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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!

Featured events

 

Moose Madness

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

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 [...]
Orionids Meteor Shower

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 [...]
Date Night at the Winery

Date Night at the Winery

October 20, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wine, cider, snacks and live music.
Moose Madness

Moose Madness

October 21, 2022 - October 22, 2022    
All Day
The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival! This annual event is the ultimate family-focused celebration of all things [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

October 21, 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

Music at Harbor Rail Pub

October 21, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Cook County Market

Cook County Market

October 22, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farm and craft market Every Saturday
Children’s Story Hour

Children’s Story Hour

October 22, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church

Visit Chippewa City Church

October 22, 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 [...]
Harbor History Tour

Harbor History Tour

October 22, 2022    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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 [...]
Tour the North House Campus

Tour the North House Campus

October 22, 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, [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

October 22, 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 :: [...]
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2021 Plein Air Grand Marais
September 17, 2021 - October 10, 2021    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Competition and Festival of Outdoor Painting on the North Shore of Lake Superior See the final exhibition of 66 Plein Air artists! Opening Reception Friday, [...]
Lake Superior 20/20 Tour
September 24, 2021 - September 26, 2021    
All Day
10 Host Studios, 3 Host Farms, 40 Local Artists, 1 Weekend. Come for a visit and see amazing art for sale at each location. We [...]
Beargrease Fur-K & DogtoberFest (5K and Beer Festival!)
October 2, 2021    
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for the official kick-off to Beargrease! Our Fur-K (5k) and DogtoberFest (Beer Festival) will be fun for the whole family! The run will take place on the Erkki Harju Ski Trail. Register for the morning (8 am to noon) or afternoon (1-4 pm). Blacklist Brewing Co. will be kicking off the DogtoberFest Beer Tasting Celebration serving samples of Bloody Beers! Mystery Mobile Catering and Oasis Del Norte Food trucks will be selling on-site to sustain you from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. DogtoberFest Beer Tasting Festival and live music will run from 12:00 – 4:00.
Grand Marais Apple Festival
October 16, 2021    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
3 orchard tours + pick your own apples 10am-5pm Ray Block Orchard at 36 East Rosebush Lane Stan Bautch Orchard @ 1315 East Highway 61 [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History tour
October 16, 2021    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The tour begins at the Museum and you will walk out to the lighthouse breakwater with a guide who will point out the visible relics [...]
Moose Madness
October 22, 2021 - October 23, 2021    
12:00 am
The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival, the third weekend in October! Our favorite species specimen, "alces alces," [...]
Muffin Man Outdoor Story Hour
October 23, 2021    
11:00 am
Grab a cocoa and settle in for storytelling!
Night Climbing at the North Shore Adventure Park
October 23, 2021    
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Climb under the lights and enjoy the glow of the park in the evening! Only 7 Saturdays this fall! September 11 - October 23. Conquer [...]
Halloween Open Bonspiel
October 29, 2021 - October 30, 2021    
All Day
Typically scheduled for the last weekend in October or early November, with 4-person teams competing, plus a costume contest, with prizes awarded for the best [...]
Lutsen Fall Community Celebration
October 31, 2021    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the Lutsen Fall Community Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 1-3 p.m. at Grand View Park. Halloween costumes welcome. There will be hot beverages, [...]
04 Nov
November 4, 2021 - November 11, 2021    
12:00 am
The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival is a biennial event that locates, celebrates, and fosters the literary arts and engagement with the written word. [...]
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2021 Plein Air Grand Marais
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Grand Marais
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Moose Madness
22 Oct 21
Grand Marais
Events on October 23, 2021
Moose Madness
22 Oct 21
Grand Marais
Muffin Man Outdoor Story Hour
23 Oct 21
Grand Marais
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Halloween Open Bonspiel
29 Oct 21
Grand Marais
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Halloween Open Bonspiel
29 Oct 21
Grand Marais
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