Date/Time
Event

May 21, 2022
All Day

Superior Spring Trail Race
Superior Spring Trail Race

Lutsen Mountains | Lutsen MN

The Superior Spring Trail Races 50KM, 25KM & 12.5KM are extremely hilly, rugged and technical trail-races which traverse the Sawtooth Mountain Range via the Superior Hiking Trail

* 15 day lottery registration window opens on January 1 and closes on January 15, drawing is held by January 25.

May 28, 2022
8:00 am

Le Grand du Nord
Le Grand du Nord

Cook County Community YMCA | Grand Marais MN

110 mile, 54 mile, & 26 mile Gravel Classic

Welcome one and all to the 7th edition of Le Grand du Nord!

Le Grand represents one of the most amazing gravel courses in the United States. Beginning in Grand Marais, Minnesota’s spectacular harbor, all three events follow the shores of Lake Superior before climbing to their final destinations. With more than 5500 ft of climbing and a decidedly remote feel, the 110 mile course is beautifully challenging. The 54 mile course has plenty of climbing and miles of forested roads. The 26 mile “marathon” route is a Le Grand-worthy introduction to gravel cycling with its mix of paved and gravel roads, climbing and great Lake Superior views.

Registration and info

May 29, 2022 - May 31, 2022
All Day

Tau Herculids Meteor Shower
Tau Herculids Meteor Shower

In 1930, astronomers spotted comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 and a possible meteor shower was predicted as Earth passed close to its debris field. Little activity was detected since then. But in 1995, comet SW3 had a tremendous breakup, splitting into multiple pieces that spewed a lot of dust. Our planet has a nice chance of hitting its field this year.

May 30, 2022
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Best Stargazing
Best Stargazing

New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing.

Here’s a great way to start – look due north after the sun has set and find the Big Dipper constellation [see photo] with its telltale 3-star handle and 4-star dipper.

In the spring, the dipper is at ’12-o’clock’ with the dipper facing down/handle to the right.

June 14, 2022
6:45 am

Full Strawberry Moon
Full Strawberry Moon

The full moon is an amazing sight.

Along the north shore and away from the lights of a city, it lights up the night sky.

Be sure to listen for wolves howling!

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 28, 2022
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Best Stargazing
Best Stargazing

New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing.

Here’s a great way to start – look due north after the sun has set and find the Big Dipper constellation [see photo] with its telltale 3-star handle and 4-star dipper.

In the summer, the dipper is at ‘9-o’clock’ and hangs dipper down.

July 13, 2022
1:45 pm

Full Buck Moon
Full Buck Moon

The full moon is an amazing sight.

Along the north shore and away from the lights of a city, it lights up the night sky.

Be sure to listen for wolves howling!

July 28, 2022
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Best Stargazing
Best Stargazing

New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing.

Here’s a great way to start – look due north after the sun has set and find the Big Dipper constellation [see photo] with its telltale 3-star handle and 4-star dipper.

In the summer, the dipper is at ‘9-o’clock’ and hangs dipper down.

July 29, 2022 - July 30, 2022
12:00 am - 5:00 am

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

The Southern Delta Aquariids are predicted to produce between 15 to 20 meteors per hour low in the sky, and are best around 3 a.m.

August 11, 2022 - August 12, 2022
12:00 am - 4:00 am

Perseids Meteor Shower
Perseids Meteor Shower

Waiting until the early hours of the morning might allow you to see between 15 and 20 meteors per hour, originating from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle

August 11, 2022
8:30 pm

Full Sturgeon Moon
Full Sturgeon Moon

The full moon is an amazing sight.

Along the north shore and away from the lights of a city, it lights up the night sky.

Be sure to listen for wolves howling!

August 27, 2022
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Best Stargazing
Best Stargazing

New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing.

Here’s a great way to start – look due north after the sun has set and find the Big Dipper constellation [see photo] with its telltale 3-star handle and 4-star dipper.

In the summer, the dipper is at ‘9-o’clock’ and hangs dipper down.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
GRAND MARAIS WEATHER
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

Get North Shore travel tips delivered to your inbox