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  1. 4th of July Festivities

    4th of July Festivities

    Call: (218) 387-2524

    Grand Marais, Tofte and Grand Portage all have fireworks and celebrations!

  2. Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

    Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

    PO Box 1330
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-2788

    Artist studio tours and gallery activities featuring a variety of unique handcrafted works created in Cook County.

  3. Boundary Waters Expo

    Boundary Waters Expo

    Gunflint Trail
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: 218-388-2292

    The Boundary Waters expo is a family friendly two day event featuring speakers, vendors, activities. Located on East Bearskin Lake 26 miles from Grand Marais

  4. Cloud Cult at Lutsen Mountains

    466 Ski Hill Rd
    Lutsen, MN 55612
    Call: (218) 406-1340

    Head north to experience Cloud Cult at Papa Charlie's Tavern and Stage. It's an experience not to be missed, tickets sell out fast, so book your stay right away!

    Since 1995, Cloud Cult has crafted sprawling, cathartic albums that have won them the attention of the New York Times, MTV, Spin, Billboard and a devoted following of fans.

  5. Cook County Snowmobile Club Fun Run

    372 Hungry Jack Road
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-9392

    Join us for the 10th Annual Family Fun event during Winter Tracks festivities in Cook County, MN.
    Cook County Snowmobile Club - Ridge Rider's has organized a Snowmobile Fun Run followed by Raffles, Prize Drawings and Prize Money for High and Low card hands at The Landing on Saturday. Proceeds go to the Club to maintain trails and promote snowmobiling in Cook County!
    Register at Hungry Jack Lodge from 9 am – 12:00 noon, collect your first card.
    Entry is $20.00 to ride your snowmobile or drive your vehicle to pick up cards at sponsored locations.
    Continue on to the Trail Center, Windigo, Hungry Jack Lodge, Gunflint Lodge and Gunflint Pines.
    Have lunch where you choose and get last card turned in by 5:30 p.m.
    All hands must be turned in by 5:30 pm at Location TBA.
    The high and lowest poker hand cash prizes will be awarded!
    Fun night ensues with raffles, games with prizes, food and drink specials. Dance the night away to a lively dance band!

  6. Dark Sky Festival

    PO Box 1330
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-2524
    Toll Free: (888) 922-5000

    Travel to Cook County to celebrate some of the nation's darkest skies! There will be a traveling planetarium and much more! "Dueling" local photographers Bryan Hansel and Travis Novitsky will have a presentation on how they capture Dark Skies and northern lights on the North Shore.

  7. Dog Days of Winter

    7611 Gunflint Trail
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 388-2241

    Dog days of Winter is a dog sledding theme event hosted by Trail Center Lodge on the Gunflint Trail. The event includes a snowman competition, skijoring races and dog sled derbies.

  8. Family Festivals at Lutsen Mountains

    467 Ski Hill Rd
    Lutsen, MN 55612
    Call: (218) 406-1340

    Enjoy a weekend with your Family at Lutsen Mountains. Fireworks, kid-themed performers, skiing, snowboarding, and pizza parties all winter long.

  9. Fisherman's Picnic

    Fisherman's Picnic

    Wisconsin Street
    Grand Marias, MN 55604
    Call: 218-387-2524
    Toll Free: 800-922-5000

    This is way more than just shore lunch! It’s the Annual Fisherman’s Picnic and downtown Grand Marais is filled with visitors, crazy days sales, craft show, daily contests and prizes, live music, kids activities, and so much more!

    Fireworks on Saturday night and Parade on Sunday afternoon!

    In downtown Grand Marais you'll find music in Harbor Park, food trucks, craft sales, blacksmithing demonstrations, log rolling competition, loon calling contest, cutest puppy contest, bingo, rock skipping contest, a fish toss and more! There is also a Fisherman's Picnic Trail Run 5k Saturday morning.

  10. Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race

    Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race

    7611 Gunflint Trail
    Grand Marais , MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-3572

    The Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race is a continuous race consisting of two legs of equal distance, separated by a mandatory layover for the 12-dog teams. There are two classes: a 12-dog race, 110-mile race and an 8-dog, 70-mile race.

