Date/Time
Event

November 18, 2021 - November 21, 2021
All Day

Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest
Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the North. Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, gear swap, dancing, film festival, speakers, this is a classic event to welcome the season of white. We welcome Featured Speaker Jon Turk back to campus with new stories of adventure and reflections on the healing power of nature.

The Winterer’s Gathering & Arctic Film Festival is a multi-day educational event that celebrates the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the north. Winter travel enthusiasts and northern culture admirers merge on the North House campus for four days of winter travel seminars, courses and workshops complemented by multiple evenings of inspiring thought-provoking international films about arctic life.

The Winterers—or Les Hivernants as the early North American Voyageurs referred to them– were brave, experienced individuals who signed on after the summer’s end to work at winter outposts scattered throughout the ‘interior’ of North America. In respect for the skills, traditions and spirit of this devoted group, the annual Winterer’s Gathering happens each year at the North House Folk School campus on the shore of Lake Superior.

November 20, 2021
2:00 pm

Tour the North House Campus
Tour the North House Campus

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, see craft in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building – no registration required. Free

November 27, 2021
2:00 pm

Tour the North House Campus
Tour the North House Campus

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, see craft in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building – no registration required. Free

December 4, 2021
2:00 pm

Tour the North House Campus
Tour the North House Campus

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, see craft in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building – no registration required. Free

December 11, 2021
2:00 pm

Tour the North House Campus
Tour the North House Campus

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, see craft in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building – no registration required. Free

December 18, 2021
2:00 pm

Tour the North House Campus
Tour the North House Campus

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, see craft in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building – no registration required. Free

January 8, 2022 - January 9, 2022
All Day

Gunflint Mail sled dog race
Gunflint Mail sled dog race

Trail Center Lodge | Grand Marais MN

The very northeastern tip of Minnesota is Cook County, a land blessed with stunning beauty. We have Gichigami, glacially sculpted boreal forests, an immense network of lakes and streams plus cold weather and snow. We are blessed with cold weather and snow here. It is in this land of remote beauty that dog sledding became a way of life. And it is this way of life that we celebrate with the Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race.

The Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race is a continuous race consisting of two legs of equal distance, separated by a mandatory layover. There are two classes in the race: a 12-dog, 100-mile race and an 8-dog, 65-mile race. Races will start and finish at Trail Center, with a rest break halfway through (also at Trail Center). Mushers, Volunteers and Spectators always welcome! Vet check on Friday, races all day Saturday, awards on Sunday.

The Gunflint Mail Run is in cooperation with and under a Special Use Permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

January 22, 2022 - January 23, 2022
All Day

Norpine Fat Bike Classic
Norpine Fat Bike Classic
Continue the tradition – ride the Norpine Fat Bike Classic in 2021! Experience fat biking on the Norpine Trails in Lutsen. Ride through stands of old growth cedars on Pisten Bully groomed trails while overlooking Lake Superior-winter riding doesn’t get better than this!
The Norpine Fat Bike Classic is presented by the Superior Cycling Association with the proceeds going to the Norpine Trail Association and the Superior Cycling Association to assist each organization in maintaining the highest quality trails in Cook County that we all like to ride. Join the fun.
2022 dates not yet finalized – details and registration here
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