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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.

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Grand Portage Rendevzous Days & Pow Wow
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Tori Finnish Marketplace & Music fest
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

August 13, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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, [...]
Try-it: Timber Framing

Try-it: Timber Framing

August 13, 2022    
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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 [...]
Craft Demonstration

Craft Demonstration

August 13, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 [...]
Tori Finnish Marketplace & Music Fest

Tori Finnish Marketplace & Music Fest

August 13, 2022    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Something Different for Summer Fun! A community-centered, family-friendly, FREE day highlighted by stellar music, line-up-for-it-it's-so-good herring fish burgers, Finnish sausage, and grilled corn, crafters, vendors and demos and tours of Finnish culture and heritage.
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Two Harbors Farmers Market

August 13, 2022    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Locally grown produce, and handmade goods fresh from your neighbor.
USFS Summer Naturalist Program

USFS Summer Naturalist Program

August 13, 2022    
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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 Cook County! Programs are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:30am to 9pm and are FREE and open to the public. Click Title to see schedule
Children’s Story Hour

Children’s Story Hour

August 13, 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

August 13, 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

August 13, 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

August 13, 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, [...]
August Music at the Birch Terrace

August Music at the Birch Terrace

August 13, 2022    
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Birch Terrace Supper Club & Lounge is the place to be for live, outdoor music, great food, and fine cocktails. Listen to live music [...]
August Live Music at Cascade Restaurant & Pub

August Live Music at Cascade Restaurant & Pub

August 13, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August Calendar of Music at Cascade Pub 4 :: Pat Eliasen 6 :: Sky Blue Jazz 11 :: Thea Ennen and Dave Ja Vue 13 [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

August 13, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August Music Schedule 5 :: Hannah Rey 6 :: Elsa Lee 12 :: Hannah Rey 13 :: Northeast Timberland Band 19 :: Billy Johnson 20 [...]
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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, [...]
North Shore Readers & Writers NonFest
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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Moose Madness
22 Oct 21
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Moose Madness
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Muffin Man Outdoor Story Hour
23 Oct 21
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Halloween Open Bonspiel
29 Oct 21
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Halloween Open Bonspiel
29 Oct 21
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