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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!

Photography & Art at the Rock: Featuring Jackie Scherer

Photography & Art at the Rock: Featuring Jackie Scherer

August 3, 2024    
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Photography & Art at the Rock, a monthly exhibit in the lobby of the Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center that showcases local artists, landscape and [...]
Bally's Blacksmith & Metal Shop Live Demo

Bally's Blacksmith & Metal Shop Live Demo

August 3, 2024    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join the Cook County Historical Society at the historic Bally's Blacksmith & Metal Shop for a live demo. Bally's will be open the following days, [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

August 3, 2024    
1:00 pm
The free Grand Marais History Tour begins at the History Museum. The tour guide will lead the way to the Coast Guard Station. Visible relics [...]
John Kronstedt

John Kronstedt

August 3, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with John Kronstedt in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

August 3, 2024    
7:00 pm
The Grand Marais Playhouse presents their summer theater festival showcasing two productions:  Curtain Up! by Peter Quilter, alternating performances with I'll Be Back Before Midnight, by [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

August 4, 2024    
7:00 pm
The Grand Marais Playhouse presents their summer theater festival showcasing two productions:  Curtain Up! by Peter Quilter, alternating performances with I'll Be Back Before Midnight, by [...]
Best Stargazing August

Best Stargazing August

August 4, 2024    
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 – [...]
Dark Sky Night at Split Rock Lighthouse

Dark Sky Night at Split Rock Lighthouse

August 7, 2024    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
To celebrate our dark skies, we will start the night off with a presentation by Bob King on the Northern Lights. He will cover what [...]
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 [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co

Thursday Art at Joy & Co

August 8, 2024    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Find your Joy! This summer, join us for White Box Art Night (self directed art- grab a box and discover what is inside) Thursdays 3:30 - [...]
Finland Farmers Market

Finland Farmers Market

August 8, 2024    
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Locally grown produce, and handmade goods from the Finland MN area. The Finland Farmers Market 2024 season runs from June 13th through October 3rd, every [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

August 8, 2024    
7:00 pm
The Grand Marais Playhouse presents their summer theater festival showcasing two productions:  Curtain Up! by Peter Quilter, alternating performances with I'll Be Back Before Midnight, by [...]
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, [...]
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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 [...]
Events on January 1, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 2, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 3, 2023
Events on January 4, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 5, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 6, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 7, 2023
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
1 Jan 23
Lutsen
Gunflint Mail Run
7 Jan 23
Grand Marais
Events on January 10, 2023
Events on January 15, 2023
Locals Night at the Winery
15 Jan 23
Lutsen
Events on January 17, 2023
Events on January 21, 2023
Best Stargazing January
21 Jan 23
Silver Bay
Events on January 27, 2023
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
27 Jan 23
Two Harbors
Events on January 28, 2023
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
27 Jan 23
Two Harbors
Events on January 29, 2023
Events on January 30, 2023
Events on January 31, 2023
Events on February 1, 2023
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Events on February 3, 2023
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