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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!


September 4, 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.

September 4, 2021
11:00 am

Muffin Man at Drury Lane
Muffin Man at Drury Lane

Drury Lane Books | Grand Marais MN

The Muffin Man will read a collection of books to kids and families every Saturday at 11am outside at the bookstore.

Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting); weather decisions will be made at 10:30am

Call the store at 218-387-3370 if you’re unsure of what the weather is like by the harbor.

September 4, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Annie Mack
Annie Mack

Proclaimed “Minnesota’s heir to the Mavis Staples throne” by the Star Tribune, Annie Mack is powerfully riveting singer who writes and performs her own blend of blues, rock, country, and soul.

Tickets are $15 general admission, for sale at (search “Arrowhead Center for the Arts”) and at the box office night of show (starting at 6:30 pm).

PLEASE NOTE: for the continued health and safety of our community, all audience members will be required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. Masks will be provided if needed.

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