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May 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019
All Day

Rags To Riches....paintings by Leoh
Rags To Riches....paintings by Leoh

Cedar Coffee/Spokengear | Two Harbors MN

This show is full of action and emotion. It features rag dolls, bikes, coffee cups and even a muffin with a cherry on top!

Join us Friday May 3rd to meet Lauri E Olson-Hohman and see her new series of original paintings “From Rags to Riches”. 5-7 pm.

Beer and Wine $1 off and full food menu available. Art and cards on display and for sale through June 30.

June 8, 2019 - June 30, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Calling | An Art Exhibit by Alexa Carson

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery | Grand Marais MN

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of works titled “Calling” created by Alexa Carson.

Alexa Carson’s paintings invoke the call of our wilderness– the call of the chickadee, the loon, the wolf. We are being called back to our natural spaces to reconnect with wildlife, and to reclaim our role as nature’s stewards.

Summer Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday 1-4 pm; Monday 10 am – 4 pm. CLOSED TUESDAYS

The exhibit runs through June 30.

June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019
All Day

Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival
Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat, and tool auction, chowder and brats…there’s a bit of everything during our Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival. Try your hand at a workshop or course; be inspired by the stories of boat builders, sailors, and travelers and plan your next adventure. Join us as we welcome the summer season in the best way possible: talking boats, celebrating community and hanging out on the shores of Lake Superior.

This year’s Featured Speaker at 12:30 on Sunday, June 23 will be Douglas Brooks, returning by popular demand with fresh stories from his time in Japan studying with traditional boat builders. His talk, Ways of Learning: An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan will be at 12:30 on Sunday, and he will teach and demonstrate throughout the weekend.

Festival Highlights include:

– Harbor Side Wooden Boat Display
– Boats-to-Tools Auction
– Wooden Boat Speaker Series
– Craft Demonstrators
– Lake Superior Chowder Experience
– Steam Bent Brunch
– Solstice Pageant on Saturday at 8 pm
– Members Annual Meeting – Sunday at Noon


June 22, 2019
All Day

Grandma's Marathon & Half-Marathon
Grandma's Marathon & Half-Marathon

Marathon Start | Two Harbors MN

What else could you want in a marathon? Grandma’s Marathon starts in the middle of the woods, runs along the beautiful shores of Lake Superior and finishes at a pub. Details here.

Named after the Duluth-area native, 1976 Olympian and first-ever Grandma’s Marathon Champion in 1977, the Gary Bjorkland Half-Marathon is run on the second half of the beautiful marathon racecourse.

June 22, 2019
All Day

Summer Naturalist Programs
Summer Naturalist Programs

Through a unique, nationally recognized partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, resorts and other locations in Cook County host FREE, family-friendly naturalist programs Tuesdays – Saturdays all summer long.

Naturalist program topics range from bats, beavers, and wolves to moose, meteor strikes and wildflowers. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you are just visiting for the day. No resort reservations are required to participate.

Click the title to see today’s opportunities!

June 22, 2019
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Naturalist Events
Naturalist Events

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder Minnesota

Thursdays – In-Depth Nature Discovery
Fridays – Bird-Banding Demonstrations 7 – 11 am

Have you ever seen a wild bird up close? Visit any time and discover the many types of birds that live along the North Shore. Free/donations. appreciated.

Saturdays – Nature Talks

Aug 17, 10 am – State of the Birds
Aug 24, 10 am – Photo Scavenger Hunt
Aug 31 – 10 am, Life on the Edge

Sunday – Geology Walks at 10 am

Sugarloaf Cove is an incredible place to explore geology! Discover how Lake Superior was formed. Learn how to find agates. Free/donations. appreciated.


June 22, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cook County Market

Municipal Parking | Grand Marais MN

All of our vendors are local and offer ::

  • 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


June 22, 2019
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sail on the Hjørdis
Sail on the Hjørdis

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis shares the name of the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged steel schooner and gain access to both the largest lake in the world and experience Grand Marais as it was approached in the centuries before Highway 61 — from the water.

The 2019 sailing season has begun! Even better than watching her from the shore is spending time aboard out on the water

Try the 2-Hour Daily Sail, or Friday and Saturday Sunset Sail!

For more details, or to book a reservation click here.

June 22, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse - Fishing Without Hooks
Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse - Fishing Without Hooks

Tettegouche State Park Visitor’s Center | Silver Bay MN

Registration Required

You’re stranded, hungry, and getting desperate. In this Land of 10,000 Lakes there is a good chance that fish-filled waters are nearby. Now, how to catch them without a graphite rod and expensive tackle?

In this program we’ll explore and try out some alternative methods for catching fish to eat. We’ll spend the day at Tettegouche Camp, on Mic Mac Lake, making some fishing gear then catching fish (hopefully!). If we are successful we may even indulge in a little shore lunch

Participants will need to bring a sharp knife, clothing for the weather, a lunch and a water bottle. Come prepared for any weather conditions as this program will occur, rain or shine.

Meet the Park Naturalist at the parking lot on Lax Lake Road on the northern edge of the park at 9am. We will hike the 1.7 miles into Tettegouche Camp. A Minnesota fishing license is not required for Minnesota residents to fish on Mic Mac Lake.


June 22, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Two Harbors Farmers Market
Two Harbors Farmers Market

Cedar Coffee Company | Two Harbors MN

Area farmers and craftspeople offer their wares for sale every Saturday. Fresh vegetables, flowers, handmade soaps, baked goods, and crafts are just some of the items for sale. Sip your coffee and visit with the vendors for a relaxing summer Saturday morning.

June 22, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wet Your Paddle!
Wet Your Paddle!

Gunflint Trail outfitters want to introduce families and anyone interested to the adventurous joys of canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness by asking visitors to “Wet Your Paddle.”
Outfitters are hosting an hour of free canoe paddling and will provide instruction if needed!

