is a two day stage race that features 60+ mile [...]
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Norpine Fat Bike Classic
January 1, 2023 - January 7, 2023    
All Day
Put the date for the Norpine Fat Bike Classic on your calendar – Saturday, January 7th is the date to ride the beautiful North Shore [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
January 3, 2023    
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 [...]
Gunflint Mail Run
January 7, 2023    
All Day
The very northeastern tip of Minnesota is Cook County, a land blessed with stunning beauty. We have Gichigami. And glacially sculpted boreal forests. And an [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
January 10, 2023    
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 [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
January 15, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts and music. Musician Eric Frost will be filling [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
January 17, 2023    
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts and music. Musician Eric Frost will be filling [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
January 17, 2023    
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 [...]
Best Stargazing January
January 21, 2023    
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 – [...]
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
January 27, 2023 - January 29, 2023    
All Day
January 27 - 29 ::  Jim Osbakken Memorial Open March 3 - 5. ::  5Y & Under Waffle Spiel March 24-26 Two Harbors Mixed Spiel [...]
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
January 29, 2023 - February 4, 2023    
All Day
Experience the premier long-distance sled dog race of the lower 48 and Northern Minnesota’s top winter attraction! World-class mushers including Jamie Nelson, John and Jason Baron have competed in the [...]
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1 Jan 23
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Norpine Fat Bike Classic
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Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
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Norpine Fat Bike Classic
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Norpine Fat Bike Classic
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Gunflint Mail Run
7 Jan 23
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Locals Night at the Winery
15 Jan 23
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Best Stargazing January
21 Jan 23
Silver Bay
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Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
27 Jan 23
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27 Jan 23
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