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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!


October 16, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grand Marais Apple Festival
Grand Marais Apple Festival

3 orchard tours + pick your own apples 10am-5pm

Ray Block Orchard at 36 East Rosebush Lane
Stan Bautch Orchard @ 1315 East Highway 61
Grand Marais Community Orchard @ 551 East 5th St

Apple Cider pressing demonstrations at Great Expectation School (551 E 5th St) and North House Folk School (500 W Highway 61)

Apple Farm Stands & Bad Seed Food Truck 10am-5pm + Brochures/lectures from noon-5pm
4H Building at Community Center (317 W 5th St)

Apple Farm Stands 10am-5pm
North House Folk School (500 W Highway 61)

October 16, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Museum Closing Day & 25th Anniversary Quilt Raffle Draw
Museum Closing Day & 25th Anniversary Quilt Raffle Draw

Cross River heritage Center | Schroeder MN

Last day of the season. Beautiful quilt raffle draw will take place at 2pm.

Visitor Information & Gift Shop
Free – Open to the Public

Museum Admission
$5 – Individual, $10 – Family, Free – Military and Schroeder Area Historical Society Members

Feature Exhibits
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) “Mountie” Paintings by Arnold Friberg (from the UMD Tweed Museum of Art)
Ojibwe Cultural Heritage (in collaboration with the St. Louis County Historical Society, Chik-Wauk Museum, and the 1854 Treaty Authority)

October 16, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Grand Marais Harbor History tour
Grand Marais Harbor History tour

Cook County Historical Museum | Grand Marais MN

The tour begins at the Museum and you will walk out to the lighthouse breakwater with a guide who will point out the visible relics of the past and tell the stories of this small harbor and community. The tour will last approximately one hour. Everyone is welcome and it is completely free.
Join us every Saturday (weather permitting).
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