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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!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

Music & Events at Up Yonder!

August 1, 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 [...]
Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

Grand Marais Playhouse Summer Theater Festival

August 1, 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 [...]
USFS Naturalist Programs

USFS Naturalist Programs

August 2, 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 [...]
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
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Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
January 27, 2023 - January 29, 2023    
All Day
January 27 - 29 ::  Jim Osbakken Memorial Open March 3 - 5. ::  5Y & Under Waffle Spiel March 24-26 Two Harbors Mixed Spiel [...]
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
January 29, 2023 - February 4, 2023    
All Day
Experience the premier long-distance sled dog race of the lower 48 and Northern Minnesota’s top winter attraction! World-class mushers including Jamie Nelson, John and Jason Baron have competed in the [...]
Two Harbors Winter Frolic
February 10, 2023 - February 12, 2023    
All Day
Embrace the fun of winter at the annual Two Harbors Winter Frolic with curling, winter kick-ball, smoosh races, outhouse races, outdoor bean bag tournament, photo scavenger [...]
19th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Run
February 18, 2023    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
19th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Run in Finland, MN Registration 9-10:30 Guided ride leaves at 10:30 Trailer parking on site Food & Beverages Auction & Raffle [...]
Best Stargazing February
February 20, 2023    
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 – [...]
Grand Marais Ole Opry VI
February 25, 2023    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The award-winning High 48’s with Becky Schlegel headline NSMA’s sixth Grand Marais Ole Opry. North shore old-time string band Up Jumped Trouble gets the crowd [...]
Moose lick salt on road
March 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023    
All Day
When temps warm in the spring, roads are salted to keep ice from forming. Like many of us, moose crave a little salt. Carefully drive [...]
Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiels
March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023    
All Day
March 3 - 5. ::  5Y & Under Waffle Spiel March 24-26 Two Harbors Mixed Spiel details and registration
A Song Without a Name | Friday Night Reels at Grand Marais Public Library
March 3, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday Night Reels is a wintertime film series with a line-up of award winners, international and indie titles. A new film is shown each Friday [...]
Nordic Ski Clinic with Team Birkie
March 4, 2023    
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Join us at Bearskin Lodge for two sessions of expert nordic ski instruction from members of Team Birkie. The clinic is open to everyone, is [...]
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Two Harbors Winter Frolic
10 Feb 23
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Two Harbors Winter Frolic
10 Feb 23
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Two Harbors Winter Frolic
10 Feb 23
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Best Stargazing February
20 Feb 23
Silver Bay
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