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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!

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 [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

June 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 [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

June 27, 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 [...]
Ride the Shore 2024!

Ride the Shore 2024!

June 28, 2024 - June 29, 2024    
All Day
Ride  some of Minnesota’s best TV trails! The event is a free-ride weekend as you follow the RTS map to the hot spots dubbed “Selfie [...]
The Tofte Trek

The Tofte Trek

July 4, 2024    
7:30 am - 11:00 am
42nd Annual wilderness race involving mosquitoes, steep hills, and lots and lots of mud. 7:45 am - same day registration opens 9:00 am - 10 [...]
Artist Reception: Michelle Wegler and Cheryl LeClair-Sommer

Artist Reception: Michelle Wegler and Cheryl LeClair-Sommer

July 5, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tettegouche hosts year-round art shows in the Visitor Center. We hold a reception for these artists on the first Friday of the month. This month's [...]
Photography & Art at the Rock Featuring Ken Harmon

Photography & Art at the Rock Featuring Ken Harmon

July 6, 2024    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Photography & Art at the Rock is a monthly exhibit in the lobby of the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center that showcases local artists and [...]
Two Harbors Heritage Days

Two Harbors Heritage Days

July 11, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
All Day
Two Harbors Heritage Days is an annual four-day event held the first full Thursday through Sunday after the Fourth of July Holiday. The festival offers [...]
Bay Days

Bay Days

July 12, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
All Day
There will be plenty of activities and events that the whole family can enjoy - parade, car show, street dance, and lots of activities and [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Take a Kid Fishing
June 9, 2023 - June 11, 2023    
All Day
Minnesotans who bring a kids [15 or younger] fishing don't need a license courtesy of the MN DNR. It's their way of getting everyone out [...]
Boundary Waters Expo
June 10, 2023 - June 11, 2023    
All Day
Join us at the edge on the Boundary Waters for a celebration of canoeing, camping and wilderness travel, June 10 & 11, 2023. The Boundary [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
June 12, 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 [...]
Music on the Mountain
June 14, 2023    
4:00 pm
Join us Sunday nights 5 - 7 pm and Wednesday nights 4-6 pm this summer at  Mogul's Grille & Taproom at Caribou Highlands Lodge for [...]
Summer Solstice Pageant
June 17, 2023    
8:00 pm
Giant papier-mâché puppets, live music and Lake Superior in the background are all featured in this annual celebration of the longest day of the year. [...]
Best Stargazing June
June 18, 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 – [...]
USFS Summer Naturalist Programs
June 21, 2023    
All Day
Hosted annually for over two decades, the US Forest Service hosts a summer series of Naturalist Programs at different resorts, campgrounds, and nature sites around [...]
Two Harbors City Band Summer 2023 Concerts
June 22, 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 [...]
The Lutsen 99er
June 24, 2023    
5:00 am - 8:30 pm
RACE | Bike the mountain trails The Lutsen 99er movement continues, high above the shores of beautiful Lake Superior. This 99-mile course (69-, 49- and [...]
Reconsidering Fire in the BWCAW
June 25, 2023    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The BWCAW is a place known and loved by many. The connection that many people feel to the waters and forests of this Border Lakes [...]
Hovland Arts Festival
July 1, 2023 - July 2, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Hovland Arts Festival is a semi-annual art festival showcasing the talent and artistry of Hovland area artisans, crafters, and musicians. Held at the historic [...]
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
Events on June 4, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 5, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 6, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 7, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 8, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 9, 2023
Events on June 10, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Boundary Waters Expo
10 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 11, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Boundary Waters Expo
10 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 12, 2023
Events on June 13, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 14, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music on the Mountain
14 Jun 23
Lutsen
Events on June 15, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 16, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 17, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Summer Solstice Pageant
17 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 18, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Best Stargazing June
18 Jun 23
Silver Bay
Events on June 19, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 20, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 21, 2023
Events on June 22, 2023
Events on June 23, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 24, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
The Lutsen 99er
24 Jun 23
Lutsen
Events on June 25, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Reconsidering Fire in the BWCAW
25 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 26, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 27, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 28, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 29, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 30, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on July 1, 2023
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Hovland Arts Festival
1 Jul 23
Hovland

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