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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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Featured events

Northern Lights :: August 17 !!

50 Years on the Gunflint (told in 1 hour) :: August 26

Harbor History Tour :: September 3

The Secret Lives of Mushrooms

The Secret Lives of Mushrooms

August 21, 2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teresa Marrone is the lead author of three regional mushroom ID guides, as well as the sole author of four ID guides for wild berries [...]
Naturalist Hike at the Glove

Naturalist Hike at the Glove

August 21, 2022    
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Explore unfamiliar territory while escaping large crowds with our guided hiking tour in the Superior National Forest! We’ll be sure to point out flora and [...]
Weekend Wine Down

Weekend Wine Down

August 21, 2022    
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Each Sunday of the summer, North Shore Winery hosts a new musician on their outdoor stage and natural amphitheater! Seating is available, but bring your [...]
Music by the Lake

Music by the Lake

August 21, 2022    
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for Music by the Lake, a family friendly event most Sundays this summer. Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and get ready [...]
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

August 21, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

August 22, 2022    
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Enjoy live, outdoor musical performances on the harbor in Grand Marais every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday Line up July 25 :: Roxanne Berglund | Briand [...]
August Music at Bluefin Grille

August Music at Bluefin Grille

August 22, 2022    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

August 22, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
USFS Summer Naturalist Program

USFS Summer Naturalist Program

August 23, 2022    
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Hosted annually for over two decades, the US Forest Service hosts a summer series of Naturalist Programs at different resorts, campgrounds, and nature sites around Cook County! Programs are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:30am to 9pm and are FREE and open to the public. Click Title to see schedule
Tuesday Kids' Day!

Tuesday Kids' Day!

August 23, 2022    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 [...]
Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

August 23, 2022    
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Enjoy live, outdoor musical performances on the harbor in Grand Marais every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday Line up July 25 :: Roxanne Berglund | Briand [...]
Hedstrom Lumber Company Sawmill Tours

Hedstrom Lumber Company Sawmill Tours

August 23, 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.
Locals Night at the Winery

Locals Night at the Winery

August 23, 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 [...]
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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) [...]
The Giving Forest Exhibition
May 27, 2022 - June 19, 2022    
12:00 am
Gallery Exhibition featuring Kimberly Layer May 27 - June 19 Gallery Hours May: Mondays 10-4, Thursdays-Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 1-4 June: Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays [...]
Season Opener
May 27, 2022 - May 30, 2022    
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Zip. Climb. Fun for all ages 3 and up.  May 27 to 30th 10 to 6. Reservations encouraged
Tau Herculids Meteor Shower
May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022    
All Day
In 1930, astronomers spotted comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 and a possible meteor shower was predicted as Earth passed close to its debris field. Little activity was [...]
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 [...]
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
June 10, 2022 - August 27, 2022    
All Day
7-5 Summer Exhibition June 10 – August 27, 2022 7-5 is a celebration of the Art Colony’s place within the Great Lakes region as well [...]
Events on May 29, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Season Opener
27 May 22
Silver Bay
Events on May 30, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Season Opener
27 May 22
Silver Bay
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The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
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The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 10, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 11, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 12, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 13, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 14, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 15, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on June 16, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 17, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 18, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 19, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 20, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 21, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 22, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 23, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 24, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 25, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 26, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 27, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 28, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 29, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 30, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on July 1, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on July 2, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais

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