September 1, 2018 - September 30, 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.

September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
All Day

North House Folk School Courses
North House Folk School Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From Natural Dyes, to Kuksa Carving and Viking Cooking, North House offers a great variety of courses and workshops. Check out Unplugged and the Birch Bark Bash. Click above for full course listing and details.

September 28, 2018 - October 7, 2018
All Day

Art Along the Lake
Art Along the Lake

Fall Studio Tour

Start in Schroeder and stop at galleries to take in the coolest one-of-a-kind scheduled activities planned at galleries! Savor the vibrant art scene nestled by the blue waters of Lake Superior.


  • Murals – indoors and outdoors
  • Sculptures – in public buildings, parks and galleries
  • Art Collections – many public buildings house historic and contemporary works


  • Listen to music
  • Go to the theater
  • Enjoy great food, craft beverages and handmade sweets
  • Tune in to WTIP Community Radio


  • Engage you creative spirit with a hands-on activity, a class, or watching a master artisan at work
  • Celebrate unique festivals and cultural events

Download the Brochure and Map

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour
Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour

The Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour offers visitors a variety of artistic talent to peruse while enjoying the autumn splendor of Minnesota’s North Shore.

Glass, ceramics, woodwork, painting, printmaking, jewelry, sculpture, and photography,  will be exhibited, demonstrated, and offered for sale on this tour. Many sites are providing hands on activities.

The tour is well-marked along Highway 61 and the many adventurous side roads between Two Harbors and Duluth. Look for the bright neon green signs  and balloons with the tour’s logo. 

Details here

September 29, 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.
now – Oct 19th

Saturday Two Harbors Farmers Market :: 9am-noon

Live Music
Sep 7 – Cookie, 5-7
Sep 14 – Nancy & Dave, 5-7
Sep 21 – Briand Morrison, 5-7
Sep 28 – tba, 5-7

September 29, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cook County Market
Cook County Market

Senior Center Parking Lot | Grand Marais MN

We strive to offer our community quality hand made crafts and local food, including :

Handmade Crafts,,Fresh Baked Goods, Wood Craft & Furniture, Household Items-Art Work, Blown & Fused Glass, Canned Goods, Pottery-Clay Work, Weaving-Knitting-Sewing, Seasonal Produce & Plants, Local Vendors.

September 29, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Two Harbors Farmers Market
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Cedar Coffee Company | Two Harbors MN

  • Locally grown produce, baked goods, vendors and crafts from your local and talented community members. Saturday mornings from 9am-noon at a new location this year, Cedar Coffee Company/Spokengear!

September 29, 2018
10:00 am

SHT Guided Hike
SHT Guided Hike

Lake County Rd 6 | Two Harbors MN

Highway 1 to Lake County Road 6, 6.8 miles
This section, often referred to as the “crown jewel” of the SHT, features views of inland lakes and Lake Superior, plus geologic features like the Lemon Squeezer and Sawmill Dome. Meet at Lake County Road 6.
Directions to Lake County Road 6 Trailhead: At Hwy. 61 milepost 65.3, turn left on Lake Co. Rd. 6 and go 2.3 miles to trailhead parking lot on right.


  • SHTA weekend hikes begin at 10:00 AM rain, snow, or shine. Weekday hikes begin at 9:00 AM.
  • Each hike is led by a member of the Superior Hiking Trail Association! Hike leaders may cancel or change the hike in the event of severe weather. The meeting location will always remain the same.
  • Hikes are free of charge. No need to register.
  • Wear sturdy boots or hiking shoes, bring lunch, water, and insect repellent.
  • Due to past problems, dogs are not allowed on guided hikes.
  • Hikes are rugged and often very challenging. Please assess your own abilities before deciding to participate. It is better to start small than to be overly ambitious about what you can handle. We offer a variety of hike lengths for this purpose.

September 29, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Falls View Hike
Falls View Hike

Gooseberry Falls State Park | Two Harbors

Enjoy great views and discover falls history as you explore the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls. Don’t forget your camera. Majority of the hike will involve descending stairs on this 3/4 mile walk. Meet at the Visitor Center Art Column.

September 29, 2018
2:00 pm

North House Campus Tour
North House Campus Tour

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Learn a little about this place where so many folks learn a lot!

September 29, 2018
2:00 pm

Trout in the River
Trout in the River

Gooseberry Falls State Park | Two Harbors

Trout are one of our most abundant fish in our streams, and it takes a lot to determine if they will sink or swim in life. Join the Naturalist as we explore and discover more about the life of the trout. Drop-in at the visitor center art column.

September 29, 2018
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Writing Workshop

Grand Marais Public Library | Grand Marais MN

Take advantage of this opportunity to create a short piece of fiction in one workshop. The goal is for each participant to create a strong character driven piece in the form of flash fiction (1000 words or less) that a participant might have in finished form by the end of the workshop. Topics to be covered include: Goals, Motivation, and Conflict, Character Descriptions and Development, Scene Development, Dialogue, Character Development, Interview Questions, Character Sketch, and Clothing and Language.

The presenter is Elyse Lawrey, who writes under the name Maddie LeSage, a published author from Duluth, Minnesota. Maddie LeSage writes Romantic Suspense, or Romance with a Twist, as she likes to call it. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in English, and is a member of Romance Writers of America, Northern Lights Writers (a chapter of RWA) and Sisters in Crime, an organization for mystery writers. Maddie’s stories take place in and around Duluth where she currently lives. Her next book, Rescue Me, will take place in a fictitious town called, Cedar Falls which was inspired by her many visits to Grand Marais, Minnesota.

