Date/Time
Event

November 9, 2018 - December 2, 2018
All Day

Listening to Lichen & Sculptural Weavings
Listening to Lichen & Sculptural Weavings

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Elise Kyllo & Patricia Beilke Art Exhibit

Join the JHP Art Gallery for the Opening Reception of “Listening to Lichen & Sculptural Weaving” an art exhibition by Elise Kyllo and Patricia Beilke. The exhibit will open Friday November 9th from 5 – 7 pm. All of the pieces will be available for purchase. Join the Gallery in an this creative exhibition of sculpture and felting – don’t miss your chance!

The Exhibit runs through December 2.

November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018
All Day

Julebyen (Christmas Village)
Julebyen (Christmas Village)

Knife River Recreation Center | Knife River MN

Enjoy all things Scandinavian – and search for Trolls – during the three day Julebyen Christmas Festival.  Julebyen celebrates Scandinavian Christmas traditions in crafts, music and food, and characters from mythology.  This year Julebyen will have three “Troll Trains” to Troll Canyon on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Another new attraction – a Julenissen Klasser where children can learn how to write and illustrate storybooks and use puppets to tell stories.

indoor and outdoor marketplaces, bakery, entertainment in the “Gnome Dome,” a “Julefest” and silent auction Friday night, a “Writer’s Corner” in Troll Village, a live nativity and celebration of music Sunday, winter outdoor fun and children’s games.  The Julebyen Express train will take festivalgoers to Troll Village and back departing the Duluth Depot Saturday and Sunday.

Julebyen is free to the public. Friday events start at 4pm.  Some activities require reservations and an admission.

Full information and schedule here

November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018
9:00 am

Diane Isackson Craft Show/Sale
Diane Isackson Craft Show/Sale

Larsmont School | Two Harbors MN

November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Early Season Skiing
Early Season Skiing

Lutsen Mountains | Lutsen MN

Lutsen Mtns opens Nov 17-18 and is open Nov 22-25 for Thanksgiving week, the weekends of Nov 30-Dec 2, and Dec 8-9 before opening daily on Dec 14th. Daily skiing ends Apr 14th with extended weekends Apr 19-21, Apr 27-28 and May 4-5.

December 1, 2018 - December 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.

December 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
All Day

North House Folk School Courses
North House Folk School Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

From Pizza Peels, to Yurts and Kick Sled Building, North House offers a great variety of courses and workshops. Click above for full course listing and details.

December 1, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Agate Bay Arts & Crafts Show

Two Harbors Community Center | Two Harbors MN

  • Handmade local arts, crafts, and baked goods.

December 1, 2018 - December 2, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ojibwe Snowshoe Lacing Workshop
Ojibwe Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

Gooseberry Falls State Park | Two Harbors

Get ready for winter by learning how to lace your own snowshoes in this two-day hands on and rewarding workshop. Learn which knots to use and how to weave the three areas of decking onto the frame. Experienced instructors will provide assistance for you to lace your own pair of Ojibwe-style snowshoes. This workshop (recommended for ages 10 and up with an adult) will consist of two consecutive day sessions from 9am to 4pm at the Visitor Center.

***Participants must attend both days.

The cost is a $100 registration fee. This fee includes the snowshoe kit, materials and instruction, along with coffee, tea, and snacks. Bindings and varnish are not included. Lunch will not be provided for the weekend workshop, so attendees should bring a sack lunch. Workshop has a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 participants.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by November 13th to ensure materials arrive in time. Snowshoe sizes are small (up to 120 pounds), medium (up to 180 pounds), and large (over 180 pounds). Call Gooseberry Falls 218 595-7108 for more info. Send us an email or stop in at the Visitor Center to reserve your spot.

December 1, 2018 - December 2, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Duluth Winter Village
Duluth Winter Village

Glensheen Mansion | Duluth MN

Free, two-day community event where 40+ local small businesses sell their goods out of festive wooden cabins. In addition to shopping, visitors will enjoy food and beverages, campfires by the lake, complimentary s’mores, live animals, carol singers and more.

The Duluth Winter Village takes place on the grounds of Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate that was once home to one of Duluth’s earliest champions of local business.

Parking will NOT be available at Glensheen. Plan to park at UMD in Parking Lot B and take one of the shuttles down to the Duluth Winter Village. They will run continuously all day 9:30am-5:30pm.

More information on our website

December 1, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Live Music: Open Jam!

