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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 9, 2021 - December 11, 2021
All Day

Dark Sky Festival
Dark Sky Festival

Cook County is home to one of the darkest skies in the world. Every year, explorers, adventurers, artists and photographers from around the world travel to Cook County to experience the northern lights. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) has been named as one of only 13 certified International Dark Sky Sanctuaries in the world! And at over a million acres, it is the largest. Help us to celebrate our dark sky season at the third Dark Sky Festival!
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December 11, 2021
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Handcrafted Market
Handcrafted Market

A lovely, local shopping experience.

Handmade gifts including local produce, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, canned goods, soaps, candies, wreaths, ornaments, jewelry and seasonal items. EBT welcome.

Live music

9-10: Russell Sackett
10-noon: Edward Ojard
noon-2: Hannah Rey Dunda

December 11, 2021
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Yuletide by the Lake
Yuletide by the Lake

Skyport Lodge | Grand Marais MN

Join us for a holiday market on Devil Track Lake featuring local makers and small businesses at Skyport Lodge in Grand Marais, MN! Enjoy festive food and drink at Ravenrock Grill while you shop small and support your community with your holiday gift purchases.
Vendors include:
Kari Carter Pottery, Natalie Sobanja Ceramics, The Wilder Woodshop, The North Country, The Big Lake and moree to be announced!
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