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

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
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
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
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
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music, Tours & Events
Live Music, Tours & Events

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

Tuesdays :: Trivia Tuesday, 6:00pm
Fridays :: Live Music, 7:00pm
Saturdays :: Live Music, 7:00pm

July 14 :: Kyle Ollah, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
July 20 :: John Cron, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
July 21 :: Briand Morrison, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
July 27 :: Hannah Rey, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
July 28 :: Joe Paulik, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

August 3 :: Hannah Rey, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
August 4 :: Erik Berry, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
August 10 :: Pushing Chain, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
August 11 :: Kyle Ollah, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
August 17-18 :: Anniversary Weekend ’18, All Day
August 24 :: Joe Paulik, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
August 25 :: The Northeast Timberland Band, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
August 31 :: Hannah Rey, 7:00pm – 9:00pm