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North Shore Calendar of 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!

Date/Time
Event

June 18, 2022
7:00 pm

Bantix
Bantix

Tracks N Racks | Beaver Bay MN

Good musical energy and a night of non-stop entertainment brought to you by a group of sharp-witted, seasoned musicians… BANTIX brings you the best and most danceable rock from 4 decades and country!

June 19, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Photography at the Rock
Photography at the Rock

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

featuring Steve Simmer

“Photography at the Rock,” a rotating monthly photography show in the lobby of the visitor center at Split Rock Lighthouse, showcases landscape and wildlife photographers of the area.

Our featured photographer for the month of June is Steve Simmer, a natural resource professional and outdoor photographer based out of the Twin Cities.

Meet Steve and talk with him about his work and approach. His photographs will be on display at the visitor center from June 1 through June 30.

June 20, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music at Bluefin Grille
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.
June Musician Schedule
1 :: Joe Paulik
3 :: Jim McGowan
6 :: Pete Kavanaugh
8 :: Southpaws Duo
10 :: Kevin Buck
13 :: Briand Morrison
15 :: John Gruber
17 :: Southpaws Duo
20 :: Kevin Buck
22 :: Tim Haussner
24 :: Joe Paulik
27 :: Jim McGowan
29 :: Pete Kavanaugh

June 22, 2022
All Day

Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice

The sun will be at it’s closest point and it will be the longest day of the year. This is also the first day of summer – Estival solstice

June 22, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

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 or if in-climate weather the presentation will be moved inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center (masks will be mandatory if held indoors).

The presentation is free and family-friendly – donations are always appreciated.

June 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music at Bluefin Grille
Live Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.
June Musician Schedule
1 :: Joe Paulik
3 :: Jim McGowan
6 :: Pete Kavanaugh
8 :: Southpaws Duo
10 :: Kevin Buck
13 :: Briand Morrison
15 :: John Gruber
17 :: Southpaws Duo
20 :: Kevin Buck
22 :: Tim Haussner
24 :: Joe Paulik
27 :: Jim McGowan
29 :: Pete Kavanaugh

June 23, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Finland Farmer's Market
Finland Farmer's Market

Clair Nelson / Finland Community Center | Finland MN

Produce, eggs, canned items, handmade items.

We are able to accept credit cards, EBT and SNAP.

June 16 – October 6
Every Thursday

June 23, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

June Live Music at Cascade Restaurant & Pub
June Live Music at Cascade Restaurant & Pub

Cascade Lodge Pub | Lutsen MN

Thu June 2 :: Acoustic duo Gene Lafond and Amy Grillo
Sat June 4 :: tba
Thu June 9 :: Southpaws – Al Oikari and Steve Johnson
Sat June 11 :: Singer and guitarist Andrew Huber
Thu June 16 :: Singer/songwriter Joe Paulik
Sat June 18 :: Singer and guitarist John Gruber
Thu June 23 :: Singer and guitarist Jim Miller
Sat June 25 :: The Dan Nelson Quartet
Thu June 30 :: Singer/songwriter Andy Keith

 

June 23, 2022
7:00 pm

Two Harbors City Band
Two Harbors City Band

Thomas Owens Park | Two Harbors MN

A Two Harbors summer tradition! Live music by the Two Harbors City Band.

Bring a blanket or chair, arrive early and enjoy an evening of music.

On many of the Thursday nights, local organization sponsor ice cream socials to go along with the concert!

June 24, 2022 - June 26, 2022
All Day

Lutsen 99er Mountain Bike Race
Lutsen 99er Mountain Bike Race

Lutsen Mountains | Lutsen MN

The Lutsen 99er is an ultra-marathon mountain biking event in Lutsen. There are 4 distances including 19er, 39er, 69er and 99er mile options, catering to all riding levels and abilities. There are also free kids’ races the morning after the event. The course consists of snowmobile and ski trails, Forest Service roads, and a bit of pavement and single track. The event begins and ends at Lutsen Mountains.

Friday, June 24, 2-8:30pm

Check-in, Live Music, BBQ, Fulton beer and North Shore Winery sampling

Saturday, June 25 Race Day

Breakfast, check-in. 7:30 am race start and  7:30pm awards ceremony

Sunday, June 26, Kids’ Races

Junior, Mini and Micro Niner races

June 24, 2022 - July 17, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Through Our Hands VI
Through Our Hands VI

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

A Celebration of All Things Fiber

Knitting – Weaving – Handspun Fibers – Paper – Wuilting – Rugs – Baskets – Beadwork – Clothing – Jewelry – Accessories – Felt
created by the Northwoods Fiber Guild

Opening Reception  June 24 5-7pm

Gallery Hours … Wednesday-Saturday & Monday 10am-4pm  and Sunday 1-4pm

June 24, 2022
5:00 pm

6th Annual Lutsen Block Party
6th Annual Lutsen Block Party

Downtown Lutsen | Lutsen MN

Food, Beer, Vendors and prizes as we celebrate communiyt.

Live music by Boyd ‘Bump’ Blomberg 5-7pm

June 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Author Staci Lola Drouillard: Seven Aunts Book Talk
Author Staci Lola Drouillard: Seven Aunts Book Talk

Drury Lane Books | Grand Marais MN

Staci Lola Drouillard is the bestselling author of Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe.
She has just published a new book, Seven Aunts.

Part memoir, part cultural history, these memories of seven aunts holding home and family together tell a crucial, often overlooked story of women of the twentieth century. Listen to Staci read from the book, discuss her writing process, and sign books.

We hope to hold this event outside on the bookstore lawn, so dress for the weather! In the event of rain, we will be inside the bookstore.

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