Date/Time
Event

August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
All Day

Pow Wow and Rendezvous Days
Pow Wow and Rendezvous Days

Grand Portage National Monument | Grand Portage MN

Pow-Wow, The Traditional Gathering and Grand Portage National Monument Rendezvous Days

Visitors and tribal members alike are invited to watch and participate in ceremonial pow-wow dances. Vendors offer a wide selection of arts, crafts and Native American food. The Grand Portage Pow-Wow is an alcohol free event. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Grand Portage Band and its heritage. Music, dancing, craft demonstrations, and hands-on workshops ensure an exciting weekend at the Grand Portage National Monument Rendezvous Program.

  • Daily Schedules of presentations, workshops and contests
  • The Stockade, reconstructed buildings and historic encampment are open to the public from 9 am – 5 pm.
  • The Heritage Center is open 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Rendezvous re-enactors gather to camp and challenge each other. Please feel free to interact with historic participants. They are here to help you understand and enjoy this Rendezvous re-enactment and provide you with an opportunity to learn more about Grand Portage and its relationship with the fur trade.
    Participants are eager to answer your questions, to explain activities going on in their camps, and to show you materials and equipment they have on display.

Admission to Rendezvous and the National Monument grounds is free. Donations to support future events and interpretive programs are appreciated.

August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
All Day

Pow-Wow, The Traditional Gathering and Rendezvous Days
Pow-Wow, The Traditional Gathering and Rendezvous Days

Grand Portage National Monument | Grand Portage MN

The Grand Portage Band of Minnesota Chippewa holds a traditional Pow-Wow adjacent to the National Monument the same weekend as the Rendezvous, sponsored by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Visitors and tribal members alike are invited to watch and participate in ceremonial pow-wow dances.
Vendors offer a wide selection of arts, crafts and Native American food.
The Grand Portage Pow-Wow is an alcohol free event.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Grand Portage Band and its heritage.
Friday – Sunday
FREE ADMISSION

No drugs or alcohol permitted on Pow-Wow Grounds.
Schedule subject to change.

August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
All Day

Under the Spreading Walnut Tree
Under the Spreading Walnut Tree

Under the Spreading Walnut Tree | Two Harbors MN

More than 25 fine artists participating this year, many are returning artists. This includes artists from Duluth, Superior, Two Harbors, cities nearby this area as well as some Twin Cities artists.

Friday, August 11 :: 3-7pm
Saturday, August 12 :: 10am-5pm
Sunday, August 13:: 10am-5pm
Music on Saturday and Sunday by folk musician Thea Ennen.

Christine & Terry Williams – art event coordinators, Infinity Arts & Designs, 612-695-2341

August 12, 2017
All Day

Tori Music Festival

Finland MN Heritage Site | Finland MN

With the incredible musical talent up and down the shore, you can enjoy a variety of local bands and solo musicians as you tap your toes to continuous music all day long from our music stage. In Finnish, Tori means “open marketplace” so it has grown to include local artists, merchants, and demonstrations such as blacksmithing, fiber arts, basket making, spoon carving, candle making, broom making, and many others.   You can purchase items from many vendors including  knives apparel, books, cards, jewelry, wooden boxes, photography, hand woven rugs, flowers and plants.  The huge variety changes every year so come out and see what’s new.

As a fundraiser for the Historical Society our volunteers sell food including our famous herring burgers, beef on a bun, tacos in a bag, potato salad, hot dogs, brats, Bob’s awesome corn on the cob, homemade desserts, pop, rootbeer floats, popcorn, and more. There is a silent auction with articles and experiences to bid on including overnight stays in local venues as well as dining and hand made goods.  Or take a chance on our cash raffle consisting of $1500 in prizes.

 

The event is FREE and there is plenty of parking on site.  Come for the day and enjoy the local atmosphere and people of Finland, MN both today and in the past.  Free will donations are accepted and appreciated.  Your donations go to help preserve this fine historical site for generations to come.

August 12, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cook County Market
Cook County Market

Cook County Market | Grand Marais MN

Fresh produce, herbs, jams & jellies, and all crafts like woodworking, soy candles, fiber arts are handmade by North Shore residents. Downtown Grand Marais in the Municipal Parking Lot by the Senior Center from 9 AM – 1 PM Saturdays beginning May 27th through mid – October weather permitting.

August 12, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Good Morning Birds!
Good Morning Birds!

Caribou Highlands Lodge | Lutsen MN

This beginning bird hike will introduce you to both why birding is fun, and how to not be baffled by all the different kinds in a bird book.  Though geared toward families and beginners, birders of all levels are welcome to join us.  The more eyes we have, the more we see.

Free!

August 12, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Marie Westerman & Jill Ewald Exhibit

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Marie Westerman is a fiber artist who does pictorial weaving. Jill Ewald is an artist who works with many mediums including oil paint, graphite, conte crayon, encaustic and charcoal, and recently, thread.

Johnson Heritage Post is open Monday through Saturday from 10 – 4 (closed Tuesdays) and Sunday 1 – 4.

For more information please call Johnson Heritage Post at 387-2314.

August 12, 2017
10:00 am

SHT Guided Hike
SHT Guided Hike

Temperance River State Park | Schroeder MN

Temperance River Wayside to Britton Peak

4.8 miles Hike along the Temperance River and climb to Carlton Peak to enjoy far-reaching views. Meet at Britton Peak Trailhead Parking Lot. At Hwy 61 mile 82.8, turn left on Cook Co. Rd. 2 (Sawbill Trail) and go 2.7 mi. to parking lot on right.

