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August 3, 2019 - September 8, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lake Superior Circle Tour Art Exhibit by Douglas Ross
Lake Superior Circle Tour Art Exhibit by Douglas Ross

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery | Grand Marais MN

Join the JHP Art Gallery for a new exhibit surrounding the Lake Superior Circle Tour by 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 10, 2019 - August 13, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tall Ships
Tall Ships

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center | Duluth MN

Duluth will host the Festival of Sail Tall Ships 3-day event, August 11-13.

The ships are open for tours and rides from the Duluth harbor. The Grand Parade of Sail takes place Sunday at 9 am.

-> On the North Shore we expect to see the tall ships sailing by as early as August 8th, most likely August 9th and 10th. Kepp an eye out!

August 12, 2019 - August 14, 2019
4:00 am - 5:15 am

Perseid Meteor Shower
Perseid Meteor Shower

Every year in August, Earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. The shower is beloved by sky watchers. It is rich in fireballs and plays out over a two-week period of warm, starry summer nights.

The 2018 Perseids will peak before sunrise August 12 – August 14. A new moon creates dark skies and excellent conditions to see the shooting stars. Peak watching should begin about midnight, when up to 48 meteors per hour could be seen.

Observing tips: from

Go outside between midnight and dawn and look to the eastern sky. Allow about 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark. Lie on your back and look straight up. Perseids can appear anywhere in the sky, but their tails will point back to a single point in the constellation Perseus.

August 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kids Day
Kids Day

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects.

Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge; a parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center

Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

August 13, 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 13, 2019
6:30 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

Thursdays Live Music – 6:30-8:30 pm – Poplar River Pub
Saturdays Live Music – 7-10 pm – Lutsen Resort


4 :: Don Juan
5 :: Sheri O’Meara
11 :: Fred Anderson
12 :: Gene Lafond & Amy Grillo
18 :: Jon Kallberg
19 :: Gordon Thorne
25 :: Briand Morrison
26 :: Okto-BEER-fest & Common Ground

2 ::  Bluegrass Master’s Weekend
note – Tuesday & Thursday night music is 6 – 8 pm
5 :: Roxann Berglund
7 :: Eric Frost
12 :: Jim Miller
14 :: Fred Anderson
15 :: Joe Paulik
16 :: Gordon Thorne
19 :: Eric Frost
23 :: Briand Morrison
26 :: John Russ
30 :: Pushing Chain

7 :: Jim McGowan
12 :: Briand Morrison
13 :: Fred Anderson
14 :: Joe Paulik
17 :: Joe Paulik
19 :: Jim McGowan
21 :: Gordon Thorne
24 :: Gordon Thorne
27 :: Eric Frost
28 :: Pushing Chain
31 :: Briand Morrison

August 13, 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

4 :: Pushing Chain

2 :: Pushing Chain

7 :: Pushing Chain

August 13, 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