You may visit the outfitter of your choice during their selected hour of the program, but please call ahead to let them know you are coming.
Anyone coming outside of the allotted time slot will be charged normal rental fees.

June 22, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Peregrine Falcons on the North Shore
Peregrine Falcons on the North Shore

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

Meet Jackie Fallon of the Midwest Peregrine Society and two live falcons to learn more about these amazing birds. Fallon has worked on peregrine research in Minnesota for nearly 30 years and has many stories to share and information about protecting these animals.

Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

June 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Live Music & Events at Grandma Rays
Live Music & Events at Grandma Rays

Grandma Rays | Grand Marais MN

Mondays :: Beer Bingo :: 7-9pm
Tuesdays :: Trivia Night :: 7-9pm
Saturdays :: Texas Hold ‘Em :: 6:15-8pm

Live Music

2 :: Cook County’s Most Wanted :: 8pm-midnight
3 :: Billy Johnson :: 5-8pm
3 :: Kutdown :: 9pm-1am
9 :: The Portage Band :: 6-8pm
9 :: Bughouse :: 8:30pm-12:30am
10 :: Brothers in Arms :: 8-11pm
16 :: Mysterious Ways :: 8-11pm
17 :: The Fish Heads :: 8:30pm-midnight
23 :: The Portage Band :: 6-8pm
24 :: Southpaws :: 8:30-midnight
30 :: 4 Shore :: 9pm-midnight
31 :: The Cruisers :: 8pm-midnight

6 :: Caitlin Thomas with Al Oikari & Friends :: 8:30pm
7 :: Caitlin Thomas with Al Oikari & Friends :: 8:30pm
13 :: Portage Band :: 6-8pm
14 :: Brothers in Arms :: 8-11pm
21 :: Mysterious Ways :: 8-11pm
27 :: Portage Band :: 6-8pm
28 :: Christopher David Hanson Band :: 8pm-midnight

June 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Live Music at The Gunflint Tavern
Live Music at The Gunflint Tavern

Gun Flint Tavern | Grand Marais MN

Wednesdays 6:30pm :: Open Mic

16-17 :: Thunderheads :: 8:30 – 11:30 pm
18 :: Jim McGowan :: 7 – 10 pm
23 :: That Dand ‘Ol Tri’ole :: 8:30 – 11:30 pm
24 :: Crazy Chester :: 8:30 pm – midnight
25 :: Bug Dope :: 8 pm – midnight
30-31 :: The Federalies :: 9 pm – midnight

6-7 :: Rich Mattson & The Northstars :: 8:30-midnight
8 :: Bug Dope :: 8-midnight
12 :: Plucked Up String Band :: 8-midnight
13-14 :: Rootz Within :: 8:30pm-midnight
15 :: Timmy Haus :: 7:30-11pm
19 :: Gordon Thorne :: 6-9pm
20-21 :: Space Monkey Mafia :: 8:30pm-midnight
22 :: Timmy Haus :: 7:30-11pm
27-28 :: Colleen Myhre :: 8-11pm
29 :: Bug Dope :: 8-midnight

June 22, 2019
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

18 :: Eric Frost :: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
20 :: Gordon Thorne :: 7 – 10 pm
25 :: Joe Paulik :: 7 – 10 pm
27 :: John Russ :: 7 – 10 pm

June 22, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music, Tours & Events
Live Music, Tours & Events

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

Tuesdays :: Trivia Tuesday, 6 pm

Fridays :: Live Music, 7 pm
Saturdays :: Live Music, 7 pm

Live Music 7 pm unless noted

23 :: Dave Cofell
24 :: Pushing Chain :: 2 pm
30 :: Hannah Rey

6 :: Pushing Chain
4 :: Pushing Chain
2 :: Pushing Chain :: 2 pm
7 :: Pushing Chain :: 2 pm

June 22, 2019
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.

2019 DATES
June 22
July 6, 13, 20 & 27
August 3, 17 & 31
September 27 & 28
October 12
November 30
December 28 and 31 – special holiday pricing

Details and reservations.

June 22, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Bluefin Grille | Tofte MN

Live Music at Bluefin in Tofte:

16 :: The Millers :: 9-11pm
19 :: Pete Kavanaugh :: 9-11pm
20 :: Joe Paulik :: 7-9pm
21 :: Briand Morrison :: 9-11pm
23 :: Pushing Chain :: 9-11pm
26 :: Joe Paulik :: 9-11pm
27 :: Joe Paulik :: 7-9pm
28 :: Briand Morrison :: 9-11pm
30 :: Eric Frost :: 9-11pm

June 22, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Signs of Bigfoot
Signs of Bigfoot

Gooseberry Falls State Park | Two Harbors

Animals leave behind clues that can tell us a great deal about the animal. Come and explore the park in a unique and interactive way that allows you to gather information about the hidden creatures of Gooseberry Falls. Try your luck in an inquiry based hunt for the elusive Bigfoot and see what you can learn about this legendary creature. Meet at Lady Slipper Lodge Amphitheater.

Join us June 29th, July 27th, and August 3rd!

June 22, 2019
9:30 pm

Dance Party with DJ Beavstar
Dance Party with DJ Beavstar

Papa Charlie’s Saloon & Grill | Lutsen MN

9:30 pm – 1:00 am

Hit the dance floor at Papa Charlie’s as DJ Beavstar lays down the beat and then builds a dance track that keeps you going for hours.
DJ Beavstar likes to party and being a local legend in his own mind, knows how to rock the scene right. Playing an esoteric mix of all things electronic, Beavstar is sure to get your head nodding and toes tapping. Come and check out the audio mind massage that is DJ Beavstar supreme.

21+  Free