November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony Workshops
Grand Marais Art Colony Workshops

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

The Art Colony supports artists and creative seekers at every step of their creative journey from novice to professional artist through a variety of educational opportunities. With over 200 classes, artist talks, family-friendly activities, artist services (including residencies and studio access), and artist-driven community events – there is something for everyone.
Click above for September workshops & events.

November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017
All Day

North House Folk School Courses
North House Folk School Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

North House Folk School brings instructors from around the world to teach traditional northern crafts on the shore of Lake Superior. Our mission is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind.
Click above for dates and events / courses.

November 23, 2017 - November 26, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Lutsen Mountains open
Lutsen Mountains open

Lutsen Mountains | Lutsen MN

2017-2018 Season

Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov 23-26
Sat & Sun: Dec 2 & 3
Fri-Sun: Dec 8-10

Open Daily: Dec 15, 2017-Apr 8, 2018

Extended Weekend: April 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29

*Holiday Dates: Dec 26, 17-Jan 1, Jan 13-15, and Feb 17-19

November 24, 2017
All Day

Oh Ole Night Parade Tree Lighting & Fireworks
Oh Ole Night Parade Tree Lighting & Fireworks

Downtown Grand Marais | Grand Marais MN

A quirky small-town Christmas parade featuring our Scandinavian heritage. 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 followed by Tree Lighting and Carols in Grand Marais, whatever the weather. Win some cold cash for parade entry! Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. on Wisconsin St. – we do two loops and then finish at Harbor Park for the tree lighting at 5:50pm, carol singing and fireworks at 6pm!

** Saturday, November 25, it’s Shop Local, Small Business Saturday throughout our county! **

November 24, 2017 - November 25, 2017
All Day

Sip & Shop  and  Holiday Market
Sip & Shop and Holiday Market

Last Chance Studio and Gallery | Lutsen Minnesota

We are planning our annual holiday market, tree lighting and caroling.  But this is different.

Friday, we host Caribou Highlands and any other shoppers who want to partake of our sip & shop from 2-5 on Friday, November 24.

On Saturday, we will part of Light Up Lutsen – a new downtown event that includes Santa, Winter spirit taste testing at the Liquor Store, another tree lighting at Clearview plus holiday specials around town.  Here is the schedule:

  • 10-7 on Saturday November 25.  with special holiday offerings and Murray the Moose sightings through-out the day
  • Photos with Santa at Lockport Store 1-3
  • Pour at 4 at Last Chance Gallery and Studio
  • Carolers and tree lighting at Last Chance Studio and Gallery at 5
  • Procession to “downtown Lutsen” with carolers leading the way
  • North Shore winery Winter Spirit special tasting at Lutsen Liquor 5:30-7:30
  • Tree lighting at Clearview at 6
  • Holiday specials and discounts at many of the stores.

Plus check out the downtown Lutsen holiday lighting — we are coordinating and town should look pretty sweet!

November 24, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Primitive Fire Starting
Primitive Fire Starting

Tettegouche State Park Visitor’s Center | Silver Bay MN

Fireplace Plaza behind the Visitor Center

Explore multiple ways of starting fires without matches or lighters. This drop-in program should give everyone a chance to make sparks, smoke, and flame.

November 24, 2017
7:00 pm

Live Music & Events
Live Music & Events

Grandma Rays | Grand Marais MN

Mondays – Open Mic – The stage opens at 6PM and stays open as long as there are willing players. No talent required! PA is provided! Bring your instrument(s), your voice, or your whole band! Join in an impromptu jam with other musicians, or just hang out and enjoy the fun! You never know what’s going to happen!

Tuesdays – Trivia

LIVE MUSIC Schedule 8-11pm
Dec 31 :: 4-Shore, 8pm – midnight
Jan 5-6 :: tba
Jan 12 :: Portage Band 6-8 pm and  BugDope 8:30-11pm
Jan 13 :: Bug House
Jan 19 :: Brothers in Arms
Jan 20 :: 4-Shore
Jan 26 :: Portage Band 6-8pm
Jan 27 :: Blues Happy

November 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

Live music many Fridays, from 7-9pm, monthly BEER+PAINT and special events.

  • Brewery tours are Saturdays at 5pm and last around 30 minutes. We can accommodate groups up to 20 people with a cost of $3 per person. All proceeds are donated to the local food shelf. A beer is also included on the tour.
TUESDAY NIGHTS :: MAFIA TRIVIA, 6-8pm [Jan 23 – Mar 13]
We have teamed up with Trivia Mafia to bring you the greatest Tuesday night trivia on the North Shore! Starting January 23rd, we will be hosting Trivia Mafia from 6-8pm. It’s completely free and you can win prizes (and beer)! Details here
23 – Erik Berry, live music 7-9pm
26 – BEER + PAINT, 5:30-8:30pm, $35, requires reservation
9 – Hannah Rey, 7-9pm
12 – BEER + PAINT, 5:30-8:30pm, $35, requires reservation
26 – BEER + PAINT, 5:30-8:30pm, $35, requires reservation
30 – Erik Berry, live music 7-9pmAPRIL
9 – BEER + PAINT, 5:30-8:30pm, $35, requires reservation
27 – Erik Berry, live music 7-9pm

November 24, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Live Music & Events
Live Music & Events

Kamloops Lounge | Two Harbors MN

Thursday Night – DJ Trivia, 7p

Friday Night Live Music, 8-11p

November 24, 2017
8:30 pm

New Standards Holiday Show
New Standards Holiday Show

Papa Charlie’s Saloon & Grill | Lutsen MN

Celebrating its 11th anniversary season in 2017, The New Standards Holiday Shows rings in the yule with a unique twist on traditional holiday concerts – one part variety show, one part homage to the season, one part irreverent, free-wheelin’ spectacle. The trio is joined by a supporting cast replete with vocalists and instrumentalists – and as always – a dazzling lineup of special surprise guests. You won’t soon forget this show, which is now considered a beloved annual tradition in the Twin Cities and beyond.

All Ages | $20 Advance | $26 Door