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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 [...]
Thursday Art at Joy & Co

Thursday Art at Joy & Co

August 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 [...]
Gene Lafond

Gene Lafond

August 2, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Gene LaFond 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 2, 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 [...]
Silver Bay Music in the Park : Joyann Parker Band

Silver Bay Music in the Park : Joyann Parker Band

August 2, 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The fourth season of a series of eight free Friday night outdoor concerts will be held every Friday night from July 19, 2024, through September [...]
Cook County Market

Cook County Market

August 3, 2024    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Cook County Market, featuring the work of local artists and artisans, is an outdoor market held every Saturday from Memorial Day Weekend through Moose [...]
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Two Harbors Farmers Market

August 3, 2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Small town farmer's market featuring produce, bread, jams & jellies, plants, coffee, food trucks, specialty food items, baked items and crafts. All served up with [...]
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 [...]
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George Morrison “Connections” Exhibit
April 18, 2022 - September 30, 2022    
12:00 am
At Grand Portage National Monument’s Heritage Center, the George Morrison Exhibit “Connections” will open the week of April 18, 2022. For this exhibit, the National Park Service (NPS) [...]
Sailing on the Hjørdis
June 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
10:00 am
The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis shares the name of the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged [...]
The Keeper’s View: Bringing History to the Surface
July 31, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Keeper’s View returns for a second year at Split Rock Lighthouse. Join us for an evening featuring the experts on shipwreck mapping, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society. With tours exploring the infamous Mataafa Blow of 1905 that was responsible for the creation of Split Rock Lighthouse, one can cap off the stormy evening with a free catered meal by Bellisio’s and a beacon lighting to celebrate Split Rock’s 112th anniversary. 
Buffet in a Box
August 3, 2022    
12:00 am
Get a homemade meal in a box! Includes Lena's fishcakes with tartar sauce, Swedish meatballs with gravy, baked ham, potato salad, corn on the cob, [...]
93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
August 4, 2022 - August 7, 2022    
All Day
It's back! The 93rd Annual Grand Marais Fisherman's Picnic: the fish toss, an excellent parade, Kiddie Rides, live music, the fishburger stand, crazy daze sales [...]
Hedstrom Lumber Company Sawmill Tours
August 9, 2022    
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sawmill tours are held twice a week during the summer tourist season. These tours are led by the interpreters of the US Forest Service. Learn about the history of our hundred-year-old sawmill, timber harvesting, sawmill processing, lumber products, and byproducts as you wander through a tour of the biggest hands-on sawmill in Minnesota, watching the lumber be processed, seeing employees in action, and getting an eyeful of our complex (and sometimes vintage) machinery! Tours are free of charge, but require a reservation.
Grand Portage Rendezvous Days & Celebration Pow-wow
August 12, 2022 - August 14, 2022    
All Day
The hustle and bustle of summer activity peaked with the North West Company Rendezvous held here at Grand Portage. This was the time when furs [...]
Lunafest
August 20, 2022    
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join the Violence Prevention Center for our 11th annual Lunafest! Lunafest is a traveling film festival featuring short films made by women about women. This [...]
Locals Night at the Winery
August 30, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
While tourists are of course still welcome, each Tuesday, North Shore Winery will be offering Local Discounts, Local Music, and Local food! Come by for [...]
Events on July 31, 2022
Events on August 1, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Buffet in a Box
3 Aug 22
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
4 Aug 22
Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
4 Aug 22
Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
4 Aug 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 7, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
93rd annual Fisherman's Picnic
4 Aug 22
Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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1 Jun 22
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1 Jun 22
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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1 Jun 22
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1 Jun 22
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1 Jun 22
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 20, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Lunafest
20 Aug 22
Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on August 30, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Locals Night at the Winery
30 Aug 22
Lutsen
Events on August 31, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 1, 2022
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