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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!


January 15, 2022 - January 29, 2022
All Day

Norpine Fat Bike Classic
Norpine Fat Bike Classic

Continue the tradition – ride the Norpine Fat Bike Classic in 2022! Experience fat biking on the Norpine Trails in Lutsen. Ride through stands of old growth cedars on Pisten Bully groomed trails while overlooking Lake Superior – winter riding doesn’t get better than this!

The Norpine Fat Bike Classic is presented by the Superior Cycling Association with the proceeds going to the Norpine Trail Association and the Superior Cycling Association to assist each organization in maintaining the highest quality trails in Cook County that we all like to ride.

The Superior Cycling Association has built and maintains 35 miles of purpose-built mountain bike trails in Cook County, including the new Jackpot and High Climber trails, which connect Britton Peak trails to Lutsen Mountains. The Norpine Trail Association provides Pisten Bully groomed winter fat bike trails on one of the best winter bike trails on the North Shore.

Details & registration

January 27, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Snowshoeing Under the Stars
Snowshoeing Under the Stars

Caribou Highlands Lodge | Lutsen MN

Caribou Highlands Lodge invites you to snowshoe under the stars every Thursday night from 5 pm – 6:30 pm.  Family-friendly guided tours start at Caribou Highlands Lodge, located on Lutsen Mountains, and are open to the public!  We’ll trek through the snow to find the perfect spot for viewing constellations and the wonders of the night sky.

Learn more and reserve your spot!

Equipment Provided: Snowshoes, Trekking Poles, Hiking Pack, Headlamp, telescope, and Hot Drinks.

Dress Warm and experience the magic of the night sky in winter!

January 27, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date Night at the Winery
Date Night at the Winery

North Shore Winery | Lutsen

Join us for Date Night at the Winery! We are open late on Thursdays, so grab your date and come down to the Winery for music from 6-8 p.m.
Our indoor seating is limited, so please make a reservation or give us a call at (218) 481-9280.

Music by Gordon Thorne. Gordon Thorne picked up a guitar 30 years ago and hasn’t put it down since. He spent years mining early American blues and jazz, blending them with his own style, and serves up what he calls, “the modern sounds of yesterday – today”. Known as the meanest fingerpicker in Northern Minnesota, it is where he spends his time working, raising kids, and playing a little guitar.

January 27, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Northern Lights Canvas Painting
Northern Lights Canvas Painting

Burlington Station Callie’s Sweets | Two Harbors MN

Whether you grab your friends, round up the family, or need some “me” time, The Pottery Burn Studio will provide all your supplies including a 16″by 20″ canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, and instruction. In one night you can take home your creation and have a fun and relaxing time together.

You are welcome to bring an adult beverage if you wish as well as any food that you might want to eat.
Please wear clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.

$33.46 per person. Limited to 20 participants.

If you have any questions, you can contact Meghan Cavallin at

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