December 1, 2017 - December 31, 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.

December 1, 2017 - December 31, 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.

December 8, 2017 - December 10, 2017
All Day

Two Harbors Curling Club Bonspiel

Two Harbors Curling Club | Two Harbors MN

North Shore Open Bonspiel

Details online here

. . . and upcoming bonspiels

Jan 19-21 … Jim Osbakken Memorial Open Bonspiel
Mar 2-4 … 5 & Under Waffle Spiel
Mar 23-25 … Two Harbors Mixed Spiel

December 8, 2017 - December 10, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lutsen Mountains open
Lutsen Mountains open

Lutsen Mountains | Lutsen MN

2017-2018 Season

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

December 9, 2017
12:00 am

Date Night & Events
Date Night & Events

North Shore Winery | Lutsen

Date [& Art] Night :: Thursdays, 6-8pm, music and/or art show, and specials; open late
Dec 7 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends
Dec 14 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends
Dec 21 :: Briand Morrison
Dec 28 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends

Jan 4 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends
Jan 11 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends
Jan 18 :: Kilborn Quartet
Jan 25 :: Gordon Thorne & Friends

December 9, 2017
12:00 am

Live Music & Events
Live Music & Events

Voyageur Brewing Company | Grand Marais MN

Dec 15 – live music, Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo, 4-7p
Dec 16 – live music, Jim McGowan, 4-7p
Dec 17 – holiday movie, family friendly classic, 12:30-2p
Dec 20- Craft and a Craft Market with Kari Carter & Steven StandingCloud, 4:30-6:30p
Dec 22 – live music, Jim Lundorff, 4-7p
Dec 23 – live music, Marc Gartman, 4-7p
Dec 29 – live music, Briand Morrison 4-7pm
Dec 30 – live music Jim & Michele Miller 4-7pm

January Live Music Calendar :: 4-7pm
Jan 5- Matt & Laurel
Jan 12 – Timmy Haus
Jan 19 – LaFond & Grillo
Jan 26 – Matt Griswold

December 9, 2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Art Underground
Holiday Art Underground

Betsy Bowen Studio | Grand Marais MN

This annual holiday show features work by over 30 local artists. Join us for a sneak preview on Friday, December 1st from 5 – 7:30pm. We’ll have holiday treats, live music and a wide variety of original gifts. The show continues with an open house on Saturday, December 2nd from 9am – 5pm.

Studio hours in December are
Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun from 11am-5pm
with extended hours December 18 – 23

December 9, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Voyageur Brewing Company Tour
Voyageur Brewing Company Tour

Voyageur Brewing Company | Grand Marais MN

We offer brewery tours year round on Saturdays and during the summer months we have tours on Saturdays and Sundays. A guide will explain the brewing process to you and show you the ingredients and equipment needed to make craft beer. After the tour guests 21 and over will be offered samples of our beer and can ask any questions they might still have.

We ask guests to reserve a spot online as there is a 20 person maximum per group.  Summer tour times are 11:30am and 1pm on Saturdays and 1pm on Sundays.  Now through May we have one tour on Saturdays.

No payment is necessary at the time of booking the reservation but we we do ask you to bring a $5 donation that we can give to one of our Cook County non-profits.

Tour Details:

  • Tour of facility($5 donation)
  • Please bring an ID
  • Tours take approximately 75 minutes
  • Complimentary beer samples included for guests 21+
  • Everyone is welcome in the tasting room and gift shop
  • Recommended for ages 12+
  • Limited to 20 guests per tour
  • Tours must be booked in advance
  • Please wear closed toe shoes

Don’t forget to register all members of your party, including your kids.

Please cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend so some other lucky fan will get to enjoy the tour.

December 9, 2017
1:00 pm


Bethlehem Lutheran Church | Grand Marais MN

Julefest is Bethlehem Lutheran’s variation of the celebrations held across Scandinavia to remember St. Lucia, a young woman in ancient times who brought food to the poor. Early on the morning of December 13th, the shortest day of the year according to the Julian calendar, the oldest daughter of the house dons a crown of fresh greens and glowing candles and serves her family coffee and saffron buns, bringing sustenance and light to the household on one of the shortest days of the year.

Bethlehem’s Julefest festivities will begin at 1:00 with the opening of the BAKE SALE of homemade traditional Scandinavian Christmas breads, pastries, and cookies from some of the best cooks in the county. Upstairs in the social hall, Julefest guests will be able to enjoy coffee and conversation as they sample the delicacies amid the colorful Scandinavian holiday decorations.

At 2:00 there will be a short program presenting the 2017 St. Lucia and her court as well as special music, carol singing and the drawing for raffle items donated by local businesses and individuals.

Proceeds from the coffee table, bake sale and raffle will be distributed to various charities and mission projects throughout our area. All are invited to come to Bethlehem on Saturday, December 9th to enjoy a delicious and festive start to the Christmas season.

December 9, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Live Music: Open Jam!

American Legion Post 109 | Two Harbors MN

Every Saturday afternoon

December 9, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

Dec 2, Jon Paulik, 7-10p
Dec 5, Jim & Michele Miller, 6-8p
Dec 7, Pete Kavanuagh, 6-8p
Dec 9, Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo, 6-8p
Dec 14, Briand Morrison, 6-8p
Dec 16, Gordon Thorne, 7-10p
Dec 19, Joshua Schmidt 6-8p
Dec 21, Joshua Schmidt, 6-8p
Dec 23, Eric Frost, 7-10p
Dec 26, Pushing Chain, 7-10p
Dec 27, Joe Paulik, 7-10p
Dec 28, Eric Frost, 7-10p
Dec 29, Common Ground, 7-10p
Dec 30, Plucked Up String band, 7-10p

Jan 2  – Jon Kallberg 6-8pm
Jan 4 – Joe Paulik 6-8pm
Jan 6 – Tim Fast 7-10pm
Jan 9 – Briand Morrison 6-8pm
Jan 11 – Timmy Haus 6-8pm
Jan 13 – Plucked Up String Band 7-10pm
Jan 16 – Pete Kavanaugh 6-8pm
Jan 18 – Jim & Michele Miller 6-8pm
Jan 20 – Gordon Thorne 7-10pm
Jan 23 – Joe Paulik 6-8pm
Jan 25 – Eric Frost 6-8pm
Jab 27 – Briand Morrison 7-10pm
Jan 30 – Gordon Thorne 6-8pm


December 9, 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

Dec 15 :: North Shore Community Swing Band, 6-7:30pm
Dec 16 :: Juke Box Night, 8-10pm
Dec 22 :: Portage Band, 6-8pm .  and .  Bug Dope, 8:30-11pm
Dec 23 :: Bughouse, 8:30-11pm
Dec 29 :: Juke Box Night,
Dec 30 :: SplinterTones, 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 8-11pm
Jan 19 :: Brothers in Arms 8-11pm
Jan 20 :: 4-Shore 8-11pm
Jan 26 :: Portage Band 6-8pm
Jan 27 :: Blues Happy 8-11pm