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June 2018

Free
Friday June 1 - Sunday August 19
All Day
Grand Marais Public Library
104 2nd Ave W.
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
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Grand Marais Public Library launches its Reading Takes You Everywhere summer reading program on June 1, 2018. Throughout the summer, the library will host a range of free activities for children and teens to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants can win prizes for reaching their reading goals. Activities include:   Special Events: Sean Emery Juggling Show Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10:30 a.m. With his talent and an uncanny ability to read people, Sean Emery will scoop up…

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July 2018

Friday July 20 - Sunday August 12
All Day

The 2nd Annual Biggest Blueberry Contest on the Gunflint Trail The wild Minnesota blueberry is a sought after commodity. Come pick your own on the Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais, MN! Businesses along the Gunflint Trail will host their annual Biggest Blueberry Contest again this summer! The contest will run from Friday July 20th - Saturday August 11th. Blueberries will be measured by weight, and must be picked fresh and not store bought. There will be 3 Grand Prizes for…

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Friday July 20 - Monday July 23
All Day
Downtown Harbor Park
Highway 61 and 8th Avenue West
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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The North Shore Water Festival will have experts on-hand offering fishing, touring kayak and canoe demonstrations, stand-up paddle board (SUP) demo activities in the harbor, including SUP yoga, plus check out what new water and outdoor gear is available this year.  Most activities are free to the public, and only require signing a waiver and/or registering in advance for SUP board yoga.

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Friday July 20
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hedstrom Lumber Mill
1504 Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Start a family tradition at a Forest Service Naturalist Program! Come see how the 2x4s in your home take shape. Call Hedstrom Lumber at (218) 877-7030 to reserve your spot (limit 12 people)   Everyone is invited, you don’t need to be staying at a particular location to join the program. These programs are provided free to all by the Superior National Forest and Visit Cook County.

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Free
Friday July 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Johnson Heritage Post
115 W. Wisconsin St.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Please join the JHP Art Gallery in downtown Grand Marais for an art exhibition titled "Belvo | Cushmore: Paintings & Drawings 2018" by famed artists Hazel Belvo & Marcia Casey Cushmore. All of the pieces will be available for purchase. The exhibition runs from July 20 - August 12. Come see what these two very talented women have been working on lately. Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm (CLOSED TUESDAYS) or…

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Friday July 20
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
North House Folk School
500 W. Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Stop by campus and see craft in action! From blacksmithing knives to turning bowls, there will be all sorts of craft to check-out under the timber frame at North House. The instructors will be demoing all weekend and will offer a mini class on Saturdays at 10am. $20/person or $30 per adult/child pair. Pre-registration required. Minimum age and additional materials fee may apply depending on the course. Call North House or stop by the front office for more details. July…

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Friday July 20
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Eagle Ridge Resort
445 Ski Hill Rd.
Lutsen, MN 55612 United States
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Start a family tradition at a Forest Service Naturalist Program! Listen to legends and learn a bit about native cultures as you make your own dreamcater. Please accompany kids.  Everyone is invited, you don’t need to be staying at a particular location to join the program. These programs are provided free to all by the Superior National Forest and Visit Cook County.

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Friday July 20
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gunflint Lodge
143 S. Gunflint Lake
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
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Consider this an opportunity to “wet your paddle” and try out canoeing at no cost! Gunflint Trail outfitters want to introduce families and anyone interested to the adventurous joys of canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Outfitters host an hour of free canoe paddling and will provide instruction if needed. Please take care to call ahead to let the outfitter know you are coming. Anyone coming outside of the allotted time slot will be charged normal rental fees.…

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$25
Friday July 20
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Grand Marais Art Colony
120 W. 3rd Ave.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Explore the colorful world of majolica glazes by painting your own tile. Joan will give an overview of these ancient glazes, including their origin and properties, and demonstrate majolica painting techniques. Each student will be able to pick out and paint two tiles with their own unique design. Tiles will be glaze-fired and available for pickup the following Sunday. Open to ages 12 and older. Registration for this event remains open until July 20th, 2018. Please register before this date.

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$15
Friday July 20
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North House Folk School
500 W. Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Try-it: Youth Series Fridays • 1-4 pm • Ages: 9-14 • Cost: $15 On Friday afternoons in July we offer a different youth course each week. Topics will be the same as the week-long Craft Sampler day camp. July 20th- Nature Architects (building with natural materials) Have you ever made a blanket fort? What about a tree house? In this class we will learn about natural building, and how we can design & build using the materials in the environment…

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