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Hygge Festival

February 5 - February 14

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Socks by the fire, Hygge

Hygge Festival

We Hygge, do you?

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. See the schedule below to see how local businesses are embracing the hygge season and check out the 🔥 Cook County Fireplace Tour 🔥 happening all month long.

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Saturday, Feb. 5

8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 13th Annual Fun Run | Grand Marais & Gunflint Trail

It’s Cook County Snowmobile Club’s biggest “Fun”d raiser of the year! Start at Skyport Lodge or Hungry Jack Lodge and make stops along the way to support the club and local resorts. $20. More info.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Free Cozy Beverage Samples | Cook County Whole Foods Co-op

Get your superfoods cozy on at the Co-op in Grand Marais. Britta, the Wellness Maven, will be serving samples of Mushrooms MycoBrew Cocoa and Gaia Golden Milk with oatmilk (while supplies last). The Co-op will also have sales in every aisle and a variety of grab & go items to fuel your day’s adventures. More info.

10 a.m. | Lutsen TrailBreakers Snowmobile Club Vintage Ride | Cascade Lodge

Join the Lutsen TrailsBreakers for the annual Vintage Ride, which leaves from Cascade Lodge. Registrations opens at 10 a.m. at $10 per sled and a maximum of $30 per family. More info.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Relax and Meditate with a Craft | Joy & Co.

Come enjoy card making- printmaking- coloring at Joy and Company’s art counter. Children welcome! Masks a must.

12:30-5 p.m. | The Big Lake Pop-Up | North Shore Winery

The Big Lake from Grand Marais will be doing a pop-up shop offering a variety of wall art, ceramics, jewelry gifts, crafts and books reflecting the beauty, culture and allure of the North Shore of Lake Superior. More info.

12:30-6:30 p.m. | Outdoor Fire Pits & Mulled Wine | North Shore Winery

Enjoy outdoor fire pits, patio heaters, warm mulled wine and full wine and cider menu.

1-3:15 p.m. | Wilderness Lake Hok Skiing | Caribou Highlands

Experience a new way to explore the north shore on Hok Skis: Backcountry skiing, frozen lake expeditions, and twilight bonfire treks. Hok skis are a hybrid snowshoe and ski that allows you to hike up hills and ski down, making exploring the backcountry super fun and easy. Guided tours start at Caribou Highlands Lodge located on Lutsen Mountains, and they are open to the public. Visit www.odysseyresorts.com/odyssey-experiences to learn more and reserve your spot!

1:30-3 p.m. | Frozen Waterfall Hike | Caribou Highlands

Join us on a winter waterfall tour of the best North Shore falls. Learn about natural history and discover why exploring waterfalls in winter is so peaceful. Guided tours start at Caribou Highlands Lodge located on Lutsen Mountains, and they are open to the public. Hot drinks provided! Visit www.odysseyresorts.com/odyssey-experiences to learn more and reserve your spot.

6:30-9 p.m. | Live Music by Jim McGowan | Lutsen Resort

Cozy up by the fire in the beautiful lobby of Lutsen Resort and listen to Jim perform an engaging mix of acoustic, folk, rock, Irish, roots & blues. More info.

Sunday, Feb. 6

11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Outdoor Fire Pits & Mulled Wine | North Shore Winery

Enjoy outdoor fire pits, patio heaters, warm mulled wine and full wine and cider menu. 

Monday, Feb. 7

11 a.m. | Yoga | Cook County YMCA

Visitors can purchase an adult day pass for $10.50, which also provides access to hot tub and sauna. info@cookcountyymca.org or 218-387-3386 for information.

12:30-6:30 p.m. | Outdoor Fire Pits & Mulled Wine | North Shore Winery

Enjoy outdoor fire pits, patio heaters, warm mulled wine and full wine and cider menu. 

Tuesday, Feb. 8

11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Relax and Meditate with a Craft | Joy & Co.

Come enjoy card making- printmaking- coloring at Joy and Company’s art counter. Children welcome! Masks a must.

12:30-6:30 p.m. | Outdoor Fire Pits & Mulled Wine | North Shore Winery

Enjoy outdoor fire pits, patio heaters, warm mulled wine and full wine and cider menu. 

Wednesday, Feb. 9

11 a.m. | Mellow Snowshoe Hike | Lake Superior Trading Post

Enjoy a mellow snowshoe hike at the Lake Superior Trading Post. Pre-registration suggested for those needing to borrow snowshoes (limited supply). $5 suggested donation benefits the Cook County Food Shelf. Call for more info at 218-387-2020.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Relax and Meditate with a Craft | Joy & Co.

Come enjoy card making- printmaking- coloring at Joy and Company’s art counter. Children welcome! Masks a must.

