Date/Time
Event

June 6, 2021 - September 30, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Art of Reciprocity Exhibit
The Art of Reciprocity Exhibit

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder Minnesota

Sean Connaughty’s socially engaged art projects address anthropogenic impacts on the global ecology and humanity’s place within that system. Working on site from May 24 – June 7,  Sean will complete a site-specific installation at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center. The installation will be exhibited through September 30. There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Sponsored by the Grand Marais Art Colony

July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony July courses
Grand Marais Art Colony July courses

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

At the Grand Marais Art Colony, we exist to support the enduring human need for creative expression and inspiration. Artists and creative seekers of all levels come from across the country to learn from renowned instructors, create art, and engage together in artistic inquiry.

July Courses

1-3 :: Summer Sampler – Print, Draw, Sculpt
14-16 :: Acrylic – The Versatile medium
17 :: Drawing on Point
19 :: Family Class – Watercolor Monoprints
19-23 :: Working Small with Big Results
19-23 :: Mentor Series – Artist Mentorship
20-23 :: Watercolor Monoprints
22-24 :: Water and Woods
24 :: Artist Talk, 10am, Carolyn Swiszcz, Printmaking, Donut Shops and Sunday Afternoons
26-30 :: Drawing on Pots
26-30 :: Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
26-30 :: Tribute Pieces
26-30 :: Mentor Series – Artist Mentorship II
31 :: Artist Talk, 10am, Mary Brodbeck, Traditional Japanese Woodblock Making
31 :: Basic Chain Maille & Jewelry Techniques

July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School July Courses
North House Folk School July Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

North House was founded in 1997 by a small handful of inspired locals passionate about traditional craft and cooperative learning.

July Courses

2-3 :: Hand Sewn Leather Project Tote
1-4 :: Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop: The Squire Boot
6-11 :: Fly Fishing the North Country
6, 13, + 20 :: Creative Mend Along
7 :: Families at the Forge
8-11 :: Blacksmithing: The Basics and Beyond
9 :: Needle Felted Critters online
9-11 :: Crafting the Traditional Longbow & Arrow Making
10-11 :: Needle Felting & Bead embroidery
12 :: Families at the Forge
13-16 :: Sail Training Trip; Knife River to Grand Marais
15-18 :: Blacksmithing – Cook Tools for the Campfire
16-18 :: Beginner’s Botanical Medicine, Self Care to Community
16-18 :: Black Ash Pack Baskets
16-18 :: Black Ash Market Basket
21 :: Families at the Forge
21-25 :: Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Summer Session
22-25 :: Blacksmithing – Crafting the Tools of the Trade
23 & 30 :: Playful Freeform Embroidery
24-25 :: Raw Felted Fleece
26 :: Families at the Forge
26-29 :: Youth Sailing Camp
26-29 :: Youth Craft Camp
26-31 :: Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Grindbygg-Style
30-31 :: Community Felted Mural
30-Aug 1:: Naturdal Plant Dyes
31 :: Strudel & Danish Pastry online

July 16, 2021 - July 18, 2021
All Day

Finland Fireman's Wooden Bat Tournament
Finland Fireman's Wooden Bat Tournament

Clair Nelson / Finland Community Center | Finland MN

37th Annual Softball Tournament

Friday night – Kids Games & Socializing
Saturday  – games begin at 8am at Gregg Field, fireworks at dusk / 10pm

Saturday & Sunday – Beer Garden, Concessions, Food Trucks and Playground

Family Friendly Weeknd – No Dogs

July 16, 2021 - July 18, 2021
12:00 am

North Shore Water Festival
North Shore Water Festival

Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply | Grand Marais MN

We look forward to the North Shore Water Festival every year! It’s a weekend of paddling nirvana: The Paddling Film Festival. Free paddling demos in the harbor. Free SUP yoga classes. We hold it the third weekend of July every year right here in Grand Marais. Come join in the fun.

July 17, 2021 - July 18, 2021
All Day

Silver Bay Salmon Classic
Silver Bay Salmon Classic

Silver Bay Marina | Silver Bay MN

The annual fishing contest is back. Fishing will take place Saturday 4am – 6pm and Sunday 4am – 2pm. An air horn will announce start and stop times

Fishing Tickets $25 per person 

3 Divisions (coho, king, lake trout) and 5 place winners in each division

rules and information

July 18, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 am

Craft Demonstrations
Craft Demonstrations

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week a different instructor will be featured and visitors will have the opportunity to observe their hands at work as well as ask questions about the craft. Free

September
2-5 :: Julie Arthur – Weaving

July 18, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

John A. Spelman III, Artist & Printmaker
John A. Spelman III, Artist & Printmaker

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

From Appalachia to Minnesota’s North Shore

The bold and evocative styles of John A. Spelman III’s artwork encourages us to consider the lives and landscapes of both the Appalachian region as well as Minnesota’s North Shore during the last century.

To accompany the exhibition, curators Scott Husby and Tracey Cullen have authored a book entitled John A. Spelman, Artist and Printmaker: From Appalachia to Minnesota’s North Shore. The book will be available at the JHP Art Gallery and in local bookshops. All proceeds from sales of the book will be donated to the Cook County Historical Society.

July 18, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

North Shore Geology Walks
North Shore Geology Walks

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder Minnesota

Sugarloaf Cove is an incredible place to explore geology! Step back in geologic time and learn about the formation of the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior. Learn to recognize common rocks found in the area and the story of their formation. What does a Lake Superior agate look like? What about Thompsonite? Did you know lava flows have layers- and Sugarloaf Cove is one of the best places to see them all in one place. It’s all here under your feet – come explore with us!

July 18, 2021
2:00 pm

The Story of Janice Matichuk, Quetico Ranger
The Story of Janice Matichuk, Quetico Ranger

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

Her Island is a new book by local author Joe Friedrichs that shares the story of Janice Matichuk, the longest-serving ranger in the history of Quetico Provincial Park. Located near the end of Minnesota’s iconic Gunflint Trail, Quetico is the heart of North America’s “canoe country.”

Matichuk first set foot on her island in Quetico in 1985. Tragically, she passed away in August 2020 after she fell ill from brain cancer. This is a story about life inside one of North America’s most remote places. It is also a reflection of a woman who broke through barriers and refused to conform to societal norms.

Join author Joe Friedrichs, to learn more about the process of writing Her Island and personal insight into both the book and the longest-serving ranger in the history of Quetico.

The presentation is free and family friendly – donations are always appreciated.

Masks will be mandatory during the indoor presentation.

July 18, 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Music by the Lake
Music by the Lake

Skyport Lodge | Grand Marais MN

Live music lakeside, rain or shine.

Free admission, but please, no outside food or beverages.

August
1 – South Paws
8 – no music [Fisherman’s Picnic]
15 – tbd
22 – WunderD0gs