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Events

  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. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Cook County Snowmobile Club Fun Run

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

    Join us for the 11th 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!

  5. Dark Sky Festival

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

    Cook County is home to one of the darkest skies in the nation. Every year, explorers, adventurers, artists and photographers from around the world travel to Cook County to experience the northern lights. Help us to celebrate this darkest season of the month during Cook County's annual Dark Sky Festival!

  6. Family Festivals at Lutsen Mountains

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

    While Lutsen is well known as a top family vacation destination year-round, our Family Festival weekends are the best family dates of the season. Start with a great price point on lift and lodging, add FREE ski rental for the entire family and top it off with our Family Fun Night at the Summit Chalet for a weekend of memories that will last a lifetime.

    Two dates to choose from: Feb 7-9; Mar 20-22

    2 Nights/2 Days from $TBA per person*

    PACKAGE INCLUDES

    •2 Nights Lodging
    •2 Days Lift Tickets
    •FREE ski rental for the entire family
    •Family Fun Night at the Summit Chalet
    •Magic*Art Projects*Face Painting*Pizza Party*Music*Fireworks
    Enjoy a weekend with your Family at Lutsen Mountains. Fireworks, kid-themed performers, skiing, snowboarding, and pizza parties all winter long.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 in the race: a 12-dog, 100-mile race and an 8-dog, 65-mile race.

  9. Hygge Festival

    Hygge Festival

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

    The Danish concept of “hygge” (pronounced hoo-gah) has been around for a long time. It refers to the ritual of embracing life’s simple pleasures. Feeling relaxed, cozy and surrounded by the warmth of family, friends, community and fire all encompass the idea of hygge. Local business have gathered together to celebrated this ritual, and Cook County, Minnesota is the perfect background. Enjoy a curated week of snowshoe hikes, the cozy annual Fireplace Tour, specially themed foodie menus, and more.

    And don’t forget you can participate from afar by showing us your #SocksAppeal! Take pictures of how you warm up your tootsies in the winter and tag us @DoNorthMN on Facebook and Instagram.

  10. Lake Superior Storm Festival

    Lake Superior Storm Festival

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

    Join us this November for the seventh annual Lake Superior Storm Festival - a celebration of Superior's wild side.

    There's nothing quite like a November gale - wind howling, icy waves lashing the rocks, a shiver of awe running down your spine. Treat yourself to a storm-season retreat before the bedlam of the holidays begins. This event honors the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake.

  11. Le Grand du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic

    Le Grand du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic

    Call: 218-387-2524
    Toll Free: 800-922-5000

    Le Grand represents one of the most amazing gravel courses in the United States. Beginning in Grand Marais, Minnesota’s spectacular harbor, all three events follow the shores of Lake Superior before climbing to their final destinations. With more than 6000 ft of climbing and a checkpoint view overlooking the Pigeon River and Canada, the 120 mile course is the punchiest route of the three Heck Production events. The 66 mile course has plenty of climbing and miles of forested roads. The 20 mile route is a Le Grand-worthy introduction to gravel cycling with its mix of paved and gravel roads, climbing and great Lake Superior views.

    But I want Le Grand du Nord to be more than just amazing gravel riding. So we will have Voyageur Brewing Company host and provide their exceptional craft beer on Friday and Saturday. After the ride on Saturday, join us for live music at Voyageur Brewing. And this amazing small town will be a great place to bring the family. Don’t forget, Grand Marais will have artwork, shopping and site seeing throughout the weekend. It’s one of the prettiest spots on earth…and will play host to a great weekend of gravel cycling.

    The 120 mile course will have checkpoints at mile 58 and 87. The 66 miler will have one at mile 47. All events will run on the Heck/Le Grand principles of cue card navigation, self-supported riding ethics and physically challenging courses. All will be exceptionally beautiful. The aspens will be in full lime-green splendor, the insects at a minimum (usually!) and woods waking up to a new Spring.

    Registration: http://www.heckofthenorth.com/

  12. Moose Madness

    Moose Madness

    116 West Highway 61
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-2524
    Toll Free: (888) 922-5000

    The Moose is Loose in Grand Marais the 3rd weekend in October! Our favorite species specimen, "alces alces", Murray-the-Moose, will be around town for the much sought-after photo opportunity, and moose-related activities are planned for everyone! Minneapolis based kid band The Bazillions will be playing at Moose Headquarters at Grandma Rays on Saturday from 11:30-3:30pm.

  13. 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.

  14. North Shore Water Festival

    North Shore Water Festival

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

    It’s one of our favorite weekends of the summer! A chance for us to show off our paddling gear in the place that it shows off best: The Grand Marais Harbor. Want to test the newest kayaks, canoes and paddle boards? Interested in checking out the latest outdoor gear? Want to look stylish while you’re paddling in the water or hiking in the woods? Trying to figure out how to transport your gear around? Want to take a paddle board yoga class? This is the festival for you!

  15. Oh Ole Night Parade & Fireworks

    Oh Ole Night Parade & Fireworks

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

    It's a festive scandinavian time of year - head to downtown Grand Marais for the Community Christmas Parade. We are continuing our theme of “Oh Ole Night” celebrating our Scandinavian heritage. That’s Ole as in Sven & Ole’s!
    The parade will start at 4:00 p.m. on Wisconsin St. and will make two loops of the route, on the second loop we’ll end up at Harbor Park for the Tree Lighting and Caroling!
    Line up in the Senior Center parking lot on Broadway starts at 3:30 pm if you want to be in the parade: walkers, jugglers, winter bikes, four legged furry animals, decorated vehicles and trailers ALL are welcome and encouraged!
    After the tree is lit and carols are sung there will be fireworks!

  16. Radio Waves Music Festival

    Radio Waves Music Festival

    Grand Marais Recreation Area
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-1070

    Radio Waves Music Festival is hosted by North Shore Community Radio WTIP each year during the second weekend of September. The festival takes place outside at Sweetheart's Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area.

    Featuring 26 musical acts, with special guests The Carpenter Ants, all the way from Charleston, West Virginia.
    On-site camping and food vendors. Kid's activities. Pet friendly. It’s held rain or shine - with two stages and a dance floor housed under a large tent.

  17. Ski Party at Lutsen Mountains

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

    Ski Party is a weekend ski, snowboard and music festival curated by the folks at GNDWIRE Records. It's a throwback to a time when skiing was cool and sexy. It's a look forward to new music and a modern mountain resort. But mostly, it's a party - friends new and old hangin' on the slopes, in the chalets and enjoying great music. So come on guys and gals, please join us, for the 5th annual Ski Party.

  18. Snowball Music Festival at Lutsen Mountains

    Snowball Music Festival at Lutsen Mountains

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

    Keep festival season alive in the depths of a Minnesota winter with a weekend ski and music party. Two nights of music, a special afternoon set at the mountaintop Summit Chalet, après ski live music and jam sessions, plus the camaraderie of skiing, snowboarding, hot tubing and sharing this bliss with your fellow festivillians.

  19. 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

  20. 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.The 2020 Superior Spring Trail Race will be held on Saturday May 16th, 2020 / (the race is always held the weekend before Memorial Day weekend). The lottery registration period for the 2020 Superior Spring Trail Race 12.5KM, 25KM and 50KM is scheduled to open on January 1st, 2020 – (subject to permit(s) approval and subject to date change – potential applicants should check back periodically for updates).

  21. 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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