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October 2019

Tuesday October 22
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Papa Charlie’s
467 Ski Hill Rd.
Lutsen, MN 55812 United States
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Celebrating Cook County's momentum in the areas of tourism, community and economic development. It's our TENTH Gala! Hosted by Visit Cook County. Featuring Cook County Chamber of Commerce Business Awards and Canoe Raffle Drawing. Location: Papa Charlie's at Lutsen Mountains Enjoy complimentary roundtrip Gondola rides from 5 - 6 p.m. Festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. inside Papa Charlie's with socializing, light music, cash bar and buffet: Passed Hors D'Oeuvres Chef Carved Beef Tenderloin and Oven Roasted Turkey Mashed Potato…

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November 2019

Friday November 8 - Monday November 11
All Day

Lake Superior Storm Festival There’s nothing quite like a November gale — wind howling, icy waves lashing the rocks, a shiver of awe running down your spine. Treat yourself to a storm-season retreat before the bedlam of the holidays begins. This event honors the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake. Why not hop in the car and join us for the Lake Superior Storm Festival this year? Watch the Superior Storm Season roll in on Lutsen Mountain's 360…

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Friday November 29
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Downtown Harbor Park
Wisconsin St.
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Oh Ole Night A quirky small-town Christmas parade, with our Scandinavian heritage on display: the ‘Oh Ole Night’ Christmas Parade in Grand Marais. This is Ole, as in Sven & Ole, a parade throw-down challenge to all those of Nordic descent. Do you have the most Christmas spirit? Enter the parade to win the travelling Gnome trophy and bragging rights for a year! Who will prevail – Norwegians, Swedes, Finns or another hearty folk? Cash prizes for the winners of…

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December 2019

Friday December 13 - Sunday December 15
All Day
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Dark Sky Festival Cook County is home to one of the darkest skies in the nation. Every year, explorers, adventurers, artists and photographers from around the world travel to Cook County to experience the northern lights. Help us to celebrate this darkest season of the month at the first annual Dark Sky Festival! Please Check Back For This Year's Schedule   Listen to an interview by John Barentine, program director of the International Dark Sky Association, talking with Dick Feb. 27,…

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February 2020

Friday February 7 - Monday February 17
All Day

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. Local business have gathered together to celebrated this ritual, and Cook County, Minnesota is the perfect background. Enjoy a curated week of snowshoe hikes, the cozy annual Fireplace Tour, specially…

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July 2020

Friday July 17 - Monday August 10
All Day
The Gunflint Trail
County Road 12
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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The Gunflint Trail's Biggest Blueberry Contest The wild Minnesota blueberry is a sought after commodity. Come pick your own on the Gunflint Trail! 2019 Contest Winners: 1st Place Winner:                             1.28 grams--picked by Wendi and weighed at Gunflint Pines Resort and Campground 2nd Place Winner:                           1.23 grams--picked by Tom and weighed at Gunflint Pines Resort and…

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