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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!

Featured events

 

Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

November 17, 2022 - November 20, 2022    
All Day
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, [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Music at Harbor Rail Pub

November 18, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Lutsen Mountains Opening Weekend

Lutsen Mountains Opening Weekend

November 19, 2022 - November 20, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the season this weekend!
Tour the North House Campus

Tour the North House Campus

November 19, 2022    
2:00 pm
From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Music at Harbor Rail Pub

November 19, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Best Stargazing

Best Stargazing

November 23, 2022    
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing. Here’s a great way to start – [...]
Lutsen Mountains Thanksgiving Weekend

Lutsen Mountains Thanksgiving Weekend

November 24, 2022 - November 27, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the weekend!
Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks

Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks

November 25, 2022    
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 [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Music at Harbor Rail Pub

November 25, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Tour the North House Campus

Tour the North House Campus

November 26, 2022    
2:00 pm
From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, [...]
Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Music at Harbor Rail Pub

November 26, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 1 :: Morning Bird 8 :: Adam Moe 22 :: Nate Weiler November 5 :: Adam Moe 12 :: Nate Weiler 19 :: Morning [...]
Lutsen Mountains Early Season Friday-Sunday

Lutsen Mountains Early Season Friday-Sunday

December 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the season this weekend!
Culture Crawl

Culture Crawl

December 2, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monthly event sponsored by the Cook County Historical Society. Begin your Friday evening between 5:00-7 p.m. at either the Cook County History Museum (8 S. [...]
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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, [...]
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.
Grand Marais Apple Festival
October 16, 2021    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
3 orchard tours + pick your own apples 10am-5pm Ray Block Orchard at 36 East Rosebush Lane Stan Bautch Orchard @ 1315 East Highway 61 [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History tour
October 16, 2021    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The tour begins at the Museum and you will walk out to the lighthouse breakwater with a guide who will point out the visible relics [...]
Moose Madness
October 22, 2021 - October 23, 2021    
12:00 am
The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival, the third weekend in October! Our favorite species specimen, "alces alces," [...]
Muffin Man Outdoor Story Hour
October 23, 2021    
11:00 am
Grab a cocoa and settle in for storytelling!
Night Climbing at the North Shore Adventure Park
October 23, 2021    
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Climb under the lights and enjoy the glow of the park in the evening! Only 7 Saturdays this fall! September 11 - October 23. Conquer [...]
Halloween Open Bonspiel
October 29, 2021 - October 30, 2021    
All Day
Typically scheduled for the last weekend in October or early November, with 4-person teams competing, plus a costume contest, with prizes awarded for the best [...]
Lutsen Fall Community Celebration
October 31, 2021    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the Lutsen Fall Community Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 1-3 p.m. at Grand View Park. Halloween costumes welcome. There will be hot beverages, [...]
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November 4, 2021 - November 11, 2021    
12:00 am
The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival is a biennial event that locates, celebrates, and fosters the literary arts and engagement with the written word. [...]
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2021 Plein Air Grand Marais
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Moose Madness
22 Oct 21
Grand Marais
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Moose Madness
22 Oct 21
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Muffin Man Outdoor Story Hour
23 Oct 21
Grand Marais
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Halloween Open Bonspiel
29 Oct 21
Grand Marais
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Halloween Open Bonspiel
29 Oct 21
Grand Marais
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