July 17, 2018 - August 9, 2018
All Day

Douglas Ross Exhibit
Douglas Ross Exhibit

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Douglas Ross is a renown oil painter. His exhibit titled “Circle Tour” will be filled with paintings done from around the states that are on Lake Superior.

July 21, 2018 - August 12, 2018
All Day

Belvo | Cushmore : Paintings & Drawings 2018 Exhibition
Belvo | Cushmore : Paintings & Drawings 2018 Exhibition

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an amazing exhibition titled  “Belvo | Cushmore : Paintings & Drawings 2018” – a magnificent showing of works by famed artists Hazel Belvo and Marcia Casey Cushmore. The exhibit runs through August 12th. Their work is grounded in the environment, but is thoroughly abstract. Both artists will have artwork available for purchase. This is not an exhibit to miss!

August 1, 2018 - August 5, 2018
All Day

Fisherman's Picnic Weekend
Fisherman's Picnic Weekend

Downtown Grand Marais | Grand Marais MN

Wed, 5-6:30pm :: Grand Marais Lioness Club Annual Fish Cake Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction, St John’s Church

Thu :: Crazy Daze Sales, Vendor & Craft sales, Kiddy Rides, Fishburger Stand, Bingo, Live Music, Library Book Sale

Fri :: Pancake breakfast, Library Book Sale, Tennis Tournament, Crazy Daze Sales, Vendor & Craft sales, Kiddy Rides, Fishburger Stand, Bingo, Live Music, Farm & Craft Market, Minnow Races, Log Rolling, Demos, Shrimp Boil

Sat :: Pancake breakfast, Trail run/Walk, Book Sale, Slow Pitch Softball, Hoopin’ in the Harbor, Crazy Daze Sales, Vendor & Craft sales, Kiddy Rides, Fishburger Stand, Bingo, Live Music, PIzza Eating, Tractor Pull, Cross Cut Saw Competition, Cutest Puppy, Fireworks

Sun :: Slow Pitch Softball, Fishburger Stand, Bingo, Live Music, 1pm Parade,, Kiddy Rides, Fish Toss, Raffle

Check out the full schedule here.

August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
All Day

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.

August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
All Day

North House Folk School Courses
North House Folk School Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From Rosemaling, to Smoked Sausages and the Craft of Sail, North House offers a great variety of courses and workshops. Check out the Basket Week. Click above for full course listing and details.

August 3, 2018
All Day

Specials, Market & Music
Specials, Market & Music

Cedar Coffee Company | Two Harbors MN

Friday Happy Hour :: 4-7pm
Full menu plus nachos with $1 off beer & wine. Live Music some nights.
through October 19th

Saturday Two Harbors Farmers Market :: 9am-noon

August 3, 2018
All Day

Superior National Forest Naturalist Programs
Superior National Forest Naturalist Programs

Everyone is invited, you don’t need to be staying at a particular location to join the program.
These programs are provided free to all by the Superior National Forest and Visit Cook County.

Multiple events Tuesdays through Saturdays, click for details.

August 3, 2018 - August 4, 2018
3:00 pm

Bally Blacksmith Shop Demonstrations
Bally Blacksmith Shop Demonstrations

Bally Blacksmith Outdoor Demonstration Area | Grand Marais MN

Stop by the Bally Blacksmith Shop to see live action blacksmith demos as well as tour the historic building.


August 3, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Music & Events
Music & Events

Voyageur Brewing Company | Grand Marais MN

Saturdays – Brewery Tours, 11am-12pm; click here to make a reservation

Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 Local Artisan Spotlight and Sale, through Christmas


Jan 18 – Billy Johnson
Jan 25 – Matt Griswold

Feb 1 – Jim McGowan
Feb 8 – Matt Browne
Feb 15 – Colleen Myhre
Feb 22 – Matt & Laurel

August 3, 2018
6:00 pm

Winter Wednesdays and Friday Night Reels

Grand Marais Public Library | Grand Marais MN

winter wednesdays at 6pm

Jan 16 – Completing Your Health Care Directive
Jan 23 – It Can’t Happen Here, play reading
Jan 30 – Tech Night for 55+, smart phone use
Feb 7 – The Linklaters: People of the Border Lakes & Isle Royale with Tim Cochrane
Feb 13 – Hot Reads for Cold Nights, romance author talk
Feb 20 – 100 Days on the Road, Life as a Landscape Photographer with Bryan Hansel
Feb 27 – Tech Night for 55+, tba
Mar 6 – walking the Old Road: Chippewa City & the Grand Marais Anisinaabeg with Staci Drouillard
Mar 13 – What is Spotted Wing Drosophila with Diane Booth
Mar 20 – Fast Friends at the Library
Mar 27 – Tech Night for 55+, tba

friday night reels at 6pm

Jan 4 – Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Jan 11 – Won’t You Be My Neighbor
Jan 18 – Chappaquidick
Jan 25 – Marshall
Feb 1 – Little Pink House
Feb 8 – Akron
Feb 15 – Coco
Feb 22 – Faces Places
Mar 1 – The Charmer
Mar 8 – Bad Lucky Goat

August 3, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art Opening Event - William Gillis

Tettegouche State Park Visitor’s Center | Silver Bay MN

The photographer, William Gillis, will be on hand for this month’s art opening event.

Gillis’s photography is detailed, colorful, and illustrates the beauties of the North Woods around Lake Superior very well.

August 3, 2018 - August 5, 2018
7:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Beaver Bay Daze
Beaver Bay Daze

Beaver Bay, MN | Beaver Bay Minnesota

Friday night festivities include a Kick-Off celebration with live music playing at The Green Door and a Dark Sky astrological presentation from Astro Bob, amateur Astronomer and Photo Editor for the Duluth Herald.

