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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 north shore events
grand portage pow wow
Grand Portage Rendevzous Days & Pow Wow
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Tori Finnish Marketplace & Music fest
PickUp Truck Opera: The Magic Flute

PickUp Truck Opera: The Magic Flute

August 13, 2022    
7:00 pm
An outdoor extravaganza that is fun for all ages! Mozart’s 1791 opera,  Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), is thrust into the not-so-distant future. Our young heroes are [...]
Tettegouche Concert in the Park - Shootin' the Breeze

Tettegouche Concert in the Park - Shootin' the Breeze

August 13, 2022    
7:00 pm
The Tettegouche Conert is hosted by Friends of Tettegouche State Park and features the talented local group, Shootin' the Breeze. There will be a campfire [...]
Tettegouche naturalist events

Tettegouche naturalist events

August 13, 2022    
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tettegouche naturalist events are open to everyone and free of charge. You will need a state park parking permit. Universe in the Park Universe in [...]
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing

Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing

August 14, 2022    
9:00 am
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 [...]
Craft Demonstration

Craft Demonstration

August 14, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week [...]
Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

August 14, 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 [...]
Visit Chippewa City Church

Visit Chippewa City Church

August 14, 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 [...]
PickUp Truck Opera: The Magic Flute

PickUp Truck Opera: The Magic Flute

August 14, 2022    
1:00 pm
An outdoor extravaganza that is fun for all ages! Mozart’s 1791 opera,  Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), is thrust into the not-so-distant future. Our young heroes are [...]
Naturalist Hike at the Glove

Naturalist Hike at the Glove

August 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor

August 15, 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 [...]
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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.  [...]
Harvest Booya
September 18, 2021    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Harvest Booya has been a 27 year tradition in Finland of celebrating community and serving a traditional Booya Stew carefully simmered overnight. We are excited [...]
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.
Events on August 29, 2021
North Shore Geology Walks
29 Aug 21
Schroeder
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Muffin Man at Drury Lane
4 Sep 21
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2021 Plein Air Grand Marais
17 Sep 21
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Harvest Booya
18 Sep 21
Finland
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17 Sep 21
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17 Sep 21
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