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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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Lutsen Mountains Thanksgiving Weekend
November 24, 2022 - November 27, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the weekend!
Holiday Art Underground
November 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hand-made original art in pottery, jewelry, woodcuts and more. Lots to choose from.
Mall of AmericInn
December 1, 2022    
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
34+ local business, crafters and artists. will be setting up mini-stores at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Silver Bay. Come to one location and [...]
Northwoods Fiber Guild Annual Holiday Sale & Open House
December 3, 2022    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Northwoods Fiber Guild has a community tradition of high quality, handcrafted, often one-of-a kind, fiber related items not found at other holiday craft sales. [...]
Historic Cook County Trivia Night
December 6, 2022    
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 [...]
North Shore Open Bonspiel
December 10, 2022 - December 12, 2022    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Local Artists' Market
December 11, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art + Ice Cream! Shop for your holiday gifts, while enjoying delicious ice cream. This one-day event features six local, women artists including: - Ebenezer [...]
Borealis Chorale & Christmas Concerts
December 11, 2022 - December 12, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Three years after their last concert, the Borealis Chorale & Orchestra (BCO) has reconvened and is excited to perform for the community! Concerts will be [...]
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Mall of AmericInn
1 Dec 22
Silver Bay
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North Shore Open Bonspiel
10 Dec 22
Two Harbors
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North Shore Open Bonspiel
10 Dec 22
Two Harbors
Local Artists' Market
11 Dec 22
Grand Marais
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North Shore Open Bonspiel
10 Dec 22
Two Harbors
Borealis Chorale & Christmas Concerts
11 Dec 22
Grand Marais
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