Friday, September 5th
A point-to-point (100% trail) ultramarathon which traverses the Sawtooth Mountain Range on the Superior Hiking Trail in the far reaches northern Minnesota . The course parallels the north-shore of Lake Superior, climbs to near 2000' peaks with breath-taking vistas of the lake and inland forests and crosses countless whitewater rivers and serene streams and meanders through mystic Boreal forests. The race starts at the Gooseberry Falls State Park Visitors’ Center, MN, and finishes at Caribou Highlands Lodge in Lutsen, MN.
Area residents and visitors of all ages are invited to come together for three days of music at Sweetheart’s Bluff in Grand Marais as part of the 7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival. Over 30 bands at an incredible outdoor venue, with dancing and children’s activities, are sure to make this year’s festival the best ever.
Sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio, the Radio Waves Music Festival features a diverse line-up that reflects the incredible talent and diversity of North Shore musicians. This year’s line-up offers a variety of genres, from rock to folk, jazz, swing, and country.
September 11th - 14th
Kick up your heels and raise your glass! At Unplugged XIII two new additions will add extra flavor–Saturday dancing under the big top tent and craft brews (beer and otherwise) with Fulton Beer. Sound tasty? Mark your calendar: September 11-14.
As always, Celebrating Craft and Community is at the event’s core. Three days jam packed with coursework, dancing and the folk artisan marketplace, a fundraising auction, PLUS three nights of music featuring 12+ performers.
October 17th - 19th
The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais this weekend! See all the madness from 2013 daily activities on the web page: Moose Madness Family Festival! Or click on link on this event for a PDF copy.
Signs of moose are all over town especially in shops, cafes, lodging facilities and many outdoor locations as you follow the clues to find the Hidden Medallion.
The Moose Madness Fun Run/Walk at Pincushion Trails! 9 am Saturday, October 18, it’s a Fundraiser for KIDS Plus & the Cook County Ski & Run Club.
There’s courses for Kids and Adults! Register at The Ski & Run Club website or call 218-387-2502.
Our favorite species specimen, “alces alces”, Murray-the-Moose, will be around town for the much sought-after photo opportunity, and moose-related activities are planned for everyone!
November 20th -24th
Visit the North House Fold School for the Winterer’s Gathering celebrates the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the North.
Join the diehard campers at the Harbor Side Winter Tent Camp. Share in the Deep Freeze Chili Feed, dance the night away at the Snowshoe Shuffle community contra dance, pick up some new gear at the Gear and Ski Swap, learn survival skills at Winter Skills Seminars and enjoy the International Arctic Films throughout the weekend.
As always, numerous courses will be offered, including Moccasin making, snowshoe construction, wooden tobaggons and preparing and preserving healthful meats. Register online or call 888-387-9762
November 28th - 30th
Welcome to A North Shore Holiday, a series of themed weekends in November and December that will make this a winter to remember — one adventure, hand-spun scarf, or parade led by a Scandinavian gnome at a time.
Need to get ‘unstuffed’ from your Thanksgiving feasting? We’ve got plenty to keep you busy all weekend long
It’s Lutsen Mountains Thanksgiving Family Festival weekend featuring Turkey bowling and holiday concerts Friday and Saturday nights at Papa Charlie’s.
One part Christmas sweater contest, one part quirky small-town Christmas parade, a million parts awesome: the ‘Oh Ole Night’ Christmas Parade in Grand Marais.
This is Ole as in Sven & Ole’s, a parade throwdown challenge to all those of Nordic descent to have the most Christmas spirit and win the traveling Gnome trophy and bragging rights for a year. Who will prevail – Norwegians, Swedes, Finns or another hearty folk? Parade at 5:00 p.m. down Wisconsin St. – stick around, we’ve been known to loop it twice!
Tree Lighting and Parade in Grand Marais on Friday, November 28, whatever the weather. Win some cold cash for parade entry!
Tree Lighting and Caroling in Harbor Park at 4:45 p.m. a Wee One named Rio will light up the tree at 5 p.m. to kick off the paraders.
Also Friday evening at 4 – 7 p.m. Tree Lighting and Caroling at Last Chance Gallery in Lutsen for their annual Holiday Market weekend.
Saturday, November 29, it’s Shop Local, Small Business Saturday throughout our county!
Calendar of Area Events