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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!

Chippewa City Church Tours

Chippewa City Church Tours

August 2, 2024    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Historic Cook County invites you to tour St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, known locally as the “Chippewa City Church" every summer weekend, Fri - Sun, [...]
Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

Live Music at Gunflint Tavern

August 2, 2024    
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sundays 3-6pm Medicine River Wednesdays 6-9pm Joe Paulik on the Rooftop Thursdays 6-9pm Bump Blomberg on the Rooftop Fridays 7 or 8pm, live music Saturdays [...]
Live Music at the Birch Terrace

Live Music at the Birch Terrace

August 2, 2024    
4:00 pm
The Birch Terrace Supper Club and Lounge in Grand Marais features live music on the deck/patio overlooking Grand Marais Harbor, Friday & Saturday evenings, featuring [...]
Gene Lafond

Gene Lafond

August 2, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Larsmont Cottages presents dinner at Ledge Rock Grille and music with Gene LaFond in the fireside room and bar. Come enjoy great food and live [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Fanning the Flames

Gooseberry Falls event: Fanning the Flames

August 2, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Discover the art of building fires and explore fire building structures and techniques. You will learn about how to ignite, maintain, and extinguish your campfires [...]
Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

August 2, 2024    
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesdays, Open Stage 6pm Thursdays Cook County Trivia Night, 6-8pm  except 3rd Thursday 3rd Thursday North SHore Swing Band, 7-9pm Weekends various music and bands July 19 [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Learning Knots

Gooseberry Falls event: Learning Knots

August 2, 2024    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Instead of looping your rope one-hundred times and hoping nothing flies off the top of your car, come learn how to tie knots you may [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

August 2, 2024    
7:00 pm
The Grand Marais Playhouse presents their summer theater festival showcasing two productions:  Curtain Up! by Peter Quilter, alternating performances with I'll Be Back Before Midnight, by [...]
Music on the Mountain

Music on the Mountain

August 2, 2024    
7:00 pm
Join us every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night for free live music at the tent located right outside of Moguls Grille and Tap Room! Friday & [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Night Flyers

Gooseberry Falls event: Night Flyers

August 2, 2024    
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
details coming soon
Silver Bay Music in the Park : Joyann Parker Band

Silver Bay Music in the Park : Joyann Parker Band

August 2, 2024    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The fourth season of a series of eight free Friday night outdoor concerts will be held every Friday night from July 19, 2024, through September [...]
Gooseberry Falls event: Universe in the Park

Gooseberry Falls event: Universe in the Park

August 2, 2024    
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
details coming soon Meet outside visitor center.
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 3, 2024    
All Day
Join United State Forest Service in summer-long naturalist programs. Everyone welcome. Tuesdays 10:30am-noon :: Birds in the Morning at Caribou Highlands Lodge 12:30-2pm :: Lumber [...]
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Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
December 16, 2023 - January 7, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for our latest exhibit, Spirit of Place from local artist Jayne Richards. Spirit of Place refers to “the unique, distinctive and cherished aspects [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
December 31, 2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this winter from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands [...]
Christmas Eve at Justine's
December 31, 2023    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ring in the New Year at Justine's with family and friends while you enjoy a spectacular view overlooking Gunflint Lake and the Canadian Border with [...]
First Day Hike
January 1, 2024    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Start the New Year off on the right foot (and the left) and join the park naturalist, on January 1, from 1-4 pm, for a [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 4, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
January 4, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 5, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
January 6, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
January 7, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this winter from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 11, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
January 11, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Two Person Champagne Open Bonspiel
January 12, 2024 - January 14, 2024    
All Day
Typically scheduled for early January, with 2-person teams competing, plus champagne with dinner. Contact Duane Hasegawa at dkazusa@gmail.com. details
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 12, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
January 13, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
January 14, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this winter from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands [...]
Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks
January 15, 2024    
All Day
Minnesota state parks are open year-round, and there's a state park within 30 miles of most Minnesotans and 8 North Shore State Parks. With a [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 18, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
January 18, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 19, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Intro to Ice Fishing on Lax Lake
January 20, 2024    
All Day
Come out to Lax Lake and go ice fishing with your family and friends. Tettegouche State Park staff will be on hand to loan you [...]
Fiber Circle
January 20, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Snowmobile Drag Races at Skyport
January 20, 2024    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Skyport Lodge Drag Races Registration is at 11:00AM Races Kick Off at Noon (NO late entries) See you out on the track!
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
January 21, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this winter from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands [...]
Finland Winter Market January
January 21, 2024    
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Bringing our farm and craft market into the winter, we will offer markets on November 19, December 17, January 21 and February 18. Stop by!
Snowshoe Hike along the Baptism River
January 21, 2024    
1:00 pm - 3:30 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 [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 25, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
January 25, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Jim Osbakken Memorial Open Bonspiel
January 26, 2024 - January 28, 2024    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
January 26, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
January 27, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Chasing the North Wind Book Launch & Author Signing
January 27, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Historic Cook County is pleased to announce the release of the new book titled Chasing the North Wind, a Memoir of One Woman’s Lifelong Love [...]
Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison
January 28, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us every Sunday this winter from 10 am-12 pm for Jazz Brunch with guitarist Briand Morrison at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 1, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Fiber Circle
February 1, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Live Music at Mogul's Grille & Taproom
February 2, 2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music every Thursday and Friday at Moguls Grille & Taproom from 4:00pm [...]
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter Opening Reception
February 2, 2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the opening reception of Hygge: the Warmth of Winter, a collaborative exhibition and 5th annual members’ show from the North [...]
Snowmobile Club Fun Run
February 3, 2024    
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Two places to register at: Skyport Lodge 8am - 11am. Or Hungry Jack lodge 8am - 4:00pm Please make sure you visit all our sponsors [...]
Fiber Circle
February 3, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hygge Party Thursdays | 6-7pm This free, drop in fiber circle at Dappled Fern yarn shop is reminiscent of that first Hygge Party. Slip on [...]
Cook County Winter Market
February 3, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
NEW Cook County Winter Market series! Come support these amazing local artists & makers!
Events on December 31, 2023
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Christmas Eve at Justine's
31 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on January 1, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
First Day Hike
1 Jan 24
Silver Bay
Events on January 2, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on January 3, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Events on January 4, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
4 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Events on January 5, 2024
Events on January 6, 2024
Spirit of Place Gallery Exhibition
16 Dec 23
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
6 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Events on January 7, 2024
Events on January 11, 2024
Fiber Circle
11 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Events on January 12, 2024
Events on January 13, 2024
Two Person Champagne Open Bonspiel
12 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
13 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Events on January 14, 2024
Events on January 15, 2024
Events on January 18, 2024
Fiber Circle
18 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Events on January 19, 2024
Events on January 20, 2024
Intro to Ice Fishing on Lax Lake
20 Jan 24
Silver Bay
Fiber Circle
20 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Snowmobile Drag Races at Skyport
20 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Events on January 21, 2024
Events on January 25, 2024
Fiber Circle
25 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Events on January 26, 2024
Events on January 27, 2024
Jim Osbakken Memorial Open Bonspiel
26 Jan 24
Two Harbors
Fiber Circle
27 Jan 24
Grand Marais
Events on January 28, 2024
Events on February 1, 2024
Fiber Circle
1 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Events on February 2, 2024
Events on February 3, 2024
Snowmobile Club Fun Run
3 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Fiber Circle
3 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Cook County Winter Market
3 Feb 24
Grand Marais

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