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North Shore Calendar of 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!

Date/Time
Event

July 8, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July Music at Bluefin Grille
July Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on 7-9pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays plus Music by the Bonfire on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5-8pm

July 8, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music at Harbor Rail Pub
Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Harbor Rail Pub | Two Harbors MN

July

1 :: Jason Owen
2 :: The Rhizomes & Breanne Marie
8-10 :: Heritage Days
15 :: Tracy Parks
22 :: Luke Heikkila
23 :: Melvin, Fish, and Franco
29 :: Adam Moe
30 :: John Cron

August

4 :: Tracy Parks
5 :: Skarlett Woods
6 :: Mate Weiler
12 :: Jason Owen
19 :: Tracy Parks
27 :: Melvin and Fish

September

2 :: Jason Owen
3 :: Morning Bird
16 :: Adam Moe
17 :: Nate Weiler

October

1 :: Morning Bird
8 :: Adam Moe
22 :: Nate Weiler

November

5 :: Adam Moe
12 :: Nate Weiler
19 :: Morning Bird

December

3 :: Adam Moe

July 9, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cook County Market
Cook County Market

Cook County Farm & Craft Market | Grand Marais MN

Farm and craft market

Every Saturday

July 9, 2022
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

Caribou Highlands Lodge | Lutsen MN

Join us on a paddling adventure as we take you on the pristine waters near the Superior National Forest! We’ll show you the paddling basics, take a quick portage, and share fun facts about the area along the way. Ages 5+.  $50

Tours lead by local expert guides you can trust.

Second session offered Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm

details

July 9, 2022
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Try-it: Timber Framing
Try-it: Timber Framing

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Students will be introduced to the concept of timber framing by exploring timber framing tools, joinery, and history. As a group, students will raise a small timber frame and take it apart.

Children over 8 are welcome with an adult. FREE but must register

July 9, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Craft Demonstration
Craft Demonstration

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week a different instructor will be featured and visitors will have the opportunity to observe their hands at work as well as ask questions about the craft.

FREE
June 30-July 3 :: Christine Novotny – Weaving
July 7-10 :: Kim Garrett – Rosemaling
July 14-17 :: Nate White – Turned & Hand Carved Wooden Bowls
July 21-24 :: Tara Austin – Rosemaling
July 28-31 :: Jim Sannerud – Woodworking, Woodturning & Woodcarving
August 4-7 :: Julie Arthur (Weaving & Wool Dyeing ) and Angela Robins (Woodturning)
August 11-14 :: Caleb Mattison (Wood-Fired Baking) and Marybeth Garmoe (Broom Making)
August 18-21 :: Cheryl Larsen – Metal Dye Printing
August 25-28 :: Mary MacDonald – Weaving
September :: TBA

July 9, 2022 - July 10, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grand Marais Arts Festival
Grand Marais Arts Festival

Cook County Schools | Grand Marais MN

The Grand Marais Arts Festival is a juried fine arts festival and a microcosm of the Midwest arts scene. The event is known for its high-quality exhibitors, the scenic location on the North Shore of Lake Superior, a strong art-buying crowd, and its exceptional support amenities for festival artists.

Festival Hours:
Saturday, July 9 | 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, July 10 | 10 am – 4 pm

July 9, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Two Harbors Farmers Market
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Burlington Station | Two Harbors MN

Locally grown produce, and handmade goods fresh from your neighbor.

July 9, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children’s Story Hour
Children’s Story Hour

Drury Lane Books | Grand Marais MN

Kevin Kager, our co-owner and long time story reader, is sure to have kids (and adults) laughing and cheering to his read-aloud antics with favorite picture books!

Every Saturday at 11 AM
Outside on the bookstore lawn
(canceled in poor weather, call ahead)

July 9, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Harbor History Tour
Harbor History Tour

Cook County Historical Museum | Grand Marais MN

Saturday afternoon walking tour of Grand Marais Harbor, weather permitting. The tour begins at the History Museum and you will walk down to the Coast Guard Station with a tour guide. Visible relics of the past will be discussed and you will hear stories of this small harbor and community.

*Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, tours are weather permitting.

FREE

July 9, 2022
2:00 pm

Tour the North House Campus
Tour the North House Campus

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

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, and hear the stories!

Meet at the Yellow Building – no registration required. FREE

July 9, 2022
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Evening Stars at Birch Terrace Supper Club
Evening Stars at Birch Terrace Supper Club

Birch Terrace Lounge Patio | Grand Marais MN

Live Music on the deck with Evening Stars

July 9, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July Live Music at Cascade Restaurant & Pub
July Live Music at Cascade Restaurant & Pub

Cascade Lodge Pub | Lutsen MN

July Calendar of Music at Cascade Pub

2 :: Sky Blue Jazz
Tuesday 4 :: Jim McGowan
7 :: Joe Paulik
9 :: Pat Eliasen
14 :: Jim Miller
16 :: Roxann Berglund
21 :: Colleen Myhre and Jacob Mahon
23 :: Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo
28 :: Jim McGowan
30 :: Briand Morrison

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