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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!

Split Rock Lighthouse event: Tree ID Walk

Split Rock Lighthouse event: Tree ID Walk

July 28, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
We are surrounded by forest on the North Shore, but how many of its trees do we know by name? Come join a park naturalist [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

July 28, 2024    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

July 28, 2024    
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sundays 3-6pm Medicine River Wednesdays 6-9pm Joe Paulik on the Rooftop Thursdays 6-9pm Bump Blomberg on the Rooftop Fridays 7 or 8pm, live music Saturdays [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

July 28, 2024    
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sundays Weekend Wine Down 3:30 - 5:30pm musicians and bands on our outdoor stage and natural amphitheater Tuesdays Local Day 5-7pm local discounts and local [...]
Music by the Lake

Music by the Lake

July 28, 2024    
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for our beloved annual music series, Music by The Lake, where family and community come together for an unforgettable lakeside experience on Devil [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

July 28, 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 [...]
Music on the Mountain

Music on the Mountain

July 28, 2024    
7:00 pm
Join us every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night for free live music at the tent located right outside of Moguls Grille and Tap Room! Friday & [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-terios Mammals

Gooseberry Falls event: Moose-terios Mammals

July 29, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stop on by the nature cart as we uncover and discuss one of North America's most elusive and moose-sterious creatures found in our neck of [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

July 29, 2024    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander

Gooseberry Falls event: Mindful Meander

July 29, 2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a mindful meander along the North Shore as we focus on techniques to fully engage all our senses while taking in the [...]
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Live Music at Bluefin Grille

July 29, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8-10pm throughout the summer. Join us for music by the campfire with legendary [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

July 30, 2024    
All Day
Join United State Forest Service in summer-long naturalist programs. Everyone welcome. Tuesdays 10:30am-noon :: Birds in the Morning at Caribou Highlands Lodge 12:30-2pm :: Lumber [...]
North Shore Winery events

North Shore Winery events

July 30, 2024    
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sundays Weekend Wine Down 3:30 - 5:30pm musicians and bands on our outdoor stage and natural amphitheater Tuesdays Local Day 5-7pm local discounts and local [...]
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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 [...]
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
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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 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
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