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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!

Featured events

 

Culture Crawl

Culture Crawl

December 30, 2022    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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. [...]
Tour the North House Campus

Tour the North House Campus

December 31, 2022    
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, [...]
Snowmobile Races

Snowmobile Races

January 21, 2023    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration 11:00am Races Kick Off at Noon! (NO late entries) Awards Ceremony post racing (typically between 4pm - 5pm)
Jim Osbakken Memorial Open Bonspiel

Jim Osbakken Memorial Open Bonspiel

January 28, 2023 - January 29, 2023    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Snowmobile Club Fun Run

Snowmobile Club Fun Run

February 4, 2023    
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Two places to register at: Skyport Lodge 8am - 11am. Or Hungry Jack lodge 8am - 4:00pm Snowmobile, Drive, Fly!
Snowmobile Races

Snowmobile Races

February 18, 2023    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hungry Jack Lodge Drag Races Registration is at 11:00AM Races Kick Off at Noon (NO late entries) 600, 700, 800, 850, Improved, Open, & Outlaw. [...]
Trout Derby

Trout Derby

February 25, 2023    
All Day
This years Trout Derby will be on Gunflint Lake. Stay Tuned for more details to come!
Five & Under Waffle Spiel

Five & Under Waffle Spiel

March 4, 2023 - March 6, 2023    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Snowmobile Races

Snowmobile Races

March 11, 2023    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Poplar Haus Drag Races Registration is at 11am to Noon (NO late entries) Races will kick off ~12:15/12:30 $20 per class; $5 bib fee (returned [...]
Two Harbors Mixed Spiel

Two Harbors Mixed Spiel

March 25, 2023 - March 27, 2023    
All Day
Annual open bonspiel, details to come registration
Lutsen Mountains Extended Weekends

Lutsen Mountains Extended Weekends

April 15, 2023 - April 16, 2023    
All Day
Lutsen Mountains open for the end of the season. April 15-16 April 22-23 April 29-30
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George Morrison “Connections” Exhibit
April 18, 2022 - September 30, 2022    
12:00 am
At Grand Portage National Monument’s Heritage Center, the George Morrison Exhibit “Connections” will open the week of April 18, 2022. For this exhibit, the National Park Service (NPS) [...]
Sailing on the Hjørdis
June 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022    
10:00 am
The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis shares the name of the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged [...]
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
June 10, 2022 - August 27, 2022    
All Day
7-5 Summer Exhibition June 10 – August 27, 2022 7-5 is a celebration of the Art Colony’s place within the Great Lakes region as well [...]
Wolf Ridge 50th Reunion
August 26, 2022 - August 28, 2022    
All Day
We’re celebrating what was, what is, and could be at Wolf Ridge. Join current and former staff, community members, and supporters for a reunion weekend [...]
Music in the Park on Grand Marais Harbor
August 29, 2022    
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Enjoy live, outdoor musical performances on the harbor in Grand Marais every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday Line up July 25 :: Roxanne Berglund | Briand [...]
USFS Summer Naturalist Program
August 30, 2022    
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Hosted annually for over two decades, the US Forest Service hosts a summer series of Naturalist Programs at different resorts, campgrounds, and nature sites around Cook County! Programs are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:30am to 9pm and are FREE and open to the public. Click Title to see schedule
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
August 31, 2022    
9:00 am
Join us for Tenkara fly fishing on one of the many tributaries of Lake Superior! This type of fishing is ideal for the narrow rivers [...]
01 Sep
September 1, 2022    
4:15 am
Join us for the group mountain bike ride, starting at Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail, every Thursday at 4:15. The ride is 9-12 miles [...]
Bird Banding
September 1, 2022    
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Have you ever had the opportunity to see a wild bird up close? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is participating in bird research by banding birds. [...]
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 2, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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, [...]
02 Sep
September 2, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 [...]
Cook County Market
September 3, 2022    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farm and craft market Every Saturday
Introduction to Wilderness Canoeing
September 3, 2022    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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, [...]
Events on July 31, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 1, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 2, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 3, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 4, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 5, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 6, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 7, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 8, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 9, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 10, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 11, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 12, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 13, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 14, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 15, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 16, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 17, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 18, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 19, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 20, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 21, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 22, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 23, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 24, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 25, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 26, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 27, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
75th Anniversary Summer Exhibition
10 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 28, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Wolf Ridge 50th Reunion
26 Aug 22
Finland
Events on August 29, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Events on August 30, 2022
Events on August 31, 2022
Sailing on the Hjørdis
1 Jun 22
Grand Marais
Guided Tenkara Fly Fishing
31 Aug 22
Lutsen
Events on September 1, 2022
Bird Banding
1 Sep 22
Schroeder
Events on September 2, 2022
02 Sep
2 Sep 22
Grand Marais
Events on September 3, 2022
Cook County Market
3 Sep 22
Grand Marais

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