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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!

95th Annual Fisherman's Picnic

95th Annual Fisherman's Picnic

August 1, 2024 - August 4, 2024    
All Day
This is way more than just shore lunch! It’s the Annual Fisherman's Picnic in downtown Grand Marais, filled with family, friends, and fun! Featuring Crazy [...]
Artist Reception: Emily Donovan

Artist Reception: Emily Donovan

August 2, 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 [...]
Lake County Fair

Lake County Fair

August 8, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
All Day
The Lake County Fair is an educational and fun weekend for all residents of Lake County and surrounding area. Presentations, judging, entertainment, food, and family [...]
Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow Wow

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow Wow

August 9, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
All Day
Annual Grand Portage Pow Wow, sponsored by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Ojibwe (Anishinaabe), is an American Indian cultural gathering focused on dance, [...]
Gitchi-Gami Trail Association's 24th Annual North Shore Bike Ride

Gitchi-Gami Trail Association's 24th Annual North Shore Bike Ride

August 17, 2024    
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The 24th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride  will again offer 55-mile, 34-mile, and 28-mile route options, as well as an 8-mile family ride on [...]
The Honest Heart Collective

The Honest Heart Collective

August 24, 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 [...]
Heck of the North Bike Race

Heck of the North Bike Race

September 28, 2024    
All Day
105-, 54- and 18- Mile Bike Race Finland → Grand Marais → Finland 2024 marks the 16th anniversary of The Heck of the North! This [...]
North House Folk School Basket Week

North House Folk School Basket Week

October 1, 2024 - October 7, 2024    
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 [...]
North House Folk School Family Weekend

North House Folk School Family Weekend

October 18, 2024 - October 19, 2024    
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 [...]
Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

November 22, 2024 - November 24, 2024    
All Day
Celebrate the crafts, customs, and stories that have been inspired by winter at the Winterers’ Gathering & Arctic Film Festival! Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter [...]
Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks

Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks

November 29, 2024    
All Day
Minnesota state parks are open year-round, and there's a state park within 30 miles of most Minnesotans and 8 North Shore State Parks. With a [...]
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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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