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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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Moose lick salt on road
March 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023    
All Day
When temps warm in the spring, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Law Day 5K
April 30, 2023    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
On April 30, 2023, Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN (LASNEM) will be hosting our second annual Law Day 5K in Duluth, MN as a [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 1, 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 & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 2, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 3, 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 & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 4, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Bald Eagle Chicks Hatch
May 5, 2023 - May 19, 2023    
All Day
Bald eagles migrate back up the North shore in March, lay 1-3 eggs in April and incubate them for about five weeks. Chicks hatch mid-May. [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 5, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023    
11:00 pm - 5:00 am
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is active between Apr. 15 and May 27 and peaks on May 5-6. The maximum rate for shooting stars in a clear [...]
Tour the North House Campus
May 6, 2023    
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, [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 8, 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 & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 9, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 10, 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 & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 11, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 12, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 13, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 16, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 18, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
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 [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 19, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
The Green Door Smelt Fry
May 20, 2023    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hear ye, Hear ye! The historic Green Door Smelt Fry returns to Beaver Bay on Saturday, May 20th, 2023. Featuring all-you-can-eat fried smelt using the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 20, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 23, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 24, 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 [...]
Children's Storytime: Pollinators
May 25, 2023    
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Park Naturalist for an exciting set of stories about our buzzing friends. Pollinators are an important part of the world around us, and often [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 25, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
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 [...]
Historic Cook County Culture Crawl
May 26, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
GRAB A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE FOR A COZY EVENING OF FUN AND CULTURE First, stop by either the Cook County History Museum at 8 [...]
Children's Story Hour at Drury Lane
May 27, 2023    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Muffin Man Summer Children’s Story Hour   The Reader: Kevin Kager, our co-owner and long time story reader, is sure to have kids (and adults) laughing [...]
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 [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 30, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
June 1, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
June 2, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
June 3, 2023    
6:00 pm
Tuesdays - Open Stage / Open Mic 6-9pm Thursdays - Cook County Trivia Night 6-8pm, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the [...]
Events on April 30, 2023
Law Day 5K
30 Apr 23
Events on May 1, 2023
Events on May 2, 2023
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
2 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 3, 2023
Events on May 4, 2023
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
4 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 5, 2023
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
5 May 23
Grand Marais
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
5 May 23
Silver Bay
Events on May 6, 2023
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
5 May 23
Silver Bay
Tour the North House Campus
6 May 23
Grand Marais
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Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
The Green Door Smelt Fry
20 May 23
Beaver Bay
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
20 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 21, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Events on May 22, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Events on May 23, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
23 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 24, 2023
Events on May 25, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Children's Storytime: Pollinators
25 May 23
Two Harbors
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
25 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 26, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Historic Cook County Culture Crawl
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 27, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Children's Story Hour at Drury Lane
27 May 23
Grand Marais
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
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
30 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
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
1 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 2, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
2 Jun 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 3, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
3 Jun 23
Grand Marais

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