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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!


November 24, 2021 - November 27, 2021
All Day

Thanksgiving Skiing at Lutsen Mountains
Thanksgiving Skiing at Lutsen Mountains

Lutsen Mountains | Lutsen MN

Lutsen Mountains will be open Wednesday November 24 – Saturday November 27 for early season skiing.

Find Ski & Stay Packages here

November 26, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Build A Basket
Build A Basket

Cook County Whole Foods Co-op | Grand Marais MN

Join us for a Build-a-Basket Event on Black Friday! This is a fantastic way to create your own personalized holiday gift for family & friends! The Basket Bar will be open from 10 am – 2 pm. Britta will be there to guide you, as you select a small African Market Basket, pair of socks, lip product, soap and bar of chocolate. Get 10% off the entire project — even sale prices will be reduced!

* No registration required. Sale prices good throughout the entire day.

November 26, 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pop Up Art Sale
Pop Up Art Sale

Waves of Superior Café | Tofte 55615

Shop local!
Pottery, glass, paintings, weaving, collage, leatherworks, and sculpture.

November 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Christmas Market at North Shore Winery
Christmas Market at North Shore Winery

North Shore Winery | Lutsen

North Shore Winery’s third European-style Christmas Market will offer a variety of art, gifts, food, and wines – either to enjoy yourself or to give as holiday gifts for friends and family. The market will sell holiday decorations, art, art gifts, wreaths, garlands, maple syrup, wine gift baskets, and warm winter beverages.

Vendors displaying their wares include:

Ann Honer of Lutsen
Kari Vick, Ink of Lutsen
Wild Country Maple Syrup of Lutsen
Border Designs of Lutsen
The Big Lake of Grand Marais
The North Country of Lutsen
The schedule of events for the day includes:
12:30-7:30 p.m. – Tasting Room Open
Noon-5 p.m. – Christmas Market

All shoppers must be masked during the event to protect our vendors and staff. We are keeping the event small to offer safe shopping. Please be kind, it is the holiday season!

November 26, 2021
1:00 pm

Christmas Tea on the Edna G
Christmas Tea on the Edna G

Edna G Tugboat | Two Harbors MN

Join us for Tea and Treats on the historic 125-year-old tugboat, the Edna G docked in Two Harbors.  Get away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a relaxing hour with family and friends, partaking in an assortment of tea sandwiches and dainty desserts, while sipping tea or hot chocolate. The Edna G will be all decked out in Christmas finery and beautiful lights for the holidays.
More details …

November 26, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lost Highway
Lost Highway

American Legion Post 109 | Two Harbors MN

Lost Highway is a three-piece band that plays a mix of Classic Rock, Country, and Blues music. The group consists of three seasoned musicians that have performed in the area for decades.

November 26, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oh Ole Night Parade & Fireworks
Oh Ole Night Parade & Fireworks

Downtown Grand Marais | Grand Marais MN

It’s a festive Scandinavian time of year! Head to downtown Grand Marais for the annual community holiday parade. We are continuing our theme of “Oh Ole Night,” celebrating our Scandinavian heritage. (That’s Ole as in Sven & Ole’s!)

The parade starts at 5:30 p.m., from the Senior Center parking lot on South Broadway, and will make two loops along Broadway, up Wisconsin Street, turning at 1st Ave and back around to Broadway. On the second loop we’ll end up at Harbor Park for the Tree Lighting ceremony!

To participate in the parade, just line up in the Senior Center parking lot on Broadway by 5 pm: walkers, jugglers, winter bikes, four legged furry animals, decorated vehicles and trailers are ALL welcomed and encouraged!

After the tree lighting, there will be fireworks!

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