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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

July 15, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Craft Demonstration
Craft Demonstration

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

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 a different instructor will be featured and visitors will have the opportunity to observe their hands at work as well as ask questions about the craft.

FREE
June 30-July 3 :: Christine Novotny – Weaving
July 7-10 :: Kim Garrett – Rosemaling
July 14-17 :: Nate White – Turned & Hand Carved Wooden Bowls
July 21-24 :: Tara Austin – Rosemaling
July 28-31 :: Jim Sannerud – Woodworking, Woodturning & Woodcarving
August 4-7 :: Julie Arthur (Weaving & Wool Dyeing ) and Angela Robins (Woodturning)
August 11-14 :: Caleb Mattison (Wood-Fired Baking) and Marybeth Garmoe (Broom Making)
August 18-21 :: Cheryl Larsen – Metal Dye Printing
August 25-28 :: Mary MacDonald – Weaving
September :: TBA

July 15, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Hedstrom Lumber Company Sawmill Tours
Hedstrom Lumber Company Sawmill Tours

Hedstrom Lumber Company | Grand Marais MN

Sawmill tours are held twice a week during the summer tourist season. These tours are led by the interpreters of the US Forest Service. Learn about the history of our hundred-year-old sawmill, timber harvesting, sawmill processing, lumber products, and byproducts as you wander through a tour of the biggest hands-on sawmill in Minnesota, watching the lumber be processed, seeing employees in action, and getting an eyeful of our complex (and sometimes vintage) machinery!

Tours are free of charge, but require a reservation.

July 15, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Culture Crawl
Culture Crawl

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

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. Broadway Ave.) or Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery (115 W. Wisconsin St.). Complete an event card by visiting both locations and receive a free beverage at The Gunflint Tavern in downtown Grand Marais.

2022 Culture Crawl dates
June 17 | July 15 | August 12 | September 9 | October 7 | November 4 | December 2 | December 30

July 15, 2022
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Evening Stars at Birch Terrace Supper Club
Evening Stars at Birch Terrace Supper Club

Birch Terrace Lounge Patio | Grand Marais MN

Live Music on the deck with Evening Stars

July 15, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors MN

July Music Schedule

1 :: Hannah Rey
2 :: Northeast Timberland Band
8 :: Elsa Lee
9 :: Skarlett Woods
15 :: Billy Johnson
16 :: Hannah Rey
22 :: Adam Moe
23 :: Cory Coffman
29 :: John Cron
30 :: Marc Gartman

July 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night

Harbor Rail Pub | Two Harbors MN

July 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July Music at Bluefin Grille
July Music at Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille on 7-9pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays plus Music by the Bonfire on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5-8pm

July 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music at Harbor Rail Pub
Music at Harbor Rail Pub

Harbor Rail Pub | Two Harbors MN

July

1 :: Jason Owen
2 :: The Rhizomes & Breanne Marie
8-10 :: Heritage Days
15 :: Tracy Parks
22 :: Luke Heikkila
23 :: Melvin, Fish, and Franco
29 :: Adam Moe
30 :: John Cron

August

4 :: Tracy Parks
5 :: Skarlett Woods
6 :: Mate Weiler
12 :: Jason Owen
19 :: Tracy Parks
27 :: Melvin and Fish

September

2 :: Jason Owen
3 :: Morning Bird
16 :: Adam Moe
17 :: Nate Weiler

October

1 :: Morning Bird
8 :: Adam Moe
22 :: Nate Weiler

November

5 :: Adam Moe
12 :: Nate Weiler
19 :: Morning Bird

December

3 :: Adam Moe

July 15, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Charlie Parr - Silver Bay Music In The Park Concert
Charlie Parr - Silver Bay Music In The Park Concert

Silver Bay Shopping Center | Silver Bay MN

Join us in City Center Park for a FREE concert – an evening of the amazing Charlie Parr on the outdoor stage. Charlie will have just returned from a European tour.
An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980’s in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250 shows a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. Resonator fueled folk songs from Duluth Minnesota.

July 16, 2022 - July 17, 2022
All Day

Salmon Classic
Salmon Classic

Silver Bay Marina | Silver Bay MN

Excellent annual fishing tournament with proceeds supporting the Silver Bay Parent-Teacher Organization. 3 Divisions – King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Lake Trout with top 5 place winners in each division. Open to all fisherman including a youth division with prizes,

Starting at 3:30am on Saturday, the marina building will be open for all your needs! Tickets, ice, sale items, coffee, and cinnamon/caramel rolls!

July 16, 2022
8:30 am - 11:00 am

Grand Views Tour
Grand Views Tour

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

Have you ever seen a photo of Split Rock Lighthouse and wondered where that was taken? The Grand Views Tour will show you some of the best spots within the historic site and Split Rock Lighthouse State Park to capture the iconic lighthouse.

This two and half hour guided hike also shares stories about life at the station and the relationship Split Rock had with the surrounding area. Be sure to pack a snack and water! This tour is considered moderate in difficulty and involves uneven terrain and elevation changes.

$35 – buy tickets

also offered August 20, September 24 and October 1, 8 & 15

July 16, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cook County Market
Cook County Market

Cook County Farm & Craft Market | Grand Marais MN

Farm and craft market

Every Saturday

July 16, 2022
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing

Caribou Highlands Lodge | Lutsen MN

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, take a quick portage, and share fun facts about the area along the way. Ages 5+.  $50

Tours lead by local expert guides you can trust.

Second session offered Wednesdays 1:30-4:30pm

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