Saturday’s events include the SECOND annual Beaver River Run, a 100-mile motorcycle ride with a Tribute to our Veterans, an Inaugural ATV/UTV ride on the Moose Walk Trail through the Sawtooth Mountains on the North Shore with proceeds benefiting Beaver Bay’s Night Sky Conservancy, a Bake Sale with proceeds benefiting the restoration of Beaver Bay’s historic wooden Water Tower, and a vintage Car/Motorcycle Show. Other activities include Kid’s Carnival, Kid’s Color Contest, Cutest Pet Contest, Farmers Market, Craft and Food Vendors and more! Meet Mike Keyport, Grandson of John Beargrease and his dogs. There will be a Native American display, John Beargrease merchandise sales, and a raffle. Food will be available for purchase.

Come back Sunday for a Sunday Service at the Assembly of God.

All weekend there will be special offers from local businesses. Check back often as additional Festivities are being added. For a complete schedule or more information, visit us on Facebook ~ BeaverBayDaze.

August 3, 2018
7:00 pm

Grand Marais Playhouse Presents
Grand Marais Playhouse Presents

Arrowhead Center for the Arts | Grand Marais MN

Shrek the Musical

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Shrek The Musical Performances will be July 19, 21, 27, 29, Aug. 2, 4, 10, 12.

Mom’s Gift by Phil Olson

In this comedy with a heart, Mom has been dead for 11 months and shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission. Like Clarence in It’s A Wonderful Life, she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings. Only what the task actually is, is a mystery. There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter who has been ordered by the court to spend Dad’s birthday with him as part of her Anger Management Program. One by one the family’s secrets are peeled away revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost.

Comedy performances will be July 20,22, 26, 28, Aug. 3, 5, 9, 11

August 3, 2018
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Live Music & Events
Live Music & Events

Wunderbar Eatery & Glampground | Grand Marais MN


Sundays :: Open Stage with host Joe Paulik,  6:00pm – 9:00pm

Aug 15 :: Pete Kavanaugh :: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Aug 16 :: Jerry Vandiver :: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Aug 17 :: Jim’s Country Laundry :: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Aug 18 :: Doug Otto & the Getaways :: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Aug 19 :: Sky Blue Jazz Trio :: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Aug 22 :: North Shore Community Swing Band :: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Aug 23 :: Maria Nickolay :: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Aug 23 :: The Lucky Dutch – Benefit for NSMA :: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Aug 24 :: Sarah Morris :: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Aug 26 :: Bill and Kate Isles :: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Aug 29 :: Joe Paulik :: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Aug 30 :: North Country Fair :: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Aug 31 :: Alamode :: 8:00pm – 11:00pm

August 3, 2018
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

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

August 3, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Writer's Salon featuring Kelly Barnhill
Writer's Salon featuring Kelly Barnhill

Drury Lane Books | Grand Marais MN

We are so excited to host Minnesota native Kelly Barnhill, author of the Newbery Medal–winning novel,”The Girl Who Drank the Moon.” She will read from her new collection of short stories for adults, discuss writing, and take questions from the audience.

About “Dreadful Young Ladies”
When Mrs. Sorensen’s husband dies, she rekindles a long-dormant love with an unsuitable mate in “Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch.” In “Open the Door and the Light Pours Through,” a young man wrestles with grief and his sexuality in an exchange of letters with his faraway beloved. “Dreadful Young Ladies” demonstrates the strength and power—known and unknown—of the imagination. In “Notes on the Untimely Death of Ronia Drake,” a witch is haunted by the deadly repercussions of a spell. “The Insect and the Astronomer” upends expectations about good and bad, knowledge and ignorance, love and longing. The World Fantasy Award–winning novella “The Unlicensed Magician” introduces the secret magical life of an invisible girl once left for dead.

With bold, reality-bending invention underscored by richly illuminated universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope, the stories in Dreadful Young Ladies show why its author has been hailed as “a fantasist on the order of Neil Gaiman” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). This collection cements Barnhill’s place as one of the wittiest, most vital and compelling voices in contemporary literature.

August 3, 2018
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Gun Flint Tavern | Grand Marais MN

Wednesday night is open mic night.

Aug 14 :: Bug Dope :: 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Aug 16 :: Gordon Thorne :: 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Aug 17-18 :: Space Monkey Mafia, 9:00pm – 11:55pm
Aug 19 :: Jim and Michele Miller :: 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Aug 24 :: The Lark and the Loon, 8:30pm – 11:55pm
Aug 25-26 :: Easy Rider, 8:30pm – 11:55pm
Aug 28 :: Joe Paulik Band, 7:30pm – 11:25pm
Aug 31-Sep 1 :: The Federales :: 8:00pm – 11:55pm

August 3, 2018
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Monday – Live Music 9pm
Wednesday – Live Music 9pm
Friday – Live Music 9pm

August 3, 2018
9:30 pm - 12:00 am

Music & Events

Papa Charlie’s Saloon & Grill | Lutsen MN

Monday Night Songwriter Series, 8:30pm
On Monday evenings, Papa Charlie’s transforms into a listening room showcasing the Midwest’s top songwriters in a theater-like setting. The intimate room and great sound gives the audience an opportunity to immerse into the stories and craft of the song.

Saturday Live Music, 9:30-midnight

Upcoming Festivals
Feb 9, 2019 – Cloud Cult, 9:30pm
Apr 4-6, 2019 – Sweetwater Shakedown w/ The Travelin’ McCourys, Jeff Austin Band, The Grateful Ball & Many More

Concert & Event Packages