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September 2019

Grand Portage Car Show

September 21
Grand Portage Casino Grand Portage, MN United States

See the finest classic cars the North Shore has to offer at the Grand Portage Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 21, featuring burgers, ribs, beer and soda, and more. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the show will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with an award presentation at 3 p.m. Afterwards, jam out with the Tom Petty tribute band Free Fallin, performing all the best Heartbreakers hits. This free concert will take place at the Grand Portage Lodge and…

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Ely Marathon

September 21
Ely Ely, MN United States

Signup for one of three races in Ely during the annual Ely Marathon. Races include the Northern Lights 5k Glow Run at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 (open to all ages and abilities); the 26.2-mile Ely Marathon at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday; and the 13.1-mile Boundary Waters Bank Half Marathon at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Those wanting a bigger challenge can portage a canoe for the entire marathon or half marathon races. There will also be a kids marathon,…

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Shuniah Forty Miner XC Marathon

September 21

The Blacksheep Mountain Biking Club will hold the 4th Annual Shuniah Forty Miner XC Marathon on Sept. 21 at Kinsmen Park in Trowbridge Forest in Thunder Bay. Races include a 48k long course, 24k medium course, 12k short course, and a 5k mini miner course. Enjoy live music, a vendor village featuring local ride shops, food vendors, beer, and more, during and after the races at Kinsmen Park. The top three male and female riders in each distance will take…

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September 21 - September 22
Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

ThunderCon in Thunder Bay celebrates its five-year anniversary this year, with special guests Richard Brake (the original Night King from HBO’s smash hit, Game of Thrones), Tony Amendola (ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the Mask of Zorro, etc), YouTube Batman Kevin Porter, Cosplay artist Dr. Stevil, comic creator Stephany Lein, and artist Hugh Rookwood. Held at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition, there will be gaming demos, panels, workshops, vendors, and fun for the whole family.

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Indigenous Foods Expo

September 21 @ 11:00 am CDT
Duluth, MN MN United States

The American Indian Community Housing Organization will host Duluth’s first large-scale Indigenous Foods Expo on Sept. 21, bringing together Indigenous food producers, chefs, artists, musicians and community members to experience flavors and culture from across our Indigenous nations. There will be local and regional healthy and Indigenous food vendors, cooking and processing demos featuring Chef Sean Sherman (founder of The Sioux Chef), cultural arts activities, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and more. There will also be live music by Annie Humphrey,…

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Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
Two Harbors Two Harbors, MN United States

As crisp, fall air fills the atmosphere, you know it’s time for the annual Lake Superior 20/20 Studio and Art Tour, located at various studios and galleries in the Two Harbors area. Now in its eighth year, the tour offers new artists, new stops, a new route and a new look. Held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (until 5 p.m. on Sunday), glass, ceramic, woodworking, painting, printmaking, jewelry, fiber, and photography will be on display and offered for sale. New artists…

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Heck of the North

September 28
Two Harbors Two Harbors, MN United States

The 11th Annual Heck of the North gravel bike races will start and finish on the East Alger Grade, North Shore State Trail parking lots (north of Two Harbors on Hwy 2). There will be three course options: a 100-mile course, a 55-mile course, and a 20-mile course (the perfect introduction for new riders to the world of gravel cycling). All races start at 8 a.m. The 100-mile and 55-mile courses will have a midway checkpoint with water and traditional…

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September 28 @ 7:00 pm CDT
Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States

LunaFest is a traveling film festival, first brought to Cook County by the Violence Prevention Center in 2011, featuring short films made by women, intended for all who care about universal issues. This year’s LunaFest features eight short films by filmmakers with roots in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Singapore and the United States. These short dramas, comedies and documentaries will tug at your heartstrings, make you smile and make you think, all while supporting the services and…

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