Winter Kickoff Block Party!
November 22 - November 23
Winter Block Party!
Head north to celebrate the start of the Holiday Season in Grand Marais! With Winter’s Gathering at North House Folk School, spend some time downtown enjoying featured Block Party shopping sales, crafts activities and more! This is the kickoff to the season in the North, and an opportunity to watch the spirit of Christmas come alive.
Here’s a few of this weekend’s must do activities:
Wish List parties at Drury Lane Book Store, Gunflint Mercantile, and The Big Lake
Let your loved ones know what you want under the Christmas Tree this year.
Roast S’mores, participate in crafts, and more at a specially curated party hub in the Joyne’s Ben Franklin Parking Lot from 11 am – 4 pm.
Sales, Sales, Sales
Get a jump on your Holiday Shopping before the bedlam of Black Friday and shop local sales!
Business to Business Passport Hunt
Pick up passports and get them stamped at participating businesses, full passports should be dropped of at Gunflint Mercantile to be entered into a drawing!
Winter’s Gathering & Arctic Film Festival
Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, gear swap, dancing, film festival, speakers, this is a classic event to welcome the season of white.
Snowshoe Shuffle Contra Dance
A cornerstone of North House Folk School’s Winter’s Gathering festival, don your winter wardrobe and warm up at this friendly community contra dance. 7 pm Family Dance, 8 pm Community Dance. $5-$10
The Great Gear Swap
One of the most highly anticipated of all the North House Folk School traditions; bring your outdoor equipment to sell or get in on some great bargains & buy. Registration forms to sell your gear are ready. Backcountry skis to winter canvas tents. Ice skates to kites. Winter boots to down jackets. All are welcome.
**registration for items in swap is required, registration forms available online and at the day of the event