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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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Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Music at Harbor Rail Pub

October 22, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church

Visit Chippewa City Church

October 23, 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 [...]
Locals Night at the Winery

Locals Night at the Winery

October 25, 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 [...]
Best Stargazing

Best Stargazing

October 25, 2022    
7:00 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 – [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

October 28, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October Music Schedule 1 :: Jake Searl 7 :: Hannah Rey 14 :: Mumblin' Drew 15 :: John Cron 21 :: Hannah Rey 28 :: [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Music at Harbor Rail Pub

October 28, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church

Visit Chippewa City Church

October 29, 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

October 29, 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

October 29, 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, [...]
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

October 29, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October Music Schedule 1 :: Jake Searl 7 :: Hannah Rey 14 :: Mumblin' Drew 15 :: John Cron 21 :: Hannah Rey 28 :: [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Music at Harbor Rail Pub

October 29, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church

Visit Chippewa City Church

October 30, 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 [...]
Culture Crawl

Culture Crawl

November 4, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monthly event sponsored by the Cook County Historical Society. Begin your Friday evening between 5:00-7 p.m. at either the Cook County History Museum (8 S. [...]
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North Shore Geology Walks
August 29, 2021    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sugarloaf Cove is an incredible place to explore geology! Step back in geologic time and learn about the formation of the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake [...]
John A. Spelman III, Artist & Printmaker
September 4, 2021    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
From Appalachia to Minnesota's North Shore The bold and evocative styles of John A. Spelman III's artwork encourages us to consider the lives and landscapes [...]
Muffin Man at Drury Lane
September 4, 2021    
11:00 am
The Muffin Man will read a collection of books to kids and families every Saturday at 11am outside at the bookstore. Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather [...]
Radio Waves Music Festival
September 10, 2021 - September 11, 2021    
12:00 am
Radio Waves 14th Annual Music Festival will take place as a virtual, on-air event featuring 18 acts. This one-of-a-kind music gathering will be an on [...]
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, [...]
Jackpot / High Climber Grand Opening
September 17, 2021    
1:00 pm
The Superior Cycling Association is hosting a long-awaited Grand Opening of the Jackpot/High Climber mountain bike trails connecting the Britton Peak trails to Lutsen Mountains.  [...]
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.
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