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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!

Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

Meet the Artist Summer Exhibition Series

October 21, 2023    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come meet a wide range of local artists and explore their work in a fun and casual atmosphere. Artist & Date June 3 :: Jan [...]
Author Meet & Greet: Polly Carlson Voiles and Consie Powell

Author Meet & Greet: Polly Carlson Voiles and Consie Powell

October 21, 2023    
1:00 pm
Meet your favorite authors and get a signed book: Star Party. When children and nature come together at the right moment, something magical happens. Join [...]
Grand Marais Harbor History tour

Grand Marais Harbor History tour

October 21, 2023    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This free tour begins at the History Museum in Grand Marais, Saturdays at 1 pm. Participants walk a short distance along the harbor to the [...]
Tour the North House Campus

Tour the North House Campus

October 21, 2023    
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, [...]
Author Talk: Jeremy Norton

Author Talk: Jeremy Norton

October 21, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In this remarkable memoir, Trauma Sponges: Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emergency Response, Jeremy Norton marshals twenty-two years of professional experience to offer, with [...]
Clover Valley Farm Trail

Clover Valley Farm Trail

October 22, 2023    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Clover Valley Farm Trail is a co-operative group of locally-owned, small farms located in or near Clover Valley, a farming community between Duluth and [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

October 22, 2023    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Open Mic

Open Mic

October 22, 2023    
5:00 pm
Head to Up Yonder on 61 (formerly Wunderbar/Harbor Light) every Sunday for Open Mic, hosted by Pete Kavanaugh! The fun starts at 5 pm. All [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

October 23, 2023    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

October 23, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Music in the Park, Grand Marais

Music in the Park, Grand Marais

October 24, 2023    
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative (GMMC) and Visit Cook County invite you to enjoy live music in the park, on the waterfront in downtown Grand [...]
Eric Frost Live at the Winery

Eric Frost Live at the Winery

October 24, 2023    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Tuesday, North Shore Winery features live music with singer and guitarist Eric Frost. And while visitors are also (and always!) welcome, Tuesdays is "Locals [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors

October 25, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
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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 [...]
Law Day 5K
April 30, 2023    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
On April 30, 2023, Legal Aid Service of Northeastern MN (LASNEM) will be hosting our second annual Law Day 5K in Duluth, MN as a [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 1, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Live Music & Events at Castle Danger Brewery
May 3, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays: Cribbage Nights 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Cribbage fans! This one is for you. Register to play by 5:45pm on Wednesday nights. Game play [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 3, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Thursday Afternoon Art
May 4, 2023    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us @ Joy & Co. Thursdays 4-6pm for fun demos and projects. More info can be found on our website and on Facebook Cost [...]
Bald Eagle Chicks Hatch
May 5, 2023 - May 19, 2023    
All Day
Bald eagles migrate back up the North shore in March, lay 1-3 eggs in April and incubate them for about five weeks. Chicks hatch mid-May. [...]
Live Music & Events at Castle Danger Brewery
May 5, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays: Cribbage Nights 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Cribbage fans! This one is for you. Register to play by 5:45pm on Wednesday nights. Game play [...]
Artist Reception - Dodie Logue
May 5, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tettegouche hosts year-round art shows in the Visitor Center. We hold a reception for these artists on the first Friday of the month. This month's [...]
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 5, 2023 - May 6, 2023    
11:00 pm - 5:00 am
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is active between Apr. 15 and May 27 and peaks on May 5-6. The maximum rate for shooting stars in a clear [...]
Tour the North House Campus
May 6, 2023    
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, [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 8, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Live Music & Events at Castle Danger Brewery
May 10, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays: Cribbage Nights 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Cribbage fans! This one is for you. Register to play by 5:45pm on Wednesday nights. Game play [...]
Live Music & Events at American Legion Post 109 in Two Harbors
May 10, 2023    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Karaoke at the American Legion in Two Harbors on Wednesdays all year, 7-10 pm, hosted by Fish. Come on out and sing a few! Open [...]
Fishing Opener 2023
May 13, 2023    
All Day
Whether you're going out at the stroke of midnight or heading out later into the day, Minnesota's fishing opener is a can't miss day of [...]
Moose Calves Born
May 19, 2023 - June 9, 2023    
All Day
Gangly, tawny moose calves are born about nine months after the autumn rut [mating season]. Born at 25-35 pounds, the average adult moose weighs close [...]
Best Stargazing May
May 19, 2023    
8:00 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 – [...]
Superior Spring Trail Race
May 20, 2023    
All Day
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 [...]
The Green Door Smelt Fry
May 20, 2023    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hear ye, Hear ye! The historic Green Door Smelt Fry returns to Beaver Bay on Saturday, May 20th, 2023. Featuring all-you-can-eat fried smelt using the [...]
Northern Lights May 23-25
May 23, 2023 - May 25, 2023    
8:00 pm - 4:00 am
The long range forecast shows a moderate chance of northern lights May 23-25. Check back late May 20th and we will update you as to [...]
Live Music & Events at Castle Danger Brewery
May 24, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays: Cribbage Nights 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Cribbage fans! This one is for you. Register to play by 5:45pm on Wednesday nights. Game play [...]
Spring Hike
May 25, 2023    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Park Naturalist on a leisurely hike to find new spring growth. Bring your camera and favorite wildflower book or borrow a guidebook for the [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 26, 2023    
12:00 am
Join us and test your wits at Historic Cook County Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the Cook County [...]
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
May 26, 2023 - August 26, 2023    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibiting Artists Mary Bergs Alexa Horochowski Ben Moren Galilee Peaches OPEN – Wednesdays – Saturdays, June-August 10 AM – 3 PM Member Preview May 26 [...]
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
May 27, 2023    
12:00 am
Join us and test your wits at Historic Cook County Trivia Night, bar style trivia hosted at Up Yonder and presented by the Cook County [...]
Clover Valley Farm Trail
May 28, 2023    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Clover Valley Farm Trail is a co-operative group of locally-owned, small farms located in or near Clover Valley, a farming community between Duluth and [...]
North House Folk School Northern Landscapes Festival
June 2, 2023 - June 4, 2023    
12:00 am
Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of this dynamic and rich northern landscape is the [...]
Events on April 30, 2023
Law Day 5K
30 Apr 23
Events on May 1, 2023
Events on May 4, 2023
Thursday Afternoon Art
4 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 5, 2023
Events on May 6, 2023
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
5 May 23
Silver Bay
Tour the North House Campus
6 May 23
Grand Marais
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Events on May 19, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Best Stargazing May
19 May 23
Silver Bay
Events on May 20, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Superior Spring Trail Race
20 May 23
Lutsen
The Green Door Smelt Fry
20 May 23
Beaver Bay
Events on May 21, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Events on May 22, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Events on May 23, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Northern Lights May 23-25
23 May 23
Silver Bay
Events on May 24, 2023
Events on May 25, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Northern Lights May 23-25
23 May 23
Silver Bay
Spring Hike
25 May 23
Two Harbors
Events on May 26, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 27, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Music & Events | Up Yonder on 61
27 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 28, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Clover Valley Farm Trail
28 May 23
Duluth
Events on May 29, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 30, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on May 31, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais
Events on June 1, 2023
Moose Calves Born
19 May 23
Summer Exhibition | Air – Openness
26 May 23
Grand Marais

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