  11. Hygge Festival

    Hygge Festival

    Call: (218) 387-2524
    Toll Free: (888) 922-5000

    Winter beauty, adventure, relaxation and coziness for miles, this beautiful little harbor village on Lake Superior is the ideal hygge destination. This year Grand Marais is launching its first annual Hygge Week. Visitors will enjoy all the splendors of a classic northwoods winter vacation, dogsledding, snowmobiling, stargazing, fireside gatherings, cross-country skiing, with the added bonus of unique events to encourage the celebration and enjoyment of the wonderful things that make North Shore winters unique.

    Some of the many hygge-themed features include Scandinavian themed menu items, a full moon reading, cabin concert, art show openings, and lodging specials. With endless opportunities for relaxation seekers, adventure driven souls and everyone in between, hygge week offers memorable experiences for all.

  12. Lutsen 99er

    Lutsen 99er

    445 Ski Hill Road
    Lutsen, MN 55612
    Call: (952) 229-7330

    The race starts and finishes at Lutsen Mountains and winds from the coast of Lake Superior through the peaks of the Sawtooth Mountains with 19 mile, 39 mile, 69 mile and the ultimate 99 mile course options.

    If you think you have what it takes to ride in the race, registration detail or cheer them on, moral support is welcome and spectator information can be found on the Lutsen 99er website:

    There are events planned for the entire weekend, including a Friday night BBQ and post-race party Saturday night with live music in the courtyard.

  13. Midwest Extreme Snowmobiling Event

    Midwest Extreme Snowmobiling Event

    445 Ski Hill Road
    Lutsen, MN 55612
    Call: 218-663-7281

    Hosted by Cor Powersports. The event includes hillclimb, hillcross, and short course cross country racing on and around the Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort. The race is open to anyone that wants to enter on a first come, first serve basis, with spectator access as well.

    Register here:
    Buy tickets here:

  14. Mountain Meltdown at Lutsen Mountains

    467 Ski Hill Rd
    Lutsen, MN 55612
    Call: (218) 406-1340

    Soft Snow & Sunny Skies - Ya Gotta Love Spring Skiing. This is our final weekend on all four mountains - time to celebrate. Get lift & lodging for half price and join in our annual Mountain Meltdown bash with 10 bands, live outdoor stage (weather permitting), beer garden and BBQ.

  15. Plein Air Grand Marais

    Plein Air Grand Marais

    PO BOX 1293
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: 218-387-2314

    Artists leave the studio and venture into the great outdoors to celebrate the unique beauty of the North Shore landscape. Witness blank canvasses become exquisite moments in local history. Competition area is anywhere in Cook County, MN-from the Canadian Border to the Caribou River in Schroeder. There are classes and demonstrations happening all week, visit for more information!

  16. Ski Party at Lutsen Mountains

    466 Ski Hill Road
    Lutsen, MN 55612
    Call: (218) 406-1340

    Head to Lutsen Mountains for a weekend of music and fun on the mountian!

  17. Snowball Music Festival at Lutsen Mountains

    Snowball Music Festival at Lutsen Mountains

    466 Ski Hill Road
    Lutsen , MN 55612
    Call: (218) 406-1340

    Two days of music on the mountain!

  18. Snowmobile Drag Races at Hungry Jack Lodge

    372 Hungry Jack Rd
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-9392

    Cook County Snowmobile Club – Ridge Rider’s drag races on Hungry Jack Lake, party at Hungry Jack Lodge!
    Sign up at 11 a.m. Racing starts at noon. Prizes awarded inside Hungry Jack Lodge after races

  19. Superior Trail Races

    Superior Trail Races

    Call: (218) 387-2524

    The Superior Trail Races: Spring and Fall are held on the Superior Hiking Trail in Northeastern Minnesota. The Spring event includes two distances: 25KM and 50KM. The Fall event includes three distances: 26.2 miles, 50 miles and 100 miles.

  20. Trout Derby

    Trout Derby

    Call: (218) 388-2265

    Annual Trout Derby Picnic and fishing contest on West Bearskin Lake, sponsored by the Cook County Ridge Riders
    Registration starts at 9 – 11 a.m.
    You must be signed in before going fishing!

    Remember to get your trout stamp on your fishing license!
    All fish must be in by 1 pm.
    Cook out with Fish Burgers, hot dogs, brats and burgers with all the extras included.
    Raffles and prizes like gas auger, smoker, etc.
    1st Place Cash Prize
    This event is a fundraiser to help support the club in their endeavor to continue to maintain the trails and grooming equipment.

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