American Legion Post 109 | Two Harbors MN

Every Saturday afternoon

December 1, 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

LIVE MUSIC, 4-7pm

DECEMBER
Dec 14 – Nate Weiler
Dec 21 – Matt and Laurel
Dec 28 – Jim McGowan

JANUARY
Jan 4 – One Last Guest
Jan 11 – Briand Morrison
Jan 18 – Billy Johnson
Jan 25 – Matt Griswold

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

December 1, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Author Tim Cochrane
Author Tim Cochrane

Drury Lane Books | Grand Marais MN

Come and join us for Author Tim Cochrane reading and signing his new book ‘Gichi Bitobig: Grand Marais Early Accounts of Anishinaabig & the North Shore’

December 1, 2018
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Specials & Music
Specials & Music

Grandma Rays | Grand Marais MN

Weekly Specials
Monday – All Day Happy Hour and Wing Nite
Tuesday – Sandwich Night, Trivia 7-9pm
Wednesdays – $1 off burgers
Thursday – $1 Tacos
Friday – Broasted Chicken, Drink Special, Live Music
Saturday – Prime Rib, Drink Special, Live Music
Sunday – $4 Bloody Mary, $11.95 Prime Rib Sandwich, $10.95 Prime Rib Nachos, Half Off Appetizers, Free Pool

Live Music Schedule

Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve Party at Grandma Ray’s!

December 1, 2018
7:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

Dec 11 – JohnRuss @ 6pm
Dec 13 – Maria Nickolay @ 6pm
Dec 14 – Plucked Up String [email protected] 7pm
Dec 15 – Gordon Thorne @ 7pm
Dec 18 – Gordon Thorne @ 6pm
Dec 20 – Briand Morrison @ 6pm
Dec 22 – Joe Paulik @ 7pm
Dec 26 – Tim Fast @ 7pm
Dec 27 – Maria Nickolay @ 7pm
Dec 28 – Plucked Up String Band @ 7pm
Dec 29 – Jim & Michele Miller @ 7pm

Jan 1 – Timmy Haus @ 6pm
Jan 3 – Eric Frost @ 7pm
Jan 4 – Jon Kalberg @ 6pm
Jan 5 – Briand Morrison @ 7pm
Jan 8 – Joe Paulik @ 6pm
Jan 10 – Pete Kavanaugh @ 6pm
Jan 12 – Common Ground @ 7pm
Jan 15 – Jim & Michele Miller @ 6pm
Jan 17 – Brian Morrison @ 7pm
Jan 18 – John Russ @ 6pm
Jan 19 – Gordon Thorne @ 7pm
Jan 22 – Gordon Thorne @ 6pm
Jan 24 – Gene Lafond & Amy Grillo @ 6pm
Jan 29 – Eric Frost @ 6pm

December 1, 2018
7:00 pm

Live Music & Events
Live Music & Events

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

Monday – Growler Mondays, fill one growler for $8
Tuesdays, 6-8pm – Trivia Mafia
Wednesdays, until 5pm, Pints for a Cause, $1/pint goes to a good local non-profit

Live Music
Dec 14 – John Cron @ 7pm
Dec 15 – Gene LaFond & Amy Ann @ 7pm
Dec 22 – Hannah Rey @ 7pm
Dec 28 – Joe Paulik @ 7pm

Jan 11 – Pushing Chain @ 7pm
Jan 12 – John Cron @ 7pm

Feb 2 – Pushing Chain, 2-4pm
Feb 8 – John Cron, 7-9pm

December 1, 2018
8:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Gun Flint Tavern | Grand Marais MN

Wed – Open Mic at 6:30pm

Dec 14 – Shakey Ground, 8pm
Dec 15 – Eric Frost, 8pm
Dec 20 – Gordon Thorne, 2pm
Dec 22 – Mysterious Ways, 8pm
Dec 27 – James Moors, 7pm
Dec 28 & 29 – Dram Shop Duo, 8:30pm
Dec 30 – Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, 7pm

Jan 5 – Woodblind, 8pm
Jan 11 & 12 – Tony Peterson and Colleen Myhre
Jan 17 – Billy Johnson, 8pm
Jan 20 – Billy Johnsons, 7pm

Feb 1 & 2 :: Drew Peterson and Mandy Fassett, 8pm

December 1, 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
Dec 14-15 – Snowball w/ Wookiefoot, John Wayne & The Pain, Heatbox, The Limns & Smokin’ Joe, 9:30pm
Jan 4-5, 2019 – Ski Party w/ Trampled by Turtles, Lissie, Erik Koskinen & More TBA, 9:30pm
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