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Events for "Grand Marais, MN"


  • Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival (Jun 19 – 21)

    Grand Marais, MN

    The harbor-side North House Folk School on Lake Superior kicks off summer with a boat parade, dancing, craft demonstrations, mini-courses and a solstice parade.

    In 2020, the event is online.


  • Grand Marais Arts Festival (Jul 11 – 12)

    Grand Marais, MN

    This juried art show along the Lake Superior harbor includes children's activities, art demonstrations, a pie social and live music.

  • Fisherman's Picnic (Jul 30 – Aug 2)

    Grand Marais, MN

    There's a lot going on at the North Shore's biggest festival, including loon-calling, log-rolling, herring-eating and rock-skipping contests; Saturday fireworks; and the grand parade on Sunday.

    The main event is canceled in 2020, but locals are working to organize some music, food stands and fireworks.


  • Virtual Radio Waves Music Festival (Sep. 12)

    Grand Marais, MN

    WTIP, North Shore Community Radio, hosts this outdoor fest of more than 25 local and regional music acts next to the municipal campground.

  • Unplugged & Birch Bark Bash (Sep. 18 – 19)

    Grand Marais, MN

    The harbor-side North House Folk School celebrates with storytelling, traditional workshops, a fish boil and concerts by songwriter/musicians.

    It's online this year.


  • Moose Madness Festival (Oct. 16 – 18)

    Grand Marais, MN

    This Lake Superior town offers  a medallion hunt, family geocaching contest, fun run, appearances by Murray the Moose and family courses at the North House Folk School.


  • Winterer's Gathering (Nov. 20 – 22)

    Grand Marais, MN

    There's a tent encampment, winter skills seminars, Arctic film festival and chili feed at the North House Folk School.

    It's mostly virtual in 2020.