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North Shore Calendar of Events

Each small town celebrates nature, arts and history, the great outdoors, local and regional talents, holidays and community. And you’re invited to join in. This North Shore Calendar of Events lists all kinds of goings-on; guided hikes, 99-mile bike races, fine art exhibits, pie-eating contests, solstice celebrations, historical talks, workshops, classes, summer festivals, small town parades, and the annual lighting of Split Rock Lighthouse.

Check out what’s going on during your visit!


July 3, 2021
All Day

Motorcycle Poker Run - CANCELLED
Motorcycle Poker Run - CANCELLED

Grand Portage Lodge & Casino | Grand Portage MN

Motorcyclists join us for this fun Summer event! We are partnering with popular Gunflint Trail and Cook County motorcycle destinations.

Participants will draw a poker card at each checkpoint. Top 3 poker hands will win a prize!

Start at Hungry Jack Lodge, 2nd stop at Trail Center Lodge, 3rd stop at Devil Track Lodge, 4th stop at Voyageur Brewing and Finish at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino.

Details and registration information

July 3, 2021 - July 4, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hovland Arts Festival
Hovland Arts Festival

Hovland Town Hall | Hovland MN

Don’t miss the Annual Hovland Arts Festival, featuring art, artists, food, and live music, 10 am – 4 pm each day.  As you might expect, things may look a little different this year. We are planning on keeping the festival outside in the parking lot, and having the Town Hall closed.

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