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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

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

August 23, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing

Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing

August 24, 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 [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

August 24, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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, [...]
USFS Summer Naturalist Program

USFS Summer Naturalist Program

August 24, 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
U.S. Forest Service Nature Presentation at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

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

August 24, 2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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 [...]
August Music at Bluefin Grille

August Music at Bluefin Grille

August 24, 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 24, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
25 Aug

Weekly Group Mountain Bike Ride: Bearskin Lodge

August 25, 2022    
4:15 am
Join us for the group mountain bike ride, starting at Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail, every Thursday at 4:15. The ride is 9-12 miles [...]
Bird Banding

Bird Banding

August 25, 2022    
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. [...]
Craft Demonstration

Craft Demonstration

August 25, 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 [...]
USFS Summer Naturalist Program

USFS Summer Naturalist Program

August 25, 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
Intro to Wood Fired Baking

Intro to Wood Fired Baking

August 25, 2022    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Students will be introduced to baking bread using a wood fired oven. Each student will get to bake carta di musica and focaccia while exploring [...]
Local Food Market

Local Food Market

August 25, 2022    
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The weekly Market is where local food producers and their fans gather to share the bounty of the season! Supported by: Northwoods Food Project, Cook [...]
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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
Events on May 31, 2022
Events on June 1, 2022
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
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Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on June 4, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on June 5, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on June 6, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on June 7, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on June 8, 2022
The Giving Forest Exhibition
27 May 22
Grand Marais
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
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Events on June 9, 2022
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
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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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