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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

July 11, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July Music at Bluefin Grille
July Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on 7-9pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays plus Music by the Bonfire on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5-8pm

July 12, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday Kids' Day!
Tuesday Kids' Day!

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

Children under the age of 18 can visit the Chik-Wauk Campus free of charge. Staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects. A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center.
Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies.

July 12, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor
Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

Harbor Park Grand Marais | Grand Marais MN

Enjoy live, outdoor musical performances on the harbor in Grand Marais every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

Line up
July 3 :: Fred Anderson | North Shore Swing Band
July 4 :: Joe Paulik | Bump Blomberg
July 5 :: John Gruber
July 10 :: Pete Kavanaugh | Zahir Orest
July 17 :: Don Bauer
July 24 :: Chris Gillis | Fred Anderson
July 25 :: Roxanne Berglund | Briand Morrison
July 31 :: Dan Nelson Trio | North Shore Swing Band
August 1 :: Jim Miller
August 2 :: John Gruber
August 14 :: Chris Gillis | Don Bauer
August 21 :: Briand Morrison | Roxanne Berglund
August 22 :: Michelle Miller
Septmber 4 :: Zahir Orest

all other dates TBA

July 12, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Hedstrom Lumber Company Sawmill Tours
Hedstrom Lumber Company Sawmill Tours

Hedstrom Lumber Company | Grand Marais MN

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.

July 12, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Locals Night at the Winery
Locals Night at the Winery

North Shore Winery | Lutsen

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 some pizza from our wood-fired oven, and live music featuring local performers

July 12, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

Harbor Rail Pub | Two Harbors MN

July 12, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July Music at Bluefin Grille
July Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on 7-9pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays plus Music by the Bonfire on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5-8pm

July 13, 2022
9:00 am

Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing

Caribou Highlands Lodge | Lutsen MN

Join us for Tenkara fly fishing on one of the many tributaries of Lake Superior! This type of fishing is ideal for the narrow rivers around us, and it’s the perfect match for beginner or experienced fly anglers. Ages 14+.  $50

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July 13, 2022
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

Caribou Highlands Lodge | Lutsen MN

Join us on a paddling adventure as we take you on the pristine waters near the Superior National Forest! We’ll show you the paddling basics, take a quick portage, and share fun facts about the area along the way. Ages 5+.  $50

Tours lead by local expert guides you can trust.

Second session offered Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm

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July 13, 2022
1:45 pm

Full Buck Moon
Full Buck 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!

July 13, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

U.S. Forest Service Nature Presentation at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center
U.S. Forest Service Nature Presentation at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

The US Forest Service naturalists present a different Northwoods-themed topic each week. The presentation will be located outside on the front porch of Chik-Wauk Museum or if in-climate weather the presentation will be moved inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center (masks will be mandatory if held indoors).

The presentation is free and family-friendly – donations are always appreciated.

July 13, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

Harbor Rail Pub | Two Harbors MN

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

July Music at Bluefin Grille
July Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on 7-9pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays plus Music by the Bonfire on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5-8pm

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