11 a.m. | Yoga | Cook County YMCA

Visitors can purchase an adult day pass for $10.50, which also provides access to hot tub and sauna. info@cookcountyymca.org or 218-387-3386 for information.

Thursday, Feb. 10

11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Relax and Meditate with a Craft | Joy & Co.

Come enjoy card making- printmaking- coloring at Joy and Company’s art counter. Children welcome! Masks a must.

1-3:15 p.m. | Wilderness Lake Hok Skiing | Caribou Highlands

Experience a new way to explore the north shore on Hok Skis: Backcountry skiing, frozen lake expeditions, and twilight bonfire treks. Hok skis are a hybrid snowshoe and ski that allows you to hike up hills and ski down, making exploring the backcountry super fun and easy. Guided tours start at Caribou Highlands Lodge located on Lutsen Mountains, and they are open to the public. Visit www.odysseyresorts.com/odyssey-experiences to learn more and reserve your spot!

2:30-8 p.m. | Outdoor Fire Pits & Mulled Wine | North Shore Winery

Enjoy outdoor fire pits, patio heaters, warm mulled wine and full wine and cider menu.. 

4-6 p.m. | Acoustic Night with John Gruber | Moguls Grille & Taproom

Longtime local musician John Gruber is known for his great guitar work and fine vocal stylings. More info.

5-6:30 p.m. | Snowshoeing Under the Stars | Caribou Highlands

Caribou Highlands Lodge invites you to snowshoe under the stars from 5-6:30 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. Hot drinks provided! Visit www.odysseyresorts.com/odyssey-experiences to learn more and reserve your spot.

5:15 p.m. | Yoga | Cook County YMCA

Visitors can purchase an adult day pass for $10.50, which also provides access to hot tub and sauna. info@cookcountyymca.org or 218-387-3386 for information.

6-8 p.m. | Date Night at the Winery | North Shore Winery

Get cozy and enjoy live music by Gordon Thorne. For indoor seating, make reservations online or call 218-481-9280. www.northshorewinery.us

Friday, Feb. 11

11 a.m. | Mellow Snowshoe Hike | Lake Superior Trading Post

Enjoy a mellow snowshoe hike at the Lake Superior Trading Post. Pre-registration suggested for those needing to borrow snowshoes (limited supply). $5 suggested donation benefits the Cook County Food Shelf. Call for more info at 218-387-2020.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Relax and Meditate with a Craft | Joy & Co.

Come enjoy card making- printmaking- coloring at Joy and Company’s art counter. Children welcome! Masks a must.

11 a.m. | Yoga | Cook County YMCA

Visitors can purchase an adult day pass for $10.50, which also provides access to hot tub and sauna. info@cookcountyymca.org or 218-387-3386 for information.

12:30-6:30 p.m. | Outdoor Fire Pits & Mulled Wine | North Shore Winery

Enjoy outdoor fire pits, patio heaters, warm mulled wine and full wine and cider menu. 

1-3:15 p.m. | Wilderness Lake Hok Skiing | Caribou Highlands

Experience a new way to explore the north shore on Hok Skis: Backcountry skiing, frozen lake expeditions, and twilight bonfire treks. Hok skis are a hybrid snowshoe and ski that allows you to hike up hills and ski down, making exploring the backcountry super fun and easy. Guided tours start at Caribou Highlands Lodge located on Lutsen Mountains, and they are open to the public. Visit www.odysseyresorts.com/odyssey-experiences to learn more and reserve your spot!

4-6 p.m. | Acoustic Night  | Moguls Grille & Taproom

Enjoy live music at Moguls Grille & Taproom. Musician TBD.  More info.

6-8 p.m. | Many Tiny Lights | Drury Lane Books (outside) *This event has been rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 18 because of the weather! (Same time and place.)

Come see the magic of East Bay alit with ice luminaries, enjoy the lights and stay for a bonfire and treats at this Grand Marais PTA sponsored fundraiser. Dress warmly! Luminaries are $5 with donations accepted at the event or dropped at ISD 166 school front office. More info.

Saturday, Feb. 12

7 a.m.-1 p.m. | Donuts! | World’s Best Donuts

Place your preorder and get ready to cozy up with coffee and World’s Best Donuts as everyone’s favorite donut shop will be open for a limited time on Saturday, Feb. 12.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Relax and Meditate with a Craft | Joy & Co.

Come enjoy card making- printmaking- coloring at Joy and Company’s art counter. Children welcome! Masks a must.

Noon-6 p.m. | Couples Valentine’s Snowshoe | Caribou Highlands 

For those looking to do something new and exciting this Valentine’s Day. We put together private couples snowshoe tours. We’ll set the scene – an easy snowshoe to a campfire in the woods, beverages, a light bite, and some personal time with your love. Only 4-time slots (Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.), so book today!

