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North Shore Calendar of 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!

Date/Time
Event

June 11, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Falcons Live!
Falcons Live!

Tettegouche State Park Visitor’s Center | Silver Bay MN

drop-in event

The peregrine falcon has long fascinated people across the globe, known for its dramatic migration and amazing flight. Where 60 years ago there were none, today nearly 350 nesting pairs of falcons make their home in the Upper Midwest. At the Visitor Center

June 11, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Photography at the Rock
Photography at the Rock

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

featuring Steve Simmer

“Photography at the Rock,” a rotating monthly photography show in the lobby of the visitor center at Split Rock Lighthouse, showcases landscape and wildlife photographers of the area.

Our featured photographer for the month of June is Steve Simmer, a natural resource professional and outdoor photographer based out of the Twin Cities.

Meet Steve and talk with him about his work and approach. His photographs will be on display at the visitor center from June 1 through June 30.

June 11, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Two Harbors Farmers Market
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Burlington Station | Two Harbors MN

Locally grown produce, and handmade goods fresh from your neighbor.

Plant Sale on Opening Day :: May 28

June 11, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children’s Story Hour
Children’s Story Hour

Drury Lane Books | Grand Marais MN

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 picture books!

Every Saturday at 11 AM
Outside on the bookstore lawn
(canceled in poor weather, call ahead)

June 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

June Live Music at Cascade Restaurant & Pub
June Live Music at Cascade Restaurant & Pub

Cascade Lodge Pub | Lutsen MN

Thu June 2 :: Acoustic duo Gene Lafond and Amy Grillo
Sat June 4 :: tba
Thu June 9 :: Southpaws – Al Oikari and Steve Johnson
Sat June 11 :: Singer and guitarist Andrew Huber
Thu June 16 :: Singer/songwriter Joe Paulik
Sat June 18 :: Singer and guitarist John Gruber
Thu June 23 :: Singer and guitarist Jim Miller
Sat June 25 :: The Dan Nelson Quartet
Thu June 30 :: Singer/songwriter Andy Keith

 

June 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors MN

June Music Schedule

3 :: Billy Johnson
4 :: Driftless Revelers
10 :: Hannah Rey
11 :: Elsa Lee
17 :: John Cron
18 :: Hannah Rey
24 :: Adam Moe
25 :: Jason Shooler

June 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Local Author Talk: Sam Zimmerman & Thomas Peacock
Local Author Talk: Sam Zimmerman & Thomas Peacock

Drury Lane Books | Grand Marais MN

oin Ojibwe author Thomas Peacock and Ojibwe artist Sam Zimmerman as they discuss their new books and sign copies. Peacock is the author of a dozen books on Ojibwe history and culture, most recently the novel Walking Softly and the children’s picture book The Fire, about the Minnesota fire of 1918.

Zimmerman is a fine art painter with a new coffee table book of paintings and stories titled Following My Spirit Home. His work explores his Ojibwe heritage primarily preserving shared oral histories, reimagining the symbolism of the clan animals while incorporating the natural landscape of Lake Superior’s North Shore.

June 11, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jim McGowan Live at Lutsen Resort
Jim McGowan Live at Lutsen Resort

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

Join singer and guitarist Jim McGowan in the beautiful lobby of Lutsen Resort, overlooking Lake Superior.  Jim is always entertaining, and he’s sure to play songs that you know and love. Prepare for a good time!

June 12, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Book Signing
Book Signing

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

Come meet Sam Zimmerman and Thomas Peacock, the author and artist of the new book, Following my Spirit Home. Sam and Thomas will be at Split Rock Lighthouse to personalize your copy!

June 12, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Photography at the Rock
Photography at the Rock

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

featuring Steve Simmer

“Photography at the Rock,” a rotating monthly photography show in the lobby of the visitor center at Split Rock Lighthouse, showcases landscape and wildlife photographers of the area.

Our featured photographer for the month of June is Steve Simmer, a natural resource professional and outdoor photographer based out of the Twin Cities.

Meet Steve and talk with him about his work and approach. His photographs will be on display at the visitor center from June 1 through June 30.

June 13, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music at Bluefin Grille
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.
June Musician Schedule
1 :: Joe Paulik
3 :: Jim McGowan
6 :: Pete Kavanaugh
8 :: Southpaws Duo
10 :: Kevin Buck
13 :: Briand Morrison
15 :: John Gruber
17 :: Southpaws Duo
20 :: Kevin Buck
22 :: Tim Haussner
24 :: Joe Paulik
27 :: Jim McGowan
29 :: Pete Kavanaugh

June 14, 2022
6:45 am

Full Strawberry Moon
Full Strawberry Moon

The full moon is an amazing sight.

Along the north shore and away from the lights of a city, it lights up the night sky.

Be sure to listen for wolves howling!

June 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music at Bluefin Grille
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.
June Musician Schedule
1 :: Joe Paulik
3 :: Jim McGowan
6 :: Pete Kavanaugh
8 :: Southpaws Duo
10 :: Kevin Buck
13 :: Briand Morrison
15 :: John Gruber
17 :: Southpaws Duo
20 :: Kevin Buck
22 :: Tim Haussner
24 :: Joe Paulik
27 :: Jim McGowan
29 :: Pete Kavanaugh

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