Popular Events on the Northshore

Below you will find a list of some of the popular events happening in the area. This is not a complete list. Most events happen in Cook County (Lutsen/Grand Marais/Gunflint Trail/Grand Portage) but we do list a few from St. Louis (Duluth) and Lake (Two Harbors/Beaver Bay/Silver Bay) as well.  If you’d like an event included please email us at [email protected].

Events List

Dates may vary. Due to COVID-19, many events are being canceled or postponed.

January Events:
New Year’s on the North Shore, All Areas
Norpine Fat Bike Classic, Lutsen
Gunflint Mail Run Dog Sled Race, Gunflint Trail
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, Duluth to Grand Portage

February Events:
Hygge Festival, Cook County
Valentine’s Day on the North Shore, All Areas

May Events:
Art Along the Lake Spring Gallery Tour, Cook County
Le Grand Du Nord, Grand Marais

June Events:
Grandma’s Marathon, Duluth
Lutsen 99er, Lutsen

July Events:
4th of July on the North Shore, All Areas
Tofte Trek, Tofte
Heritage Days, Two Harbors
Bay Days, Silver Bay and Beaver Bay
Grand Marais Arts Festival, Grand Marais
Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival, Lutsen
Biggest Blueberry Contest, Gunflint Trail

August Events:
Fisherman’s Picnic, Grand Marais
Rendezvous Days and Celebration Pow-Wow, Grand Portage

September Events:
Superior Fall Trail Races, Lutsen
WTIP Radio Waves Music Festival, Grand Marais
Unplugged and Birch Bark Bash, Grand Marais
Oktoberfest Celebration at Voyageur Brewing Company, Grand Marais
Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour, Cook County
Lunafest Film Festival, Grand Marais

October Events:
Moose Madness Family Festival, Grand Marais
The Sawtooth Mountain Challenge, Grand Marais

November Events:
Lake Superior Storm Festival, Grand Marais
Winterer’s Gathering & Arctic Film Festival, Grand Marais
Thanksgiving on the North Shore, All Areas
Oh Ole Night, Grand Marais
Light Up Lutsen, Lutsen

December Events:
Bentleyville Tour of Lights, Duluth
Dark Skies Festival, Grand Marais
Christmas on the North Shore, All Areas
New Year’s on the North Shore, All Areas