12:30-6 p.m. | Galentines Market | North Shore Winery

Drink, shop and spread the love at this pop-up market featuring The North Country, Kari Carter Pottery and The Big Lake. 

12:30-6:30 p.m. | Outdoor Fire Pits & Mulled Wine | North Shore Winery

Enjoy outdoor fire pits, patio heaters, warm mulled wine and full wine and cider menu. 

1-3:15 p.m. | Wilderness Lake Hok Skiing | Caribou Highlands

Experience a new way to explore the north shore on Hok Skis: Backcountry skiing, frozen lake expeditions, and twilight bonfire treks. Hok skis are a hybrid snowshoe and ski that allows you to hike up hills and ski down, making exploring the backcountry super fun and easy. Guided tours start at Caribou Highlands Lodge located on Lutsen Mountains, and they are open to the public. Visit www.odysseyresorts.com/odyssey-experiences to learn more and reserve your spot!

1:30-3 p.m. | Frozen Waterfall Hike | Caribou Highlands

Join us on a winter waterfall tour of the best North Shore falls. Learn about natural history and discover why exploring waterfalls in winter is so peaceful. Guided tours start at Caribou Highlands Lodge located on Lutsen Mountains, and they are open to the public. Hot drinks provided! Visit www.odysseyresorts.com/odyssey-experiences to learn more and reserve your spot.

9:30 p.m. | Cloud Cult | Papa Charlie’s 

Head north to experience Cloud Cult at Papa Charlie’s Tavern and Stage at Lutsen Mountains. More info

Sunday, Feb. 13

12:30-6:30 p.m. | Outdoor Fire Pits & Mulled Wine | North Shore Winery

Enjoy outdoor fire pits, patio heaters, warm mulled wine and full wine and cider menu. 

Monday, Feb. 14

Noon-9 p.m. | Valentine’s Menu | Bluefin Grille

Bluefin Grille will be offering a special menu with a appetizer, main course and dessert for Valentine’s Day. More info.

12:30-6:30 p.m. | Outdoor Fire Pits & Mulled Wine | North Shore Winery

Enjoy outdoor fire pits, patio heaters, warm mulled wine and full wine and cider menu. 

5-9 p.m. | Special Valentine’s Day Menu | Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge

Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day menu along the Gunflint Trail at Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge, named the No. 1 most romantic restaurant worth a short drive by the Star Tribune.

6-8 p.m. | Live Music: Pat Eliasen | Raven Rock Grill at Skyport Lodge

Join us at Skyport’s Raven Rock Grill this Valentine’s Day for live music, drink, and dinner specials. Grab your sweetie and get cozy with us! Featuring ‘Locals Night Out’ this and every Monday night. More info.

All Week:

Check out the 🔥 Cook County Fireplace Tour 🔥 happening during Hygge Festival and all February-long! 

  • From Feb. 5-14, enjoy a special Hygge Menu at Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge, featuring a Smoking Bloody Mary and s’mores around the campfire.
  • Enjoy the Lutsen Resort‘s lobby fireplace in the historic lodge and enjoy views of Lake Superior paired with a fireside menu, everyday from 4-9 p.m., featuring hot chocolate, cocktails, beer and wine.
  • Hygge Sale at Lake Superior Trading Post: Buy any two sale items and get a third sale item (of equal or lesser price) at 1/2 sale price.
  • Enjoy a Nordic sauna experience in Grand Marais at Sisu + Löyly on the East Bay of Lake superior. Use discount code HYGGE for $5 off of a 90 minute Signature Sauna session reservation during the festival. Advanced reservations are required and can be made online here.
  • Purchase handcrafted hats and mittens, craft kits and books at The North House Folk School Store so whether you want to be cozy in the snow or warmed up by the fire, you can hygge in style!
  • Get a visitor pass at Cook County YMCA for access to hot tub and sauna.
  • Get a Hygge Breakfast from Blue Water Cafe all week long, except for Wednesday, and choose from Eggs Norwegian or a Smorrebrod Open Faced Sandwich. See the Hygge Breakfast menu.
  • Moose Tracks is stocked with hygge necessities to keep you cozy, such as hoodies, sweaters, blankets, hats and gloves. Open Thurs-Sun, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Hygge lifestyle books, Scandinavian cookbooks, and cozy books of all genres at Drury Lane Books! Open Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 


Murray the Moose, everyone’s favorite mascot, sure knows how to Hygge! 

Organizer

Visit Cook County
Phone:
218-387-2524
Email:
info@visitcookcounty.com
Website:
https://www.visitcookcounty.com