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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!

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 [...]
North House Folk School Basket Week

North House Folk School Basket Week

October 1, 2024 - October 7, 2024    
All Day
Join us for a gathering of basket-makers, both advanced and aspiring! Basketry embodies the soul of traditional craft: simple tools, natural materials and skilled hands [...]
North House Folk School Family Weekend

North House Folk School Family Weekend

October 18, 2024 - October 19, 2024    
All Day
Here in Minnesota, kids get a long weekend in October known to most as “MEA.” Use that school break for a folk school break and [...]
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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 [...]
Sweetwater Shakedown
March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023    
All Day
The cool nights and warm spring sun that pushes North Shore maples into producing the finest maple syrup in the world coincidentally are the best [...]
Tour the North House Campus
April 8, 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, [...]
Giant Easter Egg Hunt
April 9, 2023    
9:00 am
9am - Slopes of Lutsen Mountains Kids of all ages are invited to hunt for over 500 eggs hidden along the slopes! Lift ticket required.
Mountain Meltdown Festival
April 14, 2023 - April 15, 2023    
All Day
Details coming soon! For more information check here.
Alice in Wonderland | at Grand Marais Playhouse
April 14, 2023    
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Adults $15, Youth $10, Family( up to 5) $50 The Grand Marais Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland by Alice Gerstenberg from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in [...]
Alice in Wonderland | at Grand Marais Playhouse
April 15, 2023    
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Adults $15, Youth $10, Family( up to 5) $50 The Grand Marais Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland by Alice Gerstenberg from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in [...]
Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2023    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Celebrate 2023 Earth Day with Park Naturalist, Michaela! Come and learn about the geology of the North Shore and how the Great Lakes were created. [...]
Lyrids Meteor Shower
April 22, 2023    
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
The Lyrid meteor shower is a medium-strength shower that's active between April 16-25 each year, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS). It will peak on the night of [...]
Ann Reed | Arrowhead Center for the Arts
April 29, 2023    
7:00 pm
For more than forty years, Ann Reed has used her rich, resonant voice and songwriting skills to tell stories of the human experience with humor, [...]
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 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 [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
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Sweetwater Shakedown
31 Mar 23
Lutsen
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Tour the North House Campus
8 Apr 23
Grand Marais
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Earth Day Celebration
22 Apr 23
Two Harbors
Lyrids Meteor Shower
22 Apr 23
Silver Bay
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Law Day 5K
30 Apr 23
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Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
5 May 23
Silver Bay
Tour the North House Campus
6 May 23
Grand Marais

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