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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!


December 4, 2021 - December 5, 2021
All Day


Knife River Community Center | Knife River MN

Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en) means “Christmas Village”. It is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music.

For 2021, event will feature several vendors and a Troll Village!

December 5, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Light Up the Park
Light Up the Park

Thomas Owens Park | Two Harbors MN

Santa will arrive via Two Harbors fire truck.!Live holiday music will be provided by The McCullough Brothers, no matter the temperature! These guys are tough! Stay warm by several bonfires, enjoy s’mores, chili, hot dogs, apple cider, and hot chocolate. While waiting for Santa, meet sled dogs or taking a horse carriage ride to see the lights on the famous tugboat, Edna G.

Through strong community partnerships, we are able to offer this event at no cost to attendees.

Our 26-member North Shore Rotary Club is working hard to make this event even better than last year! Thank you to local partners:
Northern Nights Event & Design, Amy Jordahl State Farm Insurance, Louise’s Place, Carrie Coan Photography, Jerry Carlson, Friends of the Edna G, The Lake Bank, LaBounty, Renaissance Schools – Two Harbors, Two Harbors Federal Credit Union, City of Two Harbors and the Two Harbors Fire Department

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