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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!

Two Harbors Heritage Days

Two Harbors Heritage Days

July 11, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
All Day
Two Harbors Heritage Days is an annual four-day event held the first full Thursday through Sunday after the Fourth of July Holiday. The festival offers [...]
Bay Days

Bay Days

July 12, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
All Day
There will be plenty of activities and events that the whole family can enjoy - parade, car show, street dance, and lots of activities and [...]
Grand Marais Arts Festival

Grand Marais Arts Festival

July 13, 2024 - July 14, 2024    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 13, 2023 | 9am – 5pm Sunday, July 14, 2023 | 10am – 4pm The 33rd annual Grand Marais Arts Festival is a [...]
Lutsong Music Festival: A Weekend of Music, Art & Community

Lutsong Music Festival: A Weekend of Music, Art & Community

July 18, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
Overlooking Lake Superior and just up Ski Hill Road from Lutsen, comes the 3rd annual Lutsong Music Festival! The Caribou Highlands great lawn will host artisans, [...]
The Wolf | Bikepacking Race

The Wolf | Bikepacking Race

July 19, 2024 - July 21, 2024    
All Day
300 Mile, 3 Day/2 Night Bikepacking Race Two Harbors to Ely to Grand Marais to Two Harbors The Wolf is our three day bikepacking stage [...]
The Honest Heart Collective

The Honest Heart Collective

July 20, 2024    
8:00 pm
"Two brothers. A flicker of fire. An insatiable need to write together and an affinity for Irish whiskey. T​he Honest Heart Collective​ was born out [...]
95th Annual Fisherman's Picnic

95th Annual Fisherman's Picnic

August 1, 2024 - August 4, 2024    
All Day
This is way more than just shore lunch! It’s the Annual Fisherman's Picnic in downtown Grand Marais, filled with family, friends, and fun! Featuring Crazy [...]
Artist Reception: Emily Donovan

Artist Reception: Emily Donovan

August 2, 2024    
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 [...]
Lake County Fair

Lake County Fair

August 8, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
All Day
The Lake County Fair is an educational and fun weekend for all residents of Lake County and surrounding area. Presentations, judging, entertainment, food, and family [...]
Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow Wow

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow Wow

August 9, 2024 - August 11, 2024    
All Day
Annual Grand Portage Pow Wow, sponsored by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Ojibwe (Anishinaabe), is an American Indian cultural gathering focused on dance, [...]
Gitchi-Gami Trail Association's 24th Annual North Shore Bike Ride

Gitchi-Gami Trail Association's 24th Annual North Shore Bike Ride

August 17, 2024    
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The 24th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Association North Shore Bike Ride  will again offer 55-mile, 34-mile, and 28-mile route options, as well as an 8-mile family ride on [...]
The Honest Heart Collective

The Honest Heart Collective

August 24, 2024    
8:00 pm
"Two brothers. A flicker of fire. An insatiable need to write together and an affinity for Irish whiskey. T​he Honest Heart Collective​ was born out [...]
Heck of the North Bike Race

Heck of the North Bike Race

September 28, 2024    
All Day
105-, 54- and 18- Mile Bike Race Finland → Grand Marais → Finland 2024 marks the 16th anniversary of The Heck of the North! This [...]
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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) [...]
Oktoberfest Game Feed and Craft Brew Dinner
October 15, 2022    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$90, $20 beer pairing. Join us up in the Northwoods for a weekend of eating gourmet game foods and washing it down with a variety [...]
Moose Madness
October 20, 2022 - October 23, 2022    
All Day
The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais during the annual Moose Madness Family Festival! Enjoy the outdoors and learn a few facts about our celebrated [...]
Halloween Dance and Costume Contest
October 29, 2022    
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Evening Stars are a funk/soul band that will bring great dance music from the 30’s to the 80’s who will be performing from 8pm [...]
Lake Superior Jazz Festival
November 4, 2022 - November 6, 2022    
All Day
Friday, November 4 6pm  Brilliant Colors Jazz Trio,  Lutsen Resort Jazz Dinner 6pm  Dan Nelson Trio,  Cascade Lodge 8pm  Southside Aces & Andrew Walesch Orchestra,  [...]
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Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 21, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 22, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 23, 2022
Moose Madness
20 Oct 22
Grand Marais
Events on October 29, 2022
Halloween Dance and Costume Contest
29 Oct 22
Grand Portage
Events on November 4, 2022
Events on November 5, 2022

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