Date/Time
Event

February 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018
12:00 am

Grand Marais Art Colony Workshops
Grand Marais Art Colony Workshops

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

With art classes for both young and old, the Grand Marais Art Colony offers a great variety of courses and workshops. Click above for full course listing and details.

February 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018
All Day

North House Folk School Courses
North House Folk School Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From Fruit Pies, to Sweet Grass Basketry and Timbered Sawhorse Trestles, North House offers a great variety of courses and workshops, plus the Northern Fiber Retreat. Click above for full course listing and details.

February 14, 2018 - February 18, 2018
All Day

Northern Fibers Retreat
Northern Fibers Retreat

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Wool and woodstoves, friends and fibers: it all weaves into a cozy tapestry during the Northern Fiber Retreat. This five-day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars, community gatherings and coursework from long-time North House instructors as well as new guests artisans. North House is happy to collaborate with the Grand Marais Art Colony to bring you more than two dozen course options: build your own wooly adventure spinning, knitting, felting, sewing, beading and more.

This year’s Featured Instructor is Robbie LaFleur, an expert in Scandinavian textiles. Robbie will take folks arts ‘to the edge’ in her course Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments , which will teach a variety of traditional techniques for embellishing clothing and homegoods. Robbie will also give a presentation “ From Virgins to Spaceships: A Visual Journey Through Norwegian Tapestry” on Saturday, Feb 17.

February 17, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winter Camping 101
Winter Camping 101

Tettegouche State Park Visitor’s Center | Silver Bay MN

Join the Tettegouche State Park Naturalist and other staff for a one-day introduction to winter camping. We will build a traditional quinzhee, an insulated snowcave, for sleeping. Also covered will be topics such as cooking outdoors in the snow, tricks for staying dry and warm in the winter, and we will discuss and try out some methods of transporting gear through the snow.

This one day workshop will cover everything you need to know about camping in the winter. Participants who CHOOSE to do so will be able to sleep in the constructed quinzhees and try out the skills they have just learned. Come for just a day of winter fun and learning, or make a weekend out of it. You choose.

No bugs! No poisonous plants! Lots of fun!

Please register by calling the Park Naturalist at 218 353.8809 or emailing [email protected]

February 17, 2018
10:00 am

SHT Guided Snowshoe Hike
SHT Guided Snowshoe Hike

County Road 301 | Two Harbors MN

Lake County Road 301/Fors Road to Silver Creek Campsite & Back, 2.2 miles roundtrip
Snowshoe to scenic Silver Creek and return via same route. Option to snowshoe on your own past Silver Creek Campsite. Meet at Lake County Road 301, also called Fors Road.
Directions to County Road 301 Trailhead: At Hwy. 61 milepost 28.5, turn left on Lake Co. Rd. 3 and go 2.0 miles. Turn left on Lake Co. Rd. 301 (Fors Rd.) and go 0.3 miles to parking lot on left.

For snowshoe hikes, beginners are welcome but please know how to put on your snowshoes prior to arrival.

February 17, 2018
6:00 pm

Date Night & Events
Date Night & Events

North Shore Winery | Lutsen

Date [& Art] Night :: Thursdays 6-8pm, music with Gordon Thorne, and/or art show, and specials; open late

Live music -> 22 & 29

Apres Le Adventure :: Saturdays 3-6pm, music with Gordon Thorne & Chris Gillis

February 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gooseberry Falls State Park Candlelight Event
Gooseberry Falls State Park Candlelight Event

Gooseberry Falls State Park | Two Harbors MN

Join us for a special evening of winter fun at Gooseberry Falls State Park. Drop by any time between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m. for an unforgettable experience of skiing, snowshoeing or hiking with stars twinkling overhead and candles flickering in the snow.

Visitor comments from previous candlelight events:
“Perfect evening! 4th year coming up! Beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery! Couldn’t be better, we loved it. See you again next year.”
“This was one of my favorite candlelight events ever! Perfect weather, beautiful night and great experience. Thank you Gooseberry Falls State Park!”
“Thanks DNR staff and volunteers for a fun event. The snow cave and snow angel by candlelight was very clever. Campfire, Hot Chocolate and Cookies were a plus!”

Candle luminaries guide visitors on several miles of ski, snowshoe and hiking trails. Begin at the Visitor Center and follow the glowing luminaries to the along the trail. A bonfire and marshmallows await visitors at Lady Slipper Amphitheater. Hot beverages and snacks are available at the Visitor Center

Save time: Get vehicle permits and ski passes in advance online
A vehicle permit is not required at Gooseberry Falls State Park’s Visitor Center parking lot. Visitors who wish to have full access to the park can purchase a vehicle permit at the park or you can save time by getting one in advance. Visit www.mndnr.gov/reservations, log in (or create an account), click on “entry permit,” select a duration of “one-day” ($7) or “year-round” ($35), and continue as directed. You’ll receive an email with a permit that can be printed and displayed in your vehicle during your visit.

Those age 16 and older will also need the Great Minnesota Ski Pass if they plan to cross-country ski. The Great Minnesota Ski Pass ($6/daily, $20/one-season, $55/three-season) allows cross-country skiers age 16 or older to access miles of trails in state parks or forests or on grant-in-aid trails (www.mndnr.gov/skiing). Passes can be purchased at the park, but you can save time by getting them in advance; call 888-665-4236 or visit www.mndnr.gov/skipass.

Note that severe weather may cause this event to be changed or canceled. For more information, including event details, weather updates and directions to the park call 218-595-7100 or check the visitor alert online at www.mndnr.gov/gooseberryfalls

February 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Live Music & Special Events
Live Music & Special Events

Wunderbar Eatery & Glampground | Grand Marais MN

May 3 – Plucked Up Thursdays 7-10

February 17, 2018
8:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Papa Charlie’s Saloon & Grill | Lutsen MN

Mar 20 – Open Mic, 7-10pm
Mar 25 – Black River Revue, 3:30-5:30pm
Mar 27 – Open Mic, 7-10pm