September 29, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Live Music: Open Jam!

American Legion Post 109 | Two Harbors MN

Every Saturday afternoon

September 29, 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
Sundays – Viking Game day, 12-3pm in Sep, food and drink specials


Sep 7 :: Tim Fast
Sep 14 – Timmy Haus
Sep 21 – Jim McGowan
Sep 26-30 :: Oktoberfest Celebration

Oct 5 – Billy Johnson
Oct 12 – Timmy Haus
Oct 19- North County Fair
Oct 26 – Briand Morrison

Nov 2 – Ian ALexy
Nov 9 – Joe Paulik
Nov 16 – LaFond & Grillo
Nov 23 – Pushing Chain
Nov 30 – Timmy Haus

Dec 7 – Maria Nickolay
Dec 14 – Nate Weiler
Dec 21 – Matt and Laurel
Dec 28 – Jim McGowan

September 29, 2018
4:00 pm

Music & Events
Music & Events

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

Sep 8 – Tim Fast 7-10
Sep 14 – Meet the Artist, Eric Helland, wood 4-7
Sep 15 – Maria Nickolay 7-10
Sep 19 – Meet the Artist, Nancy Seaton, fused glass 4-7
Sep 22 – Gordon Thorne 7-10
Sep 28 – Meet the Artist, Melissa Wickwire, ceramics 4-7
Sep 29 – Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo 7-10

September 29, 2018
6:00 pm


Cascade Lodge Pub | Lutsen MN

Live Music 6-8pm

Sep 1 – Eric Frost
Sep 6 – Jim & Michele Miller
Sep 8 – SonofMel
Sep 13 – Frozen Britches
Sep 15 – Half Way to St Patrick’s Day w/ Jim McGowan
Sep 20 – John Russ
Sep 22 – Maria Nickolay
Sep 27 – Frozen Birtches
Sep 29 – North Country Fair

September 29, 2018
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Specials & Music
Specials & Music

Grandma Rays | Grand Marais MN

Weekly Specials
Monday – 40 cent wings, open mic, dart league
Tuesday – Sandwich Night, Trivia 7-9pm, $1 off Guys Night, 9pm-close
Wednesdays – $1 off burgers
Thursday – $1 Tacos, $4 Margaritas, 2-for-1 Ladies 9pm-close
Friday – Broasted Chicken, Drink Special, Live Music
Saturday – Prime Rib, Drink Special, Live Music
Sunday – $4 Blodoy Mary, $11.95 Prime Rib Sandwich, $10.95 Prime Rib Nachos, Half Off Appetizers, Free Pool

Live Music Schedule

Sep  7 – Don Juan, 8-11
Sep 8 – Brothers in Arms, 8-11
Sep 14 – Portage Band 6-8 and Copper Ann Muska 9-12
Sep 15 – Cook County’s Most Wanted 9-1
Sep 21 – Joe Paulik & Pat Flack 6-9
Sep 22 – Circuit Breakers 9-1
Sep 28 – Portage Band 6-8 and Billie Johnson 9-1
Sep 29 – Kutdown 9-1

October 20 :: SplinterTones 8-11

September 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Michael Monroe log cabin concert
Michael Monroe log cabin concert

Log Cabin | Grand Marais MN

Join Michael Monroe for an enchanting evening of north shore harmonies…a performance and reception in his beautiful log home on the North Shore of Lake Superior, located 7 miles outside of Grand Marais.

2018 DATES
September 1, 22 & 29
October 6 & 20
November 24
December 29 & 31

Details and reservations.

September 29, 2018
7:00 pm


Wunderbar Eatery & Glampground | Grand Marais MN

Sundays – Open Stage with Joe Pauli, 6pm

Live Music starts at 7pm
Sep 1 & 2 – Shoot From the Hipsters
Sep 5 – Maria Nickolay
Sep 7 – Dead Pigeons
Sep10 – Celctic Session
Sep 20 – Stomper’s Retreat

September 29, 2018
7:00 pm


Gun Flint Tavern | Grand Marais MN

Wednesdays – Open Mic 5pm

Sep 6 – Billy Johnson 7pm
Sep 7 – Some Assembly Required 8:30pm
Sep 8 – Dead Pigeons 8pm
Sep 13 – Plucked UP String Band 7pm
Sep 14 – Eric Frost 8pm
Sep 15 – Eric Frost 8pm
Sep 16 – Jim & Michelle Miller 7pm
Sep 20 – Gordon Thorne 7pm
Sep 21 – Space Monkey Mafia 8pm
Sep 22 – Space Monkey Mafia 8pm
Seo 23 – Eric Frost 7:30pm
Sep 27 – Joe Paulik 6pm
Sep 28 – Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank 8pm
Sep 29 – Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank 8:30pm

Oct 4 – Billy Johnson 7pm

September 29, 2018
9:30 pm - 12:00 am


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
Sep 8 – Timmy Haus
Sep 15 – tba
Sep 22 – tba
Sep 29 – Timmy Haus

Oct 6 – Timmy Haus
Oct 13 – Timmy Haus
Oct 20 – Timmy Haus
Oct 27 – tba