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December 2019

Monday December 23
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Minnesota Vikings Does your blood run purple and gold? We've got all the info for you to be able to watch the Minnesota Vikings in Grand Marais, Lutsen, Tofte, Grand Portage, and up the Gunflint Trail! Many local bars and restaurants have food and drink specials, drawings, trivia and more to entertain you while you watch the game.   Here's a list of all the spots in our communities that you can cheer on The Purple People Eaters in style:…

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Tuesday December 24 - Wednesday December 25
All Day

Holiday Dining Hours *Regular menus are available during business hours unless specifically noted.  Thanksgiving Day | Thursday, November 28th: Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the First Congregational Church | Grand Marais | FREE 1 pm There is no charge for this traditional meal, served family style in the downstairs Social Hall.  If there are special considerations that prevent you from joining us around the table or if you need a ride to the dinner please call the church office at (218) 387-2113. …

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Wednesday December 25 - Thursday December 26
All Day

Holiday Dining Hours *Regular menus are available during business hours unless specifically noted.  Thanksgiving Day | Thursday, November 28th: Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the First Congregational Church | Grand Marais | FREE 1 pm There is no charge for this traditional meal, served family style in the downstairs Social Hall.  If there are special considerations that prevent you from joining us around the table or if you need a ride to the dinner please call the church office at (218) 387-2113. …

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Sunday December 29
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Minnesota Vikings Does your blood run purple and gold? We've got all the info for you to be able to watch the Minnesota Vikings in Grand Marais, Lutsen, Tofte, Grand Portage, and up the Gunflint Trail! Many local bars and restaurants have food and drink specials, drawings, trivia and more to entertain you while you watch the game.   Here's a list of all the spots in our communities that you can cheer on The Purple People Eaters in style:…

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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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May 2020

Friday May 22 - Tuesday May 26
All Day

Art Along the Lake: Spring Gallery Tour The Spring Gallery Tour features special exhibits, demonstrations, and activities at Galleries throughout Cook County, MN. Celebrated annually over Memorial Day Weekend, it's the perfect kickoff to a season of Naturally Unforgettable trips to the North Shore of Lake Superior. For all info on the arts and culture of communities VisitCookCounty.com/Arts Check our our Gallery Guide, available online (new version coming soon!) or in both of our Visitor Information Centers in Grand Marais…

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July 2020

Saturday July 4 - Sunday July 5
All Day

4th of July The 4th of July--a time for swimming in the lake, rock skipping, shopping, agate hunting, donuts, long hikes, canoe trips, fudge, fireworks, and time with your family. It's the true kick-off for summer here in the north woods and we'd love to have you join us! Take the weekend (or the whole week) to get away from the bustle of the city and enjoy what summer on the shore has to offer. Plan an excursion into the BWCA…

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July 2021

Sunday July 4 - Monday July 5
All Day

4th of July The 4th of July--a time for swimming in the lake, rock skipping, shopping, agate hunting, donuts, long hikes, canoe trips, fudge, fireworks, and time with your family. It's the true kick-off for summer here in the north woods and we'd love to have you join us! Take the weekend (or the whole week) to get away from the bustle of the city and enjoy what summer on the shore has to offer. Plan an excursion into the BWCA…

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