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July 31, 2019 - August 4, 2019
All Day

Fisherman's Picnic
Fisherman's Picnic

Harbor Park Grand Marais | Grand Marais MN

This is way more than just shore lunch!

It’s the annual Fisherman’s Picnic and downtown Grand Marais is filled with visitors, crazy days sales, craft show, daily contests and prizes, live music, kids activities, and so much more!

Fireworks on Saturday night and Parade on Sunday afternoon!

In downtown Grand Marais you’ll find music in Harbor Park, food trucks, craft sales, blacksmithing demonstrations, log rolling competition, loon calling contest, cutest puppy contest, bingo, rock skipping contest, a fish toss and more! There is also a Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run 5k Saturday morning. 

August 2, 2019
12:00 am

Live Music
Live Music

Eagle Ridge Resort | Lutsen MN

16 :: Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo :: 7 – 9:30 pm
23 :: Eric Frost :: 7 – 9:30 pm
30 :: Joe Paulik :: 7 – 9:30 pm

August 2, 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!

August 2, 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.


August 2, 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.

August 2, 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.

August 2, 2019 - August 3, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bally Blacksmith Shop demonstrations
Bally Blacksmith Shop demonstrations

Bally Blacksmith Outdoor Demonstration Area | Grand Marais MN

Join the Cook County Historical Society for the Bally Blacksmith Shop Demo Days! The Shop will offer demonstrations during Fisherman’s Picnic, Friday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Blacksmith Shop is located at the corner of Broadway and 1st Street, across from the Coop parking lot. For more information call 218-387-2883.

August 2, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nature Play
Nature Play

Gooseberry Falls State Park | Two Harbors

Come get your hands dirty in the fun of nature! Enjoy mud art, boat races or other topics that will connect you with nature. Be prepared to get dirty. Join us for some family fun and time well spent in nature. Meet at the Visitor Center Art Column.

Join us Thursdays in August!

August 2, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Circle Tour Art Exhibit by Douglas Ross Opening Reception
Circle Tour Art Exhibit by Douglas Ross Opening Reception

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery | Grand Marais MN

Join the JHP Art Gallery for the Opening Reception with artist Douglas Ross. Douglas is a renowned oil painter in the Midwest and beyond. His exhibit titled “Circle Tour” will be filled with paintings created from around the states that are bordering Lake Superior. The exhibit runs through September 8th.

Summer Gallery Hours
Wednesday -Saturday 10 am – 4 pm;
Sunday 1 – 4 pm;
Monday 10 am – 4 pm;
or by appointment.

August 2, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

Upcoming Live Music at Lutsen Resort:

Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm :: Joe Paulik
Saturdays from 7-10pm

17 :: Gordon Thorne
24 :: Briand Morrison
31 :: Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo

7 :: Briand Morrison
14 :: Jon Kalberg
21 :: Gordon Thorne
28 :: Tim Fast

August 2, 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

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

August 2, 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

13 :: Sonja Bjordal
14 :: Joe Paulik
20 :: Marc Gartman
21 :: The Northeast Timberland Band
27 :: Hannah Rey
28 :: Lindula Brothers

4 :: Pushing Chain

2 :: Pushing Chain

7 :: Pushing Chain