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May 2021

Monday May 24 - Friday October 1
All Day
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center
9096 Hwy 61
Schroeder, MN 55613 United States
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This summer Sugarloaf is partnering with the Grand Marais Art Colony to host Minneapolis artist Sean Connaughty. Working on site from May 24 – June 7,  Sean will complete a site-specific installation at Sugarloaf Cove. The installation will be exhibited through September 30. Please join us for a walk-through and an opportunity to hear from the artist on June 5. Sean’s socially engaged art projects address anthropogenic impacts on the global ecology and humanity’s place within that system.

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July 2021

Friday July 16 - Monday August 9
All Day
The Gunflint Trail
County Road 12
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Canceled The Gunflint Trail's Biggest Blueberry Contest UPDATE: After conversations with Cook County’s public safety officer, Sheriff Pat Eliasen, Visit Cook County has canceled The Gunflint Trail’s Biggest Blueberry Contest due to the state’s ongoing drought. The drought has led to a shortage of berries and overall food source for Minnesota black bears preparing for hibernation in addition to creating a very high fire danger. Participating resorts, outfitters and other weigh stations may continue to weigh blueberries, however, winners will…

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$50
Saturday July 24 - Tuesday July 27
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gunflint Ranger Station
2020 West Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Travel to the easternmost end of the Boundary Waters Wilderness to help clean up the portage from Pine Lake into Stump Lake. This will be a multi-day trip that will require camping for 3 nights in the Boundary Waters. This project requires a registration fee of $50 to commit. A stipend of $30/day is offered to cover food costs while on the project.

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$50
Saturday July 24
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arrowhead Center for the Arts
51 W. 5th Street
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
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The Birthday Club is a comedy where five women get together for their birthdays, each with her own story, to drink, celebrate, commiserate and support each other as they negotiate through marriage, work, divorce, birth and kids, while solving the problems of the world. Performances will be July 22-25 at 7 PM at the Arrowhead Center For The Arts in Grand Marais. Tickets are $15 for under 18, $25 for adults and $50 for groups up to 5. BUY IN…

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Free
Saturday July 24
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Clearwater Historic Lodge
Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN, MN United States + Google Map
North Shore Community Swing Band

North Shore Community Swing Band

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All are welcome to join us for our annual birthday celebration at Clearwater Historic Lodge for a night of music and dancing. The North Shore Community Swing Band will be playing music and refreshments and snacks will be available. We would love to see you there! Halfway up the Gunflint Trail and four miles down Clearwater Road - 774 Clearwater Road.

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Saturday July 24
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

USFS Summer Naturalist Program Hosted annually for over two decades, the US Forest Service hosts a summer series of Naturalist Programs at different resorts, campgrounds, and nature sites around Cook County! All programs are free and open to the public. Please wear a mask if unvaccinated! Schedule: Tuesdays 10am - noon, ongoing | Nature of Oberg Mountain | Oberg Mountain Trailhead 7:30pm - 9pm | Minnesota Bears | Lutsen Resort Wednesdays 2pm-3pm | Becoming a Boundary Waters Family | Chik-Wauk Museum &…

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Saturday July 24
9:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birch Terrace Supper Club
601 W. Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Head on over to the Birch Terrace lounge in Grand Marais for Karaoke, every Friday & Saturday night from 9 pm to close.

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Free
Sunday July 25
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Shore Winery
202 Ski Hill Rd
Lutsen, MN 55612 United States
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Make Sundays your Fundays from 3-5 p.m. Each week we'll feature awesome music where you can enjoy fabulous views of Lake Superior while sipping a wine or cider! Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy our new outdoor stage and lawn area while enjoying today's music! This week, we are excited to host Harrison Olk (Cascade Crescendo, Tin Can Gin, Kind Country) and Jon Miller (Feed The Dog, Ginstrings, Kind Country). Rooted in the genres of bluegrass and jam music,…

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Sunday July 25
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Skyport Lodge
205 Fireweed Lane
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Music by the Lake IS BACK!  Summer Sundays wouldn't be complete without live outdoor music at Skyport Lodge on the shore of beautiful Devil's Track Lake (located 8 miles from downtown Grand Marais), featuring outdoor seating, bar, and food. When: Sundays from 4 pm - 7 pm Lineup: July 4: New Salty Dog July 11: TBD July 18: BugDope July 25: Fleetwood Maki August 1: Southpaws August 8: No Music (Fisherman's Picnic weekend) August 15: TBD August 22: WunderDogs  

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$50
Sunday July 25
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arrowhead Center for the Arts
51 W. 5th Street
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
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The Birthday Club is a comedy where five women get together for their birthdays, each with her own story, to drink, celebrate, commiserate and support each other as they negotiate through marriage, work, divorce, birth and kids, while solving the problems of the world. Performances will be July 22-25 at 7 PM at the Arrowhead Center For The Arts in Grand Marais. Tickets are $15 for under 18, $25 for adults and $50 for groups up to 5. BUY IN…

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