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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!

 

Gunflint Mail Run

Gunflint Mail Run

January 7, 2023    
All Day
The very northeastern tip of Minnesota is Cook County, a land blessed with stunning beauty. We have Gichigami. And glacially sculpted boreal forests. And an [...]
Intro to Ice Fishing at Tettegouche State Park

Intro to Ice Fishing at Tettegouche State Park

January 7, 2023    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Have you ever wondered what is up with all of those folks who spend their days staring down dark holes in the ice every winter? [...]
Hannah Rey at Ledge Rock Grille

Hannah Rey at Ledge Rock Grille

January 14, 2023    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come for dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and stay for local favorite Hannah Rey in the fireside room and bar at Larsmont Cottages.
Snowmobile Races

Snowmobile Races

January 21, 2023    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration 11:00am Races Kick Off at Noon! (NO late entries) Awards Ceremony post racing (typically between 4pm - 5pm)
Baptism River Snowshoe at Tettegouche State Park

Baptism River Snowshoe at Tettegouche State Park

January 21, 2023    
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Winter travel over frozen rivers is a good way to see the landscape from a different and unique perspective. Wildlife use these natural corridors in [...]
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels

Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels

January 27, 2023 - January 29, 2023    
All Day
January 27 - 29 ::  Jim Osbakken Memorial Open March 3 - 5. ::  5Y & Under Waffle Spiel March 24-26 Two Harbors Mixed Spiel [...]
Culture Crawl

Culture Crawl

January 27, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
GRAB A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE FOR A COZY EVENING OF FUN AND CULTURE First, stop by either the Cook County History Museum at 8 [...]
Jim Osbakken Memorial Open Bonspiel

Jim Osbakken Memorial Open Bonspiel

January 28, 2023 - January 29, 2023    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
John Beargrease Sled Dog Maratjon

John Beargrease Sled Dog Maratjon

January 29, 2023 - February 4, 2023    
All Day
Experience the premier long-distance sled dog race of the lower 48 and Northern Minnesota’s top winter attraction! World-class mushers including Jamie Nelson, John and Jason Baron have competed in the [...]
Artist's Reception at Tettegouche State Park

Artist's Reception at Tettegouche State Park

February 3, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gordon Dietzman Tettegouche State Park hosts monthly art shows at the Visitor Center and our January artist is "Ranger" Gordon Dietzman. Please join us for [...]
Snowmobile Club Fun Run

Snowmobile Club Fun Run

February 4, 2023    
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Two places to register at: Skyport Lodge 8am - 11am. Or Hungry Jack lodge 8am - 4:00pm Snowmobile, Drive, Fly!
Hannah Rey at Ledge Rock Grille

Hannah Rey at Ledge Rock Grille

February 4, 2023    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come for dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and stay for local favorite Hannah Rey in the fireside room and bar at Larsmont Cottages.
Two Harbors Winter Frolic

Two Harbors Winter Frolic

February 10, 2023 - February 12, 2023    
All Day
Embrace the fun of winter at the annual Two Harbors Winter Frolic with curling, winter kick-ball, smoosh races, outhouse races, outdoor bean bag tournament, photo scavenger [...]
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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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