All SHTA hikes begin at 10:00 a.m. rain or shine. All hikes are free of charge and open to the public. Each hike is led by a member of the Superior Hiking Trail Association and many include an orientation and briefing by an area naturalist. Wear sturdy boots or hiking shoes, bring lunch, beverages and insect repellant. *** The meeting place is always the end point of the hike. We use a group car shuttle to do the hike. All of the hikers get into half of the cars and those cars go to the starting point of the hike and everyone does the hike. Then at the end of the hike, those with cars at the end point give people with cars at the start point a ride back to their cars. Everyone always drives their own car. It might sound complicated but this system works well! ***

August 12, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Young Children's Story Hour with The Muffin Man
Young Children's Story Hour with The Muffin Man

Drury Lane Books | Grand Marais MN

The Muffin Man reads stories for young children at Drury Lane Books store in Grand Marais, every Saturday from May 27th to September 2nd.

August 12, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Interpretive Hike
Interpretive Hike

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

August 12, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Harbor History Walking Tour
Harbor History Walking Tour

Cook County Historical Museum | Grand Marais MN

Meet at the Cook County Historical Society Museum for a guided, one hour long walk around the harbor. The tour guide will show photos and tell a bit about the development of the harbor and the community. Learn about the how the harbor was once a logging industry shipping mecca!

Occurs every Saturday from June 17 to September 16.

August 12, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rock Balancing with Peter Juhl
Rock Balancing with Peter Juhl

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder Minnesota

Help us celebrate another successful year of North Shore stewardship at our annual Ice Cream Social and membership meeting. The activities start at 1 pm with a short general membership meeting. Ice cream sundaes and a presentation by Peter Juhl, our own stone balancer will follow.

Join Peter for his presentation – Stone Balancing at the Cove

Learn to create amazing art anywhere, for free; no special equipment or supplies needed. Peter Juhl, Minnesota stone balance artist, will present the art of stone balancing and show you how to create self-supporting sculptures from ordinary stones, using only shape, weight, and friction. We will begin in the visitor center with an on-screen presentation, and then walk down to the Cove for hands-on balancing.

You do not need to be a member to attend.

August 12, 2017
2:00 pm

Tour North House Folk School Campus
Tour North House Folk School Campus

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

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, and hear the stories!

Meet at the School Store (Yellow Building).

free

August 12, 2017
4:00 pm

Bronze Pour
Bronze Pour

Last Chance Studio and Gallery | Lutsen Minnesota

Stop by to see how cast bronze sculptures are made. It’s fiery and exciting when the bronze is liquid. Come watch new one-of-a-kind bronze sculptures emerging in the foundry each Saturday at 4 p.m. throughout the summer and fall at Last Chance Studio in downtown Lutsen. Sculptors Tom Christiansen and Greg Mueller will pour hot metal and explain the casting process.

August 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Live Music & Events
Live Music & Events

Voyageur Brewing Company | Grand Marais MN

Music is Friday and Saturday, 4pm – 7pm unless otherwise noted. Click above for dates and performers.

August 12, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Music on the Deck
Music on the Deck

Papa Charlie’s Saloon & Grill | Lutsen MN

Live acoustic music on the deck. Enjoy food and beverage service on the deck, or simply enjoy the music and the mountain view. All ages welcome! Click above for performers.

August 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Cascade Lodge Pub | Lutsen MN

Live music many Saturday nights; click above for performers and dates.

August 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

Plucked Up String Band performs

August 12, 2017
7:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

Live music Saturday nights 7-10pm in the Historic Lobby;
beach bonfires with live music Thursday 6-8:30pm

August
3 – Beach Bonfire with Joe Paulik
5 – Gen LaFond and Amy Grillo
10 – Beach Bonfire with Joe Paulik
12 – Plucked Up String Band
17 – Beach Bonfire with Joe Paulik
19 – Gordon Thorne
24 -Beach Bonfire with Joe Paulik
26 – Briand Morrison
31 – Beach Bonfire with Joe Paulik

 

August 12, 2017
7:00 pm

The Games Afoot / The Pajama Game
The Games Afoot / The Pajama Game

Arrowhead Center for the Arts | Grand Marais MN

The Games Afoot – Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Performance dates July 20, 22, 28, 30, Aug. 3, 5, 11, 13.

The Pajama Game – Based on the novel “71/2 cents” by Richard Bissell

The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and, over half of a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.”

Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Performance dates July 21, 23, 27, 29, Aug 4, 6, 10, 12.

SAVE $5 when you buy a ticket to both plays in the summer repertory (must buy at same time)

Tickets for sale here.

August 12, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Legends of Loons
Legends of Loons

Cascade Lodge | Lutsen MN

The call of the loon sends chills up the spines of everyone in the north.  What are they really saying?  Learn about life as a loon, and we’ll also share some stories of the bird known as the great northern diver.

Free

August 12, 2017
7:30 pm

Live Music & Open Mic
Live Music & Open Mic

Gun Flint Tavern | Grand Marais MN

Open Mic is every Wednesday night from 5pm – 9pm;
live music Fridays & Saturdays, plus many other days in the summer, start time varies.
Click above for dates, times and performers.

August 12, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Minnesota Wild!

Sawbill Canoe Outfitters | Tofte MN

Mammals, birds, rocks, plants, even stars –  topics change weekly, but we always have a campfire, marshmallows provided.