First Friday Block Party
Friday, May 6th 4:00-8:00pm
Food, music, arts, culture and community combine to celebrate what makes this place so great. Info at Visit Cook County.
Ham 5k, Half Marathon, and Little Runts Run
Saturday, May 7th
On the Gunflint Trail, commemorating the green up of the forest and areas affected by the Ham Lake fire. The run immerses you in nature. Brought to you by the YMCA!
Ferns of the North Shore
Saturday, May 7th 10:00am
At Sugarloaf Cove Interpretive Center, Joe Walewski from Wolf Ridge ELC will introduce folks to the fascinating world of ferns. $2. Sugarloaf Cove Calendar.
Grand Marais Art Colony Exhibitions and Demonstrations
April through September select dates
Artist-in-Residence talks and community events. For details on Art Colony community events, check out their events calendar.
Memorial Weekend Art Along the Lake
Friday, May 27th - Monday, May 30th
See, savor, and explore with artists from Schroeder to Grand Portage. It's a vibrant art scene along the quiet shores of Lake Superior. Check out the full schedule and list of galleries
Opening Day at Cross River Heritage Center
Friday, May 27th, 10am
Prepared to open for the summer, the Cross River Heritage Center is the heart of Schroeder and the place to visit for local culture and heritage. Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm. Sundays 1pm-4pm. Closed Mondays. Through October 22nd.
Le Grand du Nord Bike Classic
Saturday, May 28th
Inaugural running of a north shore gravel bike classic. Amazing routes, food and beer, and outdoor enjoyment with family and friends. All the details here.
North House Folk School Events: Northern Landscapes
Events, seasonal celebrations, and community gatherings happen throughout the year at NHFS. Next up is Northern Landscapes, including ecology and birding courses, as well as featured speakers and a community pizza bake. Check out courses and event details here.
Boundary Waters Expo
Demonstrations, activities, speakers, stories, and more for the family's enjoyment and celebration of one of the most beautiful places this planet holds. At the Seagull Public Landing on the Gunflint Trail. More details here.
Take the new gondola from the Scandinavian Chalet over the Poplar River to the Summit Chalet. Spring dates and hours: Saturdays April 23&30 and May 7&14: 10a-4p. Saturday and Sunday May 21&22, 28&29: 10a-5p. May 30: 10a-3p.
Daily hours beginning June 4: 10a-5p.
Calendar of Music and Area Events
Check out the Calendar of Area Events for music and other happenings throughout Cook County.