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.
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December 10, 2017 - December 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concerts
Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concerts

Bethlehem Lutheran Church | Grand Marais MN

Over 75 talented Cook County singers and musicians continue this treasured tradition, under the skilled directorship of composer/conductor Bill Beckstrand. Featuring seasonal works by celebrated composers, this year’s program includes selections that span the centuries and the globe, including England, France, Germany, Sweden, Russia, and the American South. Stirring hymns and rousing carols that awaken and uplift winter-weary souls, works by Praetorius, Rachmaninov, Handel, Rutter, and many more combine in a rich holiday mix. Joining the BCO are six local students whose solos add delight to this year’s offerings.

Admission is free, but donations to the Borealis Chorale & Orchestra are greatly appreciated!

This event is sponsored by the North Shore Music Association. For more details, visit:

December 11, 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 11, 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

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

Live Music
Live Music

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Wednesday and Friday night at Bluefin Grille, 8-10pm

Dec 20 – Jim & Michele Miller
Dec 22 – Briand Morrison
Dec 27 – Briand Morrison

Jan 5 – Joe Paulik
Jan 8 – Gordon Thorne
Jan 12 – The Millers
Jan 15 – Eric Frost
Jan 19 – Pete Kavanaugh
Jan 22 – Al & Rod
Jan 26 Vriand Morrison
Jan 29 – Timmy Haus