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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!


August 13, 2021 - August 15, 2021
All Day

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days & Celebration Pow-Wow ... Cancelled
Grand Portage Rendezvous Days & Celebration Pow-Wow ... Cancelled

Grand Portage National Monument | Grand Portage MN

Hoping to return the second weekend of August 2022

August 14, 2021
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dark Sky Caravan & Star Parties
Dark Sky Caravan & Star Parties

The Dark Sky Caravan is celebrating Minnesota’s dark skies through virtual events and star parties!

Facebook Event, August 9-10, 7pm
Join Planetarium staff and local partners on Facebook Live Aug. 9-10 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about the efforts to preserve our dark skies and how you can enjoy them for yourself.

Star Parties, August 11-14, 8-10pm
Come out to one of our star parties for telescope viewing and live star shows (weather permitting).
We will be at different locations every night:

Wednesday, Aug. 11
Outside the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, UMD, Duluth
In addition to the star party, guests can enjoy a short (15 min) planetarium show. Shows will run every 20 minutes starting at 8p. Show sizes are limited to 13 people and all guests must wear a mask inside the planetarium.

Thursday, Aug. 12
Tettegouche State Park

Friday, Aug. 13
North House Folk School

Saturday, Aug. 14
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

All events are free and open to the public.

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