Events at the Resort

Live Music in the Lobby

Saturdays 7pm-10pm

A rotating ticket of regional musicians perform every Saturday.  Cozy up in a comfortable couch in our historic front lobby with a front and center view of the Lake.

24th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend

October 31st- November 2nd

Each year the North Shore Music Association sponsors a great weekend for Bluegrass musicians and fans at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior.
Friday is check-in, registration and jamming, Saturday is a Mandolin workshop with Emory Lester, more jamming and an evening concert by our featured group, and Sunday is… more jamming before check-out. It’s a pickin’ weekend in a relaxed setting, and a wonderful opportunity to connect with your Bluegrass friends. There’s no cap on workshop participants, so relax and register when you arrive.

The weekend includes a Saturday evening performance open to the public.
Reserve your rooms now for your bluegrass weekend at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior! Don’t miss their “3 days for the price of 2″ special, for Bluegrass Masters Weekend attendees only. Call (888) 752-2399 for reservations.


Fall Food & Wine Adventure Weekend

November 7th - 9th

We're celebrating the Autumn Harvest with a unique selection of wines paired with a delicious menu prepared from this season's harvest.

Vineyard owner Rob Wetzel from Alexander Valley Vineyards joins Chef Rob for a weekend of delicious food and fabulous wine!

Friday Night is Flight Night, Saturday is a six course wine dinner, and Sunday is a champaign brunch. Call 800.258.8736 for reservations.


Lake Superior Storm Festival

November 7th - 9th

The second annual Lake Superior Storm Festival — a celebration of Superior’s wild side. There’s nothing quite like a November gale — wind howling, icy waves lashing the rocks, a shiver of awe running down your spine. Treat yourself to a storm-season retreat before the bedlam of the holidays begins. This event honors the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake.

Events held at the resort on Saturday, Nov. 8:

10:00 a.m. The Life and Loss of the Henry Steinbrenner
In a suite overlooking Lake Superior, hear local expert Jim Shinners tell the story of the Henry Steinbrenner, the most recent ship to be lost along Minnesota’s famed north shore. Jim will take you back to the life of this ship from her keel laying to her third and final sinking in a fast moving storm near Isle Royale in 1953.

12:00 p.m. Wave Dash
You have probably heard of a “polar plunge.” Wave Dash takes the idea one step further — literally. You don’t just dunk in Lake Superior — you run into it.

That’s right. Take a quick, chilly dash into Lake Superior, contribute to a good cause, and win bragging rights for life, a and a special festival gift of a logo fleece hat. Afterward, warm up with cocoa or coffee and a roaring fire. Changing rooms, towels and refreshments provided.

Suggested $10 donation benefits the Lutsen Volunteer Fire Department and EMTs.

1:30 p.m. Seasons of the North Shore
In a suite overlooking Lake Superior, photographer Paul Sundberg will share images and stories of the North Shore, highlighting wildlife, scenery and — of course — storms.

Click here to see a full Lake Superior Storm Festival event schedule.

Area Events

Moose Madness Festival

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!

 

Winters Gathering and Arctic Film Festival

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

O Ole Night - A North Shore Holiday

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!

Themed Weekends:

 

Calendar of Area Events

Check out the Calendar of Area Events for all live music in the area.

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